CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Stanton Optical employee Lynn Smythe, working out of the Palm Springs, Florida corporate headquarters, is scheduled to take part in the first occurrence of the Coral Springs Half Marathon. The race, which benefits the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund, is part of the Race for Women's Wellness set to take place on Saturday, March 30th at the Sportsplex of Coral Springs, Florida.
Lynn started working at Stanton Optical in 2013 as a member of their Marketing Department, and mentions that "I participate in a number of running, cycling and multisport events, to benefit various non-profit organizations. A good friend of mine is a two-time breast cancer survivor and another friend, who is younger than me, is also a survivor thanks to early detection. "
About the Race for Women's Wellness
The Race for Women's Wellness is hosted by the Women's Diagnostic and Health Center, located at Broward Health in Coral Springs. In 2006 Broward Health organized the Race for Women's Wellness 5k as a way to help raise money for the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund.
In 2013 a 13.1 mile half marathon option was added to the race which starts at the Coral Springs Sportsplex. The half marathon starts at 6:00 AM while the 8th annual 5k (3.1 mile) race starts at 7:30 AM. Race participants receive an event t-shirt, finishers medal, post race refreshments and an awards party after the race to honor the top runners in each event.
Donate to Breast Cancer Fund
The Race for Women's Wellness benefits the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund. The organization provides free mammogram screenings to women who could otherwise not afford the procedure. The fund was started in 2003 by Vincent and Terry Boccard in support of Vincent's sister Lisa and her fight with breast cancer.
According to their website: "Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer among American women. With the increased use of mammography screening, breast cancers have been detected earlier in their development which is when they are more treatable, saving your breast or your life. If detected early, the five year survival rate for this disease exceeds 95%."
Community Involvement at Stanton Optical
Stanton Optical is especially proud of their involvement in the community with the support of both local and national charity organizations. Encouraging their employees to take part in charity athletic events and volunteering their time to non-profit organizations are just a few of the ways Stanton Optical gives back to the community.
About Stanton Optical
Headquartered in Palm Springs, Florida, Stanton Optical is a leader in the retail eyeglass industry. Walk-ins are always welcome at Stanton Optical, or call 1-888-792-8588 to schedule an appointment for an eye examination.Stanton Optical has stores located nationally in major markets including Alabama, Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, Nebraska, California, Texas, New York, Georgia & Florida.
Contact the Marketing Department for Additional Information
Stanton Optical Corporate Office
3801 S. Congress Ave.
Palm Springs, FL 33461
Lynn Smythe Stanton Optical, 561-459-3263, firstname.lastname@example.org
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