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2018 Jacksonville Walk for Apraxia @ The Bolles School
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am
In 2015 Flying Iguana Beverage Director, Roland Anderson and his wife Michelle Leigh started the Jacksonville Walk for Apraxia, a satellite event to raise funds and awareness for children with Apraxia of speech, a neurological challenge that requires intensive speech therapy to remedy. Al’s provides food for the charity walk and other events throughout the year, while staff from the Al’s family of restaurants participate in and promote the charity walk. Those who would like to support these efforts can sign up for the Nov. 17 event, held at The Bolles School by visiting community.apraxia-kids.org
Date: 11/17/2018
Registration: 8:30am
Ceremony begins: 10am
Walk begins at: 10:30am

Venue: The Bolles School
Location: 7400 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32217

What is Childhood Apraxia of Speech?

While most children almost miraculously learn to speak without effort, children with apraxia struggle mightily to accurately produce and sequence sounds, syllables and words. Their understanding of language is generally much better than their ability to express it.  Weak muscles are not the problem.  The difficulty lies in planning rapid and finely coordinated movements of the speech structures (the lips, tongue, palate and jaw). For children with apraxia, their ideas are often misunderstood, not understood at all, or are left unspoken.  Childhood Apraxia of Speech is challenging to overcome. Intensive speech therapy is the only proven treatment for this rare speech sound disorder.

What is the Walk for Apraxia?

The Walk for Apraxia is our annual family event held in 70+ cities across the country. While it raises critical funds and awareness for the programs at Apraxia Kids, the heart of the Walk is our apraxia community. Walk Day is all about celebrating the lives and hard work of our kids, our Apraxia stars, who work so hard every day to overcome CAS. Every Apraxia Star attending the walk is recognized individually. The Walk for Apraxia is also a reminder to our apraxia families that they are not alone. At the walk, relatives, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and community members surround them, creating connection and a web of support. Finally, the Walk is a crucial tool for raising awareness about apraxia among community members who have never heard of the disorder, which can make the journey less confusing for families diagnosed in the future.

Jay Fund Tuesday @ Southern Grounds & Co.
Nov 27 @ 6:30 am – 10:00 pm
Jay Fund Tuesday @ Southern Grounds & Co. | Neptune Beach | Florida | United States

Southern Grounds is partnering with the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation to help local families tackling childhood cancer! Starting this month, the 4th Tuesday of every month will be known as Jay Fund Tuesday at Southern Grounds! With every purchase made, 10% of our proceeds will go to the Jay Fund! Help Southern Grounds BE THERE for the Jay Fund so they can continue to BE THERE for families in need! Come out this Tuesday for our kickoff event! #BETHERE

‘For The Girls’ Art Show and Silent Auction @ Parlor Room
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
‘For The Girls’ Art Show and Silent Auction @ Parlor Room | St. Augustine | Florida | United States


‘FOR THE GIRLS’ Art Show and Silent Auction

Thursday, December 6, 2018, 6-8PM
Location: Parlor Room, 300 San Marco Ave, Saint Augustine, FL
Admission: Donation at door

Join us in celebrating Vision for Empowerment third annual photo exhibition, “For The Girls,” including photography from St. Augustine-based photographer, Sarah Annay, and her students in Kolkata, India. Also featured is a short film by Aslyn Baringer, who documented the workshops in 2017, and paper-cutting installation by Sarah Symons, founder of Her Future Coalition, a St. Augustine-based non-profit empowering survivors of human trafficking worldwide. Together, these women will tell the story of human trafficking in Kolkata through art and conversation.

The exhibition and silent auction is hosted by The Parlor Room, an industrial event venue in St. Augustine, on December 6, 2018 from 6-8pm. Art, jewelry made by survivors and other items donated from local businesses will be for auction. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served to all attendees and beer and wine will be available for purchase.

In January 2019, Sarah Annay is returning for her fourth year, leading a series of art workshops in the red light district resource centers funded by Her Future. These resource centers provide a safe space for young girls and children during all hours of the night, while many of their mothers are working in the brothels. Vision for Empowerment workshops provide art therapy, job training, and an opportunity for young women to share their visual narratives with the world.

Here is a behind-the-scenes look at our workshops in 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4huRngpgwdQ



SARAH ANNAY, facilitator, Vision for Empowerment workshops
802 338 0662

SARAH SYMONS, founder of Her Future Coalition

Toys For Tots holiday charitable event @ Seawalk Pavilion
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Toys For Tots holiday charitable event @ Seawalk Pavilion | Jacksonville Beach | Florida | United States

19th Street Charities invites you to attend a Toys For Tots holiday charitable event at the Seawalk Pavilion on Saturday, December 8, 2018.  19th Street Charities, a non-profit organization made up of local Jacksonville Beach residents and friends, supports the U.S. Marines and their Toys For Tots program.

Welcome the U.S. Marines as they arrive at the Seawalk Pavilion escorted by hundreds of local motorcyclists, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, and the City of Jacksonville Beach Police Department.

Bring a toy, participate in the assembly line to help load Marine trucks with bicycles and toys, and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

The local Toys for Tots Campaigns are the heart and soul of the Marine Toys for Tots Program managed by dedicated United States Marines and local volunteers. Your Local Campaign is the best source of Toys for Tots information on how to give and receive support in your community.


To get involved or make a toy donation, please contact the 19th Street Charities at: James Rudy at jrudyhawk@yahoo.com.