Community Spirit

Bike MS Kick-Off Ride July 14


PONTE VEDRA, Fla. – It’s time to kick-off  Bike MS season with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, North Florida Chapter’s official Kick-Off Ride, Saturday, July 14, 2012 at TPC Sawgrass.

Teams and sponsors needed for fundraiser to benefit area homeless


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – City Rescue Mission (CRM) will host the fourth annual Champions Challenge Golf Tournament on Monday, August 27, 2012 at TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course in Ponte Vedra Beach. The tournament raises money to fund programs and initiatives that help the homeless and needy in Northeast Florida get off the streets and back on their feet. City Rescue Mission does not receive any local, state or federal funding and is currently seeking supporting sponsors and tournament teams.

Pedal to THE PLAYERS and CSX Charity Train benefit the National MS Society


PONTE VEDRA, Fla. – The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, North Florida Chapter partnered with THE PLAYERS again this year for MS Day at THE PLAYERS on Saturday, May 12, 2012 and Pedal to THE PLAYERS May 10-13, 2012. This year Pedal to THE PLAYERS raised $5300 for the National MS Society through donations.

$2 million in grants to benefit Florida homeless shelters


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Department of Children and Families Secretary David Wilkins announced more than $2 million in grants that will benefit community homeless shelters throughout the state.

Brooks Rehabilitation Employees and Medical Teams International Helping Disabled in Haiti

Brooks Rehabilitation Employees and Medical Teams International Helping Disabled in Haiti

Medical Teams International will send four teams of physical and occupational therapists from Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida to Haiti throughout the spring and summer of 2012, in order to provide rehabilitative care to those still suffering in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake. The volunteer therapists will work with Medical Teams International’s Haiti Advantage program in Les Cayes, providing care in the outpatient prosthetics and orthotics clinic and well as the local hospital.

3rd Annual Spring-4-A-Cure Relay slated for March 24

3rd Annual Spring-4-A-Cure Relay slated for March 24

This year’s Spring 4-A-Cure 5K Walk/Run will be held on Saturday, March 24, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The race will begin and end at the St. Augustine Shores Riverview Club.

All proceeds from entry fees will be donated to the American Cancer Society. The race is being sponsored by the Mason Manatee Relay for Life team.

Awards will be given to the overall female and male winners. Recognition will also be given to the top three finishers in various age categories. Ample parking will be provided for all participants.

The course is scenic, safe, well marked, and has drink stations. You can preregister online by going to

Mail-in registration forms are also available online by going to