An Unbirthday Party by Speak up for Kids on Clematis Street

An Unbirthday Party by Speak up for Kids on Clematis Street

This is why it takes me so long to walk down Clematis Street each day, also why I love it so much.

After work while strolling back to my car I walked into an “Unbirthday Party” that @speakupforkidspbc was throwing at @subculturecoffee. The event was to raise awareness to their Guardian ad Litem program.

Chris Warner did an excellent job in putting together a whimsical tea party to benefit Kids in Foster Care and all the quality of life items like birthdays, which are often not even acknowledged ?.

Artist Heather Neiman supported the event through her art

Chris reminisced about his time in the Foster care system and how they treasured the birthday cards that their Guardian ad Litem sent them each year.

As part of the event party goers could buy a birthday card for $25. For each card sold Speak up for Kids PBC will give a card, cake and gift for a child in the Foster Care system.

It was inspiring to hear all the work that they were doing. Thanks for bringing your passion and throwing a party on Clematis Street!

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Gallery: Team Bill Bone fundraiser for SMART Ride 16

On Friday the 17th of October supporters of the SMART Ride 16 gathered at The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach to raise funds for Team Bill Bone.

The SMART Ride is a 2-Day, 165-Mile bicycle Ride from Miami to Key West, November 15th and 16th, 2019.

Like many things that change us and the world in some way, it starts with a dream, a vision, and an idea. The SMART Ride (Southern Most AIDS/HIV Ride) is no different. It was born out of a dream to make a real and significant difference in the lives of those infected, affected and at risk for HIV/AIDS. In 2002, the idea was a welcome change to this kind of fundraising, but met much skepticism about the reality of meeting these goals of 100%. The ride became a reality one year later in November of 2003 with less than 100 riders and about 100 crew. Miraculously, we raised $169,000 and returned it all to AIDS Service Organizations. Sixteen years later, over $10.5 million has been distributed throughout Florida, making SMART Ride the 2nd largest AIDS bicycle ride in the country and the only one of its size to give back 100%.

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