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Real Men Wear Pink Campaign Kicks Off in Jacksonville
July 21, 2017 Generation W 2015 speaker Eric Mann, president and CEO of the YMCA of Florida’s First Coast, is just one of 35 candidates looking to be the top Real Man of the American Cancer Society’s Real Men Wear Pink campaign kicked-off in Jacksonville earlier this month. Click here to see the entire list of candidates. According to […] read more
Meet the 2017 Women of Influence
July 19, 2017 Congratulations to 2017 Women of Influence     The Jacksonville Business Journal recently announced the 17 women who will be honored as Women of Influence during an event on August 22nd. This award recognizes the women who have helped shape the Jacksonville community and the region overall by their involvement in businesses, non-profits, and the public sector. This […] read more
Maccabi USA Women’s Basketball Brings Home GOLD
July 19, 2017 Congratulations to Coach Sherry Levin and the Maccabi USA Women’s Basketball team on bringing home the GOLD during the 20th World Maccabiah Games. As Coach Sherry said in a recent Facebook post: “Time to pack our gold medals, memories and head home. ‘Two weeks to experience. A lifetime to remember.’ Shalom Israel.” See the post-game celebration below. […] read more
Inspiration for Mandela Day
July 18, 2017 Nelson Mandela International Day commemorates the lifetime of service Nelson Mandela gave to South Africa and the world. It was launched on his birthday, July 18, 2009, via a unanimous decision by the UN General Assembly. “It is in your hands to make the world a better place,” he said a year earlier. Mandela Day […] read more
For the LOVE of the Game
July 17, 2017 Sports has been a language of love and opportunity for me for most of my life. My passion still burns hot when it comes to the values and benefits that sports deliver, and how important it is for young girls to have every opportunity to participate. It’s been a few weeks of pure delight as […] read more
Help Raise Funds for Homeless Duval County Students
July 14, 2017 A startling statistic: 2,700 students enrolled in Duval County Public Schools are homeless.   The I’m A Star Foundation is hosting a charity basketball event on July 22nd to help raise funds that will help provide assistance for homeless students in Duval County Public Schools. The Jacksonville HELPS event will include a basketball tournament for high […] read more
The Importance of Educating Girls
July 12, 2017 On this day in 2014, Malala Yousafzai addressed the United Nations on her 16th birthday. “Let us pick up our books and our pens. They are our most powerful weapons. One teacher, one book, one pen, can change the world.” Her words were powerful and her message continues to resonate today as we work to […] read more
Help Taylor Richardson Pay It Forward
July 10, 2017 You may remember Taylor Richardson (aka Astronaut StarBright) from Generation WOW and Generation W.  She was the powerhouse teen whose Hidden Figures campaign not only raised almost $20,000 to send over a 1000 youth to see the film, but it also inspired people to do campaigns in over 28 states in 72 cities raising over $120,000! […] read more
Chocolate Has Its Benefits
July 7, 2017 It’s World Chocolate Day and just so you don’t feel bad about eating a few more pieces of sweetness, we are sharing this great infographic from Renegade Wellbeing about the real health benefits you receive from chocolate.  Enjoy!   read more
Creating Content for the Greater Good
July 2, 2017 Last week, I had the honor of being part of the Main Stage at #BlogHer17, the largest gathering in the country for women content creators, entrepreneurs, and industry luminaries. During a time when fake news and cyber bullying are a part of our everyday discussions and news feeds, it was nice to spend a weekend […] read more