There’s always something to celebrate. In a few weekends, the cause for celebration will be summer’s end.
The Boca Raton-based Runner’s Edge is hosting the Summer’s End 5K Fun Run and BBQ Party, Sunday, Aug. 24, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Note: this is an evening run and party.
The 3.1-mile run (or walk) starts at the Runner’s Edge running store (3195 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton). That cost is $10 per person, and the first 150 runners to sign up get a T-shirt.
Everyone is invited to enjoy the store’s free summer's end party, post run. There will be music, a special store sale, a drawing for free pair of running shoes and lots of food and drink, including hamburgers, hot dogs, beer, and more.
This truly is a fun run, with no awards or timing.
For more information, call 561/361-1950, or sign up here.
In other news….
The Lynn Cancer Institute announced earlier this month that it will offer expanded after-school sessions at a new location for the Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery (CLIMB) program. CLIMB is a free support program for children 6 to 11 years old, whose parents have cancer. Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute was the first cancer program in South Florida to offer CLIMB, which was developed by the non-profit Children’s Treehouse Foundation.
Led by a trained social worker, CLIMB groups meet once a week for four weeks. The program uses discussion and art to help children express themselves.
Children can attend the program this fall on Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 2, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., at the Boca Raton Community Center (150 Crawford Blvd., Boca Raton).
For more information, contact Elsa Raynor, an oncology social worker at the Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute, at 561/955-5265.
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Lisette Hilton, president of Words Come Alive, has had the luxury of reporting on health, fitness and other hot topics for more than 23 years. The longtime Boca Raton resident, University of Florida graduate and fitness buff writes for local, regional and national publications and websites. Find out more on www.wordscomealive.com.