THESE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO ATTENDED.
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BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The Boca Raton Hospital Foundation Friday held an indoor fundraising event Friday where masks were not required, social distancing was not followed, and proof of COVID-19 vaccine was unnecessary. Now, there are questions being asked about whether COVID was spread at the event.
The “Go Pink” event — instead of being held virtually — was held in person at “The Boca Raton,” the new name for the aging Boca Resort trying hard to shake its image of old.
But photos from the event posted to social media suggest “old” and “The Boca Raton” go hand in hand. Even though hundreds of local residents died from COVID-19 at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, the hospital held the event indoors. Social distancing was apparently non-existent, masks were used by few — if any — and the senior citizens in attendance frolicked in photos instead of keeping a social distance.
As BocaNewsNow.com reported early Friday, former Dallas Cowboy Emmett Smith — paid between $50,000 and $100,000 to attend the event — was seen unmasked at a large autograph signing in Las Vegas just days ago.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation President Mark Larkin — paid $500,000 a year to oversee the charitable organization — ignored multiple requests for comment from BocaNewsNow.com. Baptist Health, which oversees Boca Raton Regional, also refused comment, as did “The Boca Raton” Hotel’s spokeswoman Sara Green-Hill.
Multiple participants reached out to BocaNewsNow.com late Friday expressing concern over what they saw and experienced. We will update if a COVID-19 positive test is reported to those who attended the event.
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