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VOL. 31 NO. 5                                                                                   MAY 2021

      Paddling Against Breast Cancer

        The Lighthouse Dragons                           teams all over the world.
      dragon boat team celebrated                        In 1996 a Canadian doctor
      their  fifth  anniversary  by                      proved  the  efficacy  of
      moving into a new home                             dragon boating in combating
      base. Lighthouse Dragons                           lymphedema in breast cancer
      are thrilled to relocate to                        survivors. Additionally, his
      Bert Winters Park on Ellison                       research emphasized the
      Wilson  Road. They  share                          empowering effects of
      the space with North Palm                          learning something new and
      Beach Rowing Club and                              the sisterhood of survivors.
      Shifting Gears United, an                            The Lighthouse Dragons
      adaptive kayak team serving                        have a roster of 60 members,  Spring 2019
      disabled veterans.                                 male and female, including
        The Lighthouse Dragons                           both breast cancer survivors and team supporters. The team     The Lighthouse Dragons are eternally grateful to our main
      provide breast cancer                              has two dragon boats, one for 20 paddlers and a smaller   sponsor – Jupiter Medical Center. We also welcome support
      survivors  physical  and                           one for 10 paddlers, plus a coach and steerer. The team   from the community for our mission of providing breast
      emotional support as well                          has participated in dragon boat races both locally and   cancer survivors with a healthy and emotionally supportive
      as a tight bond of friendship                      internationally.                                  outlet from the rigors of their recovery. Please consider
      through the sport of dragon                          You can join us for a complimentary introductory paddle.   supporting our mission with a tax-deductible donation. No
      boating.                                           No experience is necessary – we will train you and provide   act of generosity is too small to make a difference. Donations
        Dragon boating is an                             equipment. Reserve a seat for Wednesday evening or Saturday   can be made via Pay Pal to Lighthouse Dragons or through
      ancient sport, and there are                       morning session at
      ACCF Annual Golf Tournament ‘Swing To Achieve’

      Presented By Northern Trust,                         “It was a wonderful day spent with friends, enjoying a

      Raises Over $16,000 To                             game of golf and raising money for an incredible agency.
                                                         I have been a Board Member and supported Achievement
      Benefit Achievement Centers                        Centers for Children & Families since 2013,” said ACCF
                                                         Board Member and Golf Committee Chair, Walter S.
      For Children & Families                            Tomenson Jr. “We are continually impressed at how ACCF
                                                         has been able to provide support to our community in the
        Achievement Centers for Children & Families (ACCF)   midst of hardships and are excited to be able to support more
      raised over $16,000 at its Second Annual Palm Beach Par-3   programs.”
      Golf Tournament, presented by Northern Trust, at the Palm     Sponsors included Northern Trust, Leslie and Walter
      Beach Par-3 Golf Club, on Saturday, April 3.       Tomenson, Stuart & Shelby Development, Steve Lowden and
        Attendees enjoyed a day of golf, raffles, contests, and ocean   Mary Wilson, Bodega Delray Beach, 3rd & 3rd, David Alan
      views that benefited Achievement Centers for Children &   Beaumont of Allstate Insurance, Dunay, Miskel & Backman,
      Families, a community-based nonprofit supporting hundreds of   and Brad Winney with Amazon Web Services.
      local children and their families annually by providing access
      to a variety of programs year-round.               ACCF Annual Golf Tournament on page 2
      Mary Imle Of Jupiter Honored

      During National Volunteer Week

         In honor of National Volunteer Week, Jupiter Medical     She found a gift shop with no records, no pricing   front desk to greet people
       Center is honoring Mary Imle, of Jupiter, for her more   policy, and a very limited inventory – “only candy bars,   and help direct them
       than 40 years of volunteer service to the hospital. Imle, 93,   and at least 50 salt and pepper shakers,” Imle recalled.   to the proper location
       joined the hospital’s Auxiliary group in 1980 first serving     Cash was kept in a cardboard box, and a muffin tin   within the hospital. Up
       in the gift shop helping them organize their inventory.  held the change. Imle had no retail experience, but her   until the pandemic, she
                                                                                 first friend in town ran a gift   volunteered five days a
                                                                                 shop in Tequesta, and she   week both  in the main
                                                                                 helped Imle set up a proper   lobby and in the family
                                                                                 shop and even shared some   waiting area.
                                                                                 inventory  with  her.  Imle     When asked about her
                                                                                 ordered the shop’s first   favorite job, however,
                                                                                 cash register, and had the   there was no hesitation:
                                                                                 volunteers trained to use it.  “Greeter is my absolute
                                                                                   A year later, Imle convinced   favorite job.”
                                                                                 the Auxiliary’s president to let
                                                                                 her create a new position at the   Mary Imle on page 3
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