Momentum keeps building in support of the fourth annual Run for the Ribbons
5K to benefit the League of Ribbons at Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s
Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute. The fun-filled family
5K starts off at 7:00am on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at the Sandler Pavilion
at Lynn Cancer Institute and passes thru Old Floresta, Boca Raton’s
most picturesque historic neighborhood.
People of all ages are encouraged to participate and prices range from
$18 to $35 depending on age and date of registration. Well-known local
retailer, Runner’s Edge, is managing the event and will be accepting
race applications, and from May 29 to June 5 race packets will be available
for pick-up at their store located at 3195 N. Federal Highway in Boca
Raton. T-shirts will be given to all pre-registered participants. Post-event
refreshments will be served and runners who finish the race can view their
Accuchip timing results and race finish photos on Facebook.
In addition to the 5K, there is a one-mile walk/run for participants interested
in a shorter distance. The cost is $10-25 depending on age and registration
date. If you are unable to make arrangements ahead of time, registration
opens at 6:00am the day of the event. At 6:30am, there is a group warm-up
and the race begins promptly at 7:00am
Darci McNally, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C, Director of Oncology Support Service
and Community Outreach at the Lynn Cancer Institute founded the event
and is gratified at the level of growth over the past four years. According
to McNally, “The race started off as a small grassroots effort to
support the League of Ribbons and in just four years it has blossomed
into one of the hospital’s most anticipated community events with
over a dozen sponsors and hundreds of participants.”
If you are interested in supporting the Lynn Cancer Institute at the Run
for the Ribbons, please call 561.955.4501 or visit
for more information.
About Boca Raton Regional Hospital – Advancing the boundaries of medicine.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center (
) with 400 beds and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff.
The Hospital is a recognized leader in oncology, cardiovascular disease
and surgery, minimally invasive surgery, orthopedics, women’s health,
emergency medicine and the neurosciences, all of which offer state-of-the-art
diagnostic and imaging capabilities. The Hospital is a designated Comprehensive
Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished
Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ for the 10th year in a row
and was named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals in 2011, 2012,
2013 and 2014, both by Healthgrades®. Boca Raton Regional Hospital
was also recognized for the third consecutive year in U.S. News &
World Report’s 2013–2014 Best Hospitals listing as a top-ranked
hospital in the South Florida metropolitan area.
Darci McNally, 561.955.4501
Lynn Cancer Institute, Community Outreach Coordinator
Thomas Chakurda, 561.955.3586
Vice President, Marketing