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YLS President’s Message

YLS President Lindsay Massillon

As we gear up for the beginning of Fall (I don’t have to say how fast this year has gone by), I am reminded that for many, September marks “back to school,” and the beginning of, well, chaos. While I don’t have children of my own, I’ve had the fortune of being an Aunt (or “Tati” in Creole) to my two nieces (Nia and London) and two nephews (Jaden and Jett). I’ve seen their carefree, no-bedtime summer attitude give way to school supply shopping, groans about waking up early, and the return of schedules.

What I forget, however, is that there are many children who only wish they could “go back to school,” and whose families are not sure if their children will be well by September. This is the reality for several children and their families right now at South Florida’s own Nicklaus Children’s Hospital (“NCH”).

It is for this reason that YLS has selected NCH as our beneficiary for our 2019 Walter G. “Skip” Campbell, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament. NCH is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital dedicated exclusively for children. The vision of NCH is simple: “To inspire hope and promote lifelong health by providing the best care to every child.” It is my desire to do all that we can as a local Bar Association to make sure NCH continues providing hope to those families; families like the Marras. Many of you know Marc Marra and Jessica Marra, both of Kelley Kronenberg. Their daughter, Charlotte, spent the first several months of her life at NCH in the care of their doctors, nurses, and staff. You can learn a little more about Charlotte’s story by reviewing our Tournament Sponsorship package on the Broward Bar – YLS website.

If you’re reading this article, I’d like to be among the first to ask for your commitment to play, donate, and/or sponsor our Golf Tournament which will be held on November 9, 2019 at the Jacaranda Golf Club in Plantation. For those of you who have attended our Tournament before, you know it is nothing short of a great day on the links networking—and, in my case, driving around on a golf cart—for an extraordinary cause.

Please check our Calendar of Events and Newsletter in the coming weeks for information on how to register your foursome and sign up for sponsorship opportunities.

In the meantime, I hope you take a moment, as I did while writing this article, to be thankful for the “chaos” (back to school or otherwise) you may find yourself in this month.