BOCA RATON, FL – May 4, 2017 – The Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute at Boca Raton Regional
Hospital will be conducting its sixth “Run for the Ribbons”
on Sunday, June 4, 2017. With nearly 1,000 participants at last year’s
event, momentum is building for this year’s 5K and one-mile run/walk.
Proceeds will again support patients through special programs of the Lynn
Cancer Institute’s League of Ribbons to help them in their fight
against cancer. Cancer patients have many unique care issues that go beyond
that of treatment. The League of Ribbons supports the non-clinical needs
and challenges that patients and their families may encounter, such as
providing gifts cards for groceries and gas for those facing financial
hardships, health and wellness programs for patients and the community-at-large,
guided imagery and yoga and massage therapy for cancer patients in treatment.
Registration will be available starting at 6:00am on the day of the event
for those unable to do so before the race. Warm up begins at 6:30am. The
event begins at 7:00am at the Sandler Pavilion at the Lynn Cancer Institute
and the route passes through Old Floresta, Boca Raton’s most picturesque
historic neighborhood. All participants will receive a finisher medal
and race awards will be given to the top three runners in a range of age
groups. Individuals of all ages are encouraged to participate and prices
range depending on participant age and registration date.
Runner’s Edge is managing the event and will be accepting race applications.
Race packets will be available at their location at 3195 N Federal Highway
in Boca Raton from May 26 through noon on June 3. T-shirts will be given
to all pre-registered participants and post-event refreshments will be
“The race has grown exponentially and continues to be one of the
Hospital’s most anticipated community events,” said Darci
McNally, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C, Director of Oncology Support Service and Community
Outreach at the Lynn Cancer Institute. “The generous support of
our sponsors and participants has helped to make this event a resounding
If you are interested in supporting the Lynn Cancer Institute at the Run
for the Ribbons, call 561.955.4501. For more information, to sign up or
for pricing options, visit BRRH.com/runfortheribbons.
Media are invited to attend.
About Boca Raton Regional Hospital – Advancing the boundaries of medicine.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center (BRRH.com) 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 was recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s
2016 - 2017 Best Hospitals listing as a Top Ranked Regional Hospital in
the South Florida metropolitan area and the highest ranked hospital in
Palm Beach County. For the second year in a row, Boca Regional earned
the 2016/2017 Consumer Choice Award by National Research Corporation (NRC).
Boca Regional was the only hospital in Palm Beach County to earn such
a distinction. Boca Raton Regional Hospital was also the recipient of
the 2014 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ for
10 years running and was named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals
in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, both by Healthgrades®.
Alexandra Schilling, 561.955.4706