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VOL. 34 NO. 6                                                                                   JUNE 2021

      The Arc Of Palm Beach County

      Charts The Course To Acceptance                                              First Responders Honored

                                                                                     On Wednesday, April 28, the Palm Beach North Chamber held its third annual Palm
        Supporters of The Arc of Palm Beach County got an extraordinary view of the Palm   Beach North Valor and Community Service Awards presented by Florida Public Utilities
      Beach International Boat Show. On Sunday, March 28, the nonprofit hosted brunch on the   Company and Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. Palm Beach North’s first responders
      9,000-square-foot Mansion Yacht.                                             were honored with three awards: Community Service Awards, and Call of the Year for
        As guests took in views of the Intracoastal Waterway from the three-story vessel, they   Police and Fire. Please find detailed information below and let me know if you have any
      enjoyed an elegant brunch, champagne, and live music. Kimberly McCarten, The Arc’s   questions. Thank you for your consideration!
      president and CEO, shared the nonprofit’s vision that all people, regardless of their abilities,
      should experience acceptance and inclusion.
        “At The Arc, we are always open to opportunities to connect with our donors, show
      our appreciation for their incredible support, and encourage them to continue the hard but
      rewarding work of achieving acceptance for all,” said McCarten.

                                                                                   Call of the year recipients (fire): North Palm Beach Fire Rescue

                               Barbara Campbell, Kimberly
      Jack and Patty McDonald  McCarten                Linda and Kurt Gehring

                                                                                   Call of the year recipients (fire): Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
       Judith and Mike Costello  Karen and Richard Bodwell  John and Michelle Carr
                                                                                   First Responders Honored on page 2
       The Arc Of Palm Beach County on page 4
      The Crossing For Cystic Fibrosis

         The Crossing For Cystic Fibrosis, hosted by Piper’s Angels Foundation, is a long-distance   “seize the day.” “We want to embrace each and every day as a gift and live life to its fullest. This
       endurance paddle of 80 miles across the Gulf Stream from Bimini in the Bahamas to Lake Worth   event reminds us of our common bond of overcoming serious health issues and how strong we
       Beach, Fla. The event is scheduled to take place for the seventh year on June 27, with approximately   can be, both mentally and physically.”
       200 paddlers and support boats participating.
         Among the participants this year are eight members of the Lighthouse Dragons dragon boat
       team, which is composed of breast cancer survivors and supporters. The team has been training
       for months to participate in the event on paddleboards and surfskis. Four of the eight will paddle
       the entire distance as solo paddlers, while the remaining four will take turns as a relay team.
         Betsy Burden, president of Lighthouse Dragons, is a 14-year survivor whose favorite quote is

                                                                                  The Crossing on page 6
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