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        VOL. 27 NO. 6                                                                                 JUNE 2024

                                                            TequesTa spoTlighT

               Chasin A Dream Foundation’s Fourth Annual Gala

                                                Nets Half-Million Dollars

                                         For Local Children With Life-Threatening Illnesses

        Chasin A Dream Foundation raised its highest fundraising                    Before sitting down to a
      amount to date – a record-breaking $491,000 –from its fourth                lavish supper, guests tucked into
      annual gala, “Raceway Rendezvous,” at the Wyndham Grand                     hand passed hors d’oeuvres,
      Jupiter at Harbourside Place on April 6. The Jupiter-based charity          bid on novel silent auction
      achieved the stellar milestone after seven years of inspiring hope          items, and were serenaded
      and providing aid and resources to families with children stricken          on the hotel’s sun-splashed
      with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses and disabilities.          terrace by Nashville recording
        Borrowing its theme from the adrenaline-fueled sport of                   artist RJ Preston, then 16-year-
      racing, this year’s fête featured 26-year-old IndyCar superstar             old Chasin A Dream warrior
      and Jupiter resident Kyle Kirkwood along with motorsport                    Mikayla Beatty, who crooned
      drivers Gianni Maiuro, Nick Riceputo and Roland Veit. WPEC-                 the national anthem.
      TV news anchor Sam Kerrigan shined as master of ceremonies                    Auctioneer Neil Saffer   Mikayla Beatty        R.J. Preston
      and Tanya Lorigan, publisher of Jupiter and Stuart Magazines,  Master of Ceremonies Sam   kicked off the live auction
      served as the gala’s cochair.                     Kerrigan                  as the dessert course    Tequesta Spotlight on page 3

                         TequesTa profile                                                          fundraising evenT

       10th Annual Live Like Jake                                                       Cancer Alliance Of Help &

           5K Raises Over $100,000                                                 Hope’s ‘Dance The Night Away’

       Celebrates A Decade Of Drowning Prevention

                  Milestones During Annual Race                                             2024 Gala Raised Nearly $700,000
                                                                                            For Local Cancer Patients In Need

        Beautiful weather greeted more than 1,200 runners,                           Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope (CAHH) hosted its popular “Dance the Night Away”
      walkers and supporters during the 10th Annual Live                           Gala for the fourth year in a row on April 6, at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach. Presented
      Like Jake 5K on April 27 in downtown Abacoa. The                             by the West Palm Beach Fred Astaire Studio, 11 local celebrities put on their dancing shoes
      annual fundraiser created in the memory of Jake Roarke                       to raise funds for qualified families in need who are dealing with cancer and undergoing
      Morrison raised over $100,000 which will be used to                          chemotherapy and/or radiation.
      provide scholarships for self-rescue swim lessons and                          The CAHH Dance the Night Away 2024 Gala featured some of the best dancers
      critical care needs for families affected by drownings;                      for Palm Beach County’s celebrity dance-off event. Eleven local nonprofessional
      as well as to continue Live Like Jake’s (LLJ) mission                        ballroom dancers took private
      of spreading awareness about drowning prevention.                            dance lessons from the Fred
        The popular annual event also celebrated Live Like                         Astaire Studio to prepare for
      Jake’s incredible milestones over the past 10 years                          the competition that took center
                                                                                   stage in front of a sold-out
      Tequesta Profile on page 4                                                   crowd. The audience went wild
                                                                                   after each performance, and the
                                                                                   celebrity judges applauded their
                                                                                   efforts and routines as dramatic,
                                                                                   impressive, and entertaining.
                                                                                     Artem Chigvintsev, a
                                                                                   professional dancer who was
                                                                                   the season 29 Mirrorball
                                                                                   winner on Dancing with the
                                                                                                             Gleb Savchenko, Daniel Baldwin, Karina Smirnoff and
                                                                                   Fundraising Event on page 6 Artem Chigvintsev
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