Recognize your favorite doctor when Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton’s 22nd Annual ‘Honor Your Doctor’ luncheon returns


Staff report

Like your doctor? Show them some love while supporting scholarships for future doctors and nurses.

The 22nd Annual “Honor Your Doctor” luncheon will take place on National Doctors Day, March 18 at Boca West Country Club.

While recognizing favorite physicians from Palm Beach and Broward counties, the event raises funds for the Helen M. Babione Medical Scholarship that benefits medical and nursing school students attending four local universities: Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at FAU, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at FAU, Lynn University and Palm Beach State College.

Rotary Club of Downtown Boca puts on the luncheon and it will be chaired by Alan Kaye and Janice Williams and the Honorary Co-Chairs Debbie and Steve Schmidt and Honorary Physician Advisor Dr. Jeffrey Stein, who was named the 2019 “Doctor of Distinction.”

Speakers include Dr. James Galvin, a board certified neurology specialist, and students who have benefitted from the scholarships.

“The Honor Your Doctor Luncheon has become a heartwarming annual tradition for many of Boca Raton’s community leaders, medical community and philanthropists,” said HYD Luncheon Co-Chair Alan Kaye.

Co-Chair Janice Williams added, “This scholarship fundraiser continues to grow in nominations and attendees, and thus funds available for deserving students who want to attend our local universities. By engaging these students from the very beginning in the community through generous and meaningful local support, we hope to encourage them to launch their careers and remain in practice here in Boca Raton.”

You can cast a vote for your favorite physician online now at

It costs $50 per nomination or $125 for three nominations. There is no limit to how many doctors a patient can nominate or how many times they nominate each of them.

Patients are encouraged to attend the event with their nominee(s). All nominated physicians are invited to attend the luncheon as a guests of the Rotary Club of Downtown Boca; tickets for the luncheon are available to the public for $150 per person.