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VOL. 16 NO. 5                                                                                  MAY 2021

      Paddling Against Breast Cancer

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

      Honored During National                                                      ‘Swing To Achieve’

      Volunteer Week                                                               Presented By Northern Trust, Raises Over $16,000 To Benefit
                                                                                   Achievement Centers For Children & Families
                                                                                     Achievement Centers for Children & Families (ACCF) raised over $16,000 at its
         In honor of National Volunteer Week, Jupiter Medical                      Second Annual Palm Beach Par-3 Golf Tournament, presented by Northern Trust,
       Center is honoring Mary Imle, of Jupiter, for her more                      at the Palm Beach Par-3 Golf Club, on Saturday, April 3.
       than 40 years of volunteer service to the hospital. Imle, 93,                 Attendees enjoyed a day of golf, raffles, contests, and ocean views that benefited
       joined the hospital’s Auxiliary group in 1980 first serving                 Achievement Centers for Children & Families, a community-based nonprofit supporting
       in the gift shop helping them organize their inventory.                     hundreds of local children and
         She  found  a  gift  shop  with  no  records,  no  pricing                their  families  annually  by
       policy, and a very limited inventory – “only candy bars,                    providing access to a variety of
       and at least 50 salt and pepper shakers,” Imle recalled.                    programs year-round.
         Cash was kept in a cardboard box, and a muffin tin held                     “It  was  a  wonderful  day
       the change. Imle had no retail experience, but her first                    spent  with  friends,  enjoying
       friend in town ran a gift shop in Tequesta, and she helped                  a  game  of  golf  and  raising
       Imle set up a proper shop and even shared some inventory with her. Imle ordered the   money for an incredible agency.
       shop’s first cash register, and had the volunteers trained to use it.       I  have  been  a  Board  Member
         A year later, Imle convinced the Auxiliary’s president to let her create a new position   and  supported Achievement
       at the front desk to greet people and help direct them to the proper location within the   Centers for Children & Families
       hospital. Up until the pandemic, she volunteered five days a week both in the main   since 2013,” said ACCF Board
       lobby and in the family waiting area.                                       Member  and  Golf  Committee
                                                                                   Chair, Walter S. Tomenson Jr.
      Mary Imle on page 2                                                          “We are continually impressed

                                                                                   Swing To Achieve on page 2
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