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South Florida Women in Communications hosts 4th Annual Holiday Party at The Blue, Boca Raton Resort to Benefit 4Kids Of South Florida.

The Association for Women in Communications South Florida (AWCSF) invites the local community to their 4th Annual Holiday Party at the blue, Boca Raton Resort Tuesday, December 17th from 5:30 PM -8 PM to benefit 4Kids of South Florida.

In 2016 AWCSF hosted its Meetup with a Purpose honoring 4Kids at The Blue, Boca Raton Resort. Since then it’s has been an annual holiday Meetup raising funds and awareness for 4Kids.

AWCSF Annual Holiday Cocktail Party with a Purpose to honor 4Kids of SFL

4KIDS is propelled by the vision of a home for every child. Whether that is a child removed from their home for the first time, siblings who need to stay together, a young mom in an unplanned pregnancy who needs a refuge, or a young adult who needs a place to belong, 4KIDS is there with hope and homes.

AWCSF want to contribute to their efforts by kindly asking all attendees to bring one of the following items:

– Cash or Check Donation of $10 or more.

– Gift cards: Publix, Walmart, TJMaxx, Old Navy, Marshalls, Target

https://www.myregistry.com/organization/4kids-of-south-florida-fort-lauderdale-fl/1181698

or donate online: https://www.4kids.us/morehomes

Boca Raton Resort is a private club, RSVP is required to gain entrance. Please use the Eventbrite link to RSVP and to be added to the guest list. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/awcsf-4th-annual-holiday-cocktail-party-to-benefit-4kids-of-south-florida-tickets-85512473109

Everyone is encouraged to arrive promptly to enjoy the breathtaking sunset views from the top 27th floor of the tower at The Blue.

Guests will receive “Happy Hour” drinks specials and complimentary hors d’oeuvres generously donated by the blue. This event is open to members and non-members.

Event hashtag: #awcsftalktales

Agenda:

5:30 PM-6:30 PM
Meet and greet at
Happy hour special drinks
Passed hors d’oeuvres

6:30 PM to 7 PM

Introducing 4Kids of South Florida

7 PM to 8 PM
Networking and happy hour drink specials

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About 4Kids of South Florida:

4KIDS began in 1997 as a movement to recruit foster families from the churches in South Florida. 4KIDS has grown from a grassroots agency to a full-service organization now serving over 2,000 children and families per year, including the Treasure Coast. 4KIDS provides a full continuum of care for children in the womb to young adults. Our Vision is: “A Home For Every Child,” and our mission is: “Providing Hope for Kids in Crisis.” For more info go to 4Kids.us

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The Association for Women in Communications South Florida Honor Karyn Turk and Ethan Litman to become Best Buddies Champion of the Year 2019.

A friendly(ish) fundraising competition between a group of champions like Karyn and Ethan. Raise the most money = win bragging rights and a boatload of prizes.

Through 10 weeks of raising funds and awareness for Best Buddies, our Champions will generate countless opportunities for friendships, jobs, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. At the campaign’s conclusion, we will join together to celebrate each other’s accomplishments, honor the Champions’ collective impact, and name the ultimate Champion of the Year! ~ via Best Buddies International

Karyn Turk nominated for Best Buddies Champion of the Year 2019

South Florida’s very own Karyn Turk, former Mrs. Florida (2016), TV Host, Social Media, Radio Personality, Producer and Actress has set her mind on a new challenge. To become Champion of the year for Best Buddies.

Anthony Kennedy Shriver

Anthony Kennedy Shriver founded Best Buddies in 1989, fomenting friendships among individuals with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). He first reached out to his college peers to come together and broaden the experiences that people with IDD could be exposed to. This volunteer movement makes one-to-one friendships possible along with employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with IDD. 

Karyn Turk and Ethan Litman Best Buddies International to become Champion of the Year 2019

As part of the program, Karen has been paired with a high school student named Ethan Litman. “He is a rock star!” she claims. Someone that is a little bit older than her son and such a great journey. Ethan is instrumental in creating awareness for the program and embraces his differences which converts into a powerful thing. He has aspirations to go into the military. An athlete for the Special Olympics within bowling and track and field. 

It’s not all about giving, this can be selfish as well. Having the opportunity to meet this kid has changed her perspective and this is not about what you give but what you get in return which can be life-changing. 

KARYN TURK – MRS. FLORIDA 2016 U.S CONTINENTAL PAGEANT HIGHLIGHTS

Karen remembers her motivation behind Mrs. Florida she recalls not seen herself as a pageant girl. Her Jewish mother would have been like what are you doing? And the reason to participate was to gain access to an incredible platform that allowed to create awareness towards organizations in need. 

This time her goal is to bring more and more awareness. Best Buddies gives her a purpose, a drive, a goal and a reason to work harder. Being in a contentious media environment, she thrives to focus on what is positive. What can make your life better? 

The IDD community served by Best Buddies includes people with Down syndrome, autism, Fragile X, Williams syndrome, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, and other undiagnosed disabilities

Every little bit counts, a person sent a handbag for her birthday party to auction, by looking into her birthday petition. This is a job to be done in sync, we are all in this together. The idea behind everything is learning how to be inclusive in this world. 

Ethan Litman quote

What makes you a better adult? Been exposed to people with different needs. Best Buddies is a charity over and above. As part of her plan as Champion for this organization, she formulating an increased exposure of the charity to high net worth entrepreneurs.

Karyn Turk’s quote

Some CEO’s within South Florida have no idea of the organization and its program. Our community has the potential to step up. Karen definitely sees an opportunity to raise the bar. 

The Association of Women in Communications South Florida will be supporting Karen and Ethan’s efforts on Tuesday 24, at The Blue, Boca Raton Resort. 

Sunset at Boca Raton Resort

Register for Women in Communications Meetup: Karyn and Ethan to become Best Buddies Champion of the Year 2019

To support Karen and Ethan in their Goals we can donate on the link below https://www.bestbuddieschampion.org/palmbeach/supporting/#karynturk or use the short link: bit.ly/teamkarynandethan

All donations count and may be considered as monetary, In-Kind, Gala Tickets, every little bit counts.

For more information about Best Buddies Champion of the Year Gala https://www.bestbuddieschampion.org/palmbeach/event-details/

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ABOUT BEST BUDDIES INTERNATIONAL:

Best Buddies® is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Founded in 1989 by Anthony K. Shriver, Best Buddies is a vibrant organization that has grown from one original chapter to nearly 2,900 middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. Today, Best Buddies’ nine formal programs — Middle Schools, High Schools, Colleges, Citizens, e-Buddies® , Jobs, Ambassadors, Promoters and Inclusive Living— engage participants in each of the 50 states and in 54 countries, positively impacting the lives of over 1.25 million people with and without disabilities around the world. In many cases, as a result of their involvement with Best Buddies, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities secure rewarding jobs, live on their own, become inspirational leaders, and make lifelong friendships. For more information, please visit bestbuddies.org, facebook.com/bestbuddies or twitter.com/bestbuddies.

About Karyn Turk:

For over two decades, Karyn has worked as a journalist, television producer, host, editor and brand ambassador specializing in business, technology, politics and all things relevant to the modern woman. In 2018, Richtopia ranked her as #200 on their list of Top 250 Most Influential Business Journalists in the World. Karyn also holds the title of Mrs. Florida 2016 and was named one of Florida’s Top Power Women and Influencers in 2015. She has also been featured on the cover of national magazines and has appeared on the show “In Sanity, Florida” and in the award-winning film “Nearly Departed.” She is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video in “Fake News: A Trump Story.” For more info: karynturk.com

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November 2018 Honoring the Brain Bowl Organization

Did you know 5.7 million americans live with Alzheimer’s? Women in Communications November MeetUp Honoring The Brain Bowl Helping always starts with awareness. This past Tuesday, November 27th we were able to gather and learn from the Brain Bowl organizations on how to support this cause that is projected to affect 14 million americans by 2050. This is also represents the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than breast cancer and prostate cancer. 5th Annual Brain Bowl The Boca Brain Bowl Alzheimer’s luncheon Raises awareness and necessary funding for education, research and treatment of this insipid disease. Their annual luncheon is to be held this coming April 12, 2019 at Boca West Country Club. AWCSF The Brain Bowl Meetup We were happy to meet and share with women with common goals. Our networking for a cause is always an opportunity to give back to the community and expand your network to grow professionally. Check out our pics taking by Susan Barbini, founder of Barbini Photography. Welcome to all the new members of South Florida we look forward to see you on our next event.
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Women in Communications Fall Membership Drive 2018

Women in Communications Fall Membership Drive 109th Anniversary It is the time of the year again when becoming a member is a no brainer. Through out October 1st up until November 30th, new members will be waived from application fees. This is an investment that will empower your career and allow you to connect with like minded women. Allow yourself to be up to date on new trends from different fields such as : Technology, Social Media, Arts, and more. To join, please go to our National’s website,  https://www.womcom.org/content.aspx?page_id=60&club_id=903060  Women in Communications October Meetup Fall Membership Drive 2018 Be a part of our non stop educational programs, accompanied by a strong group of women support. Enjoy our monthly Networking while learning about new ways to participate and get involved within the community through renown charities. Allow us to connect you with your next business partner, employee, client. We thank all attendees for joining us this past Tuesday and hope to see you soon as part of one of our many committees. AWCSF Fall Membership Drive 2018 Check out pics from our Fall Membership Drive 2018 at The Blue, Boca Raton Resort! https://photos.app.goo.gl/EvKMGULg6wwq4Erc7    
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Pets Are Worth Saving

We are glad to participate our Women in Communications September networking event honoring the Humane Society of Broward County (HSBC), a progressive, non-profit animal shelter rich with programs and services to aid our community. As a pet mama, (husky girl), I’m thrilled to have learnt of a vibrant organization that has events all year round with the sole purpose of keeping pets home, by educating and providing preventive resources to make successful relationships. Many benefits have been associated to our loved friends, such as stress relief, companion, caring amongst many others. Giving back to their unconditional love is immensely rewarded. Pets Are Worth Saving, (PAWS) is dedicated to providing volunteer and financial support to the Humane Society. Programs include:
  •            Adoptions
  •            Public Awareness Education for Humans
  •            Treatment of Animals
  •            Animal assisted Therapy
  •            Pet loss and grief counseling
  •            Foster care and anti cruelty programs
Can do attitude. Over and over AWC reinstates their vision to empower women through wealth. Establish the correct connections that will lead to increased earnings. There are many reasons to justify why we haven’t. This is the perfect time to fill our Can do attitude. Watch and learn, the humane society has fundraised 545,000 dollars on on the Spirit Walk alone(Walk4animals.com) in 2018. This season they are one to watch and support at:
  •            Upcoming Gala Event on March 2019
  •            Green Golf Tournament
  •            Fashion Show, and don’t forget the walk for animals event.
These aren’t the only ways to participate you may also join the walk virtually, as well as many other in kind donations and or various membership options. This amazing cause was represented by PAWS President Julie Strauch and HSBC, Board Member, Christy Gumberg reminding us there are always ways, to give, volunteer, donate, participate, be a part of. Check out photos taking by Susan Barbini of Barbini Photography from Women in Communications September Meetup Honoring Humane Society of Broward County  
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80 million Alerts

August finalized honoring one of the fastest and most effective programs law enforcement can activate in the critical first minutes of a missing person. A Child is missing Alert & Recovery Program. 80 million Alerts to this day. While breathtaking views at The Blue, Boca Raton Resort reminded us of the serenity of our surroundings this was contrasted by the potential danger of a missing child or elderly person in our community. Learning of these liabilities as a community empowers us to be proactive and take action in the critical first minutes of a missing person case. A Child Is Missing Inc. and law enforcement have a good working partnership. Sherry Friedlander, Founder of this successful Alert Program, started this quest in 1997, serving Law enforcement nationwide,as a FAST response to a time sensitive issue bypassing criteria for an Amber Alert or Silver Alert, optimizing search times and involving surrounding citizens through satellite mapping to target calling ares focalizing efforts based on where the person was last seen. 1,000 alert phone calls can be placed within 60 seconds. This service is 24/7 365 days a year and can assist all missing cases, such as children abducted, wander off, elderly (often with Alzheimer’s/Dementia) college students or disabled individuals. If a person is in need for this service they must approach the Law enforcement authorities as they are the only ones that may initiate the request to A Child Is Missing. Expansion for the search may of jurisdiction to go nationwide if necessary.   Bringing the community together is vital to locating a missing person. You may join efforts by signing up for alerts for mobile devices online at achildismissing.org as well as providing donations and or volunteering time. For further info about A Child Is Missing, Inc. you may call Sharon at 954-763-1288. The Association of Women in Communication, South Florida Chapter was able to engage in an evening of advantageous information.    For more info or media questions please email: Julia Batres  at info@www.awcsouthflorida.org Watch the replay of Facebook Live Women in Communications Honoring A Child is Missing, Inc.