Miracles

Greg and Kiki Norman’s Outback Adventure

Dave Barry at the 2014 Luncheon

Black & White Fashion Show: 2013 Luncheon

Highlights from the Fourth Annual Greg Norman Golf Outing on November 30, 2012.

First Annual Golf Tournament at Parkland Golf & Country Club 2012

Margaux’s Miracle Ladies Luncheon 2012

Third Annual Greg Norman Golf Outing

Friday, December 16, 2011.

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Third Annual Greg Norman Golf Outing

Friday, December 16, 2011

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2011

Margaux’s Miracle Third Annual Walk-a-Thon
Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 11 AM
Pine Trails Park ~ Located at 10555 Trails End, Parkland, FL 33076

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Lawyers Project Bowling Fundraiser Event held on September 22, 2011

Neal Roth and Craig Dell

Debbi & Lindsey Stark with friends

Bowlers raising awareness for MMF

Friends of Margaux's Miracle

Friends of The Lawyers Project

It was a great evening benefitting MMF

Golf event with DUSTIN JOHNSON

Margaux’s Miracle Foundation is thrilled to have a day of golf with professional Dustin Johnson at LaGorce Country Club on Monday, March 14, 2011. Dustin will be playing with a small group of golfers to help raise funds for the Margaux Rene Grossman Research Fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Dustin Johnson golf event

Osage County theater event April 1, 2011

Attend Margaux's Miracle Foundation Event

Greg Norman Golf Outing – November 19, 2010

 

 

 

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Teagan Marti donates to Locks of Love to honor Margaux’s Miracle Foundation

 

 

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On November 15, 2010, Teagan had her hair cut and donated it to Locks of Love in the name of Margaux’s Miracle Foundation to acknowledge the kindness we have shown to her and her family.

2010

Margaux’s Miracle Second Annual Walk-a-Thon

Sunday, October 17, 2010 at 10 AM

Pine Trails Park ~ Located at 10555 Trails End, Parkland, FL 33076


2009

Margaux’s Miracle First Annual Walk-a-Thon

Sunday, October 18, 2009 at 10 AM

Pine Trails Park ~ Located at 10555 Trails End, Parkland, FL 33076

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Student community service hours increase as need grows

By DAVE ROSSMAN | Forum Publishing Group

October 22, 2008

Over the past few months, local students have logged a significant number of community service hours, above and beyond the levels required by their schools.

Due to hurricanes and the nation’s troubled economy, they have been putting in additional time to assist Americans and residents of other countries who find themselves in need for a variety of reasons.

One example: A group of middle school students from Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach who attend Unity Middle School, 101 NW 22nd St. in Delray Beach, are members of the school’s Builders’ Club and have each logged more than 100 community service hours since school started in August.

Barbara Ferguson of Unity School, who oversees the club, said she looks for areas of specific need and gears the club’s projects to help those groups.

Student members of the Builders’ Club “participate in all sorts of projects including beach cleanups, the Walk for Juvenile Diabetes and the Race for the Cure to name a few,” Ferguson said.

One of the club’s recent projects touched hearts at Unity since it was named for Margeaux Grossman, a late alumna of the school, Ferguson said.

Grossman died of cancer and many students were involved in raising funds for the Margeaux’s Miracles Foundation,

which was established to fund cancer research, with emphasis on Ewing’s sarcoma and other childhood cancers.

Seventh-grader Carri Glickman, 12, of Boca Raton, said this is her first year of being involved with the Builders’ Club, and it definitely has kept her busy. “I did a lot of things, like volunteering at retirement homes, and also raised money for Margeaux’s Miracles by walking dogs,” Carri said.

Eighth-grader Dayna Lanza, who lives in Boynton Beach, said it has been very satisfying to give back to the community. “I was at the Caring Kitchen [in Delray Beach] a lot and helped feed people from the area,” she said.

“It was a great feeling to see the looks on their faces and how much it meant to them,” said 13-year-old Dayna.

Other Unity School students with more than 100 hours of community service include Austin Seidman, 13, of Boca Raton; Jerry Laplante, 12, and Robby Robbins, 14, both of Delray Beach; and Shea Gouldd, 14, of Boynton Beach.

Several schools in Palm Beach County recently collected funds, food and assistance items for the victims of multiple hurricane strikes in Haiti during this year’s very active storm season.

Students, teachers, parents and school district staffers pitched in to assist the effort, including a group from Omni Middle School, 5775 Jog Road in Boca Raton.

Omni soccer coach Charles Donahue encouraged members of his team to get involved in the collection. “These kids did a great job collecting items, and I am so proud of them,” he said.

Items donated, collected and shipped to Haiti included clothing, water, sanitary products, canned goods, first aid supplies and other nonperishable items.

All told, schools, including Omni, collected dozens of boxes of clothes, 15 truckloads of food items and $2,469 in cash, all of which was shipped out of the Port of Palm Beach.

Saturday, April 12, 2008 – We would like to thank Motivated Youth, whose “goal is to encourage, inspire, educate and motivate the youth in our community to participate in local charities now and in the future.” Through their fine efforts, the Margaux’s Miracle Foundation received a $2,000 donation.

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Monday, March 3, 2008Third Annual Margaux’s Miracle Foundation Golf Classic and Evening of Miracles

2008 Golf Raffle

Tuesday, February 5, 2008Luncheon and gallery walk at the Warehouse Collection in Miami, Florida.

2007

March 5, 2007 Second Annual Golf Classic and Evening of Miracles

March 4, 2007 Women’s Annual Luncheon

2006

June 2006 SeaDream Charity Cruise – Venice to Athens

May 2006 Unity School Babysitting Drive

April 2006 Annual Luncheon

March 2006 Mah Jongg Tournament

March 6, 2006 First Annual Golf Classic and Evening of Miracles

2005

December 2005 Andy Roddick Charity Weekend

April 2005 Unity School Book Drive – benefiting “Yes We Can” and Palm Beach County Literacy Coalition

March 23, 2005 Tropical Fantasy Luncheon benefiting Margaux’s Miracle hosted by Carole Massington

January 10, 2005 Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Visit at St. Mary’s

2004

December 2004 St. Mary’s Hospital Visit

2003

October 2003 Kids in Distress Annual Halloween Party.

November 7, 2003 Quilting at Penelope’s Breads and Threads

November 6, 2003 Andy Roddick/Arnold Brandt Fashion Show for Charity

October 31, 2003 Kids In Distress Halloween Party

October 2003 Diaper Drive for Children’s Home Society and Kids In Distress

October 2003 St. Mary’s Hospital and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Halloween Visits

September 2003 Back to School for Children’s Home Society

May-June 2003 Spanish River High School Snack Drive for Kids In Distress

March 2003 Formation of Spanish River High School branch of Margaux’s Miracle

2002

December 2002 Skoots the Miracle Bear

Margaux’s Miracle is happy to announce Skoots the Miracle Bear. For a $15.00 donation you can give Skoots a home by picking him up at the next Margaux’s Miracle event or ordering him online at the Margaux’s Miracle Store.. All proceeds go to Margaux’s Miracle which benefits community service projects, research for cancer, families with cancer patients and animals that need care.

December 22, 2002 Andy Roddick/SEK Boca Prep Tennis Charity Weekend

November 11, 2002 St. Mary’s Hospital Visit

Margaux’s Miracle members visited the pediatric ward of St. Mary’s Hospital to do crafts, play games and deliver goody bags to the children. The visit included multiple rounds of the card game, King’s Corners taught to the members by a ten year old oncology patient.

November 9, 2002 Give A Smile’s 2nd annual Bowl-a-thon, in memory of Margaux Grossman

October 24, 2002 Joe Dimaggio Children’s Hospital, Halloween Visit

Arriving in costumes with Halloween crafts and 25 goody bags prepared by the girls at an earlier craft workshop, we spent the afternoon celebrating Halloween with the children at Joe Dimaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood. We helped the children decorate starchy-gauze ghosts, foam door hangers shaped like Frankenstein and haunted mansions, made beaded skeleton necklaces, played games, joked and chatted. Hospital visits are a favorite of the miracle workers because of the face to face interaction with the patients.

October 13, 2002 Last Dance, a play by Lauren Shawcross, inspired by Margaux Grossman

Margaux’s Miracle member, Lauren Shawcross, was one of three finalists in the VSA arts Playwright Discovery Program. The plays were to be written about overcoming an illness or a disability. Lauren’s play, ‘Last Dance’ was based on Margaux’s battle with cancer. Each play was read aloud by actors in front of an audience at The Rinker Playhouse at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Margaux’s Miracle members joined Lauren in viewing her touching and beautifully written play.

August 2002 Back to School for Our Adopted Family

To help the four children of our adopted family get a jumpstart on the school year, we sent them all the back to school necessities. New clothing, school supplies and back packs were donated.

April 18, 2002 Margaux’s Miracle Day in Miami

We shared our day with Miami members who are hoping to start a branch of Margaux’s Miracle in that city. We first visited the Miami Children’s Hospital where we donated our 6 handmade baby quilts for use in special care wards for infants (neonatal, cardiac, etc.). We then teamed with University of Miami coed and beauty pageant contestant, Jenna Edwards and her program, “Queen for a Day”. Also joining us was Craig Adler a hairdresser and makeup artist from the area. At Baptist Hospital, our members brought cheer and confidence to hospitalized young girls by using make-up and nail polish, chitchat, and feather boas. Jenna recently appeared in “People” magazine and on the “Oprah” television show.

March 18, 2002 Pillow Playmates Donated to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Department

During Spring Break Margaux’s Miracle traveled to West Palm Beach to the administrative offices of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Department. In tow were our nine Pillow Playmates. We presented Undersheriff William Tremer, Major Daniel Smith and Deputy Carol Verdiggi with our donation which will be used in the problem oriented policing unit. These are the first giveaway “huggables” to be used in Palm Beach County. The department was genuinely thrilled to be able to pass them along to needy children. Filming our presentation was channel 10 news in conjunction with a story on Margaux’s Miracle being prepared by Kristi Krueger and her producer.

March 9, 2002 Juvenile Diabetes Walk

Several members of Margaux’s Miracle joined “Team Halper” for the annual 3K Juvenile Diabetes Walk in Boca Raton. Margaux’s Miracle member, Alyssa Halper and her family, have participated in the event for the past few years for little brother Jared who has juvenile diabetes.

February 18, 2002 Making Pillow Playmates at Penelope’s Breads and Threads

Once again Margaux’s Miracle returned to Penelope’s Breads and Threads for a day of sewing. This time the project was a little different. Owners of the store, Penny and Bebby, had arranged for us to make Pillow Playmates. These stuffed toys are carried in sheriff cars and fire trucks to give to children in traumatic or stressful situations. Because of its arms and legs when you give the Pillow Playmate a hug it gives you a hug back. There were ten Pillow Playmates completed with nine girls working on the project.

2001

December 15, 2001 Margaux’s First Garage Sale and Holiday Bazaar

This idea began as a brainstorm by Susan and Olivia Liggio at our first meeting. Thanks to the generosity of Vice Principal Doug Markwardt, we were able to use the parking lot of Spanish River High School. This event was a combination multi family garage sale, holiday craft bazaar and bake sale. From late November through mid December our members participated in four craft workshops during which we made bath salts, bath oil, handcrafted soap, decoupage soap, candy cane reindeer, decorated magnets and pushpins, dog and cat treat gifts, cookies in a jar and TV mix. Each family contributed gift baskets with their own theme for our Basket Boutique table. 15 families cleaned their attics, garages and closets and set up their own tables in the parking lot for the garage sale. The award for bargain hunter of Margaux’s First Garage Sale and Holiday Bazaar goes to, Joseph Grossman! At the end of the day the total was $2,500.

November 18, 2001 “Adopting” a Family

On November 18th Margaux’s Miracle “adopted” a family through the Children’s Home Society. “Adopting” a family means helping out a struggling family by giving them things they are in desperate need of, such as food and clothing. In our case, the family is a single mother with six children and a seventh on the way. Thanks to our members, in three days we accomplished getting them dishes and a Thanksgiving dinner. Our goal is to help this family throughout the year with the basics we take for granted.

October 24, 2001 Unity School’s Peace Day

This year, Peace Day at Unity School of Delray Beach was dedicated to Margaux Grossman. During the Peace Day ceremony Margaux’s Miracle was honored for keeping Margaux’s spirit alive, along with doing good works in her honor. We shared our miracles with the students, teachers and parents, most of whom knew Margaux from her years as a student at Unity.

Click on the picture to view the plaque Unity School presented to the Grossman family.

October 20th, 2001 Coastal Cleanup

Four of the miracle workers participated in the 2001 International Coastal Cleanup, locally at Red Reef Park. This cleanup is hosted annually around the world. We collected four garbage bags of trash and completed a survey. The survey will help the Ocean Conservancy raise awareness of the impact trash has on the worlds oceans and beaches.

October 1st-5th, 2001 Book Drive at Spanish River High School

Cherrie and Jessie, both students of Spanish River High School organized a school wide book drive. They collected a total of 1,167 books! The gently used books will be donated to child development centers locally to benefit disadvantaged children. The new books will be used as part of theme gift baskets that will be given to needy children during the holiday season.

September 27th and 29th, 2001 Quilting at Penelope’s Breads and Threads

With eight girls participating, we completed six baby quilts in just two days with the help of Penny and Bebby of Penelope’s Breads and Threads. Four of the baby quilts will be donated to local shelters for ill and traumatized infants and two will be donated to national organizations.

September 9th, 2001 Book Drive

For our first Margaux’s Miracle meeting we asked that everyone bring used or new books for us to donate to centers for underprivileged children in the area. We collected 100 books! All of the books were donated to the Florence Fuller Child Development Center in Boca Raton.

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