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VOL. 30 NO. 12                                                                         DECEMBER 2022

                                                              Southern Profile

                                                    A Night To Remember

                    Gala Highlighted Heartwarming Tributes, Donations To Help Florida Veterans

        A Night of Honor Gala celebrated its 11th year on   memorable evening featured a live auction,
      Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Country Club at Mirasol. Presented   a surprise donated vehicle for a veteran in
      by the  Wounded  Veterans Relief Fund (WVRF), the   need, and a long list of VIP guests. More than
                                                        350 people attended the event, which raised
                                                        $304,000 to support the mission of WVRF.
                                                          “This is not only our biggest fundraiser of the
                                                        year, but also a very moving event that pays tribute
                                                        to our wounded Florida veterans, many who are in
                                                        desperate situations,” WVRF Executive Director
                                                        Mike Durkee said. “The Air Force veteran who
                                                        received the car was totally shocked, broke down in
                                                        tears and had everyone choked up. She had been in
                                                        despair over needing transportation to go to work,
                                                        make her V.A. appointments and help her family. It’s
                                                        these moments that make this gala so impactful.”

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                                  Southern SPotlight                                                                   fundraiSer

        Fifth Annual Live Like Jake ‘Be The                                                                     Bon Jovi’s Tico

          Light’ Gala Raises Record $150,000                                                                Torres Drumming

      To Help Prevent Childhood Drowning It Up ‘Fore’ Kids

                                                                                                            To Benefit Hanley Foundation
      Sold-Out Event Featured                           rescue swim lessons
      Exclusi ve Di am ond                              and ISR instructor
      Giveaway Fundraiser                               training, as well as                                  Hanley Foundation has announced that Hall of Fame
        Live Like Jake, the                             providing  critical                                 Bon Jovi drummer and avid golfer Tico Torres will host
      local foundation created                          funds for families                                  the Tico Torres Celebrity Golf & Tennis Classic 2024!,
      in memory of Jake Roarke                          who have lost a child                               a fundraising event to benefit the nonprofit organization.
      Morrison, raised a record                         or have a child with                                The event will take place at PGA National Resort & Spa,
      $150,000  during  its  Fifth                      critical care needs.                                April 6 to 8, 2024.
      Annual “Be the Light” Gala                          The beautiful
      on Oct. 8, at the brilliantly                     night included a
      bedecked Lady Jean Ranch in Jupiter. Emceed by Jay   sumptuous appetizer
      Zaeger, the moonlight-themed event welcomed over 160   buffet, open bar,  Keri and Roarke Morrison
      guests to support the foundation’s mission of providing   dinner , silent
      scholarships for  infant swimming resource  (ISR) self-  auction,  themed  photo  booth,  dancing,  entertainment,
                                                                                 and the presentation of the
                                                                                 annual Be the Light Award.
                                                                                 This year’s recipients were
                                                                                 Liz and Dan Huber, who
                                                                                 founded CAST (Creating
                                                                                 Aquatic  Safety  Teams)
                                                                                 Water Safety Foundation,   Turner Benoit, Rob Thomson, Sherrye Sammons, Tico
                                                                                 which seeks to bring       Torres
                                                                                 together entire communities
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