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VOL. 33 NO. 8                                                                               AUGUST 2020

      Wounded Veterans Relief Fund

      Fourth Annual Dive For Freedom Shark Dive

        Wounded Veterans Relief Fund is a nonprofit organization
      which exists to provide emergency financial support to qualified
      disabled veterans living in Florida. Saving lives and keeping
      families together is our mission. On Independence Day,
      Wounded Veterans Relief Fund took combat and purple heart
      veterans out for the fourth annual “Dive for Freedom” shark dive
      with the “shark addicts” located in Jupiter, Fla. The Palm Beach
      Sheriff’s Department did a fly by with their helicopter to kick
      off the dive prior to the veterans getting in the water. Below are
      photos from the dive, one including Wounded Veterans Relief
      Fund’s executive director, Army combat veteran, Mike Durkee
      swimming with our country’s flag and some silky, dusky, lemon
      and sandbar sharks. We are grateful to have The Shark Addicts
      as our partner and we thank them for supporting our heroes.

      Wounded Veterans Relief Fund on page 2             Mike under water with the American flag
      Susan G. Komen Florida Recruiting BigWigs Campaign

        It’s all about having fun and raising funds and Susan G.   and sharing informational
      Komen Florida’s BigWigs campaign does both while helping   tips  about  breast  health,
      in the fight against breast cancer. The organization is proud   personal stories of their ties
      to once again host their BigWigs fundraising campaign and   to breast cancer, and asking
      invites area business and community leaders to join in raising   for donations to help support
      awareness and funds during a friendly competition that runs   Komen’s efforts to create a
      from September 21 through Oct. 31.                 world without breast cancer.
        Throughout  the  competition,  BigWigs  will  work  to     Each  participant  is
      encourage friends and colleagues to support their efforts   challenged  to  raise  a
      of raising funds for lifesaving breast cancer diagnostics,   minimum  of  $1,000  to
      navigation, education, screening and treatment services   support breast health
      provided throughout Florida. It won’t be unusual to see   programs  and  services  in
      these participants popping up around social media (and
      hopefully around town soon enough) donning their pink wigs   Susan G. Komen on page 2 Chief Michael Gregory  Luke Pingleton  Matt Goldstein
       Loggerhead Marinelife Center Invests In Its Leadership To

       Support Long-Term Planning For The Expanded Campus

       Center Appoints Jack E. Lighton As Senior           “We entrusted Jack with our center’s mission nearly   its research laboratory and
       Advisor And Promotes Caitlin Farmer And           eight  years  ago,  and  in  that  time,  he  has  completely   internationally recognized
       Tim Hannon As Co-Interim CEOs                     transformed  LMC. Thanks  to  Jack’s  leadership,  LMC   teaching hospital
                                                         is now a world-class sea turtle and ocean conservation     •  added  additional
         As Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) prepares to   institution,” said Lynne L. Wells, LMC Board chairman.   campuses and operations at
       open its newly expanded facility in early 2021, the center has   “Jack is methodical and passionate about our future and   the Juno Beach Pier and at
       announced investing in its leadership to enhance operations   I look forward to working with him to deploy his proven   FPL’s Manatee Lagoon
       and focus on the institution’s strategy and vision. Effective   expertise for our long-term success.    • expanded the center’s
       July 1, Jack E. Lighton will be appointed as senior advisor     Under  Lighton’s  leadership,  the  nonprofit  has   international partnership
       and Caitlin Farmer and Tim Hannon will be promoted as   experienced catalytic growth and has become the world’s   network to over 90 global
       co-interim CEOs.                                  leading authority for sea turtle conservation. In his near-  partners in sixteen countries
                                                                                 decade  of  leadership,  he     •  positioned  the  center
                                                                                 has:                      to  win  multiple  awards,
                                                                                   • launched the Waves of   including  the  Providencia
                                                                                 Progress Capital Expansion  Award for tourism impact,  Jack E. Lighton
                                                                                   •  grown  the  annual   the Muse Award for cultural
                                                                                 operating  budget  by  175   impact, the Palm Beach North Chamber Nonprofit of the
                                                                                 percent since 2012        Year Award, and more
                                                                                   •  increased  the  guest     •  assembled  world-class  philanthropists  and  board
                                                                                 count by 70 percent       members to fulfill LMC’s mission
                                                                                   • transformed the center’s
                                                                                 scientific  equity  through   Loggerhead Marinelife Center on page 2
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