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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                                                                           director, and event coordinator, recruited ten previous stars
      Dancing with the Martin Stars,                                                                       who paired up as five competing teams. A professional dance
      the signature fundraiser for the                                                                     coach trained each couple for the competition.
      Martin County Healthy Start                                                                             Participating dancers were: Cheree Ramirez and Rachel
      Coalition, was a spectacular                                                                         Terlizzi, coached by Marianella Tobar; Rosi Shepard and
      evening with previous star                                                                           Casey Cass, coached by Craig Calvin; Shaun Kelly and
      alumni headlining the show.                                                                          Randy Pennington, coached by Marianella Tobar; Maggie
         The event was held at                                                                             Slobasky and Fabi Gonzalez, coached by Bob Murray; and
      the Starstruck Performing                                                                            Andrea Levy and Patty Morris, coached by Leah Landau.
      Arts Center on Sept. 25.                                                                                The 2017 overall champion and top fundraiser, Dr.
      Livestream tickets to watch                                                                          Brian Moriarty, participated as a judge and entertained the
      the show online were also                                                                            audience with his positive, humorous comments on the stars’
      available for the first time.                                                                        performances. World champion ballroom dancers Yusuf
         In past years, stars were                                                                         Mihaylov and Elena Simonova, rounded out the judges
      paired with a professional                                                                           panel. Both are originally from Russia and have multiple
      dance instructor to learn and                                                                        championship titles and have participated with Dancing with
      perform a dance. To celebrate                                                                        the Martin Stars since its inaugural year.
      the 10th anniversary, Aubrey  Dancing with the Martin Stars 2021 stars, coaches, judges, professional dancers and Healthy
      Campbell, associate executive  Start staff                                                           10th Anniversary on page 3
      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., at Memorial Park with a course which showcased
      the downtown area and businesses. There were a variety of
      vendors and an informational booth that was run by volunteers
      of labor and delivery nurses from Cleveland Clinic Martin
      and Cleveland Clinic Tradition. They showcased a cuddle
      cot and how it was used in their hospitals. Many families
                                                        Brandon Briganti, Jessica Briganti, Christina Stamper, Chris
      Families And Community Come Together on page 5    Stamper                                            Anne Warner and John Kelmer
      Humane Society Of The Treasure Coast

      Hosts The Purr-Fect Event

         Supporters of the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast      Outdoors, guests sampled wine and light bites from
      who were looking to connect through cats and wine found   these Florida-based wineries: Secret Gardens Winery &
      the “purr-fect” event. The Kitty Catalina Wine Mixer was   Farm in Sebring, Quantum Leap Winery in Orlando and
      recently held in the Palm City shelter’s Memorial Garden   San Sebastian Winery in St. Augustine. Inside the shelter,
      and raised nearly $2,000 to benefit the animals. In addition,   supporters cuddled cats and kittens that were available for
      two cats were adopted during the event.           adoption. Cat adoption fees were waived during the event.
                                                                                   “This event gave
                                                                                 supporters an opportunity to
                                                                                 mix and mingle with friends
                                                                                 and felines while enjoying
                                                                                 samples of Florida wines,”
                                                                                 said Courtney Zanetti, the
                                                                                 humane society’s community
                                                                                 outreach director. “Of course,   Neda and Rick Story, Tracy Steffen and Kathy Benkovich
                                                                                 the cats themselves were the
                                                                                 main attraction.”         Humane Society on page 4
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