West Palm Beach Race for the Cure 2020 is Saturday

West Palm Beach Race for the Cure 2020 is Saturday

Saturday is Race for the Cure 2020 – dress up in pink and come and support an organization which is making a difference in our local community.

Through events like the Komen South Florida Race for the Cure®, Komen Florida has invested over $14 million in community breast health programs in Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie counties, has invested nearly $57 million statewide, and has helped contribute to the more than $920 million invested globally in research.

Breast Cancer Facts

  • 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
  • The two most common risk factors for breast cancer are:
    • Being female
    • Getting older
  • All women are at risk for breast cancer.
  • The risk of getting breast cancer increases with age. Most breast cancers and breast cancer deaths occur in women 50 and older
  • Breast cancer in men is rare, but it does happen.
  • Breast cancer screening can help find breast cancer early when the chances of survival are highest.
  • A mammogram is the best screening tool used today to find breast cancer.

Race Schedule

January 25, 2020

5:30 a.m.    Race Day Registration opens at Palm Beach Post Centennial Park (South Flagler
7 a.m.          Main Stage Program begins at Meyer Amphitheatre
7:30 a.m.    Women’s and Men’s 5K USATF Run (3.1 miles)
8:15 a.m.     Runner’s Awards Ceremony and Entertainment at Meyer Amphitheatre
8:30 a.m.     Acknowledgements/Entertainment at Meyer Amphitheatre
9 a.m.           Warrior/Survivor Recognition Ceremony at Meyer Amphitheatre
9:30 a.m.      5K Walk (3.1 miles) and 1-mile Family Fun Run
10:15 a.m.    Kids T-Shirt Art Contest Awards at Meyer Amphitheatre
10:30 a.m.    Tots Run for the Cure (ages 5 and under) at Flagler & Evernia near Kid Zone
10:45 a.m.    Kids Run for the Cure (ages 6-12) at Flagler & Evernia near Kid Zone
11 a.m.         Event concludes

Interview with 2019 Warrior in Pink: Angel Trubeville

As heartbreaking as it is to lose our friends and loved ones to cancer, there is hope. And this weekend at the Race for the Cure we will celebrate those we lost, those who are still fighting and those who are celebrating their victory against breast cancer, and working to find a cure.

Last year before the race, I had a chance to interview one of the Race for the Cure “Warriors in Pink”, Angel Trubeville.

This interview appeared in my newsletter last year.

AW: Can you tell us about yourself?  
AT: I am 41-years-old, single and originally from Lakeland, FL.  I lived in Washington DC for 15 years before returning to Florida in August of 2017. I am in full time ministry.  My current position is Campus Director at Family Church Village which, means I minister to people at our church, run our staff, and all of the ministries on campus. 

AW: When did you learn you had breast cancer? 
AT: I learned I had breast cancer on April 28 of 2018.  I am very new to the journey.  I had surgery in June and started chemo in August of 2018.  I just finished the hard part of chemo and am currently receiving targeted therapy every 3 weeks through July of this year.   

AW: After the initial shock, did you feel hopeful and inspired to use your experience to help others?  
AT: After the initial shock, yes, I did feel hopeful. My faith and my relationship with God are very important to me.  I started seeking God’s hope and purpose through Scripture and prayer.  I had a few verses I took with me to every appointment so I could stay focused and choose hope while going through doctor’s appointments, tests and making decisions.  My prayer when all of this started was that God would use my story to bring His hope to others. 

AW: What does it mean to you to be named a 2019 Warrior In Pink?  
AT: It is humbling to be named a Warrior in Pink.  Many of my sisters have been in this fight much longer and have had harder journeys.  I’m thankful for the opportunity to represent the fight against breast cancer and to let other women know they are not alone in this journey.  I love the opportunities I’ve had to talk to others who are in this fight, to pray with them and encourage them that they are not alone.  

AW: Are you excited for the Race for the Cure tomorrow?   
AT: I am excited for the race! This will be my first venture back into anything physical since completing to the hard part of my treatment, so it is a milestone of sorts.  I love that I get to celebrate in such a significant way! 

AW: Do you have a team participating and can people support you? 
AT: Yes, I have a team called “Angel’s Army”.  We’d love to have others race with us! So, if there are people out there without a team, join us!  They can go to www.komenflorida.org/race, click the “Register” or “Donate” button and find my team.

AW: Is there anything else you’d like our readers to know?  
AT: I hope to see you at the race.  I’d love to personally meet anyone who is starting out on her journey and still trying to build her support team.  My message and the Race’s message is don’t walk this road alone.  Komen is there to support so many people in our community thanks to the funds raised from the Race.  Readers should know that 75% percent of the Race’s net proceeds remain local to provide breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment to people in our community who can’t afford potentially life-saving services and 25% is dedicated to research to find a cure. 

Photos from 2019

Visit the Unleashed Art Fair 2020 this Saturday

Visit the Unleashed Art Fair 2020 this Saturday

This weekend you can enjoy an unforgettable night bursting with music, exhibitions, live performances, special artist installations, arts & crafts vendors, food trucks, local distilleries and so much more.

​Enjoy the sultry jazz, sassy R&B, Blues and Rock sounds of Antares Band

Since hundreds of people to visit the Unleashed Art Fair at Industry Alley that will benefit Art Synergy , the organizers ask that when and if possible to carpool, ride your bikes, or walk to the fair.

There will be bike racks available by Jack The Bike Man to lock your bikes! The racks will be located onsite at 2600 Florida Ave.

Get your tickets now ($10)

Sat, January 25, 2020
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST

2600 Florida Ave
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Performances by Sandra L. Portal-Andreu & Tabitha Bartley

Live Painting by Plein Air Palm Beach

Installations by Adam Dolle Studio, Heather Couch, Sibel Kocabaşı Buğdanoğlu, Suzanne Mulholland Barton

Artists: Craig McInnis, Renata Rodrigues, Eduardo Mendieta, Dan Leahy

Special Artist Coop Project and installations by Easton Art Galleries featuring: Petrina Easton, Amy Reshefsky, Johnathon bomser, Keith “Boom Boom” Fleischer, Latasha Spencer, Jeannie Walsh &. Victor Avile, Howard Sherman, Roxanne lewis, Elliott Block, Rosie Sherman, Bonnie Perlin, EDIE f Minkoff, Barbara Tansky, Elisa, Artist by the Sea group

$10 General Admission Tickets

The day will be capped off with a VIP dinner honoring Palm Beach County Visionaries who continue to contribute tot he cultural growth in the area. There are a very limited number of tickets to this important awards dinner.

JANUARY 25, 2020 | 7:00PM

Get your tickets for the $150 VIP Dinner and Award Ceremony here

Mayor Keith James’ State of the City – the full transcript.

Mayor Keith James’ State of the City – the full transcript.

This morning West Palm Beach Mayor, Keith James delivered his inaugural State of the City address.

In the Mayor’s 37-minute-long address he walked through some of the highlights of his first 10 months in office. The message was that people are excited about the opportunities in West Palm Beach and that “125 years after its inception, our city is at its most prosperous time. The absolute pinnacle of his existence.

While discussing integrity, the Mayor addressed the no-bid contract awarded to PSC, announced the new City Administrator & his re-organization of the City administration.

The Mayor ended on a high note, encouraging residents to take a path of kindness, and unity in solving the City problems and building a brighter future together.

Let’s continue to think more about where we want to go and less about where we are. Let’s not get so stuck in our silo that we stop thinking about building our collective future. We must also remain a haven for class and civility, a special place where differences are embraced not excoriated we’re opinions are shared not hurled, and where diversity is valued not vilified.”

Highlights

Crime:

  • 29% decline in homicides
  • 18% decline in violent crimes
  • 4.7% decline in overall crime.

Economy:

  • Last year we had $12.2 million dollars in building permits and %3.6 billion in projects in the pipeline.

Infrastructure:

  • The City is working on a $24 million addition to our water purification system which includes UV disinfection, and a five-year $100 million capital improvements project program which includes nearly 50 new projects.
  • The City is executing a 25 million or twenty five million dollar storm water bond which includes projects to prevent tidal flooding.
  • We’re working on the Sunset Lounge and will break ground on the Heart & Soul Park. In Northwook we’re working on Currie Park and the Anchor Site.
  • The Grand, a mixed use mixed income project will become the most significant private investment in the historic Northwest in more than 50 years.
  • We need to vote for the 2020 parks bond referendum on the March ballot.
  • A new City Website will be launched on Thursday (January 23rd)
New City Website Launching January 23rd

Environment:

  • The city was successful in removing the extension of State Road 7 jog Road and Roebuck Road from the TPA long-range plan.
  • We will have the first electric school bus in the state of Florida and partnership with Florida Power & Light.

City:

  • Faye Johnson is our new City Administrator.
  • The Mayor realigned the city administration to improve communication and accountability and an annual cost savings of $323,000.
  • The Mayor plans to roll back TAX millage rate to under 8 Mills by 2023

Transportation:

  • Working with Palm Beach County and FDOT to adopt technologies needed to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion.
  • The City is working with the town of Palm Beach and asking the US Coast Guard not to open the middle bridge during peak times.
  • The City is actively working to create a mobility network that works for everyone
  • Crashes are down 5%
  • Fatalities are down 28%

Homelessness:

  • Dropped 24%
  • Working with law enforcement to eliminate aggressive on street panhandling.
  • Provide on-street mental health resources to meet the homeless who are mentally ill where they are.
  • Hired a dedicated homeless services coordinator to manage this initiative and other initiatives we have to deal with the homeless situation.
  • Goal is to complete or have under construction a minimum of 300 units of affordable and/or workforce housing in the next three years.
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