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Friday, September 10, 2010 - Coral Springs Medical Center’s Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund Focuses on October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Coral Springs, FL - With breast cancer rates on the rise and the rolls of the uninsured women increasing, the Coral Springs Medical Center’s Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund works tirelessly year-round to ensure women (in northwest Broward County) in financial need receive free mammograms and proper breast medical care. The goal is early detection which is when the chances of survival are much greater. To date the fund has provided more than 500 mammograms and identified nearly 30 women with breast cancer and provided follow-up treatment.

In order to accomplish the mission of the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund, ongoing education and fundraising need to be accomplished and Lisa herself has been an integral part of both - even as she lives with cancer and chemotherapy. Upcoming highlights include:

October 1-31 - Join Brighton Collectibles Power for Pink campaign in their mission to raise breast cancer awareness and help women in need.  For every bracelet sold, Brighton will donate $10 to the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund. The bracelet retails for $50 and comes with a powerful message, “All you need is love.” Get your bracelet from Brighton Collectibles at the Promenade in Coconut Creek. 4425 Lyons Road, F107 tel: 954-917-4389 www.brighton.com.

October 1 & 2 - Capture the Moment & Pose for a Cure - Local photographer and breast cancer survivor Rosina DiBello is offering a unique photography session for a special cause, the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund. This eventful photography session will be held in a gorgeous private home. The package price of $95 includes: professional makeover, private session with posing and guidance expertise, two outfit and setting changes, wine and appetizers and much more. For more information and reservations, call Rosina DiBello at 954-254-8033 or www.browardhealth.org/csmc

October 6 - Coral Springs Chamber’s Powerful Women’s Alliance – Lisa Boccard from the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund will be the keynote speaker at this powerful women’s luncheon event at the Heron Bay Marriott in Coral Springs. She will share her heartwarming and compelling story on her journey with breast cancer. With her ever-present optimism, Lisa has found the silver lining in an otherwise dark cloud. "If it wasn't for cancer, I wouldn't be doing any of this. Maybe this is how my life was supposed to turn out," she says. For more information or to RSVP, call the Coral Springs Chamber at 954-752-4242 or www.cschamber.com.

October 12 - Mammo-Palooza Ladies Night Out
Join us from 5:30 until 7 p.m. on this fabulous evening for pampering and fun with your girlfriends while you get your mammogram!
Facials • Chair Massage • Raffle Prizes
Paraffin Hand Treatment • Food • Fun
For more information, call Coral Springs Medical Center 954-344-3344.

October 11-15 - Mammo-Palooza Week- our goal is to provide 250+ mammograms.

Monday - Thursday 7am-7pm • Friday 7am - 5pm
Everyone who has a mammogram will receive a special gift. For more information, call Coral Springs Medical Center 954-344-3344.

October 29 - Second Annual Have A Heart Golf Tournament - Registration begins at 8:30am. Enjoy a full day of golf contests, BBQ buffet, drinks, prizes and auction. Held at the ColonyWest Country Club in Tamarac-6800 North Pine Island Road. For more information call Andy Siegerman 954-796-4050 or email info@haveaheartcharities.com

Recipes for Life Cookbook - Great holiday gift idea! Purchase a cookbook for $20 and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund to provide free mammograms for women in need. With over 500 recipes submitted from the community, this cookbook is very personal because so many people took the time to share their favorite dishes for one great cause.  Those recipes are now compiled into one beautiful book for everyone to enjoy. To purchase a cookbook, call 954-344-3344 or visit www.browardhealth.org/cookbook

Feb 12, 2011 - Race for Women’s Wellness - Mark your calendars early for the 2011 Race for Women’s Wellness. Now in its sixth year, the 5k Run/Walk will take place at Coral Springs Medical Center. Proceeds will benefit the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund. For more information, call 954-344-3344.

Broward Health, providing service for more than 50 years, is a nationally recognized system offering world class health care services to our neighbors in South Florida. One of the 10 largest public health systems in the nation, Broward Health includes Broward General Medical Center, North Broward Medical Center, Imperial Point Medical Center, Coral Springs Medical Center, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston and more than 30 facilities of the Community Health Services and Broward Health Physician Group. For more information visit, www.browardhealth.org.


Lisa Boccard at a book signing for the Recipes for Life Cookbook.