Emboldened by a check presentation, Pride Center Chief Executive Officer Robert Boo implored Tuesday morning’s senior program to help end breast cancer.
“What I’d really love to see is for the men to come out and support the women,” said Boo, noting it was women who came to the aid of many gay men during the AIDS crisis.
Boo said the center is entering a “Pride Rack Pack” team in an Oct. 28 breast cancer awareness walk. He asked attendees of the center’s coffee & conversation group to consider joining and raising money for the team.
Before his comments, Boo was presented with a $500 check from Sage of South Florida. Patrick Vida, President of Sage of South Florida, said the center had helped “enrich the lives of seniors.”
Boo said the Sage donation would go into the hurricane relief fund and informed the audience three of the center’s four air conditioning units had been repaired.
Elsewhere, Pride Center Development Director Roger Roa asked for volunteers for Wicked Manors, the center’s Halloween event. Roa said the center is looking for volunteers to carry donation buckets from 7 to 11 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31.
Tuesday morning’s program was sponsored by CarePlus Health Plans. Maria Fernandez, a sales representative, said CarePlus is a Medicare HMO and will be a vendor at Saturday’s health expo to answer questions about open enrollment.
Next week’s sponsor is Florida Medical Center. For more information, contact Bruce Williams, Senior Services Coordinator at 954-463-9005, ext. 109.