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Catholic Charities Interfaith Health & Wellness to celebrate Award Winners

West Palm Beach, FL – May 8, 2024

On Tuesday, May 7, 2024, Catholic Charities Interfaith Health & Wellness of the Diocese of Palm Beach, will hold its 18th annual Awards Luncheon and present the Faith Community Nurse of the Year, Mother Teresa, and Pope Francis Leadership Awards at the National Croquet Center, 700 Florida Mango Road, West Palm Beach. Faith Community Nurses are Registered Nurses who serve as health advocates and educators, and promote whole-person wellness of body, mind and spirit. In our community, the nurses help fill a gap in our healthcare system, by outreaching to the homebound, elderly, homeless, and those most in need.

Chairwomen are Mary Ierardi and Margaret Donnelley, mental health advocates and philanthropists.

Elizabeth Ailes will receive the Mother Teresa Award for her years of service advocating for children. Wendy Harper - St. Helen Church will be given the Faith Community Nurse of the Year Award. Patrick McNamara, President & CEO, Palm Health Foundation will receive the Pope Francis Leadership Award. Award winners were chosen for their lifelong dedication and service in helping those in need in the community.

For more information about the program, please contact Penny Reynolds at 561-531-8056


About Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach - Catholic Charities Social Services of the Diocese of Palm Beach provides 19 programs and social services throughout the Diocese of Palm Beach. Established in 1984, Catholic Charities responds to the needs of the poor and most vulnerable by providing quality programs that serve children, families, and individuals. Catholic Charities respects life in all of its stages. In living our faith, Catholic Charities helps and creates hope for people in need, regardless of religion, by delivering social services, collaborating with others in building just and compassionate communities, and empowering individuals through education.

About the Interfaith Health and Wellness - Interfaith Health & Wellness of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach provides education and support for registered nurses to serve our community through their affiliation with churches, temples, and other faith-based initiatives and connects individuals and families to care and basic support services with the outcome of physical, mental and spiritual health that ultimately embraces individual and community wellness.

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