ORANGE PARK, Fla. (September 25, 2015)– Orange Park Mall,Clay County’s one-stop family shopping, dining and entertainment destination, is encouraging the community to engage in “Mission Pink” this October in support of the Susan G. Komen Foundation and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The mall will kick-off its breast cancer awareness campaign on Thursday, October 1, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Center Court with a keynote speaker cancer survivor from the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Northeast Florida. Storefronts will be decked-out in positive pink messaging to support education initiatives and the first 100 participants to sign-up for the local Race for the Cure event taking place on October 17 will receive a special swag bag filled with a 24 oz.black water bottle, jewelry, retailers discounts, a free drink card for a Coke product and more.
According the Susan G. Komen Foundation, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, worldwide, and the second-most common cancer overall. In 2015, an estimated 231,840 cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S., alone.
“Everyone knows someone whose family has been touched by breast cancer,” said Gi Teevan, director of marketing and business development at Orange Park Mall. “Through this event, Orange Park Mall hopes to empower breast cancer survivors, everywhere, and raise awareness regarding early detection and treatment.”
“Mission Pink” will celebrate cancer survivors from Clay County and the surrounding area with a special pink-themed fashion show featuring local women of strength modeling fashion-forward outfits generously donated by Orange Park retailers. Shoppers will enjoy live entertainment, may register to win prizes, sample a variety of pink-themed refreshments and sweets and be treated to complimentary massages. Attendees can visit the Guest Services Booth and donate $1 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation to write a message of support that will be displayed on The Wall of Strength which will be prominently highlighted in the Food Court.During the event, a selection of mall retailers will offer support merchandise and provide educational and preventative information regarding this deadly disease.
On October 9, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., the momentum continues when Dillard’s and Wacoal host Fit for the Cure® events to help women across the country find their perfect fit. For every woman fitted at the Orange Park Mall Dillard’s Fit for the Cure® event, Wacoal will donate $2 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. No purchase is necessary. Wacoal will also donate $2 for every Wacoal bra or shapewear item or b.tempt’d bra purchased at this event.
For more information about “Mission Pink” at Orange Park Mall, please call (904) 269-2422 or visit www.simon.com/mall/orange-park-mall.
Join us for Fright for Sight costume 5K and Fun Run presented by Florida Eye Specialists on October 24th in Neptune Beach. This event is fun for the whole family and benefits Vision Is Priceless, a local nonprofit. Register today by visiting VisionIsPriceless.org/FrightForSight.
About Vision is Priceless
Vision Is Priceless, a nonprofit organization, was founded in 1996 for the sole purpose
of improving the vision health of First Coast children and adults. We serve as the community
resource for screening, referral, and education and are non-duplicated in our services. Our
vision screenings touch 38,000 clients ages three and up every year at more than 500
locations. We also offer free vision care for those in need and we continue to be
committed to the vision health of The First Coast as indeed, Vision Is Priceless.
For more information, visit www.visionispriceless.org
Who:The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital, a group of 400 volunteers passionate about children and their health, will host its 39th annual Art & Antiques Show to continue their ongoing commitment to raising funds for one of the best children’s hospitals in the country.
What:The 2015 Art & Antiques Show is a three-day show and sale that features a black-tie Opening Night Party, lectures led by nationally known interior designers and antique experts, a children’s fashion show and art and antiques that meet a wide range of budgets displayed by dealers from across the country.
When:Thursday, Dec. 3 through Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015
Cost:Show Admission: $15; Lecture Tickets: $30
¡Vivan Los Niños! Children’s Fashion Show: $10 adults, $5 children
Beat the Streets of NE Florida and USA Wrestling is proud to announce that US Olympic gold and bronze medalist Rulon Gardner and Pan-American Gold medalist Andrew Bisek will be visiting Jacksonville. They will be in town October 8-12 to appear at the Fall Gala and Fundraiser for Beat the Streets of NE Florida on Saturday, October 10th. This youth development organization teaches character development in underserved areas of the First Coast through the sport of wrestling. To find out more about BTS-NEFL please visit their website. http://beatthestreetsnefl.wix.com/bts-nefl
As you may know, Rulon struggled with weight management throughout his wrestling career and after, including an appearance on The Biggest Loser. Rulon was diagnosed with a learning disability at a young age but was able to overcome his academic setbacks to successfully complete junior college and graduate from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. It was after his college wrestling career that he started Greco-Roman wrestling. He won the Olympic gold in 2000 when he defeated Alexander Karelin of Russia. Karelin was 9x world champion and 3x Olympic champion. He had not lost a match in 13 years and was not expected to lose in 2000. Rulon returned to Olympic wrestling in 2004 to win the bronze medal.
Andrew is currently the Greco-Roman Wrestling World Team member at 74kg. He was bronze medalist last year at the world championships. He recently won gold at the Pan-American Games in Toronto. Andrew will be competing in Las Vegas this September for another world medal. He has his eyes set on the 74kg spot on the Greco-Roman Olympic Team for Rio 2016. Andrew will be working with local youth wrestlers during his visit, teaching technique and sharing his international competition experiences.
We are currently seeking program advertising support for this event. Your advertisement would be printed in the event program, as well as receiving acknowledgment on social media and the BTS-NEFL website. Advertisements are available in the following categories -
Gold Level Ad - 1/2 page - Donation up to $500
Silver Level Ad - 1/4 page - Donation up to $300
Bronze Level Ad - Business Card size - Donation up to $100
Both men have inspirational messages to share about dedication, overcoming challenges, and triumph. If your station is interested in being part of their visit to the River City, please let me know so we can put your organization on the schedule. Thanks so much and I look forward to hearing from you!
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(Elkton, Fla.,)- The First Tee started in 1997, with a home office located at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida. In just under 20 years The First Tee has expanded to about 200 chapters across the United States and four international locations.
The purpose of The First Tee is to give young people of all backgrounds and opportunity to develop, through golf and character education, life-enhancing values such as honesty, integrity and sportsmanship. The organizations accomplishes this goal by teaching participants about The First Tee Nine Core Values, and Nine Healthy Habits. There are over 300 children actively participating in The First Tee programming, which includes golf and life-skills classes.
One of the main goals of The First Tee of North Florida is to give every child the opportunity to play the sport of golf. The easiest way to support this goal is to become a First Tee of North Florida Ambassador Member. The cost of the membership helps to maintain this goal that no child gets denied access to The First Tee program for an inability to pay.
Some of the benefits of becoming an Ambassador Member are a foursome golf certificate for The Official Golf Course of The World Golf Village King and Bear, The Official Golf Course of The World Golf Village Slammer and Squire TPC Sawgrass Dye’s Valley Course, all at a discounted price. These are just a few of the benefits that come with being an Ambassador Member of The First Tee of North Florida.
Ambassador Membership costs $125 for an individual membership and $175 for a joint membership.
For more information: http://www.thefirstteenorthflorida.org/Club/Scripts/public/public.asp