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VOL. 17 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
                                                                                  Donna Hamilton, Jackie Ranaldo, Jessica Scotten, Deborah McLaughlin, Lori Griffith, Anita
      Chasin A Dream on page 6                                                    Detert, Melody Spano, Jeri Glynn, Barbara Allan, Patrice Cheviot
       Local First Responders                                                      Philanthropy Continues To

       Honored At Palm Beach                                                       Grow In Admirals Cove

       North Chamber’s Valor And                                                     Admirals Cove Foundation (ACF), the philanthropic foundation of The Club of

       Community Service Awards                                                    Admirals Cove, had a record-breaking 2021/22 Season of Giving, awarding more
                                                                                   than $3.2 million to nonprofit charities which impact lives in the areas of health,
                                                                                   education, and social services.
      Among Recipients Are Officer Who Donated                                       Admirals Cove Foundation funded grants to 25 Season of Giving finalists:
                                                                                   Admirals Cove Employee Scholarship managed by The George Snow Foundation,
      Kidney, Team On Ryan Rogers Case, And An                                     Aid to Victim of Domestic Abuse, Alzheimer’s Community Care, Chasin A Dream,
                                                                                   Clinics Can Help, El Sol, Els for Autism, The First Tee of the Palm Beaches, The
      Off-Duty Hero                                                                Giving Closet, Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach County,
                                                                                   Jack the Bike Man, Jupiter High School Care  Team, Jupiter Medical Center
        On Wednesday, April 27, first
      responders were honored at the Palm
      Beach North Chamber’s Fourth
      Annual Valor and Community
      Service Awards breakfast presented
      by Florida Public Utilities and
      Palm Beach Gardens Medical
      Center. These awards recognize first
      responder honorees within Palm
      Beach North, and their outstanding
      service beyond the call of duty.

       Local First Responders on page 4  Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue Honor Guard

                                                                                   2022 ACF Grant nonprofit representatives

                                                                                   Philanthropy Continues To Grow on page 2
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