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What IS the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund?

The story behind the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund stems from a woman, who like many, embodies true bravery and optimism while battling the deadly beast-breast cancer. Lisa Boccard’s story with this disease began in 1991 at the age of 29 when after 9 months of being mis-diagnosed, she was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer. Stage IV is fatal.

After enduring a mastectomy, chemotherapy, stem cell replacement and radiation Lisa successfully defeated the disease and after ten years, was declared “cancer free”. But in 2003, Lisa was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer and was given 5 years to live. What does that mean? It means she will always be on some type of treatment. Currently she receives chemotherapy treatments every other week.

But from the beginning of Lisa’s journey with breast cancer, she made the decision to fight the disease and make a difference. In 2003 Lisa’s brother, Vince and his wife Terry developed the Lisa Boccard/Coral Springs Breast Cancer Foundation in honor of Lisa’s journey. Later they approached Coral Springs Medical Center to be their healthcare partner. Their goal was to help provide free mammograms to women who are unable to afford them. With Lisa involved, their initiative grew and in 2008 it evolved to become the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund. The mission was then expanded from providing screening mammograms to providing further breast care treatment to financially needy women.

To date the fund has provided over 700 mammograms and identified nearly 40 women with breast cancer and provided follow-up treatment.

Lisa’s ability to inspire those around her, just as she initially inspired her brother to create the fund, is what brings her to do what she does. “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. With this she took a terrifying diagnosis and became a breast cancer advocate.

And remember that 5 year deadline that Lisa was given? Well it has been over eight years since that prognosis and Lisa is still here as driven and determined as ever!

Mission Statement
To provide funding for breast care to women in our community who are financially unable to obtain screening mammograms and advanced high quality breast imaging and biopsies.

Where will the services take place?
Services are provided at the Women’s Diagnostic & Wellness Center at Coral Springs Medical Center. Our Center is composed of a highly experienced team of technologists and radiologists sensitive to a woman’s needs. We offer the latest technology with a full-field digital mammography system. This new technology enables radiologists to detect and characterize suspicious or obscure lesions more precisely. For high risk patients, breast MRI is available too detect miniscule breast cancers that mammography or breast exams might miss.

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There are numerous paid parking lots and garages available within a short walk of Esplanade Park. SW 2nd Street will be closed to traffic as well as several artery streets, so meters in the area will not be a viable option that day. We encourage you to carpool with your friends and start the party early! This year promises to be a wildly large crowd! Bring your wallet because there will be dozens of vendors, food trucks and adult beverages available for our stylish guests!

 

In a hurry?  Forgot coins?  No problem! Use PayByPhone to pay for parking!  Simply download the paybyphone app or visit paybyphone.com.  Load the app.  Enter the meter location #. Enter parking time.  It’s that easy!  See you at the Stut!

 

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Don't Leave Your Pet Behind!

 

You can now REGISTER your precious pet to become a member of your team.  When you register for the Strut select ‘add a pet’ and for only $10 your pup can become a member of your team.   You will receive a TEAM PADDLE with your pet’s name for each pet you register.  Only registered pets will be eligible to win one of the titles below.  Judges will only be selecting registered pets for the prize.  Be sure to put your creative thinking cap on and give your puppy a spa day right before the Strut!  There will be two categories for dogs to enter. Awards will be based on your costume creativity, so think pink and have fun!


Pet Royalty – dogs over 20 lbs
Doggie Diva – dogs under 19 lbs

 

Puppy parents: please come prepared to clean up any accidental puppy poopy in the park or on the street.  There will be water bowls throughout Esplanade Park and on SW 2nd Street to keep your pet hydrated.

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Baby Stroller Strut

 

Mommies & Daddies are encouraged to make the Strut a family affair.  Do you have a baby stroller? Join the Stroller Strut! Deck out your baby carriage with anything festive and pink including the baby!  Do you have a boy?  No worries – little dudes can be glammed up in a cool ball cap, some shades (it will be hot and sunny), and a rad pair of sneakers!  Going glam is a state of mind! Teach your little ones the gift of helping their community and help us to Kiss Breast Cancer Goodbye©!

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