Compass’ White Party Raises $1,500 for Smart Ride

This year’s White Party for Compass, held at Penny’s the Duke in Lantana, raised $1,500 for the LGBT community center’s Smart Ride team. 

"This was my first White Party,  and I'll never forget it. The drag performances were full of energy and flair, and raising money for a good cause like the Smart Ride was an amazing feeling,” said Laura Diaz, a social work student at FAU who is interning with the Compass youth department.

The Smart Ride is an annual two-day 165-mile bicycle ride from Miami to Key West that raises money for HIV related charities. This year’s event takes place Nov. 15-16.

Last year’s bike ride had to be rescheduled due to Hurricane Irma. It ended up taking place Jan. 19-20 of this year, raising $840,245. In total the organization has raised $9.3 million. 

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