Category Archives: Your Health

Pompano Beach to offer Health and Financial Wellness Fair on July 30 and July 31


By David Volz

People who want to receive free health checks will want to attend the Health and Financial Wellness Fair that will take place on Wednesday, July 30 and Thursday, July 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center located at 1801 Northeast 6th Street.

Local hospitals and health providers will offer free blood pressure checks, cholesterol and diabetes tests, on-site HIV testing, glaucoma and vision screenings and more.

More than 60 businesses, organizations and non-profit organizations will participate in the Health Fair and provide valuable information about the various services they provide. They will offer advice on how to prevent health problems and encourage early detection of disease.

Half-Marathon and 5k Race for Women’s Wellness Kicks Off In Coral Springs

By David Volz

Last Saturday, the Half-Marathon and 5k Race for Women’s Wellness kicked off in Coral Springs. The event benefits the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund, which was founded in 2003 by Vincent and Terry Boccard in support of Vincent’s sister Lisa and her fight with breast cancer. The mission of the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund is to provide funding for care that may otherwise be unattainable, for the women in our community to obtain screening mammograms and breast treatments if necessary.

This is the second running of the half-marathon and the ninth running of the 5K run. Since the Fund began about 11 years ago, more than 2,000 lower income women have received free mammograms. Of those, 63 tested positive. The women who tested positive were treated for cancer and are, thankfully, still alive today.

Photos below: 

Coral Springs Mayor Vince Boccard and his sister Lisa Boccard at the start of the Lisa Boccard Half-Marathon.

The Lisa Boccard Half Marathon begins on the morning of March 29.