Big hearts help lit­tle ones in Boca Ra­ton

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Just three years can change a child’s life. Sur­pris­ingly this crit­i­cal pe­riod is not dur­ing uni­ver­sity, high school or even mid­dle school. Ac­cord­ing to re­search stud­ies, it’s the years spent in a qual­ity preschool that can in­flu­ence the like­li­hood of a child at­tend­ing a four-year col­lege and even de­crease the pos­si­bil­ity of their be­com­ing teen moth­ers. For 37 years, Florence Fuller Child De­vel­op­ment Cen­ters (FFCDC) in Boca Ra­ton has worked to en­sure that dis­ad­van­taged chil­dren in our com­mu­nity have the skills to reach their full po­ten­tial.

As co-chairs for the 2008 Wee Dream Ball, tak­ing place at Wood­field Coun­try Club in Boca Ra­ton on Dec. 5, Denise and Jor­dan Zim­mer­man and Kathy and Paul Ad­kins, play a cru­cial role at FFCDC. Not only are they gen­er­ous bene­fac­tors, but they also work to raise funds and com­mu­nity aware­ness of the crit­i­cal ser­vices be­ing pro­vided to 600 chil­dren each year. Un­der their bold and creative lead­er­ship the 2008 Ball will pro­vide over $400,000 for pro­grams help­ing chil­dren aged four weeks to 11 years.

The Wee Dream Ball is as en­er­getic and unique as the chil­dren it helps. This year’s live auc­tion chair­woman, Peggy Henry, has cre­ated a se­ries of exclusive ex­pe­ri­ences.

The Wee Dream Ball’s fast-mov­ing pro­gram will again be an­chored by Corey Sa­ban, while DJ Sean will keep the guests on their feet. Ticket sales for this event have al­ready ex­ceeded last year. To se­cure your place, con­act Ch­eryl Brower on 561-391-7274 ext 122. For in­for­ma­tion on auc­tion prizes, go to

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Chris­tine Mally at 561-391-7274, ext. 111 or go to

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