Community runners, walkers and their familes are invited to participate in the first annual Take Stock in Children Strides for Education 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, December 7, 2013 starting at 8:00 A.M. in the back parking lot of bestbet Orange Park. A $25.00 donation is required for participation. The run is being held to help fund college scholarships for Clay County public school students. For more info and to register go to: give.takestockinchildren.org/clay.
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation and the Gator Bowl has teamed up to create an opportunity to send at least 40 family members who have lost a parent or spouse while serving our great Country! We are looking to fill a bus with the children (and their parent or guardian) that will take the them to and from the game. Each participant will also receive a ticket to the game, food and drink at the game, and a T-shirt commemorating this event. As an added bonus, once the teams are selected, we want to invite at least one family from each of those college towns to enjoy this event with us! One more GREAT thing is that if we fill this bus, the Gator Bowl has already promised us a second bus, tickets, food, and T’s at no additional cost - know that is AWESOME! So…If you know of any surviving families, PLEASE let them know about this great event!
We estimate that this event will cost about $8,000, and we would like your help in supporting this event. Follow this link for your opportunity to give a gift to the surviving families that paid the ultimate sacrifice. ALSO…we would encourage your to pass this information to your social circle, Facebook friends, family members, and co-workers. Together we will make this event a huge success!
Middleburg, Florida -- With the cost of a transplant often exceeding $500,000, many transplant families are unable to shoulder the financial burden of such a procedure. The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) is a national charity dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-related expenses. In Middleburg, volunteers are raising funds for COTA in honor of transplant patients like local man, Chris Fowler.
Chris is the son of Charlotte Fowler. Born on May 20, 1975, Chris was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. The doctors at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida, have recommended a life-saving double lung transplant. An estimated $50,000 is being raised by Middleburg volunteers.
Volunteers are needed to assist with fundraising activities that will help with transplant-related expenses. Individuals and groups interested in more information can contact Community Coordinator Charlotte Fowler at904.504.0637 email@example.com. Media representatives may contact the campaign Public Relations Coordinator Sherril Rucker at 904.403.5342 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the family or the COTA community fundraising campaign.
Donations may be mailed to the Children’s Organ Transplant Association, 2501 West COTA Drive, Bloomington, Indiana, 47403. Checks or money orders should be made payable to COTA, with “In Honor of Chris WF” written on the memo line of the check. Secure credit card donations are also accepted online at www.COTAforChrisWF.com.
Chris’ family has asked for assistance from the Children’s Organ Transplant Association. The organization’s priority is to ensure that a transplant does not financially devastate a family. One hundred percent of all funds raised are used for patients’ transplant-related expenses.
2501 West COTA Drive ·Bloomington, Indiana 47403
Rising Stars Baseball is for Kids 8-15 in the Jacksonville area with mild to moderate physical challenges (or new to baseball.) The program is free based on great sponsors and volunteers. Learn more at RisingStarsBaseball.org
Champions for a Cure with a Community for a Cause
Jacksonville, FL October 21, 2013 — Members of the Jacksonville community are set to attend the 6th Annual Champions for a Cure Gala at the Crowne Plaza Riverfront in Jacksonville on December 7th, 2013 with donations to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
Last years gala raised over $100,000 for MDA and this year’s goal has been set at $135,000. Funds raised by the Champions for a Cure Gala give MDA, programs of worldwide research, comprehensive services, member equipment assistance, clinic visits, support groups, and public health education. This year’s gala will offer various silent and live auction items, networking opportunities, community relations, and local celebrities.
The Champions for a Cure Executive Committee recently met to start securing sponsorships and donations for this upcoming event. Committee Members include Jack Davis of Southeast Leasing and Management Co., Reggie Thompson of RM Thompson Enterprises, Camp Davis of Raymond James & Associates, Inc, Randall Whitefield of Ash Properties, Inc., Richard L. Tyson, Jr. of Vistakon, Bryan Miller of Publix Super Markets.
Some of our top sponsors so far include:
The Hershey Company – MDA Research Friend
Kellogg’s – MDA Research Supporter
Mayo Clinic - MDA Research Friend
MillerCoors - MDA Research Supporter
Vistakon - MDA Research Friend
MDA medical services are available in Gainesville at UF Shands and in Jacksonville at Nemours Children’s Clinic and Mayo Clinic for those who are diagnosed with any of the 43 neuromuscular diseases covered by MDA. The annual MDA summer camp is also funded by the Gala donations and sponsorships. This year’s camp took place at Camp Suwannee, Dowling Park, FL. The fun-filled summer camp hosted individuals, ages 6 to 17, with muscular dystrophy.
For more information about the 6th Annual Champions for a Cure Gala or MDA, please contact Area Director, Carmen Stokes in the Jacksonville office at (904) 296-7434.
2013 Art & Antiques Show presented by the Women's Board of Wolfson Children's Hospital December 6-8
Event features antiques, art objects, furniture, jewelry, glassware and textiles sold by notable dealers representing various regions of the United States
What: The 37th annual Art & Antiques Show, presented by The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital, will feature lectures by Miles Redd, creative director of Oscar de la Renta Home; Danielle Rollins, contributing editor for Veranda and one of the nation's leading lifestyle experts; and design power couple Bunny Williams and John Rosselli. The show program will also feature Southern Living Magazine Editor-at-Large James Farmer, who will conduct two hands-on workshops. Attendees will also be able to shop the selections of more than 40 dealers.
Proceeds from the show will go toward benefit The Women’s Board’s five-year, $4 million pledge toward the creation of a Pediatric Surgery Center of Distinction at Wolfson Children’s Hospital. This center will enable a highly skilled surgical staff to work on advancing surgical techniques, expanding the use of minimally invasive and robotic surgery and helping the hospital meet the needs of pediatric trauma patients. As always, The Women’s Board will continue to contribute vital funds for general Hospital programs and clinical equipment needs.
When: December 6 - 8, 2013
Friday, December 6: 11 am-3 pm
Saturday, December 7: 11 am-5 pm
Sunday, December 8: 11 am-5 pm
Where: Prime Osborne Convention Center, Jacksonville, FL
For more details and ticket information, visit www.artandantiquesshow.com or call The Women's Board at 904.202.2886.