Summer is here and families from all over are migrating to South Florida to enjoy the beautiful miles of beaches, lakes and grandiose pools. However, this also makes South Florida at high risk for accidental deaths caused by drowning, especially for children who do not know how to swim. Help take preventative action and take the pledge this summer by participating in the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade and Swim for Jenny Memorial Fund’s iSwim for Jenny fundraising event, August 10-16, 2013, at participating Miami-Dade Parks and community pools.
iSwim for Jenny is a week-long swim fundraising event where swimmers of all levels, ages and abilities swim a cumulative number of pool laps in exchange for monetary donations from pledges and donations from friends and family. All monies raised during iSwim for Jenny will benefit the Swim for Jenny Memorial Fund to educate children on water safety information and provide learn-to-swim scholarships for underserved children in South Florida.
Swimming must be done at your neighborhood lifeguard community pool** and/or one of the Miami-Dade Parks aquatic facilities/donation collection sites, listed below:
AD Barnes Pool Palm Springs North Pool
3401 SW 72 Avenue, Miami, FL 901 NW 176 Street, Miami, FL
South Dade Pool (Helen Sands) Tamiami Pool
16350 SW 280 Street, Miami, FL 11201 SW 24 Street, Miami, FL
**To register your swim team at a different pool than those listed above, or to register your community pool as an official site for the iSwim for Jenny, please contact Jim O’Connor at A.D. Barnes Pool at (305)665-1626** All donations must be turned in at one of the four approved Miami-Dade Parks’ aquatic facilities/donation collection sites listed above on August 16 between 1 and 4 p.m.
The Swim for Jenny Memorial Fund was created in honor of Jenny Hong Nguyen, a 12-year old girl from South Florida who lost her life on April 16, 2011 when she entered water too deep for her swimming skills. Many children do not know how to swim and are not informed on the importance of safety in or around bodies of water. The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade established the Swim for Jenny Memorial Fund in order to create an opportunity for as many children as possible to attend beginner learn-to-swim lessons, regardless of the family’s income.
Nationally, drowning is the second-leading cause of injury-related death among children ages one to 14. Florida has the second-highest number of drowning incidents in the U.S. and Miami-Dade County leads the state in drowning deaths with an average of 45 a year.
Become an active member of the community and make a team effort to save lives. For more information on how you can register as an iSwim participant, to download a pledge form, for rules and regulations, or to make a donation, please visit www.swimforjenny.org.
To request material in accessible format, information on access for persons with disabilities, or sign language interpreter services (7 days in advance), call 305-755-7848.
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4th Annual Hats Affair
Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Mon Papillion Event’s Inc. will host it’s 4th Annual Hats Affair on Sunday, May 19th, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Signature Memories as a celebration of women and the multiple hats we wear in our daily lives. Guests dress in their Sunday’s best, hats and all, at the 4th Annual Hats Affair. The event’s core purpose is to give back, by donating some of the proceeds to Pennies for Haiti which is an orphanage located in Port-au-Prince.
|The 4th Annual Hat’s Affair will feature designer Guerda Pierre will present her Lordana Collection and the much anticipated Best Hat Competition.
International motivation speaker and life strategist Lorna Owens will deliver the key note address. Lorna is a member of the Florida Bar Entertainment Section and Black Lawyer Entertainment and Sports. Prior to making a name for herself in the entertainment industry, her experience as an Assistant State Attorney for Dade County brought her in contact with some the most influential people in the State. She was the Coordinator of the 1997 International Global Economic Summit for Women in Miami. Lorna has served on a number of committees championing Women’s Rights and is Former President of the Women’s Political Caucus for Dade County.
|The 4th Annual Hat’s Affair is also brought to you by Mon Papillion Events, designer Guerda Pierre and international motivational Speaker Lorna Owens. Percentage of the proceeds supports an orphanage in Port-au-Prince via Pennies for Haiti.|
|Sunday, May 19, 201311:00 AM – 3:00 PM
|Signature Memories Event Center299 North Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
|Tickets may be purchased for $50 at www.MonPapillonEvents.com|
Come to Penn Dutch to sample a wide variety of Penn Dutch specialties and party foods. Enter raffles to win fabulous prizes and support MDA.
Enter your car in the Car Show or just come to see what’s on display. The car show will be hosted by Jumpin’ Jack Productions and costs $15 to enter your custom car. For more information, please call 305- 214-CARS.
The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is recruiting individuals to participate in their bi-annual Team Challenge program, an endurance training and fundraising program. Through Team Challenge, you can run, or walk, 13.1 miles, or train for a triathlon or cycling event while helping to find a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, two chronic and often debilitating digestive diseases.
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Takes place on Tuesdays from February 5th to March 19th.
South Florida Undy 5000 Cancer 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, February 2, 2013 @ 9:00 AM Start Time
201 Evernia Street, West Palm Beach
Adult: $30.00 pre-registration & $40.00 race day
Youth: $25.00 pre-registration & $35.00 race day
Online Registration Closing Date:
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 6:00 PM
Onsite Registration Opens:
Saturday, February 2, 2013 @ 7:30 AM
The Undy 5000 is a family friendly 5K run/walk open to all ages that was created by the Colon Cancer Alliance. So grab the kids and the dog, but leave your pants at home. Run or walk in your underwear while raising awareness of colon cancer. There is also a one mile fun run/walk. Get to walk-through a giant inflatable colon! Instead of race day t-shirts, all registered participants receive a commemorative pair of Undy 5000 boxers.
This event is chip/tag timed event
Entry Fee Includes:
Each participant registered before race day will receive a commemorative pair of boxer shorts. There will be an assortment of snacks available before and after the race. Plus award categories. See the web site for more details.
7:30 AM On-Site Registration, Bib, Boxer, & Timing Chip pick up
8:40 AM Announcements & Thank Yous
9:00 AM 5K Race Start 1 mile start just after
10:10 AM Ceremony & Awards
Stephanie Student email@example.com 202-628-0123 ext 125
Okey-Dokey Grocery Markets is opening in a city near you!
We are seeking responsible, energetic and customer service friendly individuals to staff our new store locations.
Openings: Team Members, Shift Team Leaders, Store Managers
Apply in person at one of our upcoming hiring events!
Wednesday 1/9/2013, 8am – 2pm
Stirling Square Plaza
2901 Stirling Road
Hollywood, FL 33021
Friday 1/11/2012, 10am-2pm
Margate Community Center
6199 NW 10th Street
Margate, FL 33063
Monday 1/14/2013, 7am – 1pm
Holiday Inn Hollywood
2905 Sheridan Street
Hollywood, FL 33020
Thursday 1/17/2013, 5pm – 9pm
Hampton Inn Pembroke Pines
1900 NW 150th Avenue
Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
Thursday 1/24/2012, 9am-1pm
Jackson Health Systems
15055 NW 27th Ave
Miami, FL 33142
Wornbyacelebrity was founded by our CEO who was the caregiver of her Aunt that passed away from pancreatic cancer. The mission of Wornbyacelebrity is to provide survivors (disabled/non-disabled) with a butler, maid and/or chef while they are undergoing treatment and allow those who have already gone through treatment to feel like a celebrity for a day by participating in the annual “Survivors on the Runway” event.