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 available.
“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 success.”
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.
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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®.
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