The CEO of a non-profit organization mobilizes to salute the “first ranks and heroes of health”


Last spring, the state reported its COVID-19 case and more than a year later, with the new variant, some workers haven’t slowed down.

In response, a South Florida nonprofit plans to honor Palm Beach County’s top frontline players and health heroes on August 29.

The public is encouraged to help greet those who serve us.

Board-certified nurse practitioner Avis Spradley Brown, DNP, said she couldn’t even imagine what a return to normalcy would want.

“Dr. Fauci actually warned us about this second wave and we’re in this second wave right now,” said Spradley Brown. “We haven’t had that hiatus this year.

And her work schedule still hasn’t slowed down.

“I now work six to seven days a week,” she said.

A reality that caught the attention of a publisher and CEO of a South Florida nonprofit.

“It’s like going to a game – you have cheerleaders cheering on their favorite team and right now, in the middle of what we’re dealing with with our favorite team, there are the health heroes and the first few lines, ”said Shenetria Moore, SHE CEO of Holdings LLC and publisher of Project 12.

It is only this afternoon that she does not plan her annual calendar release event, but an awards ceremony and a drive-through parade to honor the top ranks and health heroes of Palm County. Beach next month.

“They have gone above and beyond and deserve recognition,” she said.

Over the past few weeks, Moore’s screening committee has sought out candidates from the public – not just doctors and nurses, but workers stocking store shelves, county officials enforcing the mask mandate, law enforcement and teachers to name a few.

And on August 29, 25 winners will be announced at John Prince Park in Lake Worth Beach. The awards ceremony includes a parade from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Only the people left for the parade and the “saluting those who served us” awards ceremony.

“Our response to that, I think, is far more important than the people facing the pandemic itself,” said Spradley Brown. “We need people for the parade. We need you to decorate your cars, go out, honk, show your appreciation – show some love.

“For us to beat this pandemic, it must be an effort at all levels,” added Moore.

Participation in the parade requires registration. To learn more, call 561-632-6051 or visit, here:

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