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        VOL. 24 NO. 5                                                                                MAY 2019

                                                              Singer Spotlight

       NFL Football MVPs Throw A Party For Busch Wildlife Sanctuary

         Shay  and  Bob Griese, former  Miami  Dolphins
      quarterback, along with Joe Namath, former New York
      Jets quarterback, co-hosted a neighborhood cocktail party
      to introduce one of their favorite charities, The Busch
      Wildlife Sanctuary, to friends at Jupiter Hills Country
      Club on Monday, March 25.
         278 guests were introduced to exciting  animal
      ambassadors from Busch Wildlife Sanctuary including
      Patti the opposum, Hoot the great horned owl, Amanda
      a crested caracara, and Kai an American alligator. Jack
      Hanna, America’s favorite zookeeper also made a special
      guest appearance. The evening ended with Joe Namath’s                                                Rebecca Reid, Busch Wildlife Sanctuary education director,
      granddaughter releasing a red-shouldered hawk she had                                                holding Hoot, a great horned owl, with Adam Gasway and
      brought in to Busch Wildlife Sanctuary in January after   Ed Abraira, Busch Wildlife Sanctuary volunteer wildlife   Natalie Oostenbrug
      finding it injured near the Namath’s home. Namath   rescuer, with Jack Hanna and Kai, a juvenile Florida
      stated he was thankful he was able to take the hawk   alligator                                      Singer Spotlight on page 4

                                            Benefiting                                                                fundraiSing

       2019 Ironhorse Country Club Charity                                                                   BallenIsles Charities

           Golf Tournament Benefited Cancer                                                                 Foundation Sets New

                    Alliance Of Help And Hope                                                                Fundraising Record
                                                                                                               Awarding $745,000 In Financial

         Over  76  golfers  participated  in  the  2019  Ironhorse      On the eve of the 2019              Grants To Local Area Organizations
      Country  Club  Charity  Golf Tournament  at  Ironhorse   Ironhorse County Club
      Country Club in West Palm Beach on March 21. All   Golf Tournament,  nearly                                         By Mark Hopkinson
      proceeds benefited Cancer Alliance of Help and Hope   180 attendees attended a                            Forty-six not-for-profit and civic organizations
      (CAHH).                                            lively cocktail reception                           serving the local community have received financial
                                                         and silent auction for                              grants totaling a record $745,000 from the BallenIsles
                                                         golfers and friends of                              Charities Foundation during its 2019 Grants Awards
                                                         the organization. Guests                            Ceremony at BallenIsles Country Club on Tuesday,
                                                         enjoyed delicious drinks                            March 19.
                                                         and light bites while                                  “The record-setting amount has  brought the
                                                         bidding on the vast array
                                                         of fabulous silent auction  Chari and Larry Kelly
                                                         items. Those in attendance
                                                         also learned more about what CAHH does for those in
                                                         our community that are fighting cancer. Stanton Collemer,
                                                         CEO of CAHH spoke briefly about CAHH and introduced
                                                         a client that is battling stage 4 breast cancer. Both she
      Marilyn Litner, Dr. Roy Cacciaguida and Katherine Roy  and her daughter were in attendance and were pleasantly
                                                                                 surprised when Stanton
                                                                                 announced that in addition
                                                                                 to the financial support
                                                                                 they have already received,
                                                                                 CAHH presented them with
                                                                                 $10,000 to ease the monthly   Ken Horner, director BICF (second from left) with the
                                                                                 rent burden and will afford   Wounded Veterans Relief Fund’s Robert Chelberg, Mike
                                                                                 her some relief as she goes   Durkee and Frank Drennan
                                                                                 through cancer treatment.
                                                                                                             Fundraising on page 2
                                                                                 Benefiting on page 4
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