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VOL. 15 NO. 8                                                                              AUGUST 2020

      Wounded Veterans Relief Fund

      Fourth Annual Dive For Freedom Shark Dive

        Wounded  Veterans Relief Fund is a nonprofit     for supporting our
      organization which exists to provide emergency financial   heroes.
      support to qualified disabled veterans living in Florida.     Our  veterans
      Saving lives and keeping families together is our mission.   love the shark
      On Independence Day, Wounded Veterans Relief Fund   dive, feeling that
      took combat and purple heart veterans out for the fourth   adrenalin  rush
      annual “Dive for Freedom” shark dive with the “shark   when a 6- to 10-
      addicts” located in Jupiter, Fla. The Palm Beach Sheriff’s   foot shark swims
      Department did a fly by with their helicopter to kick off   up to you to see
      the dive prior to the veterans getting in the water. Below   what you are.
      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   Wounded Veterans
      silky, dusky, lemon and sandbar sharks. We are grateful to   Relief Fund  on
      have The Shark Addicts as our partner and we thank them   page 2    Mike under water with the American flag
       Susan G. Komen Florida Recruiting BigWigs Campaign

        It’s all about having fun                        that runs from September 21                       popping up around social
      and  raising  funds  and  Susan                    through Oct. 31.                                  media (and hopefully around
      G.  Komen  Florida’s  BigWigs                        Throughout the competition,                     town soon enough) donning
      campaign does both while                           BigWigs will work to encourage                    their pink wigs and sharing
      helping  in  the  fight  against                   friends and colleagues to                         informational tips about breast
      breast cancer. The organization                    support their efforts of raising                  health, personal stories of their
      is proud to once again host their                  funds for lifesaving breast                       ties to breast cancer, and asking
      BigWigs fundraising campaign                       cancer diagnostics, navigation,                   for donations to help support
      and invites area business and                      education, screening and                          Komen’s efforts to create a
      community leaders to join in                       treatment services provided                       world without breast cancer.
      raising awareness and funds                        throughout Florida. It won’t be
      during a friendly competition  Kate Watt           unusual to see these participants   Chief Michael Gregory  BigWigs Campaign on page 2  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         and Caitlin Farmer and Tim Hannon will be promoted as     •  grown  the  annual
       Advisor And Promotes Caitlin Farmer And           co-interim CEOs.                                  operating budget by 175
       Tim Hannon As Co-Interim CEOs                       “We entrusted Jack with our center’s mission nearly eight   percent since 2012
                                                         years ago, and in that time, he has completely transformed     • increased the guest count
         As Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) prepares to   LMC. Thanks to Jack’s leadership, LMC is now a world-class   by 70 percent
       open its newly expanded facility in early 2021, the center has   sea turtle and ocean conservation institution,” said Lynne     • transformed the center’s
       announced investing in its leadership to enhance operations   L. Wells, LMC Board chairman. “Jack is methodical and   scientific equity through
       and focus on the institution’s strategy and vision. Effective   passionate about our future and I look forward to working   its research laboratory and
       July 1, Jack E. Lighton will be appointed as senior advisor   with him to deploy his proven expertise for our long-term   internationally  recognized
                                                                                 success.                  teaching hospital
                                                                                   Un d e r   L i g h t o n’ s     •  added  additional
                                                                                 leadership, the nonprofit has   campuses and operations at
                                                                                 experienced catalytic growth   the Juno Beach Pier and at
                                                                                 and has become the world’s   FPL’s Manatee Lagoon
                                                                                 leading authority for sea     • expanded the center’s   Jack E. Lighton
                                                                                 turtle conservation. In his   international partnership
                                                                                 near-decade of leadership,   network to over 90 global partners in sixteen countries
                                                                                 he has:                     • positioned the center to win multiple awards, including
                                                                                   • launched the Waves of
                                                                                 Progress Capital Expansion  Loggerhead Marinelife Center on page 3
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