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                                                              Medical Matters

                        Supporters Of RDK Melanoma Foundation

           Were Treated To A Champagne Reception At The Eau

        On Sept. 29, over 120 supporters of the RDK Melanoma   are Beth Neuhoff, Suzanne Niedland, and Vera Serrano.   benefit  the  foundation’s  mission  to  save  lives  through
      Foundation were treated to a lively champagne reception   Diamond Sponsors this year are Tampa General Hospital   education about the prevention and early detection of skin
      hosted by Cathy Federico at the La Coquille Club at the   (TGH) and Sun Capital Partners Foundation. To learn   cancer, especially melanoma, its deadliest form.
      Eau in Manalapan.                                 more or to purchase tickets, call (561) 655-9655 or visit     To learn more about RDK Melanoma Foundation and
        During the reception, RDK leadership addressed the All proceeds from the event   ways to donate and/or get involved, please visit www.
      guests and shared details about the upcoming 24th Annual                                   
      Luncheon & Fashion Show, which will take place on Feb.
      26, 2024, at The Breakers Palm Beach. Each guest brought
      an item or a gift certificate that will be auctioned at the
      event. The foundation’s main goal is to raise funds and
      awareness for the lifesaving mission of sun safety and skin
      cancer prevention.
        The 24th Annual Luncheon & Fashion Show will
      showcase a luxury silent auction, an elegant sit-down
      luncheon, and a full-production runway fashion show
      featuring the latest collection from renowned designer
      Naeem Khan. Stunning jewelry pieces from Ruchi New
      York will complement the fashion show. Honorary chairs
                                                         Makayla Scalli and Stefanie  Maureen Conte and Linda   Chelsey Reynolds and  Arlette Gordon and Isabella
                                                         Indellicati             Machese                   Anushka Blau            Overend

      Paige Jacobsen Ahearn, Mara and Arthur Benjamin and
      Abby Patni                                                                                           Michael and Brianna  Cathy Federico and Jane
                                                         Marianne and Harvey Gold Allie and Sonny Gold     Cardoza                 Katzen

                                                                                        NoNprofit News

                                                                 The Arc Of Palm Beach County

                                                           Appoints Nonprofit Veteran, Pamela

      Dr. Susan Christiansen, Diana Maune and Meg Weinberger                   Payne, As New CEO

                                                             The  Arc of Palm                              River, Okeechobee, and Hendry counties from 2005 to
                                                           Beach County is                                 2020. During her 15-year tenure at LLS, she received
                                                           pleased  to  announce                           national recognition after South Florida was named a
                                                           the  appointment  of                            top performing chapter. Payne also served as the senior
                                                           nonprofit  veteran,                             executive director for the American Heart Association
                                                           Pamela  M.  Payne, as                           for 26 years (1979 to 2005) where she focused on
                                                           its new CEO. Payne                              fundraising, administration, and program functions
                                                           joins The Arc of Palm                           for five counties.
                                                           Beach County with an                              Payne has been very involved in Palm Beach
                                                           incredible reputation                           County organizations. She served as the president of
                                                           as a nonprofit                                  Executive Women of the Palm Beaches Foundation,
                                                           executive, having                               Inc. (EWPBF), and has received multiple leadership
      Peter and Cathy Federico with Debbie and Steve Schwarzberg  more than 40 years of                    awards, including the American Heart Association’s
                                                           extensive experience  Pamela Payne
                                                                                                           Rome Betts Award for Management and being honored
          Captains-M&M                                     i n fundrai si ng,                              as one of the March of Dimes Women of Distinction.
                                                                                                             “We are thrilled to have Pamela as the new leader
                                                           collaborative partnerships, and fiscal responsibility.
              Airport, SeAport & CAr ServiCe                  “I am honored to take this next step in my nonprofit   of The Arc; a person who can embody our mission
                                                           journey to help address the needs of all people with   of improving the lives of the people we serve, their
       Palm Beach County Vehicle-For-Hire   Call Us At:    disabilities and to give them a voice,” said Payne. “The   families, and our community,” said The Arc’s Board
       Company (VFH212/VFH360)  (800) 634-7890             Arc of Palm Beach County holds a special place in my   Chair Kurt Gehring. “Pamela will be instrumental in
                                                                                                           helping us fulfill our plans to increase the services we
                                                           heart and touches the lives of so many people in the
       4  Airport Arrival      Today To Get Started!       community through empowerment, engagement, and   can offer and improve people’s experiences.”
           & Departure    inspiration.”                                   About The Arc Of Palm Beach County
                                                             Prior to joining The Arc, Payne served in multiple
                                                                                                             The  Arc is changing the conversation around
       4  Cruise Port Arrival                              leadership roles for nonprofits across Palm Beach   disabilities by defying  definitions, inspiring
           & Departure         Make a future reservation online at   County. Most recently, she was the CEO of  The   possibilities,  and  improving  the  lives  of  the  people
       4  Medical Transportation and save   Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County from   we serve, their families, and our community. Since
       4  Car Service          10% OFF each future reservation!  2020 to 2023. Prior to her position at the Homeless   1958, The Arc has envisioned a community where every
                                                           Coalition, Payne was the executive director of   person feels welcome, connected, and accepted.
            Your Nationwide Transportation Provider        The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), with       Photo courtesy of The ARC of Palm Beach County
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