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Over 200 per day... 6000 per month... 73,000 sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, friends and colleagues are losing their battle with Substance Abuse Disorder each year.  An entire generation at risk of being lost. It is our responsibility, our duty to effect change and end this nightmare. With your help we can. Proceeds from The Butterfly Ball will enable those in crisis to break through financial barriers and receive the treatment that they so desperately need. It will also provide funding for our inaugural youth prevention program and ongoing community advocacy work. Please join us on March 7, 2020 for a night to transform lives.

Our Hosts


Event Chair

Renee' Ruiz

N.O.W. Matters More - Vice President

Former Mrs. America, Motivational Speaker

As the Vice President of the N.O.W. MATTERS MORE FOUNDATION, Renee’ utilizes all of her skills and knowledge to help expand the foundations’ advocacy, prevention and treatment placement programs.  Her work is a passion project in honor of her daughter who is currently in recovery after battling addiction for several years. She hopes to prevent others from falling victim to this epidemic and spare their families from the devastation that comes when a loved one struggles with addiction. Renee' is a published author, motivational speaker and a former Mrs. America. 

Karla Radka

Hope Now International - Founder

Karla is a highly regarded and well respected member of the Central Florida Community. She is know for her extensive philanthropic work as the Founder of Hope Now International. She is the CEO of Seniors Resource Alliance, former CEO of Goodwill Industries and currently sits as the Vice Chair Board of Directors for Community Health Centers. Additionally she is a Member of the Board of Directors for The Collective, Advisory Board Member of the Global Shapers Community, an Advisory Board Member of Rollins College, a Mentor for the Orlando Business Journal, and is an ESOL Foreign Exchange Committee Member for Seminole County Schools. Karla devotes her time, effort and knowledge to help those in need and is passionate about the projects she dedicates her time to. 

Event Co-Chair

Honorary Co-Chair

David Siegel

Westgate Resorts - CEO

David lost his beautiful daughter, Victoria, to a drug overdose at the young age of 18. Through the Victoria’s Voice Foundation, David is aggressively taking aim at reducing drug experimentation, addiction and overdose deaths. He’s helped secure more than $24 million in funding in the state of Florida and is prioritizing legislation to lock up prescription medication, random drug testing in schools and funding in every community for naloxone.  David is also Board Chair of the Westgate Resorts Foundation and oversees more than $1 million in grants annually in communities across the country. And, as an U.S Air Force veteran, David supports a number of military organizations and hosts 1,500 military families for a free weekend in Orlando every May. To date, that totals more than 25,000 vacations for our nation’s heroes.


Event Details


6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Silent Auction, Cocktails, Celebrity Meet & Greet

Interactive Dinner

 Live Auction, Performances, Recovery Highlights


Our Foundation

The N.O.W. Matters More Foundation champions creative efforts and solutions for prevention, education, and treatment of substance abuse and the disease of addiction.  We use relevant and effective images, discussions, and entertainment via print, Internet, radio, television, film, conference, and personal appearances to promote awareness, understanding, reduce the stigma, and inspire action.

Since 2011, our foundation has helped individuals and families navigate the process of recovery.  Key members have vetted treatment facilities, helped connect those in need to the right program.  

We provide partial or full scholarships when necessary and available.  We promote multiple events every year for this very purpose and are grateful to the programs and individuals that help with this very necessary component of our foundation.


Unfortunately many people suffering with addiction are under insured, have limited benefits, or have no insurance at all.  This is why our fundraising efforts are so important.  We believe everyone deserves a second chance at life and financial barriers shouldn't be a factor.  With your help our children, family, friends and colleagues can get the help they need at the most critical time in their life.  Join us and help transform someone's life today!

The Venue

9500 Turkey Lake Rd

 Orlando, FL 32819

The First Annual Butterfly Ball will be held at Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa in The large Grand Ballroom boasting over 15,163 sq ft . The beautiful ballroom sits atop our seventh floor with views of the city. Our silent auction, interactive dinner, event program and and dancing will take place in this beautiful venue.  A discounts group rate is available for those who wish to stay overnight.  Details will be provided upon table/sponsorship commitment. 







Jaqueline Siegel

Philanthropist, Actress & Mother 

Jackie Siegel is best known for her role in the award-winning documentary feature, Queen of Versailles (Magnolia Pictures), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012 and continues to be one of the most popular movies on Netflix.  A former Mrs. Florida America and current pageant director has a full-schedule as a devoted mother, model, actress, and philanthropist. She and her husband David lost their daughter Victoria at the age of 18 to a drug overdose. She is also on the Board of Directors for the Westgate Resorts Foundation and the Victoria’s Voice Foundation, while keeping herself busy running a charity thrift mart and participating in other numerous charity activities. Through Victoria’s Voice they raise awareness of the opioid epidemic and the cure for an opioid overdose, Naloxone. 

Honorary Co-Chair


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A Night To Transform Lives...

The Butterfly Ball 2020