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VOL. 23 NO.11                                                                              NOVEMBER 2021

      10th Anniversary Of Dancing With The Martin Stars

      Raises $115,511

        The 10th anniversary of Dancing with the Martin Stars,
      the signature fundraiser for the Martin County Healthy
      Start Coalition, was a spectacular evening with previous
      star alumni headlining the show.
        The event was held at the Starstruck Performing Arts
      Center on Sept. 25. Livestream tickets to watch the show
      online were also available for the first time.
        In past years, stars were paired with a professional
      dance instructor to learn and perform a dance. To celebrate
      the 10th anniversary, Aubrey Campbell, associate
      executive director, and event coordinator, recruited ten
      previous stars who paired up as five competing teams.
      A professional dance coach trained each couple for the
        Participating dancers were: Cheree Ramirez and
      Rachel  Terlizzi, coached by Marianella  Tobar; Rosi
      Shepard and Casey Cass, coached by Craig Calvin; Shaun
      Kelly and Randy Pennington, coached by Marianella

      Dancing With The Martin Stars on page 5            Dancing with the Martin Stars 2021 stars, coaches, judges, professional dancers and Healthy Start staff
      Families And Community Come Together

      To Honor Babies Gone Too Soon

        On Saturday, Oct. 9
      Madison’s Miracles, a nonprofit
      helping families who have
      suffered a pregnancy or infant
      loss, held their Fifth Annual
      Remembrance Walk and 5K Run
      for babies gone too soon. With
      over 340 runners and walkers,
      this race had one of the highest
      participation rates of all the 5K
      events on the Treasure Coast.
      The race was held in Stuart, Fla.,  Leslie Sargent and Josh   Brandon Briganti,  Jessica Briganti,  Christina Stamper,   Anne Warner, Chris Stamper and Sandy Thomas
      at Memorial Park with a course  Negron             Chris Stamper
      which showcased the downtown                                                                           Madison’s Miracles Founder and Executive Director
      area and businesses. There were a variety of vendors and an   was used in their hospitals. Many families attended from   Christina Stamper said after the race, “We would like to
      informational booth that was run by volunteers of labor and   near and far to help honor babies gone too soon. There were   thank everyone who came out to support our organization
      delivery nurses from Cleveland Clinic Martin and Cleveland   kids’ activities, fairy hair and a wagon and stroller decorating
      Clinic Tradition. They showcased a cuddle cot and how it   contest with raffles and prizes.          Families And Community Come Together on page 3
      Humane Society Of The Treasure Coast

      Hosts The Purr-Fect Event

        Supporters of the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast   Farm in Sebring, Quantum Leap Winery in Orlando and   enjoying samples of Florida wines,” said Courtney Zanetti,
      who were looking to connect through cats and wine found   San Sebastian Winery in St. Augustine. Inside the shelter,   the humane society’s community outreach director. “Of
      the “purr-fect” event. The Kitty Catalina Wine Mixer   supporters cuddled cats and kittens that were available for   course, the cats themselves were the main attraction.”
      was recently held in the Palm City shelter’s Memorial   adoption. Cat adoption fees were waived during the event.
      Garden and raised nearly $2,000 to benefit the animals.     “ T h i s e v e n t  g a v e             Humane Society on page 3
      In addition, two cats were adopted during the event.  supporters an opportunity
        Outdoors, guests sampled wine and light bites from   to mix and mingle with
      these Florida-based wineries: Secret Gardens Winery &   friends and felines while

                                                                                 Anabelle and Kimberly Smart
                                                                                 with Jack, 6 months old   Kate Strobel with 17-year-old Snow
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