By: Diane Feen Contributing Writer
If you’re going to have lunch, at least do it for a good cause.
Most people in our community know that. What they may not know is that the No. 1 Respiratory Hospital in the US is National Jewish Health. It is also a Mecca for groundbreaking medical research and treatment of cardiac and immune disorders for adults and children.
National Jewish Health has a Boca Raton office and a long list of supporters who attend the annual luncheon that supports the hospital. Some of the guests’ lives have been drastically changed for the better and others enjoy the camaraderie and kinship of this wonderful event.
This year the speaker will be celebrity, entrepreneur and author Jill Zarin. Most people know this perky red head from her stint on “The Real Housewives of New York City.”
Others know her as the founder of Skweez Couture shapewear, author of Secrets of a Jewish Mother and motivational speaker. Zarin also has a home in Boca Raton.
Because Zarin is self-made her speaking engagements are motivational, chatty, humorous and beguiling. This year – on March 16 – Zarin will talk about life lessons, entrepreneurial guidance, her TV show career and the wisdom of motherhood.
The luncheon is always a riveting peek into the wonders of a hospital that has changed lives from one of homebound solitude to normal activity. The remarkable success stories are almost so amazing you would think they were made up – but they’re not.
The day starts with an exciting silent auction, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and then a wonderful lunch with guest speaker Zarin. There are also terrific auction item and drawings featuring an Apple Watch, a trip to Colorado, designer accessories, a three-day package with dinner at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Gulfstream Park extravaganza in the Winner’s Circle, lunch in their Ten Palms Restaurant and other incredible prizes.
You don’t have to win a prize at the luncheon either, everyone gets a special gift from Neiman Marcus just for attending.
The New Directions for Women Luncheon – as it is called – is also looking for sponsors and supporters for the luncheon as well as advertisers for their new Full Screen Electronic Video. There is also a VIP Patron’s Cocktail Reception with Zarin on March 15.
Come to the Boca Resort & Club on March 16 and support the efforts of the leading respiratory hospital in the country. Their groundbreaking research is invaluable for patients suffering from COPD, lung and heart disease. They have found cures and treatments that have changed lives and they continue to treat each patient with kindness and astute care.
You’ll hear from one of them at the luncheon.
For tickets and information call – 561-477-5400 or email BallmanS@njhealth.org If you have respiratory issues and need help call their Lung Line at 800-222-LUNG.