Following welcoming remarks by Mark Hansen, Board Chairman of the non-profit American Association of Caregiving Youth® (AACY), Boca Raton Mayor Susan Whelchel officially proclaimed August 21, “Jan Savarick Day,” as she thanked Savarick for her many contributions to the community.
The occasion was AACY’s fourth annual “Back to School Breakfast,” held as part of the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce’s Boca Festival Days events. This year AACY partnered with Allegiance Home Health and Rehab Company which arranged for Yankee legend and now youth advocate, Bucky Dent, who generously greeted fans and autographed photos for the attendees.
The event was highlighted as Ms. Savarick’s dedication and commitment were saluted by special messages from Christine E. Lynn, Dick and Barbara Schmidt, Tim Snow of the George Snow Scholarship Fund, and by Savarick’s children, Matt and Samantha who live in California. Connie Siskowski, PhD and AACY president, thanked her for her leadership, service and support of the organization through the years.
The AACY’s ‘Caregiving Youth Project,” was the direct beneficiary of the proceeds raised by this event. The Caregiving Youth Project offers services to middle and high school children who care for ill, injured, elderly or disabled family members. This year over 550 young participants were assisted by AACY in their caregiving roles. “We reach out across the area to bring our services to young people who serve as unsung community heroes for the extraordinary work that they do,” says Dr. Siskowski. “We continue to have youngsters everywhere in Palm Beach County hoping for our support, which is contingent on our resources and fundraising efforts.
The Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt subsidiary of Boca Raton Regional Hospital (BRRH) which supports the hospital and its mission. Generous community support has enabled it to maintain its high quality, compassionate medical care for nearly 50 years.
BRRH enjoys an excellent reputation for providing competent and compassionate care. It is fully committed to the community in both sickness and in health. As a sacred place of healing, it listens to its patients and continues to develop programs and services which focus on prevention and wellness, in addition to providing quality medical care.
For more information visit http://www.brrh.com/
The American Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY) is a Florida based 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation that began serving the greater Boca Raton community in 1998. Today AACY is the only organization of its kind in the United States addressing the issues surrounding a silent, vulnerable and hidden population of children – conservatively estimated to exceed 1.4 million – who provide care for ill, injured, elderly or disabled family members of which there are at least 10,000 in Palm Beach County. The model Caregiving Youth Project of AACY works in partnership with The School District of Palm Beach County to address the needs of pre-teens, teens, families, and professionals through education and awareness, research, and direct services. It collaboratively utilizes existing resources locally, regionally, and nationally to effectively support the valuable role caregiving youth fill within the family, in the health delivery system and in an aging and diverse society. AACY is expanding its reach through an affiliate network, partnerships and the future establishment of the Caregiving Youth Institute.
For more information, or to contribute to the AACY, please contact them at (561) 391-7401 (tel:%28561%29%