On April 1, we hosted our 5th annual Community Champions Awards to honor outstanding leaders in our community and raised nearly $50,000 for the charity’s family retreat program.

The event was held at Lavan Events in Davie. The evening featured a cocktail reception, buffet dinner and exciting awards ceremony to honor the champions. Chantal Leconte’s daughter and former honoree Fabienne Fahnestock of Gunster Law surprised her mom with a touching introduction. Stephen Moss of Holland and Knight introduced his dear friend Roy Rogers and Deliver the Dream board member Ellen Devine celebrated Susan Saturday on stage. Nathalie Rodriguez, on air radio personality from 93.9, was the evening’s emcee. The esteemed honorees selected for this year were:

 

Dr. Ana Calderon Randazzo

Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center

 

Babette Ferre-Kosar

I Care I Cure Childhood Cancer Foundation

 

Jeff Hy

iHeartMedia

 

Chantal Leconte

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital

 

Jim Norton

Commissioner, City of Weston

Realtor, Coldwell Banker

 

Roy Rogers

Roy Rogers & Associates

 

Susan Saturday

Bluegreen Vacations

 

Sponsored for the event include presenting sponsors Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and Bluegreen Vacations, in addition to Keiser University, Genzyme, Brinker International, Wells Fargo, Broward Health, Waste Management, FPL, FAU, Eye on South Florida, Jimmy Jam Productions, City Furniture and Riemer Insurance Group.

Proceeds from the event will go directly to Deliver the Dream’s Family Retreat Program, which helps families who have a child or a parent living with an illness or going through a crisis. The retreats invite up to 15 families, free of charge, to get away from the stress of their every day lives and connect with other families living with similar circumstances. Each monthly retreat focuses on a different illness or disorder such as Cancer, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Sickle Cell or Down syndrome.

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