Walk to End Alzheimer's

The Boca Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on Sunday, September 27th in Mizner Park Amphitheater. There is no registration fee to enter the walk. The Walk raises funds for the Alzheimer’s Association. Their goal is to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The Alzheimer’s Association is a nonprofit 501 (c)3 organization.
Registration for the walk starts at 7:30 a.m. and the ceremony starts at 8 a.m. The walk starts at 8:30 a.m. and is 2 miles. Every registered participant who raises $100 or more will receive a t-shirt. Participants can donate online, create a team or join an existing team. Volunteers are also needed to help on the day of the event. A light breakfast will be provided to participants.
To find out more information, go to Act.Alz.Org/BocaWalk or contact Chairperson Pamela Polani at 561-496-4222.

West Boca Relay for Life

Screen Shot 2015-04-08 at 2.53.05 PMThe West Boca Relay for Life will be held at Olympic Heights High School at 20101 Lyons Road on May 2, 2015. Many local schools and businesses will be participating. Special events during the event include a Survivor and Caregiver lap at 5:30 p.m. and the Winner’s Circle Dinner at 6:30 p.m. There is also a special Luminaria ceremony at night.
winner'scircleinviteThe Relay for Life organization has been holding local fundraisers to raise awareness. There will be a Community Yard Sale on April 26th at Mission Bay.
communityyardsaleFor more details about the Walk, see the recent article in The Sun Sentinel.

Jay Leno to Perform at Benefit Concert

bocawestfoundationJay Leno and Atlantic City Boys to Perform at
Boca West Foundation’s “A Concert for The Children” on March 31
Foundation’s annual concert and golf challenge raise funds that benefit 15 local charities serving 3,000 children in area

Acclaimed late night talk show host and stand up comedian Jay Leno, along with the Atlantic City Boys, will perform at the Boca West Community Charitable Foundation’s annual “Concert for the Children” on Tuesday, March 31 at Boca West Country Club.  The event will follow the Foundation’s annual $100,00 Golf Challenge, happening on March 30.
Funds raised will benefit at risk children and their families in Boca Raton and South Palm Beach County.  Each year, Boca West Community Charitable Foundation serves over 3,000 children and its volunteers have given 45,000 hours of their time to the 19 charities with which the organization works.
“In determining who we wished to star in our Concert for the Children this coming year, Jay Leno was always at the top of our list because of his humanitarian efforts throughout the world,” said Arthur Adler, Chairman of the Boca West Charitable Foundation.  “We are delighted that he is aiding the children of South Palm Beach County through his performance here at Boca West.”
The Concert will be held at the AKOYA Amphitheatre on the Great Lawn of Boca West Country Club with doors opening at 6 p.m., the Atlantic City Boys opening the show at 8 p.m. followed by Jay Leno’s performance at 9 p.m.  All tickets are $150 and seats will be assigned by a drawn lottery on March 10.
The Golf Challenge on March 30 will include brunch and registration at 11 a.m., a 1 p.m. golf tee time, followed by a gala cocktail party and award presentation from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.   Player spots are $500 and include a ticket for the Concert for the Children.  Additional cocktail party tickets are $125.
Tickets and Sponsorships
Tickets, player spots, and sponsorship opportunities are available on the Boca West Foundation website.  For more information, please contact the Foundation directly by calling 561-488-6980 or by emailing [email protected].
About Jay Leno
Acclaimed TV late night show host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, much-in-demand corporate speaker, lovable TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist…it’s no wonder that Jay Leno has always been widely characterized as “the hardest working man in show business.”
Jay Leno’s late night television ratings domination included more than two decades of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” winning every consecutive quarter of his hosting over the past 19 years. After resuming hosting the 11:35 PM program following a one-time brief interruption of these duties, Jay once again took the show to the top, leading all of the ensuing quarters handily for another three years. Under his helm, the show was honored by the Television Academy with an Emmy for “Outstanding Comedy, Variety or Music Series.” “The Tonight Show” has also taken home the trophy for “Favorite Late Night Show” in the annual TV Guide Awards determined by voting viewers, and Jay was recently installed in the Television Academy’s Broadcast Hall of Fame.
About Boca West Community Charitable Foundation
The Boca West Community Charitable Foundation was launched in November of 2010. It came about as a desire by the thousands of members of the Boca West Country Club to give back to Boca Raton and the South Palm Beach County communities.  The Foundation’s mission is to identify and fund projects to assist children and their families in need in the area.
Since its inception, the Foundation has funded more than $1,500,000 for specific programs of 19 charities including: American Association of Caregiving Youth, Boca Helping Hands, Boca Raton Police Athletic League, Boys & Girls Club of Boca Raton, The Caridad Center, FAU Elementary Band Camp, Florence Fuller Early Childhood Development Centers, The Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation, The Giving Tree, Jewish Adoption & Foster Care Options, Jewish Foundation of South Palm Beach County Safety Net Services, KidSafe Foundation, Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Place of Hope at the Haven Campus, SCOPE, SOS Children’s Village, Unicorn Academy, The Wayne Barton Study Center, and Youth Activity Center.

Walk MS 2015 on March 15th

walkmsBoca Residents can participate in Walk MS on March 15th 2015 at 900 Broken Sound, Parkway NW. Walk MS connects people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) and those who care about them. Multiplse sclerosis is a very difficult disease to live with, and unfortunately there is no cure as of yet. Treatment options available include painkillers or medical marijuana for the chronic pain, which you can access at the website https://plpcsanjose.com/deals-specials/. This is why the walk is so important, and it is an experience unlike any other, a day to come together, to celebrate the progress we’ve made and to show the power of our connections.
The funds raised at Walk MS give hope to the more than 7500 people living with MS in our community. Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. MS affects more than 2.3 million worldwide. To learn more about MS, go to the National MS Society. The dollars raised at Walk MS support critical research and programs and services.
900 Broken Sound Parkway is located north of Yamato Road. Registration and check in starts at 7:30 a.m. and the walk starts at 9 a.m. You can participate in the walk by calling 1-855-372-1331 or going to walkMS.org. Participants can register as an individual, join a team or volunteer.

FAU hosts 5th Annual EMB(RACE) on February 22nd

Embrace2Stand Among Friends (SAF), a Boca Raton based non-profit organization, will host the fifth annual “emb(race) at Florida Atlantic University’s Boca Raton campus. This is an all inclusive run, walk, stroll and roll event being held February 22nd with check-in starting at 6 a.m. The event will feature a 5k, 10k, one-mile family walk and a half-marathon. People of all ages and abilities are invited to participate. There will be games for children, music, food, prizes, awards and many other fun activities.
SAF was founded in 1997 to enhance the lives of people with disabilities by promoting opportunities for them to live without limits and experience the highest degree of independence and success in their communities. In 2006, SAF opened The Disability Center, a designated Center of Excellence within the State of Florida university system, on FAU’s Boca Raton campus in the  Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing building. Current programs include Employment for People with Disabilities, Disability Sensitivity, Assistive Technology Center and off-site demonstrations.
To register for emb(race), call 561-297-4400 or visit www.standamongfriends.org/embrace. Registration for the 1 mile family walk is $20. Race times are as follows: half marathon at 6:30 a.m., 10k at 7:00 a.m., 5k at 7:00 a.m., event ceremony at 8:45 a.m. and family walk at 9:15 a.m.