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The St. Johns Chapter of the Catholic Writers Guild (CWG) invites aspiring writers, poets, composers and all other interested artists to join us for our monthly meeting on Sunday September 20th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Father Felix Valera Center (formerly the Cuban American Center), 5110 Lourcey Road, Jacksonville, FL32257.  The featured event:  a workshop moderated by Bart Price - Poetry in Motion.





The 3rd Annual Jacksonville NF Walk is happening on Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 10am to 2pm at Tillie Fowler Regional Park (directly across Roosevelt Blvd. from the Naval Air Station Jax main gate). NF is Neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that affects one in 3000 births -- more than Cystic Fibrosis, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and Huntington's Disease combined. NF causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body and may lead to blindness, bone abnormalities, cancer, deafness, disfigurement, learning disabilities, and excruciating and disabling pain.


The Jacksonville NF Walk is an event held to educate our community and to raise funds for NF research for the Children's Tumor Foundation (CTF). CTF is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to finding effective treatments for the millions of people worldwide and tens of thousands of Floridians living with the challenges of NF. CTF funds critical research into NF; research that is shedding new light on several forms of cancer, brain tumors, bone abnormalities, and learning disabilities, ultimately benefiting the broader community. For more information, please visit www.ctf.org.


To register for the Jacksonville NF Walk as an individual or to create or join a team, please visit http://www.nfwalk.org/jacksonville. You may also make a general donation to our event, as well. Sponsorships are still available. To learn more about NF and how you can get involved in the Jacksonville community, contact Ken Linkous at klinkousjaxfl@gmail.com.



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! 



Bethesda Faith Assembly, Inc. a nonprofit 501C3 suffered major loss via an electrical fire May 13, 2015. Bethesda is a community icon not only in the Springfield area where it’s located, but also Pastor Ronnie Cohen and his wife Anne Cohen’s arms stretch beyond the community to help others, including large mega churches, businesses, and more. While Bethesda is only a small congregation, the work the pastor does is known throughout Jacksonville. The church not having insurance is seeking a Miracle on East 4th Street, and asking the community to plant restoration seeds to help bring the loved iconic church up to standards. Your generosity is greatly needed and appreciated. God works his miracles through willing men and women like you. Please help.
A special account has been set up through Bank of America. Stop, by the church and meet the pastor, pick up a brochure. No donation is too small or large. If you can be a blessing via labor or through donating the much needed funds, please reach out to Bethesda Faith Assembly, Inc. Proverbs 21:13: "If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered."
Make checks payable to: Bethesda Faith Assembly, Inc.
Mail To: Bethesda Faith Assembly, Inc. - P.O. Box. 351708 - Jacksonville, FL 32235
All contributions are tax deductible.

You are about to become a part of one of the best communities in the nation!

Every year, groups of volunteers from across North America come together to make
miracles happen for kids. The entirely volunteer-run programs donate the proceeds they
raise to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in their communities and to charities that
help sick and injured children globally. Models for Miracles is growing and reaching
more lives each year!
At its core, Models for Miracles is about mentoring, leadership development, and
growing future givers. It is about providing opportunities for individuals to be engaged
and connected to an event that is all about helping sick and injured children. Volunteers
spend time organizing the event, recruiting models, and raising money for sick and
injured children. All that work culminates in a fashion show event that not only includes
anyone who wants to model but also provides education and raises awareness about the
services provided by CMN Hospitals (and international charities that help sick and
injured children) to the participants and audience members.
Models for Miracles started in Wichita, KS in 2009 and is an opportunity for individuals
to (1) engage in leadership opportunities, (2) serve their community, and (3) raise money
for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (in North America) and sick and injured kids
The premise behind Models for Miracles is simple. Create a fun, exciting fashion show
where anyone who wants to model can—regardless of size, experience, age, or
exceptionality. Models each sells tickets to the show and are provided with an outfit or
two from participating boutiques to model in the show.
Models for Miracles is about empowerment, service, leadership, and helping others in our
community. We believe in the power of paying it forward!

(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


1 in 8 Americans has Alzheimer’s disease, but they aren’t the only ones affected. 15 million family members provide the majority of in-home care for their loved ones with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

It’s a tough job, not just because the hours are long, but because the disease is complicated. Each stage of Alzheimer’s causes changes in behavior and care needs, so caregivers are always in need of new information and resources.

That’s why the Department of Health and Human Services created alzheimers.gov—one user-friendly online place with all the best information available from government and leading Alzheimer’s organizations.