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                                                                                                                                        PERMIT NO.2075

                                                                               PEACEFUL, FRIENDLY, COMMUNITY ATMOSPHERE

        VOL. 25 NO. 6                                                                                  JUNE 2022

                                                              TequesTa Profile

                 Chasin A Dream Foundation Raises $250,000 For

                Local Children Battling Life Threatening Illnesses

        COVID delayed the much anticipated                                                                   The runway event culminated in a jaw dropping
      annual fundraiser, We Rock As Lions, for                                                             performance by 17-year-old Mikayla Beatty singing I Am A
      Chasin A Dream and the community rallied                                                             Warrior (Patty Smyth) with the room erupting in applause as
      to support the luncheon held on April 4 at                                                           all of the children took the stage. We Rock As Lions is 100
      the Wyndham Grand Jupiter.                                                                           percent about celebrating the children and one of the things
        The event celebrates the bravery of local                                                          guests look forward to each year.
      children battling cancer, cystic fibrosis, heart                                                       Chasin A Dream was founded in 2016 by Lori Griffith
      disease and other life threatening illnesses                                                         after spending the majority of her career in healthcare and
      and disabilities. Children, ranging in age                                                           witnessing firsthand the devastating effects a life threatening
      from 2-year-old Grace Renfrow currently                                                              diagnosis has on a family’s finances. She based the
      undergoing grueling treatment for stage IV                                                           organization on the premise of “locals helping locals” and her
      neuroblastoma to 17-year-old Geo Marquea                                                             belief in transparency and letting people know exactly who
      battling leukemia, brought tears of joy to
      guests and cheers could be heard throughout  Donna Hamilton, Jackie Ranaldo, Jessica Scotten, Deborah McLaughlin, Lori   Tequesta Profile on page 3
      the hotel as they rocked the runway.  Griffith, Anita Detert, Melody Spano, Jeri Glynn, Barbara Allan, Patrice Cheviot

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         Local First Responders Honored At                                                                     Cancer Alliance

         Palm Beach North Chamber’s Valor                                                                    ‘Dance The Night

             And Community Service Awards                                                                     Away’ 2022 Gala

               Among Recipients Are Officer Who Donated Kidney,                                                     Raised Over

               Team On Ryan Rogers Case, And An Off-Duty Hero                                               $400,000 For Local

                                                                                   On Wednesday, April 27,
                                                                                 first responders were honored   Cancer Patients
                                                                                 at  the  Palm  Beach  North
                                                                                 Chamber’s  Fourth Annual
                                                                                 Valor and Community          Cancer Alliance of Help
                                                                                 Service Awards  breakfast   & Hope (CAHH) hosted
                                                                                 presented by Florida Public   Dance the Night Away
                                                                                 Utilities  and  Palm  Beach   2022 Gala at The Breakers
                                                                                 Gardens  Medical Center.   Palm Beach, on April 1.
                                                                                 These awards recognize first   This electrifying evening
                                                                                 responder honorees  within   of dance was presented by
                                                                                 Palm Beach North, and their   Fred Astaire Palm Beach
      City of Palm Beach Gardens Police – Investigations Division                outstanding service beyond   Marketplace Plaza. Janet
                                                                                 the call of duty.          Levy and Lois Richards
                                                                                   The 2022  Valor and      served as chairs of this
                                                                                 Community Service Award    very successful event that
                                                                                 recipients:                raised over $400,000 for  Janet Levy, Mark Levy
                                                                                 Community Service          local cancer patients.
                                                                                 Guy  Kitchens,  Jupiter      For the second year in a row, CAHH gathered the top
                                                                                 Police Department  for     dancers for Palm Beach County’s celebrity dance-off.
                                                                                 donating a kidney to a     Thirteen local nonprofessional ballroom dancers took private
                                                                                 fellow officer
                                                                                                            Charity Events on page 6
                                                                                 Tequesta Spotlight on page 4
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