The pace of philanthropy
Recently, runners took their place at the starting line and headed down a road of compassion and awareness for Floridians living with disabilities and the organization that opens the doors of possibilities for them - The Able Trust. Hosted by the Resort at Singer Island, the first annual Bridgebuster Challenge, which was run along A1A and over the Blue Heron Causeway, saw more than 250 participants. The Resort, put on a show enticing attendees with amenities.
The event, which was emceed by WPBF News Anchor Tiffany Kenney, also had the support of The City of Riviera Beach Mayor Thomas Masters who was in attendance for the festivities. Also in attendance were Able Trust gala chairs Kelly and Paul Martinelli.
“Both Paul and I have an unbelievable feeling of exhilaration for The Able Trust’s upcoming season; and witnessing the number of people here today participating only reflects that we are not alone in our concern for providing all the opportunities in the world for students and adults living with disabilities.” stated Martinelli.
Bringing The Able Trust across the finish line and helping to reinforce the importance of community involvement was Able Trust Honorary Chair, Don Chester. Chester was recognized during the closing ceremony for his tireless efforts on behalf of those living with disabilities by President and CEO of The Able Trust, Dr. Susanne Homant and Able Trust board member Richard Cole.
Sponsors included: Tire Kingdom, St. Mary’s Medical Center, The Gardens Mall, InSource Inc., NIKE, Saks Fifth Avenue, Haas Plastic Surgery Center, City of Riviera Beach, Riviera Beach Police Department and VIVE Magazine.
For more information, visit www.abletrust.org.
Richard Cole, left, Mayor Masters, Riviera Beach Police Officer, Don Chester, Sally Chester and Dr. Susanne Homant
Dr. Susanne Homant, left, Richard Cole, Fonda Lee and Kelly and Paul Martinelli