Buddy Walk & 5K Run This Saturday, November 5


The Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville is excited to announce the 9th Annual Buddy Walk will take place Saturday, November 5, 2011 at the Jacksonville Beach Pavilion.  The 1-mile walk is the largest fundraiser of the year for the DSAJ and the local chapter’s goal is to raise $150,000.  This is also the second year for the Matrix 5K run, which will precede the walk @ 8am. 

DCHD Recognizes November as National Diabetes Month


The Duval County Health Department (DCHD) recognizes November as National Diabetes Month, an opportunity to educate our community regarding the seriousness of diabetes and the complications that can occur. DCHD advises that everyone should use this time to become aware of the risk factors and complications of diabetes, along with effective preventive measures. It is the responsibility of the entire community to learn more about diabetes and the actions that can be taken to reduce the risk of occurrences and complications.

Cash for Candy, Local Dentist Takes a Stand Against Halloween Sweets

Cash for Candy, Local Dentist Takes a Stand Against Halloween Sweets

Trick-or treaters can bring their Halloween candy to Cypress Point Family Dentistry at 8130 Baymeadows Circle West, Suite 103 in Jacksonville Wednesday, November 2nd from 4-6:30 PM and receive $1 per pound of candy! Dr. Franklin Rios is putting his money where his mouth is by buying cavity-provoking candy back from kids. The treats will be shipped to our troops overseas so they can enjoy Halloween away from home. 

Update: Mosquito-borne Illness Alert for Duval County Continues

Jacksonville, FL -- The Duval County Health Department (DCHD) continues its mosquito-borne illness alert for Duval County. One additional human case of West Nile virus (WNV) has been reported (confirmed or probable) during the current update period. The most recent case involves a 72 year-old female resident. Duval County has 19 reported cases of WNV in 2011. There have been two reported deaths associated with a confirmed case of WNV.

The Blood Alliance Teams up with The Donna Foundation

Donating with The Blood Alliance (TBA) during the month of October means you will be helping fund breast cancer research with one blood donation!   TBA is donating $1 to The Donna Foundation for each blood donation made at any of our donor centers throughout the month of October to honor National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  TBA is additionally donating $5 for every 50 online accumulated ePoints donated back by donors this month in our Hero Rewards Store located in eDonor at  Additionally, Comcast is also partnering with TBA to contribute a monetary gift to this cause.

Think Pink This Month at BlackFinn


To do its part in helping beat breast cancer, BlackFinn American Grille will host a series of happy hours each Friday in October, with proceeds benefiting various local breast cancer-related charities.