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Hero Bright Lights When three exceptional women united on Key Biscayne to help children with neurological disorders get the help they need, they never imagined how many lives they would touch in the process. Tex t by Jorge Arauz Photo by Ana Alba Founders: Maida Berberian-Bignon, Luz Ma Iruretagoyena & Martha Poulat Organization: act4me: A Chance for Therapy 260 Crandon Blvd., Ste. 32-222 Key Biscayne, FL 33149 786.390.1172 or 786.473.6020 Act4Me.org Mission: “act4me is a not-for-profit organization established by volunteers dedicated to distributing financial assistance to local families in need whose children require therapy, treatment an care of developmental delays associated with neurological disorders.” Future Goals: “As part of our continuing effort, we hope to extend the amount currently planned in our grants so the children can benefit from more hours of therapy. We are launching several campaigns including ‘Kid-to-Kid Giving,’ ‘I Love Giving in Key Biscayne,’ and ‘Monthly Theme Dinners.’ In 2010, several events are being planned, such as a Mardi-Gras-themed dinner party, a Casino & Game night, as well as our End of the Year Annual Gala.” To nominate someone you feel deserves to be featured as a HERO on this page, please email a photo, short bio and contact information to Editor@KeyBiscayneMag.com. 30