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VOL. 25  NO. 3                                                                              MARCH 2023

      Volunteers In Medicine Clinic’s Annual Gala Raised

      Important Funding While Dancing Around The World!

         On Saturday Jan. 28, Volunteers in Medicine (VIM)   wonderful night of celebration, reflection on VIM Clinic’s   million while they provide over $9 million in free health
      Clinic hosted their annual Gala at Willoughby Golf Club   mission and raising funds. Over $350,000 was raised for   care to eligible Martin County residents in need. In 2022
      with over 160 enthusiastic supporters. The evening was a   VIM Clinic’s operating budget which is approximately $1   VIM Clinic had over 9,800 patient visits.
                                                                                                              Guests came attired in international themed clothing or
                                                                                                           elegant evening wear and were welcomed to the “Dancing
                                                                                                           Around the World” Gala by the Gala Chairs, Bob Massey
                                                                                                           and Annie MacMillan. Preceding an intercontinental
                                                                                                           dinner was a welcome by Board President, Frank Byers
                                                                                                           Jr., who then introduced our professional dancers and live
                                                                                                           band entertainment. The Flamenco and Moroccan dancers
                                                                                                           transported the audience across the world with their exciting
                                                                                                           performances. Even more out of this world was when they
                                                                                                           brought up audience members to try their moves!
                                                                                                              After dinner  VIM Clinic’s Medical Director, Dr.
                                                                                                           Bromberg, introduced one of their patients, Dan, who shared
                                                                                                           his moving experience on how VIM Clinic has changed his

      Dr. John and Catherine Fasano                     Dr. Jordan Bromberg, Mary Fields, and Dr. Mehdi Razavi  Volunteers In Medicine on page 3
      500-Plus Chili Lovers Attend HSELC Event

      By Jackie Holfelder
         More than 500 people packed the
      campus of the Hobe Sound Early Learning
      Center (HSELC) on Jan. 14 to enjoy some
      of the finest chili and salsa on the Treasure
         The sixth annual HSELC Chili Cookoff
      was a spicy success with 15 chili chefs
      offering 20-plus entries and eight salsa
      chefs serving up the tangy delight.
         The chili cooks participated in Open
      and CASI (Chili Appreciation Society,
      Inc.) categories. CASI cooks compete for                                                             Steve Weston
      points to qualify for CASI Terlingua World
      Championship Chili.                   Ashely Azzi and Jaime Schwartz      Candi Knight-Arevelo       500-Plus Chili Lovers on page 4
      20th Annual Mutt March Festival

      And 5K And 10K Race In The Works

         One of the favorite events of the year for dog owners   people and their dogs. The
      is coming up on Saturday, March 25. The Humane Society   festival is free although
      of the Treasure Coast’s 20th Annual Mutt March Festival,   donations will be gratefully
      which includes a 5K and 10K race, will take place at   accepted to benefit the
      Memorial Park, 300 S.E. Ocean Blvd. The 5K and 10K race   shelter animals. The 5K and
      begins at 8 a.m. and the festival is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  10K races are $35 and $45,
         Sponsored by Camp Bow Wow, Apex Pavers & Pools,   respectively. All  runners
      Coquina Cove at Martin Downs and Sunny 107.9 FM,   will be welcomed to the
      each year the event attracts about 1,000 pet passionate   festival afterwards.

                                                                                 A 5K and 10K race (with or without animals) will kick off the event.

                                                                                                           20th Annual Mutt March Festival on page 4
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