Monday, February 15, 2010
Race for Women's Wellness Brings Free Mammograms to Needy Women
Coral Springs, FL - Broward Health Coral Springs Medical Center (CSMC) recently held its 5th Annual Race for Women’s Wellness where over 250 participants raised more than $15,000 for the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund. The fund provides free mammograms, breast imaging and biopsies to women who otherwise would not be able to afford to get them.
Participants ranged from cancer patients and survivors themselves to those who carried the cause near to their hearts. One special participant was Lisa Boccard whose fund was created in her honor by her brother Vince Boccard (Coral Springs Commissioner) and his wife Terry. As Lisa continues her fight against breast cancer, she feels honored that others are benefiting. “The participants in this event gave Coral Springs Medical Center an opportunity to do something extraordinary for women in need,” said Lisa.
With a mission to raise awareness and money to fight against breast cancer, the race itself was created five years ago by two doctors from CSMC—Dr. Mark Shachner, Medical Director of the Women’s Diagnostic & Wellness Center, and Dr. David Silver, a gastroenterologist. The Boccard’s later joined CSMC to continue its mission in providing women in financial need in northwest Broward County the ability to receive proper breast medical care including early detection screenings.
Coral Springs Medical Center is a facility of Broward Health. 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.
(L to R): Dr. Mark Shachner, Medical Director at Coral Springs Medical Center’s Women’s Diagnostic & Wellness Center with Lisa and Vince Boccard.