From left, Natasha Nascimento (RedefineRefuge.org), Ashley Nye, Meredith Andrade (WiLD 94.1 FM), Corey Dylan (HSN), Dr. Sandy Goodman (Reproductive Medicine Group), Connie Gladon (Executive Director or Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel Foundation), Ronda Maher Parag (Tampa Bay METRO Magazine), Dotti Groover-Skipper (FREEnetwork.us)/Photo courtesy of Corey Dylan
By Corey Dylan, AliveTampaBay Correspondent
Hundreds of women, men, first responders and civic leaders in our community attended The Spring of Tampa Bay 2017 Gift Of Peace Lunch on Thursday. I was lucky to be invited to the event at the downtown Tampa Convention Center by Dr. Sandy Goodman of Reproductive Medicine Group and shared a table with her incredible guests. For 40 years, The Spring has provided sanctuary and services to more than 60,000 adults and their children. It’s one of the largest of 42 certified domestic violence shelters in Florida and the first domestic violence agency in the United States to have an accredited on-site school for resident children. Also in attendance at the lunch: Bridgette Bello, publisher of the Tampa Bay Business Journal, Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandy Murman and event Emcees Lissette Campos and Jamison Uhler, both of ABC Action News.
Corey Dylan/Photo by David R. Wheeler for AliveTampaBay.com