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Award luncheon set for Mar. 23

The Catholic Charities Interfaith Health and Wellness program will have its spring awards luncheon at noon Thursday, March 23, at the National Croquet Center, 700 Florida Mango Road in West Palm Beach. A silent auction will start at 11:30 a.m.

Those being honored at the event include Martha Ahr, with the Mother Teresa Award; the Frank J. Lewis Family Foundation, with the Pope Francis Award; and the St. Bernadette nurse team, with the Faith Community Nurse of the Year Award. The luncheon’s guest speaker will be Phyllis King, dean of the Palm Beach Atlantic University School of Nursing.

Interfaith Health and Wellness is committed to the education of registered nurses who serve communities through affiliation with churches, temples, mosques and other faith-based initiatives, and works to promote whole-person care of the body, mind and spirit.

The program envisions faith-based communities where all individuals, across boundaries and diverse populations, have access to health care s and basic support services, irrespective of religious affiliations, age or income, to positively impact individual and community wellness.

The donation to attend is $125. Those interested in sponsorships or tickets for the event are asked to respond by Friday, March 10, by visiting, calling 561-345-2000, ext. 256, or emailing