Hello everyone. While the heat is starting to climb, there has been no slowing down of events here in Martin County.
What I've noticed lately, though, is that these events have a common theme -- they are geared not so much for entertainment, but to help people.
Take, for example, the Family Day being planned at the Marasco Ranch on May 19.
This day is to help the family caring for Melissa Feinberg, a long-time Martin County resident who, at the age of 35, was struck with a brain aneurysm in 2010.
Since then, she has been in a variety of different medical establishments and undergone countless therapies. As you can imagine, her insurance benefits ended a while ago, and her parents have depleted their savings to keep her care going.
Now we have the opportunity to step up and help as well. The Family Day is scheduled from 12 to 6 p.m. on May 19. It will include pony rides, face paining, a petting zoo and much more. Admission to the day is $10 per person, with all the money going to help Ms. Feinberg's family.
To register for the event, go to www.marascoranch.com.
If you are more of the athletic type, head over to the Big Heart Brigade's inaugural 5K run on May 18. They are celebrating their 20th year of helping feed residents at Thanksgiving by holding this special color run for the victims of the Boston and Texas tragedies.
While some of the money will go towards the group's Thanksgiving efforts, half will also go to support people affected by the attack at the Boston Marathon as well as the fertilizer plant explosion in Texas.
The event will take place at Flagler Park in downtown Stuart. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the race begins at 8:30 a.m.
Preregistration is $40, and $50 the day of the event. Runners can register at www.active.com.
Both of these organizations taking a day to do so much for people they have never met. I know the residents of Martin County will do what they can to meet these needs, and any others that come their way.
It's what we do here, and one of the reasons I love the Treasure Coast so much.
Dawn Krebs is the associate managing editor for Hometown News and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.