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VOL. 14 NO. 6                                                                                 JUNE 2022

      Chasin A Dream Foundation Raises $250,000

      For Local Children Battling Life Threatening Illnesses

        COVID delayed the much anticipated annual fundraiser, We Rock As Lions, for
      Chasin A Dream and the community rallied to support the luncheon held on April 4 at
      the Wyndham Grand Jupiter.
        The event celebrates the bravery of local children battling cancer, cystic fibrosis,
      heart disease and other life threatening illnesses and disabilities. Children, ranging in
      age from 2-year-old Grace Renfrow currently undergoing grueling treatment for stage IV
      neuroblastoma to 17-year-old Geo Marquea battling leukemia, brought tears of joy to guests
      and cheers could be heard throughout the hotel as they rocked the runway.
        The runway event culminated in a jaw dropping performance by 17-year-old Mikayla
      Beatty singing I Am A Warrior (Patty Smyth) with the room erupting in applause as all of
      the children took the stage. We Rock As Lions is 100 percent about celebrating the children
      and one of the things guests look forward to each year.
        Chasin A Dream was founded in 2016 by Lori Griffith after spending the majority of her
      career in healthcare and witnessing firsthand the devastating effects a life threatening diagnosis
      has on a family’s finances. She based the organization on the premise of “locals helping locals”
      and her belief in transparency and letting people know exactly who they are helping and where
      their donations are going to. “I truly believe if you see the faces of the children who are in
                                                                                  Donna Hamilton, Jackie Ranaldo, Jessica Scotten, Deborah McLaughlin, Lori Griffith, Anita
      Chasin A Dream on page 2                                                    Detert, Melody Spano, Jeri Glynn, Barbara Allan, Patrice Cheviot
       Local First Responders                                                      Cancer Alliance ‘Dance

       Honored At Palm Beach                                                       The Night Away’ 2022 Gala

       North Chamber’s Valor And                                                   Raised Over $400,000 For

       Community Service Awards                                                    Local Cancer Patients

      Among Recipients Are Officer Who Donated                                       Cancer Alliance  of

      Kidney, Team On Ryan Rogers Case, And An                                     Help & Hope (CAHH)
                                                                                   hosted Dance the Night
      Off-Duty Hero                                                                Away 2022 Gala at The
                                                                                   Breakers Palm Beach, on
        On Wednesday, April 27,                                                    April 1. This electrifying
      first responders were honored                                                evening of dance was
      at the Palm Beach North                                                      presented by Fred Astaire
      Chamber’s Fourth Annual Valor                                                Palm Beach Marketplace
      and Community Service Awards                                                 Plaza. Janet Levy and Lois
      breakfast presented by Florida                                               Richards served as chairs
      Public Utilities and Palm Beach                                              of this very successful
      Gardens Medical Center. These                                                event that raised over
      awards recognize first responder                                             $400,000 for local cancer
      honorees within Palm Beach                                                   patients.
      North, and their outstanding                                                   For the second year in
      service beyond the call of duty.                                             a row, CAHH gathered
                                                                                   the top dancers for Palm
       Local First Responders                                                      Beach County’s celebrity  Serge Aliev, Lauri Welteroth, Serge Alieve, Danilo Rakita
       on page 4                Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue Honor Guard         dance-off. Thirteen  local
                                                                                   nonprofessional ballroom dancers took private dance lessons from the Fred Astaire
                                                                                   Palm Beach to prepare for the competition that took center stage in front of a sold-
                                                                                   out crowd. The audience went wild after each performance and the judges applauded
                                                                                   their efforts and routines as stunning and impressive.
                                                                                     The three celebrity judges included Amando Martin, Linda Martin and Palm Beach
                                                                                   Mayor Danielle Moore. Tony Dovolani, a professional dancer from the acclaimed
                                                                                   TV show Dancing with the Stars, once again served as the evening’s master of

                                                                                    Cancer Alliance ‘Dance The Night Away’ on page 3
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