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News Releae: 2011 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Exceeds Records

News Releae: 2011 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Exceeds Records

 

The number 17 was the charm for Susan G. Komen of Northeast Florida. Their 17th Annual Susan G. Komen North Florida Race for the Cure®, held at the end of October, was one of their greatest yet, in terms of participants and funds raised.

Online Holiday Shopping to Benefit Girls, Inc.

Do your holiday shopping and help local charities at the same time. Uptown Civitan, an internationally recognized Jacksonville civic organization, begins its online auction November 20, 2011 to benefit Angelwood, Inc. and Girls, Inc. of Jacksonville, two well-known North Florida nonprofit organizations. 

CarbuX Offers Free Wash with Toy Donation

CarbuX Offers Free Wash with Toy Donation

Have you been meaning to get your car nice and clean for holiday travels or company? Now you can check that item off your to-do list and spread holiday joy to kids at the same time.

CarbuX has partnered with Toys for Tots to offer free car washes to those who bring a new, unwrapped toy to one of their three locations before December 21. Just buy whatever wash you were planning on buying, donate your toy and CarbuX will email you a free coupon for the same wash you just purchased. 

CarbuX Car Wash is a local, family-owned automated car wash with three locations in Jacksonville-  Mandarin, Northside and the Beaches. For more information, please visit the CarbuX website

A Holiday Gift that Helps Local Kids in Need

A Holiday Gift that Helps Local Kids in Need

Are you still looking for a gift for a special someone on your list? This holiday season, you can honor that special person and help kids in crisis at the same time. 

Daniel is selling commemorative bricks to pave the way for their new Education Center, which will help fill the educational gap for abused, foster and formerly homeless kids. Your engraved brick will become a permanent part of the Daniel Education Center campus, leaving a lasting legacy of love and hope for children in the community for years to come.

Bricks cost $200, which includes an engraved mini brick replica the honoree gets to keep to remember their special gift. Please visit Daniel's website to learn more.

Send Your Holiday Lights Photos!

Send Your Holiday Lights Photos!

 

As you start to put up your holiday lights around and in your home, think of snapping a quick photo and sending them to us.

We might feature your photo on air and online.

Send them to news@firstcoastnews.com!

MORE HOLIDAY COVERAGE

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.

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.