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VOL. 31 NO. 12                                                                           DECEMBER 2021

      Fourth Annual Live Like Jake ‘Be The Light’ Gala

      Raised Over $100,000 To Prevent Childhood Drowning

      Drowning Prevention Advocates
      Honored During Diamonds And

      Denim-Themed Night

        Live  Like  Jake,  the  local  foundation  created  in  the
      memory of Jake Roarke Morrison, held its annual “Be
      the Light” Gala on Oct. 9, in the stunning setting of Lady
      Jean Ranch. Over 160 guests and sponsors came together
      to raise more than $100,000 that will be used to provide
      scholarships for Infant Self Rescue (ISR) swimming
      lessons and ISR instructor training grants, as well as

       Live Like Jake ‘Be The Light’ Gala on page 2      Stephanie and Sean Gardiner      Bruce Carlough and Denise Hughes  Keri and Roarke Morrison
      Homes For Our Troops To Kick Off Building Of Home

      For Injured Soldier In West Palm Beach, Fla.

        The  national  nonprofit                         deployment. While on a                            widened doorways for wheelchair access, a roll-in
      organization, Homes For Our                        mission with the 1-32nd                           shower, and kitchen amenities that include pull-down
      Troops (HFOT) kicked off                           Cavalry, 101st Airborne                           shelving and lowered countertops. The home will also
      the building of a specially                        Division, in Kunar                                alleviate the mobility and safety issues associated with
      adapted custom home                                Province, Afghanistan,                            a traditional home, including navigating a wheelchair
      for  Army Staff Sergeant                           a rocket propelled                                through narrow hallways or over thresholds, or reaching
      Joseph “Blake” DeLoach on                          grenade struck Staff                              for cabinets that are too high.
      Saturday, Nov. 20 at 10 a.m.                       Sergeant DeLoach’s                                  HFOT has built 322 homes since the organization’s
      SSG  DeLoach  was  injured                         vehicle. SSG DeLoach                              inception in 2004. Homes For Our  Troops relies on
      while serving in Afghanistan.                      lost his sight as a result                        contributions from donors, supporters, and corporate
        The  community  kickoff  event  signified  the  start  of   of the blast.                          partners  for  the  building  of  each  veteran’s  home.
      the build process and introduced SSG DeLoach to the     The home being                               Community members may hold fundraisers or make
      community. The event was held at Cornerstone Fellowship,   built for SSG DeLoach                     donations. To find out more on how to get involved or
      13969 Orange Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33412.     will  feature  more                               make a donation visit
        On Oct. 18, 2010, the career SSG DeLoach enjoyed   than 40 major special                             Read more about SSG DeLoach’s story and watch his
      so much came to an abrupt end during his second    adaptations  such as                              video at
      Furry Friends And Fancy Things

        On Saturday, Nov. 6 more than 300 people gathered     Emily Pantelides served
      at the gorgeous Pelican Club for the second annual Furry   as chair for this event and
      Friends and Fancy Things event presented by Pantelides   Herme Di  Wyman Miro
      PR. Guests were treated to fancy things such as drinks   served as international chair.
      from cotton candy-filled prosecco glasses and a live Saks   Hundreds of thousands of
      Fifth Avenue fashion show. In attendance were Melissa   dollars were raised for the
      and Joe Gorga from The Real Housewives of New Jersey,   only no-kill shelter in north
      along with Honorary Chair Tinsley Mortiner formerly of   county, Furry Friends.
      The Real Housewives of New York and the stars of the hit
      TV show on Bravo Family Karma.                     Furry Friends on page 3

                                                                                 Furry Friends Board of Directors. Photo by Tracey Benson Photography
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