Movement for Change: It’s Time to Soar

Benefit for Walking With Anthony


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Micki Purcell, Anthony Purcell, Kevin Everett and Michael Yo Micki Purcell, Anthony Purcell, Kevin Everett and Michael Yo

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Over 300 of South Florida’s hottest social notables, celebrities, professional athletes and philanthropists attended Movement for Change: It’s Time to Soar, a red carpet event that was held to raise funds and create awareness for Walking With Anthony, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to provide financial assistance for spinal cord injury (SCI) victims, expand rehabilitation centers and support research relating to SCI recovery. The fabulous gala, which took place at Hangar 9 at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, raised over $150,000 for the organization. Special guests included former NFL great and University of Miami star athlete Kevin Everett, who served as the Honorary Chair of the event; Miami Dolphins Tight End Anthony Fasano; Toronto Blue Jays catcher John Buck and Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Gaby Sanchez. They all joined Micki Purcell, President and Founder of Walking With Anthony; and SCI victim Anthony Purcell, Executive Director of Walking With Anthony, in helping to support the cause.

“We are so very grateful to everyone who was involved with Movement For Change: It’s Time To Soar and for all of our guests who helped us raise over $150,000 that will be used to help more individuals with SCI recovery” said Micki Purcell, President and Founder of Walking With Anthony. “The costs for rehabilitation are astronomical and the money raised at the event will allow us to help at least four more people with SCI, as well as maintain rehabilitation for those we have already sponsored.” Walking With Anthony relies heavily upon donations to fund its efforts and is continuously seeking new corporate partners to help cover the costs of rehabilitation.

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