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Micaela Wenger: Kick it Forward Miami

Background Though only a senior in high school, Micaela Wenger is no stranger to community service. With guidance and influence from her family, she has worked throughout South Florida on projects ranging from meal delivery to swim-a-thons to volunteer work...

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Rita Lombardo : Shuzz

Background Though her daily life sees her helming a successful West Palm Beach advertising and marketing agency, Rita Lombardo is no stranger to community service, having taken her place on multiple local non-profit boards and helped with fundraising for causes...

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Paw Power – Paws 4 You

Name: Lisa Merkin Organization: Paws 4 You paws4you.org Background: Lisa Merkin’s work with animals has been a true lifelong calling, beginning back in childhood and evolving into her dedication to Paws 4 You. “I have always been involved with animals...

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Fighting Like a Girl

Name: Beth Armstrong Organization: Race for the Cure raceforthecure.org Background: For Armstrong, raising money for breast cancer research isn’t just a cause; it’s a personal mission. The 40-year-old mother of three boys was, herself, diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma at...

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Cause for a KISS

Name: Lauren Davis Organization: The KISS Initiative facebook.com/theKISSinitiative Background: Established in May 2015, the KISS Initiative helps pediatric stroke survivors via a restricted fund within the Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation by providing financial assistance for therapies critical to rehabilitation after...

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Leader of the Pack

Name: Marie C. Fernandez Organization: Pack of Dogs www.packofdogs.org Background: As acting Managing Partner of  Imagery Creative Communications, Fernandez spends much of her day immersed in the world of corporate marketing and communications, but it was her role as mom...

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The Glory of Giving

Name: Mercy Mesa Organization: The Glory House of Miami www.gloryhouseofmiami.org Background: Though Mesa began her career as a jewelry designer, the mom of five found her true calling in fundraising, eventually using her talents for event planning and organization to...

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