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CANCEL GO PINK? New Questions Over Safety At Boca Resort Cancer Event

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Breast Cancer Fundraiser Set For Friday At “The Boca Raton.” In Person. Indoors. Attended By Immunocompromised Women.

Hotel Won’t Reveal COVID Protocols As Employees Raise Concerns…

Boca Raton Regional Hospital Remains Silent… Emmitt Smith Won’t Tackle Questions…

The Boca Raton
“The Boca Raton” is the new name for The Boca Resort. It is hosting an indoor event for Boca Regional Hospital Foundation, and refuses to discuss COVID protocols in place to protect women immunocompromised due to breast cancer-related treatments.

BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Serious safety questions are being raised by several people claiming to be employees of “The Boca Raton,” the new name for the old hotel formerly known as The Boca Resort. They are concerned with the hotel’s apparent lack of COVID protocol for an event to be attended this week by immunocompromised women.

Friday’s highly controversial “Go Pink” gala is, for the moment, still expected to take place in an indoor ballroom at “The Boca Raton.”

But after we reported that hotel management refused to answer specific questions about safety protocols in place, alleged employees claimed there’s a reason: the hotel, they say, is not enforcing masks on kitchen workers and venue staffers who may be involved with the food preparation — and distribution — during the event.

Emmitt Smith
Former Dallas Cowboy Emmitt Smith, who charges $50,000 to $100,000 to speak at events, is speaking at this year’s Go Pink event. His team will not tackle questions about his appearance at the event with questionable COVID protocols.

“There’s really very little mask use,” said one tipster contacting BocaNewsNow.com. “Your articles have made people here very nervous.”

“The hotel wants everyone to pretend that COVID doesn’t exist,” said another. “It does, and an indoor ballroom is exactly where smart people fear it will spread.”

The concern isn’t just spreading COVID to the general public, it’s infecting women with breast cancer who are immunocompromised due to the disease and medications.


The concern isn’t just spreading COVID to the general public, it’s infecting women with breast cancer who are immunocompromised due to the disease and medications.


Sara Green-Hill, Spokesperson for The Boca Raton, continues to refuse comment. She did not respond to multiple requests from BocaNewsNow.com.

The hotel is engaged in a massive marketing push to promote its new name. The hotel’s flashy new website lists several generic COVID “health and safety” policies, but employees tell BocaNewsNow.com they are not strictly enforced.

Alleged employees of “The Boca Raton” claim this list, on the hotel’s new website, is for show. They are concerned over Friday’s Go Pink event.

The Go Pink event is an annual “be seen” gala by people who like to be seen: Boca Raton’s socialites, and socialite-wannabes, who lunch together to support the Boca Raton Hosptial Foundation. The foundation, tax returns show, has roughly $300,000,000 in the bank.

Boca hospital foundation tax
A recent tax return filed by the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation, revealing $302,000,000.00 in assets and fund balances.

“They could take a year off,” said a donor who says she is very concerned by this year’s Go Pink Event. “I’m happy to write a check, and I suspect many others are as well. Why a hospital is holding a luncheon in an indoor ballroom is a ‘hush hush’ question that many are asking and no one is answering.”

Baptist Health South, which oversees Boca Raton Regional Hospital and has two seats on the foundation’s board, has also not responded to repeated requests from BocaNewsNow.com for comment.

Former Dallas Cowboy Emmitt Smith, who charges $50,000 to $100,000 to appear at events, is listed as the keynote speaker for the GoPink event this week. His representatives — including Octagon Management — continue to ignore our requests for comment, or whether the image-conscious football great is aware of the controversy now surrounding this event.

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