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      growing, renamed Boca Raton Regional                                                                    With Bobby Campbell serving as the 2018 honorary chair,
      Hospital (BRRH) in 2012 to reflect its                                                               the Event Host committee includes Mayor Scott Singer,
      vision. Under his management, BRRH                                                                   former Mayors Susan Whelchel, Bill T. Smith and Steven
      built the Marcus Neuroscience Institute,                                                             Abrams, who currently serves as a Palm Beach County
      the Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health                                                                 Commissioner; Boca Raton Deputy Mayor Jeremy Rodgers;
      and Wellness Institute, the Lynn Cancer                                                              Council Members Monica Mayotte and Andrea Levine
      Institute, and the Gloria Drummond                                                                   O’Rourke, Patricia Carpenter, Mary Csar, Terry Fedele,
      Physical Rehabilitation Institute. He also                                                           Gloria Hosh, Michael Kaufman, Bonnie S. Kaye, John Kelly,
      led the hospital to establish the BocaCare                                                           Debbie Leising, Christine E. Lynn, Doug Mosley, Barb
      Network of physicians, a group of urgent                                                             Schmidt, Pat Thomas, John Tolbert and Connie Siskowski.
      care centers and an academic partnership                                                                Committee members include 2017 Ball Co-chairs Kim
      with the Florida Atlantic University                                                                 Champion and Constance Scott, Co-chairs Emeritus Jon A.
      Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine                                                               Kaye and Kari Oeltjen, along with Ann Brown, Deborah
      that includes graduate medical education                                                             Freudenberg, Ingrid Fulmer, Rick Howard, Shaheer Hosh,
      and medical residencies. With Fedele at                                                              Alan Kaye, Dyana Kenney, Michelle McLean-Bailey, Derek
      the helm, Boca Raton Regional Hospital                                                               Morell, Lynda Palmer, Dr. Allen Konis, Linda Petrakis, Dr.
      is a thriving community asset contributing                                                           Ron Rubin, Howard Schwartz, Robin Trompeter, Michael
      to making Boca Raton a great place to live,                                                          Walstrom, Gloria Wank, Jonathan Whitney, Janice Williams,
      work, play, educate “and heal.”                                                                      Jo Anne Williams and Marilyn Wilson.
         •  Best Foot Forward (Nonprofit)                                                                  Ball Sponsorships Taking Flight
      –Founded by Donna Biase and Debbie  From left: 2018-19 Club President Michael Walstrom, Past President, Founding      Sponsorship opportunities are available at various levels
      Ellman, Best Foot Forward (BFF) was  Co-chair and Event Producer Jon A. Kaye, Co-Chairs Arlene Herson and   from Presenting, Title and customized sponsorships. To
      created so that foster care youth would be  Rick Howard and Honorary Chair (seated) Bobby Campbell. (Photo by Gina   date, sponsors include Boca Raton Airport Authority, Boca
      afforded the same educational opportunities  Fontana)                                                Raton Regional Hospital, James & Marta Batmasian Family
      as all other children. It serves to empower                                                          Foundation, Bobby and Barbara Campbell, Cristino Fine
      foster care youth to maximize their potential by providing the   care professionals with easy access to patient’s notes, billing   Jewelry, Excell Auto, FP&L, Joni and Al Goldberg, Arlene
      same tools and support accessible to children in traditional   information and treatment outcomes for millions of other   Herson, Kaufman Lynn Construction, Kaye Communications,
      homes, affording them a fair opportunity to become   patients. The company fosters corporate social responsibility,   Modernizing Medicine, Sklar Furnishings and Gale Wechsler/
      successful students and self-sufficient adults. While local   from the executive team to employees who are encouraged   The Wechsler Foundation, Rosie Inguanzo-Martin Allegiance
      and national statistics show that only 46% of foster children   to give back to the community in their own personal way by   Home Health & Rehab, Habitat for Humanity of South Palm
      graduate high school, and a mere 3% graduate college, the   using an annual “paid day off benefit” to donate their time   Beach County, Kari Oeltjen & Dr. Jeffrey Berman, Douglas
      award-winning 501(c)3 BFF nonprofit continues to enjoy a   and talents to the charity of their choice. Individuals are   Rudman The Rudman Law Group, Howard & Evelyn Tai.
      100% high school graduation rate and recently celebrated   encouraged to become involved members of the community      Celebrating “Boca at its best” the Boca Raton Mayors
      its seventh and eighth college graduates. As part of its   by joining local organizations to encourage development   Ball “Service Above Self” Fundraiser is an opportunity
      strategy, BFF pairs program participants with an Academic   both professionally and personally that extends outside their   to recognize individuals and organizations that, through
      or Graduation Coach from kindergarten to college. Through   day-to-day responsibilities.             their daily community involvement and business practices,
      one-on-one support, each Coach provides a range of      “With the exceptional caliber of our 2018 George Long   promote the City of Boca Raton in a positive way and
      educational planning and monitoring to ensure academic   Award recipients and the community excitement that drives   showcase Boca Raton as a great place to live, work, play
      success. By working together as a team, Coaches provide   this annual iconic evening, we anticipate another early sellout,   and educate. For sponsorship/underwriting opportunities and
      students with the necessary resources to graduate from high   and thus encourage sponsors and eventgoers to reserve their   ticket reservations, visit www.rotarydowntownbocaraton.
      school with a plan for their future. BFF has formed many   seats as soon as possible,” shares Mayors Ball Co-chair Rick   org or contact Deborah Freudenberg at 561-299-1429, email
      meaningful relationships with special bonds shared between   Howard.                       
      students and staff to the connection with the Greater Boca      Co-chair Arlene Herson, who has served as Red Carpet      About Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton: Presented
      Raton community.                                  Mistress of Ceremony each year since the event’s inception,   the Rotary International’s 2017 Distinguished Achievement
         • Modernizing Medicine – Developed by successful   reports that funds raised each year through the annual Boca   Award and recognized as Rotary District 6930s 2017-2018
      serial entrepreneur Daniel Cane and Dr. Michael Sherling,   Raton Mayors Ball fulfill grant requests approved through the   and 2014-2015 “Rotary Club of the Year,” Rotary Club
      the company’s mission to “modernize medicine” helps   Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton’s “Service Above Self”   Downtown Boca Raton is dedicated to impacting the Boca
      physicians increase efficiencies in their medical practices,   grant program. Launching each January, the grant program   Raton community through Rotary International’s mission
      while improving both treatment and business outcomes.   is open to all Boca Raton-based nonprofits with needs for   of “Service Above Self”. The 501(c)3 nonprofit’s purpose
      The company’s cloud-based Electronic Medical Assistant )   health and wellness services and programming.  is to make a difference in its community by enhancing the
      (EMA ) electronic health records (EHR) system developed      Proceeds from the 2017 Mayors Ball benefited 24 Boca   lives of many in an environment that embraces and promotes
      by physicians features dramatically different technology:   Raton-based nonprofits and Rotary International’s Polio   integrity, friendship, camaraderie and trust.
      specialty-specific EHR technology that thinks like a   Plus Program that helps globally to eradicate polio and other
      physician. Modernizing Medicine’s revolutionary EMA   diseases.                                                               Photo credit: Gina Fontana
      system intuitively adapts to each individual doctor’s unique
      style of practice and remembers preferences, providing health

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