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Friends of Mel Executive Director Pauline Alighieri and Patti LaBelle wearing Mel’s Bracelet at Magic 106.7’s Exceptional Women Awards! EXCEPTIONAL WOMEN has put nearly 400 women in the spotlight. Some of them make headlines, others make things happen quietly. In the spotlight: a woman who received their Community Service Award: Pauline Alighieri, the founder of Friends of Mel.  Don't miss her conversation with Candy O'Terry about the inspiration for Friends of Mel.

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pauline alighieriExecutive Director Pauline Alighieri talks about “The Friends of Mel”, the organization she co-founded in memory of her friend Mel Simmons who lost her battle with breast cancer.




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