Boca Raton Boating & Beach Bash

beachbashThe Boca Raton Boating & Beach Bash for People with Disabilities will take place on March 21st, 2015. The Bash is the Nation’s largest, free, fun day for children, adults and Purple Heart recipients with physical and/or intellectual challenges and their caregivers. It will be held at Spanish River Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Park is located at 3100 North Ocean Boulevard.
The highlight of the event is the opportunity to enjoy a boat ride aboard a flotilla of private yachts along the Intracoastal Waterway. All boats are donated by members of Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club in Boca Raton. After the event has concluded, you may want to enjoy your own private boat ride with your loved ones by purchasing your own boat from the wide variety of choices from somewhere like GraysOnline, so you can have fun on the water whenever it’s convenient for you. Spending your time at events like these could help you to make this decision. The Bash is completely organized and run by community volunteers and is funded through private donations and sponsorship.
For more information, call 561-715-2622.

4th Annual Celebrating everyBODY Walk

whywewalkThe 4th Annual Celebrating everyBODY: a walk for eating disorder awareness takes place on February 28th at South County Regional Park in Boca Raton. Proceeds benefit The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing programs and activities aimed at outreach and education related to health promotion including all eating disorders, positive body image and self-esteem. The Alliance works to prevent eating disorders and promote a positive body image by offering educational presentations, support groups, advocacy and a toll-free national phone help line.
The 2015 Alliance Walk will start at the Pond Apple Pavilion at 9:30 a.m. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The Walk is one mile. All proceeds raised at the walk remain in Florida and pay for printing, production and shipping of the Florida Eating Disorders Referral Guide. The pre-registration fee is $20 for adults and $10 for those under 18 years. Pets are an additional $5. The first 650 participants registered will receive an event t-shirt and girft bag. Pets will receive a bandanna. For more information, call 561-841-0900.
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15th Annual Walkathon for The PAP Corps

cometogetherwalkathonThe Pap Corps, Champions for Cancer Research, presents its 15th Annual Walkathon Come Together to Beat Cancer on March 14th 2015. The walk will be held at the FAU Campus beginning at 8:30 a.m. The community is invited to celebrate the 60s. There will be a Beatles Tribute Concert by The Nowhere Band. Visit www.thepapcorps.org to register or call 877-495-8100. The registration fee is $20.
The Pap Corps has donated over $50 million to support research on All types of cancer in men, women and children for Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Cancer Center is part of the University of Miami Health System. It has locations in Coral Springs and Deerfield Beach.

Olympic Heights Welcomes Samaritan365 Club

carters4Carters_and_ScholasticOlympic Heights is the FIRST high school in the country to host and participate in the Samaritans365 club. Our hope is to bring this club to all elementary, middle, and high schools in the world. We will make a difference –
one good deed at a time!
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It is with great pride that we share the Samaritans365 program with Olympic Heights High School. Through participation in the Samaritans365 Club, students learn what it means to be a true “Samaritan.” They are given the opportunity to listen to interesting and professional speakers who are community members dedicated to doing something for the good of others. Students will be educated about different ways to contribute, the experience of joy derived from giving, and the difference it can make in the lives of others. Our ultimate goal is that all students are committed to being service-oriented global community leaders and environmental citizens. Thank you for supporting this important, educational, and inspirational program.
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All meetings and activities will be held in Ms. Posner’s room, room 2206, from 3:00 – 4:00 pm. Meetings that include speakers will be held the second Thursday of the month. There may be community service hours awarded for different collections/drives, as well as activities done at meetings, to be determined as each opportunity arises.
On February 12th, a representative from The Pajama Program will be speaking to the group. The Pajama Program’s mission is to provide new pajamas and books to children in need. Many of the children served are waiting and hoping to be adopted. Many of them have been abandoned and have never enjoyed the comfort of a parent tucking them in at bedtime with warm, clean pajamas and a bedtime story. The group will present the representative with books and pajamas they have collected. You can buy books at the dollar store and pajamas at Walmart and Target.
Upcoming speakers include a woman from the organization of Child Survivors/Hidden Children of the Holocaust, and representatives from Animal Aid and Florence Fuller. If you would like to participate, contact Alayna at tamgator@comcast.net or Deborah Posner at deborahposner@palmbeachschools.org.