Compass, the LGBT center of the Palm Beaches, added on to its SMART Ride fundraising efforts earlier this month during their sixth annual White Party.
The event at Penny’s at the Duke in Lantana raised $2,500, Compass announced. The money raised will go toward both the SMART Ride and Compass’ HIV/AIDS prevention programs and services. Last year, the White Party raised $1,500 for the SMART Ride.
The SMART Ride is a 165-mile bike ride from Miami Key West over the course of two days. With its 16th year approaching, the SMART Ride has raised over $10 million in total for Florida health services.
The SMART ride takes place Nov. 15 and 16.
This year’s White Party entertainment included local drag queens Kataleya Davenport Dupree (who was named Miss Palm Beach Pride 2019), Vasti Love Montana and RaeJean Cox.
Compass is just one of several organizations the SMART Ride is supporting. Others include Metro Inclusive Health, Pridelines, AIDS Help and Miracle of Love Inc.
Visit thesmartride.org for more information.