Maruchi Suquet Mendez

Title: President; Author
Company: JunTos Foundation
Location: Miami, Florida, United States

Maruchi Suquet Mendez, Author and President at JunTos Foundation, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in medical advocacy.

With more than 15 years of experience to her credit, Ms. Suquet Mendez has excelled as the president of JunTos Foundation, through which she has advocated for the proper medical screening and testing for young athletes since 2005. An organization dedicated to fundraising to help patients and the families of those diagnosed with cancer and heart disease, she was motivated to establish JunTos Foundation after her own personal tragedy losing her son, an accomplished student athlete, suddenly due to undetected cardiomyopathy. In addition to her work with the aforementioned foundation, she has found success as an author and co-author of several published works, including “Finding Home: A Memoir of a Mother’s Undying Love and an Untold Secret” in 2012, “Buscando Mi Estrella” in 2013 and two editions of “100 Things to Do in Miami Before You Die” in 2014 and 2018. Currently, Ms. Suquet Mendez is finishing a book based on her sister’s life, which she hopes to release in the coming months.

In light of her exceptional undertakings, Ms. Suquet Mendez has accrued several accolades throughout recent years. She was notably presented with the Courage Award from the American Heart Association as well as School Board Proclamations from Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami-D ade County and the city of Miami. Notably, Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine has named rooms for medical examination and auscultation techniques in honor of her late son, Toti, and established the Toti 23 Scholarship Endowment Fund for students pursuing their studies in pediatric cardiology. In the coming years, Ms. Suquet Mendez hopes to pass a bill mandating student athletes receive a cardiac screening test as part of their annual physicals.

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