RETHREADED HOSTS ONE SPARK FESTIVAL CELEBRATION
Jacksonville, Florida – May 14, 2013– Rethreaded, a nonprofit that provides job training and employment for women emerging from lives of addiction, violence, human trafficking and prostitution, won the top crowd fund vote at One Spark Festival, the five-day festival for creators and innovators. To celebrate, the organization is hosting a Shop for Freedom: One Spark Celebration on June 8, 2013 from 2 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Rethreaded warehouse located at 820 Barnett Street Jacksonville, FL 32209.
Shop for Freedom: One Spark Celebration will feature performances by bands and artists who also participated in One Spark Festival such as Al Letson, Chop, Four Families, and Mikey’s Imaginary Friends. Food trucks, like Corner Taco, Monroes Smokehouse and Wiki Wiki, will have food available for purchase. Other One Spark creators like Kona School and the Food Park Project will have booths set up to showcase their projects. Rethreaded’s products, including its newest children’s clothing line from up-cycled t-shirts, and imports from international partner organizations such as Freeset and Sari Bari will also be available for sale.
“We’re incredibly humbled by the amount of votes we received during One Spark and want to celebrate with the community. We encourage families and friends to come out to our event, enjoy some great entrainment and shop for freedom,” said Kristin Keen, Executive Director of Rethreaded.
To learn more about Shop for Freedom: One Spark Celebration or to get involved with Rethreaded, please visit, http://www.rethreaded.com/.
Rethreaded is a business for women in the Jacksonville area who are coming out of lives of addiction, violence, human trafficking, and prostitution. Many of these women come out of jail with felonies and need a safe place to get decent work. Rethreaded serves as that place of transformation, where women receive job training, employment and life skills.
BIC®Shaves Heads to Raise Awareness for Wounded Warrior Project™ at
Jacksonville Tough Mudder® Event
BIC® Razors is teaming up with Tough Mudder again this year as the official razor of the grueling 10-to-12 mile obstacle course and is sponsoring Glory Blades, a brand new Tough Mudder obstacle. While at the Tough Mudder events, BIC is raising awareness for Wounded Warrior Project (WWP).
To show support for our nation’s service members, competitors and fans at the Tough Mudder event are encouraged to stop by the BIC 4 GOOD barbershop tent and get a head shave, mohawk or mullet with a BIC®FLEX4®Razor or BIC®Hybrid Advance® 4 Razor.
BIC hopes the JacksonvilleTough Mudder event will contribute to the 2013 goal of 10,000 head shaves and continue to help raise awareness for Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). To further show support, BIC will be donating $100,000 to WWP to honor and empower injured service members and help them adjust to life after battle.
Media are encouraged to stop by the BIC 4 GOOD tent to talk with and take pictures of the participants as they receive their head shaves, mohawks, and mullets. Members of the media are welcome to show how tough they are and support the cause with a head shave of their own!
BIC 4 GOOD Barbershop Tent is open:
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 8am – 3pm
Sunday, May 19, 2013 – 8am – 3pm
Tent is located in the Sponsor Village where other sponsors and vendors are located.
Hog Waller Mud Bog
3816 Reid Street
Palatka, FL 32177
MAYOR ANNOUNCES ANNUAL INTERFAITH BREAKFAST
Bishop T.D. Jakes will deliver keynote address
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., – Mayor Alvin Brown will host his Interfaith Breakfast on May 20 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. The breakfast, featuring Bishop T.D. Jakes of The Potter’s House of Dallas, will focus on the theme “Faith, Family and Friends.”
“The Interfaith Breakfast creates an important venue for outreach and a call to action among our faith-based leaders to work together and help our city achieve greater success,” said Mayor Brown. “Just as our city has done in the business, education and military communities, it is important that we foster a strong line of communication with a goal of addressing challenges, creating meaningful change and focusing on the next generation of leaders.”
The event will also explore ways to build community partnerships that will improve education and reduce crime. During the event, Mayor Brown will launch initiatives focusing on mentoring local youth, as well as crime prevention and intervention.
“Mayor Brown’s Interfaith Breakfast affirms our belief that faith is a unifying force for building up our families and undergirding our cities,” said Bishop Jakes. “Opening communications across non-traditional boundaries with an annual Interfaith Breakfast demonstrates the desire on the part of Jacksonville’s leadership to bring about positive and lasting change.”
Tickets are available for $25 per person and $250 per table of 10. Call (904) 630-3690 or visit jaxhappenings.com to make reservations.
WHEN: May 20
Doors open at 7:30 a.m.
Event begins at 8 a.m.
WHO: Mayor Alvin Brown
Bishop T.D. Jakes
WHERE: Prime Osborn Convention Center
1000 Water St. -- 32204
Visually Impaired Children and Adults Unite at 5th Annual Jacksonville 5K VisionWalk on April 27, 2013 to Fight Blindness
JACKSONVILLE,FL – Date 2013 –Hundreds touched by vision loss will rally to fight blindness at the Jacksonville 5K VisionWalk on April 27th, striving to raise $85,000 to support promising gene therapy, stem cell and pharmaceutical-based research that could save and even restore sight. Blinding retinal degenerative diseases like retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration and Usher syndrome affect more than 10 million Americans, but the Foundation Fighting Blindnessis funding cutting-edge studies toward preventions, treatments and cures.
“Losing my vision is a daily struggle, but I have so much hope thanks to the exciting clinical trials underway for retinal diseases,” says VisionWalk Media Chair Adriann Keve, of Jacksonville. “Raising awareness and funds for research through the VisionWalk is my way to help move the needle forward, so that one day I may not have to live in darkness.”
Adriann Keve is affected by Stargardt disease, which is an inherited juvenile-onset form of macular degeneration. She was diagnosed with the disease at 12 years old and was diagnosed three years ago as legally blind. Adriann has hope for a cure because of early-stage clinical trials taking place in the U.S. and the U.K. Adriann’s VisionWalk team, Bold Vision, set a goal of $2,000 and is halfway to that goal. Adriann and her husband, Jason, partner with local businesses such as Bold City Brewery and Buffalo Wild Wings who both donate portions of their sales on designated days to Adriann’s team. Events like VisionWalk give Adriann and her family hope for the future.
Hundreds of walkers, many of whom are visually impaired, are expected at the free VisionWalk, which also includes children’s activities, a bounce house, refreshments, entertainment, and more. Dogs and strollers are welcome on the 3.1 mile walk course. Event leaders include Walk Co-Chairs Suzi Ford and Lisa Pleasants, Kalli Kearney –Community Awareness Chair, Brendon Cavainolo-Youth Chair, Bobbi Moore-Partners for Retinal Health Chair, and Adriann Keve-Media Chair. Sponsors include MOMS for Sight. Since the VisionWalk program started in 2006, tens of thousands have participated in events across the country to raise more than $25 million for blindness research.
Events Calendar Information
WHAT: Jacksonville VisionWalk, Benefiting the Foundation Fighting Blindness
WHEN: Saturday, April 27th, 2013
Registration: 8 a.m. | Walk Starts: 9 a.m.
WHERE: University of North Florida
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224
DETAILS: Join hundreds in the fight against blindness at the Jacksonville VisionWalk, the national signature fundraising event of the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Since 2006, the program has raised over $25 million to fund sight-saving research for retinal diseases including retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, and Usher syndrome, which collectively affect more than 10 million Americans. People are invited to form teams or walk independently at the free, family-friendly event, which will also include activities for children, a bounce house, refreshments, entertainment, and more. To participate or support the VisionWalk, visit www.FightBlindness.org/JacksonvilleVisionWalk.
CONTACT: Kim Marlow, Director - Events, firstname.lastname@example.org, 954-496-0776
About Foundation Fighting Blindness
The Foundation Fighting Blindness is a Columbia, Maryland-based non-profit organization driving the research that will lead to preventions, treatments and cures for retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, Usher syndrome and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases that affect more than 10 million Americans. Since 1971, the Foundation has raised over $500 million as the leading non-governmental funder of retinal research. Breakthrough Foundation-funded studies using gene therapy have restored significant vision in children and young adults who were previously blind, paving the way for additional clinical trials to treat a variety of retinal degenerative diseases, and proving a cure is in sight. With a network of nearly 50 chapters, the Foundation also provides support, information and resources to affected individuals and their families in communities across the country.
THE 4TH AND 1 FOOTBALL CAMP
SPONSORED BY THE JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
Today, the Jacksonville Jaguars along with 4th and 1, Inc. announced an exciting opportunity for 40 area high school student-athletes.
The 4th and 1 Football Camp, will be held on the campus of Jacksonville University during the week of June 16-21, 2013. 4th and 1 is a free football and life skills camp for student-athletes. The camp’s unique model balances football training with intensive ACT classes and life skills workshops. For six days, student-athletes will live on the Jacksonville University campus and gain exposure to college life. Participants are exposed to college admissions counseling, business skills training, life skills courses, and motivational speakers. The innovative curriculum includes daily yoga instruction, résumé writing workshops, and a dinner etiquette course. With the support of nearly 40 volunteer coaches and instructors, 4th and 1 delivers a host of life-changing experiences to its student-athletes. The camp is sponsored through a grant from the Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation.
4th and 1 was founded in 2010 by current Cleveland Browns coach, Daron Roberts. Roberts, an African-American graduate of Harvard Law School created the camp in his hometown of Mt. Pleasant, Texas while he served as assistant secondary coach with the Detroit Lions. Since the inaugural camp in East Texas, 4th and 1 has expanded its operations into Michigan (East Lansing). The Jacksonville camp will serve as the third location. To date, nearly 200 student-athletes have experienced the program.
“The game of football teaches the importance studying, teamwork, self-initiative, respect and determination that youth will need throughout their lives,” noted Jaguars Foundation President Peter Racine. “4th and 1 instills the importance of mastering these skills during these critical high school years as these youth prepare for college.”
“We are thankful to the Jacksonville Jaguars for the opportunity to provide a camp that seeks to elevate the aspirations of these students. Our goal is to supplement the dreams of our student-athletes with tangible action plans for realizing their hopes,” Roberts commented.
“Our day will begin at 5:30am and end at 10pm every day of the camp,” added Camp Director, Alfonso Longoria. “Our young men will walk away from 4th and 1 with a greater sense of confidence in their ability to become change agents in their communities.”
The 40 Jacksonville area student–athletes, from the Duval County Public Schools, will be chosen through a highly competitive application process. Duval County Public Schools’ high school coaches and counselors will nominate candidates for the 40 slots and student-athletes will be notified in early May of their status. The group will include student-athletes who are underrepresented on college campuses, students who will be the first in their families to attend college, and those that might not have thought about going to college as a viable option in their future. 4th and 1, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization.
For more information, contact Hilary Roberts at Hilary.Roberts@4thand1.org.
NFL Pro Mark Brunell to Host Celebrity Dinner Gala and Golf Classic Sunday and Monday, April 21-22, 2013
Jacksonville, Florida – (April 3, 2012)Former Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Mark Brunell will host his Celebrity Dinner Gala on Sunday, April 21, at the Sawgress Marriott Resort & Spa, and the Mark Brunell Celebrity Golf Classic on Monday, April 22, 2013, at the Sawgrass Country Club. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Brunell Family Foundation and Wolfson Children’s Hospital.
The Celebrity Dinner Gala takes place Sunday, April 21, beginning at 6 pm, and includes a silent auction, live auction and entertainment. The Celebrity Golf Classic takes place Monday, April 22, with registration and breakfast beginning at 7 am and a shotgun start at 8:30 am. The Awards Lunch Reception is at 1:30 pm.
The Brunell Family Foundation began in 1997 while Mark was playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Two years earlier, Mark and Stacy’s oldest son Jacob was hospitalized at Wolfson Children’s Hospital after being diagnosed with a respiratory infection when he was six weeks old. Fortunately, Jacob received quality medical care and is now a healthy active young man. This experience motivated the Brunells to establish a foundation to benefit critically ill children and their families.
Michael D. Aubin, hospital president, Wolfson Children’s Hospital, "Through the Brunell Family Foundation, Mark and his wife, Stacy, have been active supporters of Wolfson Children's Hospital for over a decade. In addition to their generous financial gifts, the Brunells have also made frequent visits to the hospital, showing their huge personal investment improving the lives of children and their families. We are so grateful to have their support in our community."
Since 1997, the Brunell Family Foundation has raised more than $1 million for charity, many of them here in the Jacksonville area, including Wolfson Children’s Hospital, the Ronald McDonald House of Jacksonville, and Dreams Come True. While the Brunells lived in the D.C. area, the foundation was very active as well supporting of numerous charitable organizations. The Brunell Family now lives in Jacksonville, where Mark coaches the Episcopal High School football team.
Mark played 19 seasons in the NFL and ranks as one of top NFL quarterbacks with over 32,000 passing yards. He spent nine years as a Jacksonville Jaguar where he earned three Pro Bowl appearances. Mark has also played quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, Washington Redskins, New York Jets, and won the Super Bowl with the New Orleans Saints in 2009.
For more information. contact the Jasper Walch at 760.419.1769.
WHO: Chick-Fil-A at the River City Marketplace and Connect Events (Connect is a non-profit organization)
WHAT: a 5K, & 1 mile Family Event
WHEN: May 11, 2013, 5K starts at 8A….1mile 9A
WHY: to bring the community together in spirited competition, and to provide safe, fun activites for families in Jacksonville, FL and beyond. Proceeds go towards sending kids to Winshape Camp~300 runners
FREE Family FunZone for all ages
Register at www.cfaraceseries.com
Davis Love Foundation, Host Organization of The McGladrey Classic,
Invites Charities to Participate in Birdies Fore Love
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA (April 4, 2013) – In 2012, the Davis Love Foundation introduced a new program to help children and family charities raise dollars. The program, Birdies Fore Love, is presented by Nalley Buick-GMC and is a fun way to engage donors in a low-cost option of giving.
Charities participating in the Birdies Fore Love program invite supporters to guess the number of birdies that will be made during the tournament and make a flat donation or a pledge per birdie. In its first year, the program generated $16,000 for local charities. One hundred percent of funds raised in this program are given to the participating charities.
Based on the program’s initial success, the Davis Love Foundation is inviting all interested children and family charities to participate in the program. An introductory meeting will be held on Monday, April 29 at 8:30am at the tournament headquarters located at Sea Island Golf Club. Charities can contact Courtney Stiles, Tournament Manager, to register or request additional information.
“This is an exciting program and a great way to raise additional dollars for charities,” said Stiles. “We envision involving even more charities than in our inaugural year of the program and anticipate raising more dollars to help those nonprofits serving children and families.”
The deadline for charities to apply for program participation is Friday, May 10, and the program will launch on Monday, June 3.
For tournament information, contact:
Melanie Trotter, trotland group, 704.807.2173About The McGladrey Classic (www.mcgladreyclassic.com)
The McGladrey Classic is a PGA TOUR event played on the Seaside Course at Sea Island Golf Club on St. Simons Island, Georgia November 4 – 10, 2013. The tournament is hosted by the Davis Love Foundation which was established by PGA TOUR pro golfer Davis Love III for the purpose of contributing to the well-being and progress of society by supporting both national and community-based programs that focus on children and their families. The McGladrey Classic is named for title sponsor McGladrey.
TIM TEBOW HOSTS 3rd ANNUAL
TIM TEBOW FOUNDATION CELEBRITY WEEKEND
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – Tim Tebow will host his third annual Tim Tebow Foundation Celebrity Gala & Golf Classic at TPC Sawgrass on April 12 and 13, 2013. The event will help support the Tim Tebow Foundation’s mission to bring FAITH, HOPE and LOVE to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need.
The weekend’s festivities begin on Friday evening with an exclusive invitation-only Celebrity Gala including a Hollywood-esque Red Carpet reception. Then on Saturday,Tebow hosts a tournament unlike any other, incorporating games and activities into each hole on the course, including a football throw for added yardage, a Hoop it Up contest for mulligans and spectator putt for a free stroke, to name a few.
Tebow will join an ever-growing list of celebrities that includes athletes, actors, entertainers and media members from across the country. From Duck Dynasty to Florida State, this tournament features celebrities for all fans.
Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson, Legendary FSU Seminoles football coach Bobby Bowden, Florida Gators football head coach Will Muschamp, former Gators players Fred Taylor, Aaron Hernandez and Maurkice and Mike Pouncey, entertainers Gary LeVox, frontman for Rascal Flatts, Jason Michael Carroll and Jeremy Camp, and many more will be in attendance during the weekend’s events.
Fans can still be involved in the weekend’s events in two ways. A very limited number of tables are still available for purchase at the exclusive Friday evening Celebrity Gala. Fans may also purchase tickets to the golf tournament and watch as the celebrities and amateurs take on the world-famous TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course at 9am Saturday, April 13. Tickets are available for $25 for adults and $15 for 18 & under. To purchase tickets or for information on Gala tables, visit www.timtebowfoundation.org.
The funds raised through the weekend’s events will support the Tim Tebow Foundation’s mission, which is being fulfilled through the building of playrooms in children’s hospitals, support for orphans worldwide, building a children’s hospital in the Philippines, and making dreams come true for children with life-threatening illnesses.
For more on the Tim Tebow Foundation and the Tim Tebow Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament, visit www.timtebowfoundation.org.
FORT CAROLINE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
Fort Caroline Athletic Association (F.C.A.A.) supports the children in our community by providing a first rate baseball organization. Our 12U All-Star team consists of 13 of the very best 11 and 12 year olds in the Majors Division. These select players have earned this honor by practicing hard and excelling in the sport they love. This season, they will play multiple local area games and tournaments, representing our Association all over the First Coast. Additionally, this team will travel Cooperstown, NY to play for a week at the All-Star Village and be inducted in the Youth Baseball Hall of Fame. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that these boys will cherish forever. This experience is also very costly with travel, equipment, and lodging costs associated. They desperately need your support to meet their lofty goals. Playing on an All-Star team is a fulfilling, fun, and life-skill improving experience. Please help this wonderful group of boys!
In order to help accomplish this goal, FCAA is hosting a fundraising golf tournament on April 21, 2013. The golf tournament will be held at Windy Harbor Golf Club NS Mayport beginning at 12 Noon. FCAA is attempting to collect donations and sponsorships from local businesses for prizes and silent auction.
Any and all donations are greatly appreciated. All proceeds directly benefit the children of our community and promote the game they love. Thank you in advance for all your continued support.
If you need additional information about the golf tournament or FCAA, please feel free to contact Brian Blakeslee at 904-472-7637 or email@example.com
Thank You and “Go FCAA Knights!”
Thank you for your time and help with our event on April 25th in St Augustine at the Conch House
Here is a list of events happening for that day and the mission behind it
Cap’t Tilly of the famous Liana’s Ransom Pirate ship comes to The conch house starting at 1130 am April 25th
Jet ski raffle
Make your boss walk the plank!
Live Reggae music
Famous pirate ship with over 25 real pirates
Silent Auction including a signed NASCAR Guitar with 31 racers
Sea world tickets
(Looking for more donation items)
All money raised will help us get a much needed wheelchair van for Noah to travel to meet other families and visit hospitals and medical facilities for research
For information please go to noahscart.org or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (407)617-4111
3:00pm - 8:00pm
Fun activities for all ages!!
ADMISSIONS IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!
Directions: U.S.1 North at the intersection of International Golf Parkway. The main stage of the festival is located at 605 Palencia club Drive, St. Augustine, Florida.
Palencia is a Hines Community located on U.S. 1 in northern St. Johns County just 20 minutes south of Jacksonville and 5 minutes north of historic St. Augustine. It offers a rare combination of environmentally sensitive and sophisticated master planning of 2,300 scenic acres along the Intra-costal Waterway. A championship golf course and magnificent clubhouse are among the numerous world class amenities.
For more information contact: Palencia Realty, LLC
605 Palencia Club Drive
St. Augustine, FL 32095 (304)810-0500
JACKSONVILLE WALK TO DEFEAT ALS CELEBRATES 10 YEARS FIGHTING LOU GEHRIG’S DISEASE
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – On Saturday, April 6, more than 1,000 people will gather at Seven Bridges for the Jacksonville Walk to Defeat ALS™. This is Jacksonville’s 10th year supporting the fight against Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
Local businesswoman and community volunteer, Anne Warner, has participated in the Jacksonville Walk since its inception in 2004. Warner’s high school friend, Ann Smith, co-founded The ALS Association Florida Chapter after being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Warner chaired the inaugural Walk, which took place in October 2004.
“That first year, we had about 125 walkers and raised about $25,000 – but it was deeply gratifying,” Warner said. “My friend Ann knew about our efforts starting a Walk in Jacksonville and emailed me a note of encouragement early that summer. She died in August 2004, and I continue to be involved in her memory. Each year, my team, the Warner Warriors, carries a banner that reads ‘In Honor of Ann Smith’.”
Anne said she is reminded of the old story about the mighty oak growing from a tiny acorn. The 2013 Jacksonville Walk to Defeat ALS will have more than 1,000 participants, nearly 10 times the number of people who showed up that first year, 10 years ago.
“I have the deepest gratitude for all of our Jacksonville supporters who have taken such a fierce and courageous stand against ALS. Their constant loyalty and commitment to the Walk to Defeat ALS has made it possible for us to achieve our fundraising goals each year,” she said. “We are able to help lead the fight against Lou Gehrig’s Disease because of them!”
Last year, the Jacksonville Walk to Defeat ALS raised more than $250,000 for patient programs and research to speed a cure. Warner, in her 10th year serving on the Walk committee, has no intention of slowing down.
“I have no doubt the Jacksonville community will continue to inspire and amaze me in the coming years,” she said. “It will always be my honor and privilege to work toward our goal – creating a world without ALS.”
The Quick Facts
What: Jacksonville Walk to Defeat ALS™
When: Saturday, April 6, 2013
8:30 am – Registration
10:00 am – Walk Starts
Where: Seven Bridges/Tinseltown – 9735 Gate Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32216
Why: To raise funds and awareness for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, a progressive, fatal neurodegenerative disease. There is no known cause or cure for ALS. Proceeds raised will support patient care and comfort, as well as research for treatments and a cure.
For more information: Go to: www.WalktoDefeatALS.org, or call 888-257-1717, ext. 115.
ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, progressively paralyzes its victims, attacking nerve cells and pathways in the brain or spinal cord. ALS has no known cause or cure, but the Jacksonville community is rallying together to change that.
ALS patients, including many in wheelchairs, will hit the pavement to raise money for a cure. Many who walk have a loved one fighting the deadly disease and others walk in memory of someone who has lost the battle. With only two to five years to live, these patients have an urgent need, and the community is stepping in to fill it by walking for those who can’t. The Walk to Defeat ALS ™ is The ALS Association’s signature event in which all funds directly support cutting-edge research, programs and patient care. Last year, these events raised nearly $1.2 million around the state of Florida.
To participate or donate, go to: www.WalktoDefeatALS.org.
About The ALS Association Florida Chapter
The ALS Association Florida Chapter offers care to ALS patients living in Florida and funds research to find the cause and cure for ALS. We are part of a nationwide network of local chapters with the same vision – a world without ALS. Through care, advocacy, research, education and support, we work to empower those with ALS to live fuller lives. Every year, The ALS Association invest millions of dollars in research conducted by the best and brightest scientists in the world. As the only national not-for-profit health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS, we give help and hope to those facing a devastating disease.
Drs. James & Terresa White presents Heritage Christian Center Spring Festival. Join us for our annual Spring Festival. Fun for all ages. Bounce houses, free refreshments and food, games etc…
When: March 31, 2013
Where: 7764-11 Normandy Village Parkway Jacksonville, FL 32221
Time: Immediately after Sunday Service
For more information phone 904-388-7777 or go to www.hccjax.org
POC Patrice White
Girls Inc. is hosting a Teen Day!
The event will include touring
FSCJ Downtown Campus &
the Clear Channel Radio Station office.
Friday, April 5th
Drop off location:
1420 Rogero Road
Jacksonville, FL 32211
For teen girls
For more information, please contact Lina Skeim at 904-731-9933 or email email@example.com.
Come out and support the Congenital Heart Walk, a national event dedicated to fighting congenital heart disease. To join the fight, simply click on http://congenitalheartwalk.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1051670&lis=1&kntae1051670=33D359F0B3BE4836AF3642F09E522D3!
This year, this exciting joint effort between the Adult Congenital Heart Association and The Children’s Heart Foundation is coming to nearly 30 communities across the United States, including right here in Jacksonville. In 2013, thousands of walkers will join together in support of the millions of adults and children impacted by congenital heart disease.
Join us for an inspirational day of caring, sharing, and fun!
Register yourself and your team now by clicking on the- "Walker Registration" – button and start fighting congenital heart disease today. There are no fees to register it is all donations! Once you have registered, you will receive your own personal page that you can use to ask friends, family members, and co-workers to join in your efforts.
A special thanks to all of our sponsors for uniting with us to fight congenital heart disease!
‘MAKE A MUSCLE, MAKE A DIFFERENCE’
MDA OF JACKSONVILLE ANNOUNCES ANNUAL MUSCLE WALK EVENT
JACKSONVILLE, FL, March, 11, 2013 — More than 400 people are registered to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association during the Jacksonville Muscle Walk to help pay tribute to — and raise funds for — children and adults served by MDA in the Jacksonville area.
"We want to encourage people in the Jacksonville area to give back to local families affected by neuromuscular disease," saidMDA Executive Director Lauren Herringdine. "By supporting the MDA Muscle Walk event on March 23rd, people can make an immediate difference and help raiseawareness and funds for research and vital services benefiting families served by the Association."
The annual Jacksonville Muscle Walk is scheduled for 8:30 A.M. on March 23rd at The Jacksonville Landing. For registration information, visit www.musclewalkmda.org/jacksonville2013, or call the local MDA office at 904-296-7434.
Expected performers at the walk are the UNF Cheerleaders, Jax Jugglers, Edward Waters Band and Cheerleaders, Zumba Instructor, Gator Clowns, Maggie Nicks and Brittany Zur. In addition, we would like to thank this year’s sponsors for their generosity: Arizona Chemical, United Seating and Mobility, Liberty Property Trust, Walmart, Genzyme, Unisource, Genesys Medical Equipment, Action Disability, Car Max and Hill-Rom.
Last year, MDA Muscle Walks nationwide raised more than $6.2 million, and more than $10 million has been raised since the program started in 2011.
About MDA Muscle Walk®
MDA Muscle Walk is a series of fun, non-competitive local walks held across the country, and it’s the largest event of its kind in the United States. There are more than 160 Walks throughout the nation, with events scheduled from January to April.
Three national partnerships have signed on for the 2013 MDA Muscle Walk season to help support the campaign and the Association's programs of research and health care services, including MDA summer camp.
BodyBuilding.com,the Internet’s most-visited sports nutrition and fitness site and the largest online retailer of nutritional supplements offers more than 8,000 health and fitness products to help more than 7.3 million people every month achieve their health, fitness and appearance goals. This online powerhouse gives users more than 34,000 pages of free information, including more than 25,000 articles, 9,000 videos and expert online trainers, with new content added daily. Bodybuilding.com is an official 2013 MDA Muscle Walk Presenting Partner.
Quantum Rehab®/Pride Mobility Products®Corporationis an MDA Muscle Walk Presenting Partner. QuantumRehab, a division of Pride Mobility, designs and manufactures high-end complex rehabilitation solutions such as power chairs and power positioning seating systems.Pride Mobility is the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of mobility products dedicatedto providing only the highest quality mobility solutions with maximum durability and dependability.
ATG Rehabis an MDA Muscle Walk Power Partner. ATG is one of North America’s leading rehab equipment providers of seating and mobility equipment, with locations nationwide. ATG Rehab’s assistive technology solutions include custom seating and positioning systems, power wheelchairs, lightweight manual wheelchairs, standing and positioning frames, gait trainers and specialty bathing aids.
MDAis the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.
In addition to funding some 300 research projects worldwide, MDA maintains a national network of 200 medical clinics; facilitates hundreds of support groups for families affected by neuromuscular diseases; and provides local summer camp opportunities for thousands of youngsters living with progressive muscle diseases.
For more information, visit mda.organd follow MDA on Facebook (facebook.com/MDAnational) and Twitter (@MDAnews).
SHAMROCK SHOWDOWN THIS WEEKEND
FREE ADMISSION FOR SPECTATORS AT JACKSONVILLE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
(March 12, 2013, Jacksonville, FL) – Join us this weekend at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center for the Shamrock Showdown, an annual barrel racing competition you won’t want to miss. Bring the whole family, admission is FREE for spectators.
Racers compete in this event for over $125,000 estimated purse and prizes. The event begins at 8am on Friday March 15 – March 17 and will end each day after the last race is completed. Ending times will vary depending on the amount of entries each day.
PHOTO & INTERVIEW OP
MEDIA IS INVITED TO THE 2ND ANNUAL CELEBRITY BARREL RACE KICKING OFF THE SHAMROCK SHOWDOWN!
HOSTED BY COUNCILMEMBER DOYLE CARTER
THURSDAY, MARCH 14 – 7:30PM
JACKSONVILLE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
Join us as we gather to watch Jacksonville celebrities rise to the challenge as they compete in a barrel race! Great photo and video opportunity! Awards to follow the race.
Participants include: Councilmember Carter, Holt, Gaffney, Redman, Anderson, Clark and Brown; Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland; Clay County Commissioners and many more!
FIRST COAST AREA PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR NATIONWIDE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CANCER PREVENTION STUDY
American Cancer Society seeks residents interested in fighting back against cancer
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA– What if you could prevent even one family member from hearing the words, “You have cancer”? The American Cancer Society is partnering with the YMCA of Florida’s First Coast and seeking cancer fighters in the First Coast area who are interested in participating in Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3), a historic nationwide study to help researchers better understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer. Enrollments will be taking place at the following YMCA of Florida’s First Coast locations March 12-16, 2013:
Brooks Family YMCA Flagler Center Family YMCA
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 7:00AM – 11:00AM Wednesday, March 13, 2013 3:00PM – 7:00PM
Williams Family YMCA Dye Clay Family YMCA
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 3:00PM – 7:00PM Thursday. March 14, 2013 3:00PM – 7:00PM
Yates Family YMCA St. Augustine Family YMCA
Wednesday. March 13, 2013 7:00AM – 11:00AM Saturday, March 16, 2013 9:00AM – 1:00PM
“This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for Americans to participate in lifesaving cancer research,” said Mel Toran, Area Executive Director. “We are excited to offer this opportunity for area residents to make an appointment and enroll in the study at their convenience between March 12-16, 2013. Our goal is to enroll over 400 study participants during this time. While the American Cancer Society has been conducting these types of studies for decades, their world-class research department can only study new and emerging cancer risks if members of the community are willing to become involved.”
"At the Y, strengthening community is our cause,” said Eric Mann, President and CEO of YMCA of Florida’s First Coast. “We believe that lasting change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our health. The YMCA of Florida's First Coast is proud to partner with the American Cancer Society to help with this very important research aimed at preventing cancer for this and future generations." There are eligibility considerations for those who wish to enroll in the study. Men and women who are willing to commit to the study must be between the ages of 30 and 65 and never have been diagnosed with cancer, not including basal or squamous cell skin cancer. The study will enroll a diverse population of 300,000 people across the United States. To enroll, individuals provide a waist measurement, give a small blood sample and complete a comprehensive survey online or at the enrollment site. Over the course of the study, participants will be asked to fill out follow-up surveys every few years. “Many individuals diagnosed with cancer struggle to answer the question, ‘What caused my cancer?’ In many cases, we don’t know the answer,” said Toran. “CPS-3 will help us better understand what factors cause cancer, and once we know that, we can be better equipped to prevent cancer.” Participants are asked to go to www.cancer.org/cps3Floridaand select “North Florida Locations” to schedule an enrollment appointment. For more information about CPS-3, please contact Laura Petrillo at 904-391-3644 or Laura.Petrillo@cancer.org.