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VOL. 26  NO. 4                                                                                APRIL 2024

      Martin County Unites For Care From The Heart VIM Gala

         Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) Clinic hosted their highly
      anticipated annual VIM Gala at the Willoughby Golf Club
      on Saturday, Feb. 10 bringing together over 150 enthusiastic
      supporters, raising funds and celebrating the clinic’s ongoing
      mission. The event successfully raised over $300,000
      contributing to the clinic’s operating budget and enabling
      the continuation of its mission to provide over $9 million in
      free health care services to eligible Martin County residents
      in need annually.
         The gala’s theme, Care from the Heart, set the stage for
      an evening of celebration and philanthropy. Gala chairs Judi
      Powell and Bob Truckenmiller welcomed the crowd sharing,
      “My life experiences have led me to know that angels exist.
      Angels manifest themselves through good people doing good

      Martin County Unites on page 3                    Mary Fields, Bob Truckenmiller and Judi Powell     Dr. Jim and Marguerite Morris and Petra Eberle
      Successful Ladies’ Night Out Event Raises Funds

      For The Children’s Museum Of The Treasure Coast

         The Flagler of Stuart was transformed into a hub of
      community support and philanthropy on Feb. 22 as Ladies’
      Night Out, presented by Karen Borin, successfully raised
      funds to support The Children’s Museum of the Treasure
      Coast’s educational initiatives. This year’s event went beyond
      the glitz and glamour, with proceeds earmarked to enhance
      educational outreach efforts, bringing programs and the
      mobile museum directly into classrooms, camps and schools
      – all free of charge – particularly benefiting under-resourced
         The evening, filled with exclusive shopping, delectable
      catering by Michelina’s, signature cocktails, and exciting
      raffles, including the chance to win a luxurious Louis Vuitton                                       Erica Rawe, Jen Nunes, Tami Miller and Kelly Hadley
      Diane Bag valued at $2,400, underscored the community’s
      commitment to supporting children’s education.    Laurie Pearl, Liz Crawford, Tash Muscarella        Successful Ladies’ Night Out on page 4
      Paws & Claws Gala Raises

      Impressive Amount For Shelter Animals

         The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast’s (HSTC)   attendees were immediately
      annual Paws & Claws Gala raised more than a quarter   drawn into the Fire & Ice
      million dollars with more donations still coming in. The   theme. The entire bar was
      $275,000 in donations directly benefit the care of the shelter   illuminated in red hues
      animals. Paws & Claws is the largest event of its kind along   with  images  of  fire  being
      the Treasure Coast.                               projected throughout the
         Presented by the Catsman Foundation and held at   room. As the event kicked
      The Cape Club of Palm City, Fire and Ice was the gala’s   off indoors, attendees were
      theme. The Humane Society welcomed 178 guests, who   captivated by a grand reveal
      were greeted by Misty’s Pals, the shelter’s pet therapy   to showcase the ice room
      dogs and their owners. Upon entering the clubhouse,   with all blue, silver and

                                                                                 Glenn and Eilleen Dempsey   Cochairs Shaun Kelly and Kim Izzolo
                                                                                 of the Catsman Foundation,
                                                                                 presenting sponsor        Paws & Claws Gala on page 6
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