"When stars align, it is always a thing of beauty," says Speak Up for Kids Executive Director, Coleen LaCosta.
To date, Speak Up's GALA events have raised over $200,000, directly supporting Palm Beach County's Guardian ad Litem Program and, on average, the 1,650 Palm Beach County children they represent.
She also has an appointment with a neurologist just days after her next Speak Up session, at the Hare & Hounds on Wednesday, December 14.
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As one tradeswoman explains, "Being the only woman on a construction site [means] having no one to relate to, not having rest-room facilities, having to speak up
for myself on issues that I feel are unfair practices at work, and not having any support."