Community Spirit

Grow A Moustache Or Do A Fake For Prostate Cancer

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Guys, do you look good in a moustache? Then this is your month to grow out that facial hair and raise awareness for prostate cancer.  Mellow Mushroom pizza restaurants are helping with the "Movember" project. The event is Thursday, December 1st, at 9734 Deer Lake Ct. #1, at 8 pm.

During the month of November, participating men grow out their facial hair into fine moustachery in order to get people talking about prostate cancer. Movember is a non-profit organization that raises awareness and funds in the U.S. to support prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.

The funds raised are directed to programs run directly by Movember and their two mens health partners; the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the LIVESTRONG, the Lance Armstrong Foundation. 

Organizers say the girls aren't left out of this project.

Striking a Chord Against Homelessness Benefits City Rescue Mission and the Homeless

Striking a Chord Against Homelessness Benefits City Rescue Mission and the Homeless

 

Ever wanted to be a part in writing the next great musical? Here’s your chance. The Jacksonville BUZZ Magazine is partnering with Jacksonville’s City Rescue Mission to announce the third round of the Musicians Against Homelessness competition in which musicians can win cash and prizes, all while raising awareness of the plight of many in our community who find themselves homeless.

St. Vincent’s to Prepare Thanksgiving Feast for 500

St. Vincent’s to Prepare Thanksgiving Feast for 500

For many of us Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy a holiday feast and celebrate with family and friends.  But imagine being elderly or disabled and being alone on the holidays without enough money for a warm Thanksgiving meal.  Unfortunately this is the reality for a record number of people in Northeast Florida.  That’s why St. Vincent’s HealthCare has teamed up with Meals on Wheels for 18 years to provide free, hot holiday meals for the Meals on Wheels program.

Heart Healthier Holidays:A guide for a heart-healthy holiday season

Heart Healthier Holidays:A guide for a heart-healthy holiday season

Tis the season for big family gatherings! Between holiday parties, late night feasts and traveling, healthy habits can easily go right out the window.  The American Heart Association-Go Red For Women movement encourages everyone to enjoy traditional meals in moderation during this holiday season. Extra calories can quickly convert into additional pounds, which can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Give your family the gift of a healthy heart by using the following tips to help make smarter choices over the holidays.

Winn-Dixie Partners with Feeding America to Help Fight Hunger

Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. announced it has joined forces with Feeding America to launch the Give a Meal program, which gives Winn-Dixie guests and team members the opportunity to help provide food to nearly 37 million Americans — including more than 14 million children — facing hunger this holiday season. Give a Meal runs through Jan. 3 and is available in all of Winn-Dixie’s 482 stores in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. Every $1 donated during the campaign helps provide eight meals to people in need.

St. Vincent’s HealthCare to Kick off Holidays at Town Center

St. Vincent’s HealthCare to Kick off Holidays at Town Center

It’s beginning to look and feel a lot like the Holidays.  St. Vincent’s HealthCare will help usher in the season as the presenting sponsor of the St. Johns Town Center Holiday Spectacular, Nov. 19.

“This marks a special time of year. Not only is this a time to celebrate with friends and family but it’s a time to reflect on our many blessings and to give back to our community,” said Moody Chisholm, President of St. Vincent’s HealthCare. “We are honored to once again be a part of this family-friendly festive and joyous tradition.”

St. Vincent’s HealthCare will provide free cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure screenings from 12-9pm as well as free holiday photos. Shoppers will also have the opportunity to tour our mobile mammography unit, the only one in the city. 

Other activities include: