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VOL. 36 NO. 11                                                                         NOVEMBER 2023

       Get Into The Spirit                                                        Fun, Food And Philanthropy

       Of The Season!                                                             Take Center Stage At

      Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade And Toy                                      Highballs & Hibiscus Event

      Drive Returns                                                               Annual Celebration Raises Funds For

        ’Tis the season! The Marine Industries Association of                     Women’s And Children’s Services At Jupiter
      Palm Beach County (MIAPBC) is excited to announce
      the return of the Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade and                        Medical Center
      Toy Drive, Palm Beach County’s most treasured tradition.
      Presented by Intracoastal Yamaha of Jupiter, the parade will                  It’s official – the social
      benefit Toys for Tots and Little Smiles.                                    season has started with Jupiter
        On Dec. 2 at 6 p.m., a floating                                           Medical Center Foundation’s
      Zambelli fireworks  display  will                                           sold-out Highballs &
      lead the boat parade on the                                                 Hibiscus event.  The 12th
      Intracoastal Waterway, starting in                                          annual fundraiser, held for
      North Palm Beach and navigating                                             the second consecutive
      to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse.                                            year  at  Eau  Palm  Beach
      The free, family-friendly event                                             Resort & Spa, is known as a
      will feature up to 80 boats of                                              festive and fun celebration
      all sizes decked out with fun                                               of philanthropy. The event
      decorations and thousands of                                                was chaired by Jessica and
      holiday lights. Radio personalities                                         Nicholas Mastroianni III,
      Mo and Sally with KOOL 105.5 will return as Grand Marshals of the boat parade, with   along with Honorary Chairs  Nicholas Mastroianni III, and   Michael Stechel and Dr.
      a special guest appearance by Santa Claus.                                  Aliya and Justin Howard. Jay  his wife Jessica Mastroianni  George Stechel
        MIAPBC will collect toys by land and by sea for Toys for Tots and Little Smiles.   Cashmere, WPTV  anchor,
      During the first week of November, donation boxes will be placed throughout the   served as master of ceremonies, where he and key supporters, including Brad Faxon,
      county for toy drop-offs. During the boat parade, there will be a “toy fleet” of boats   led the crowd through an exciting live auction. Funds were earmarked to support Jupiter
      traveling along the parade route that will make convenient dockside pickups. Simply   Medical Center’s award-winning Women’s and Children’s services.
      wave a flashlight when you see a boat with toy drive signage, and uniformed Marines     “The support of our community is integral to our success,” said Amit Rastogi, M.D.,
      and volunteers will pull right up to your dock to collect your donations. Last year,   MHCM, president and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center. “Our current focus of growing
      MIAPBC received more than 14,000 toys.                                      our depth and breadth of services, developing new strategic partnerships and expanding
        “The parade has become an honored tradition for so many people throughout the years,”   our geographic footprint – all while maintaining a focus on quality, safety and patient
      says MIAPBC Executive Director Alyssa Freeman. “With our toy fleet and donation boxes,   experience – has been made possible due to generations of supporters.”
      we hope to spread a lot of holiday cheer to children across South Florida.”    Jupiter  Medical  Center,  the  region’s  only  independent  not-for-profit  hospital,  is

      Get Into The Spirit Of The Season! on page 4                                Highballs & Hibiscus on page 2
      Live Like Jake Sixth Annual ‘Be The Light’ Gala Raises

      Over $150,000 Towards Preventing Childhood Drowning

      During One Enchanted Evening

        Live Like Jake, the local foundation created in memory of Jake Roarke Morrison,
      raised over $150,000 during their sold-out Sixth Annual Be the Light gala on Oct. 14
      at Lady Jean Ranch. They welcomed 200 guests to support the foundation’s mission of
      providing scholarships for self-rescue swim lessons and financial support to families
      who have a child with critical care needs due to a drowning accident.
        Emceed by Mike McGann the Enchanted Evening-themed event featured a sumptuous
      appetizer buffet, open bar, dinner, silent auction, 360 photo booth, dancing, and the
      special Be the Light award which was presented to Eric Lupton with Life Saver Pool

                                                                                  Lindsey Rohrig and Allie Hayes
                                                                                  pose  with  a  guitar  signed  by
                                                                                  Taylor  Swift  from the  silent
                                                                                  auction at the Live Like Jake Be
                                                                                  the Light gala.
                                                                                                              Live Like Jake Founders, left to right, Roarke and Keri
                                                                                  Live Like Jake on page 3    Morrison with daughters Julia and Josie Morrison
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