‘Pulse’ is alive

ORLANDO, FLORIDA - JUNE 21: Edwin Rodriguez writes the names of the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting at the front of the nightclub building on June 21, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. The Orlando community continues to mourn the June 12 shooting at the Pulse nightclub in what is being called the worst mass shooting in American history, Omar Mir Seddique Mateen killed 49 people at the popular gay nightclub early last Sunday. Fifty-three people were wounded in the attack which authorities and community leaders are still trying to come to terms with. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

The nightclub where the most horrific tragedy of our time has happened is now cordoned by FBI, but the club’s owner vowed to reopen it as soon as possible. She has stressed that the families of victims were now a part of the club’s family too – and vowed to keep the “heartbeat and spirit” of Pulse alive.

A statement says: “We need to show we are strong, that Pulse continues and that we appreciate all the help this community has shown us. We have all come through an extraordinary and terrible ordeal, and we know that we have to keep moving forward. My commitment is to keep Pulse alive, and this is a great way to start just that. Join us for a Latin night of fundraising for the employees of Pulse Orlando. The event will feature live music with the Rico Monaco Band and more, Latin food & drinks in the parking lot of Wilsides and Pulse DJ’s, entertainers and bar staff in the courtyard of the Veranda. 100% of the proceeds going to Pulse of Orlando.” Mayor Buddy Dyer and City Commissioner Patty Sheehan will both join the party, which is set to last from 5 PM until 11 PM.
Club spokesperson Sara Brady confirmed: “It will be Latin night, Washington Street will be closed, Pulse entertainers will be dancing, drag queens… the whole megillah.”


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