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        VOL. 17 NO. 9                                                                          SEPTEMBER 2023

      13th Annual White Coats-4-Care  Record-Breaking Number of

      Fundraiser Raises Scholarship  Sea Turtle Nests on Boca Beaches

      Funds for FAU Schmidt                                                         her emotion-charged experience as a volunteer at a turtle rescue and rehabilitation center.
                                                                                    See page 26 for a review of international bestselling author Sy Montgomery’s new book about

      College of Medicine                                                           invasive plant species that threaten our beachfront parks.
                                                                                    See page 4 to learn about City of Boca Raton’s new environmental program to combat
                                                                                     A record number of sea turtle nests have been laid on the beaches of Boca Raton this
         Driven by heightened donor generosity,                                   summer. The Sea Turtle Conservation Team from the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center recently
      commitment to educational advancement and                                   marked the City’s 1,325 nests, breaking the record for the total number of nests on city beaches
      the community’s embrace, the 13th Annual                                    in one season. More nests are expected in the next two months as nesting season runs from
      White Coats-4-Care major scholarship                                        March 1st through October 31st.
      fundraiser bestowed a warm welcome to 80
      students enrolled in this year’s new class                                  Record-Breaking Number of  Sea Turtle Nests on page 4
      at Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt
      College of Medicine.
         Once again, civic and business leaders,
      healthcare professionals and community
      advocates joined in deep commitment to
      growing a strong, vital healthcare community.
      By helping to “dress and equip” each  (From left) WC4C Co-Chair Jon Kaye, FAU
      incoming class of medical students, the White  Interim CoM Dean Dr. Curtis L. Whitehair,
      Coats campaign helps the college attract,  MD, WC4C Co-Chair Bonnie Kaye
      recruit, train and educate the next generation
      of humanistic clinicians and scientists – doctors who care and cure in this community.

      13th Annual White Coats-4-Care Fundraiser on page 3                         Green turtle mother nesting at Red Reef Park Leatherback hatchling at South Beach Park

        Red, White and Boca:                                                      TimberTech’s 2022 PGA TOUR

        Veterans Day Celebration With                                             Championship Raised $400,000
                                                                                  for Boca’s Regional Hospital
        Live Music, Food, Car Show                                                2023 Championship Set

        Set for November 11th                                                     for November 3rd-5th at
                                                                                  Broken Sound’s Old Course
                                                                                     For the second consecutive
           In commemoration of Veterans Day, and in recognition of all military personnel who   year, a $400,000 donation
        have served this country, the City of Boca Raton will host a free Veterans Day Observance   has been made to the Boca
        open to the public on Saturday, November 11th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Mizner Park   Raton Regional Hospital
        Amphitheater.                                                             Foundation, part of Baptist
           Red, White, & Boca will include live music by The Samantha Russell Band, performances   Health South Florida. The
        from The American Bombshells, and guest speakers including local veteran organizations   money was raised through the
        and Mayor Scott Singer.                                                   TimberTech Championship,
           In addition to the outstanding music lineup, a Veterans Marketplace will feature service   a PGA TOUR Champions
        organizations from throughout the local community, veteran owned small businesses, and   playoff event held last  Photo (left to right): Mark Larkin, President, Boca Raton
        sports team partners.                                                     November in Boca Raton,  Regional Hospital Foundation; Ken Kennerly, Co-Executive
           New this year is a Classic Car Show on the east lawn featuring awards for best of show,   and which will be held again  Director, TimberTech Championship and EVP, ProLinks
        best veteran owned, Mayor’s choice and more. Awards will be presented at 6:50 p.m.  this coming November 3rd- Sports; Scott Singer, Mayor of the City of Boca Raton; Amanda
           Food will be available for purchase on site through a variety of culinary vendors. Veterans   5th at Broken Sound Club’s  Cimaglia, Vice President, ESG and Corporate Affairs, AZEK -
        in uniform or presenting a military ID may receive a food ticket by stopping by the City of   legendary Old Course.  TimberTech; Steve Marino, Tournament Director, TimberTech
        Boca Raton booth.                                                            “At TimberTech/AZEK,  Championship; Lincoln Mendez, CEO, Boca Raton Regional
           Seating and chairs will be available for attendees at no charge. There is limited free   developing relationships  Hospital; Christine E. Lynn; and Jerry Fedele, Chairman of
        parking for veterans in the east lot adjacent to the Amphitheater. No coolers or outside   and positively impacting the  the Boca Raton Champions Golf Charities.
        alcoholic beverages permitted. The event is rain or shine.                communities in which we
           For more information, visit             operate and serve are core to who we are,” said Amanda Cimaglia, Vice President, ESG
                                                                                  & Corporate Affairs for The AZEK Company, parent company of TimberTech. “Through
                                                                                  the TimberTech Championship and the donations made, we aim to make a meaningful
                                                                                  impact on the people and communities of Boca Raton, creating a healthier, brighter and
                                                                                  more sustainable future for all.”

                                                                                  TimberTech’s 2022 PGA TOUR Championship on page 3

                                                                                                    Devotee of Live Theater?
                                                                                                  See page 7 for a Fall 2023-Spring 2024 Calendar
                                                                                             of the Dramas, Comedies and Musicals in Boca and Beyond.
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