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       VOL. 19 NO. 7                                                                                   JULY 2018

      Robert F. Novins Memorial Golf For Life

         The 17th Annual Robert
      F. Novins Memorial Golf
      for Life  Tournament and
      Reception was a success.
      The brother and sister team
      of Carson Novins and Beth
      Novins started the tournament
      in memory of their father,
      who died of colon cancer. The
      amazing committee hosted a
      fun tournament and this year                                                                         Jim Westcott, Bruce Bertrand, Chad Gwinn, Dan Clancy
      raised $116,000 to benefit
      Volunteers in Medicine  Carson Novins putting      Kathy Kramer, Kim Lamb, Patsy Devine, Liz Griffin, Christa   ready to play once the torrential downpour stopped on
      (VIM) Clinic. Friday evening                       Dun, Paula Rimer                                  Saturday. Janet Milici won the Putting Contest and Mike
      festivities consisted of delicious food, auctions, raffles and                                       Milizia won the Helicopter Ball Drop. The overall winning
      dancing to the live band, The Kinected. Ken Duke, Mike      More than 200 guests enjoyed the Friday evening   team consisted of Rick Wentworth, Tony Barone, Mike
      Milizia, Fred Caimotto and Carson himself were auctioned   reception at Carsons Tavern and 31 teams played in Saturday’s
      off to the delight of the audience.                tournament at Stuart Yacht & Country Club. Everyone was   Robert F. Novins Memorial Golf For Life on page 2
      Martin County Healthy Start Celebrates 25th Anniversary

         Twenty-five years ago,                          the newly minted maternity
      Martin County’s Healthy Start                      leave policy, which allows
      Coalition opened its doors. The                    for six weeks of paid leave.
      genesis of a statewide network                     The organization hopes to be
      of community organizations                         a model to other employers in
      focused on reducing Florida’s                      the community.
      high infant mortality rate was                        Dancing with the Martin
      a passion project of Governor                      Stars  in  September raised
      Lawton Chiles and First Lady                       $140,000. Dr. Brian Moriarty
      Rhea Chiles.             Dr. Brian Moriarty and    with  Loving  Chiropractic,
         Celebrating the 25th  Tiffany Parish            the overall winner, raised  Dr. Brian Moriarty and
      anniversary was the focus of                       $30,000 and has helped to  Randy Pennington, incoming
      this year’s Healthy Start Luncheon held May 18 at Piper’s   create a new pilot program for  board member
      Landing Yacht Club in Palm City. Additionally, it was the first   chiropractic care for pregnant     Shamus  Gordon,  executive  director,  Father  and  Child
      year anniversary of Executive Director Samantha Suffich.   Healthy Start moms.                       Resource Center; Randy Pennington, incoming board
         Suffich recalled her first year with Healthy Start, which she      A doula program is being piloted through the doulas at Bell   member; Dr. Teena White, immediate-past board president;
      said, came with its challenges. However, all the difficulties were   House Birth Services with significant support from Samantha,   and Samantha Suffich, executive director
      handled as a collaborative effort with community members and   who has five years’ experience as a doula. The program provides
      a number of achievements were realized. Leading the list was   emotional and physical support for expectant mothers during   Martin County Healthy Start on page 2
      United Way Funds New Programs,

      Invests More Than $2 Million In Martin County

         United Way of Martin County took a major step to make   initiatives totaling $983,042 – a 5 percent increase in these
      sure children start school ready to learn, graduate more   grant awards compared to last year. When you combine this
      students, lift families and individuals to financial stability and   with the amount United Way is investing through donor
      create a healthier community by investing $2,204,848 in the   designations, United Way of Martin County Foundation
      community in 2018/19.                              funding, CHARACTER COUNTS! mini-grants and literacy
         As part of this impact, United Way recently announced   initiatives, and internal programs such as CHARACTER
      community impact grant awards for 47 local programs and   COUNTS! Martin Volunteers and United Way’s White
                                                                                 Doves Holiday Project, United
                                                                                 Way of Martin County’s total
                                                                                 investment in the community
                                                                                 is $2,204,848.
                                                                                   Each year, United
                                                                                 Way raises funds through   United Way of Martin County President/CEO Carol G.
                                                                                 workplace or community    Houwaart-Diez and Alzheimer’s Community Care President/
                                                                                 campaigns,  grants  and   CEO Mary M. Barnes
                                                                                 corporate partnerships. These
                                                                                 funds are invested in programs   United Way Funds New Programs on page 3
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