Jacksonville, FL (October 26, 2013) – Jacksonville D-Riskers made strides for breast cancer awareness and support, joining more than 10,000 others in the community, at the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. Wendy Jones-Schwartz stepped up to serve as team captain and led the team of 10 D-Riskers, family, and friends.
South Palm Beach, FL (October 26, 2013) – Boca D-Riskers made strides in the fight against breast cancer, joining more than 11,000 others in the community, for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. The team of 35 D-Riskers, family, and friends was led by team captains Bobbie Castoro and Christine Carcel.
The South Palm Beach Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event is an annual 5k walk around Mizner Park Amphitheater. The event kicked off at 8:30 a.m. and provided live entertainment and a special area for breast cancer survivors.
Orlando, FL (October 5, 2013) – For the first time, D-Riskers joined the Center for Independent Living at the Stroll ‘n’ Roll 2013 at Harbor Park at Lake Baldwin.
The team of 20 D-Riskers, family, and friends, led by Jeff Perrine, walked with hundreds of other community members.
Orlando, FL (September 18, 2013) – D-Riskers from the Maitland and Lake Mary offices combined their efforts and donated much needed school supplies to the A Gift For Teaching (AGFT) school supply drive. The drive, led by FASTLANE trainee Kumar Jadoo, received 120 school supplies which were then delivered to AGFT, a local charity in the Greater Orlando area whose mission is to improve education by providing school supplies to teachers for their students in need.
Jacksonville, FL (June 19, 2013) – For its third year, D-Riskers from the Jacksonville office continued their support of the Carver Recreation Center by holding a month-long donation drive. Led by Brendan Rogers, team members gathered school supplies, board games, and sports equipment, in preparation for the center’s summer camp.
The Carver Recreation Center provides youth activities and tutoring for children living in the surrounding low to moderate income area.
To learn more about the Carver Recreation Center, please visit the Jacksonville Beach website.
May 11, 2013
D-Riskers in Maitland continued their annual support of Give Kids The World by participating in the Adopt-a-Villa program this weekend.
The Adopt-a-Villa program at Give Kids The World allows volunteer groups the opportunity to help spruce up, clean up, and maintain adopted villas that children with life-threatening illnesses and their families will call home while on their dream vacation.
“Having had the opportunity to volunteer Saturday made me proud to be a part of an organization that values community outreach. It felt great giving back and witnessing the immediate return for the families served by Give Kids the World,” commented Digital Risk volunteer Michelle Richards.
The team of 15 was led by team captain Kevin Thome. The group spent several hours deep cleaning, painting, landscaping, vacuuming, and doing so much more at Digital Risk’s two adopted villas.
“My family and I feel that volunteering time at Give Kids The World was an absolutely enlightening experience! To know we were contributing in placing smiles upon children’s faces with life-threatening illnesses, filled our hearts with warmth and love,” stated Digital Risk volunteer Kasey Handlin. “We will be back very soon to help in any way we can. I enjoyed sharing this experience with my fellow D-Riskers and their families.”
May 4-5, 2013
For the third year, Maitland team members continued their support of the American Cancer Society by participating in Relay For Life this weekend.
Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event with the vision and mission of a world with more birthdays. Over $37,000 was raised for this year’s event, taking place at Apopka High School’s track stadium. Participants could run or walk the track and visit a variety of booths that sold cancer awareness items, delicious food, facials, raffle tickets and much more. In addition, the event went on for 18 hours with exciting games, upbeat music, and live entertainment.
April 27-28, 2013
D-Riskers from Jacksonville teamed up this weekend to continue in the fight against cancer at Relay For Life, supporting the American Cancer Society’s vision of “a world with more birthdays”.
Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event. The Jacksonville event raised over $25,000 this year and was held at Jarboe Park, in Neptune Beach. Participants ran or walked around the park and visited several diverse vendors who sold tasty food while others held fun contests and games and played great music for 18 hours straight.
Over 10 Boca D-Riskers came together this past weekend to fight juvenile diabetes at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s (JDRF) Walk to Cure Diabetes at the Mizner Park Amphitheater. The team, led by James English, walked two miles with over 100 other teams.