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MDA celebrates year of progress, promise at Toast to Life

MDA celebrates year of progress, promise at Toast to Life

The annual MDA Toast to Life Gala, co-chaired by Elaine Ashourian and Randall Whitfield of Ash Properties, featured food, fun and music by Chris Thomas Band – an evening guaranteed to raise funds to send children with Muscular Dystrophy (MD) to summer camp, the highlight of their summer. Held at the Sawgrass Marriott Oct.6, guests […]

Families find hope, help at Red Shield Lodge

Families find hope, help at Red Shield Lodge

The Salvation Army of North Florida celebrated its fourth annual Red Shield Ball at the Adam W. Herbert University Center at UNF, Oct. 14, with live music, dancing, an elegant seated dinner, and live and silent auctions. This year’s honorary chairs for the sold-out gala, which raised over $200,000, were Michael Ward and Jennifer Glock. […]

Lamping honored at annual Miracles Gala for JDRF

Lamping honored at annual Miracles Gala for JDRF

With a nod to the Jaguars’ signature teal, “Into the Blue,” the 17th annual Miracles Gala to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) was held Oct. 14 at the Sawgrass Marriott. Mark Lamping, president of the Jacksonville Jaguars, was presented with the JDRF Living and Giving Award by the JDRF North Florida Chapter for […]

Shindig shines for Sanctuary’s 25th

Shindig shines for Sanctuary’s 25th

The 25th Annual Sanctuary Shindig could not have had a more appropriate theme – Keep Shining – held 10 days after Hurricane Irma darkened the skies. Over 200 attended the casual evening of music by Junco Royals, and food by Bono’s and Pastiche Catering. New products from Pallets With a Purpose, and an auction, including […]

Local professionals break out their red shoes

Local professionals break out their red shoes

An evening gathering was recently held to celebrate the very best work of Ronald McDonald and his favorite young professionals group. The leaders of the Red Shoe Crew held their annual event, Fries With That Wine, to drive interest in the mission of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville and gain strength from the […]

Lawyers gather to raise funds for legal aid

Lawyers gather to raise funds for legal aid

Local and state attorneys, firm staffers and JALA supporters gathered Sept. 19 – after rescheduling due to Hurricane Irma – to hear keynote speaker the Honorable Jorge Labarga, Chief Justice of Florida Supreme Court, at the 18th Annual Robert J. Beckham Equal Justice Awards Celebration, held at the Omni Hotel downtown. The silent auction raised […]

Ministry builds bridges for elderly, fills the gap

Ministry builds bridges  for elderly, fills the gap

Hart Felt Ministries gathered its most fervent supporters at the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse Sept. 29 for an evening of fun, fellowship and fundraising. Through its mission to support seniors through a network of community volunteers, the organization provides, at no charge, non-medical services that build lasting relationships with elders in our community. By demonstrating love […]

Angelwood reaches major milestone, anniversary

Angelwood reaches major milestone, anniversary

The 25th Anniversary Gala to benefit Angelwood’s programs serving children and adults living with disabilities was held Aug. 26 in the Champions Ballroom at the Sawgrass Marriott. The evening kicked off with cocktails while guests left their bids in the silent auction for items ranging from a Big Green Egg grill, 10 bottles of red […]

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