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Moms Doing More in the 904: Donna Deegan, Founder of The DONNA Foundation

If you haven’t already met Donna Deegan in person, you probably know her as a Jacksonville celebrity and inspiration to so many in our community. Award-winning journalist, philanthropist and marathoner, Donna is the founder of The DONNA Foundation, a nonprofit that provides financial assistance and support to local families living with breast cancer. The three-time […]


Levi’s Story: The Real Truth About Drowning

On June 9, I shared a picture on Instagram of my youngest two children; 5-year-old Reese and 3-year-old Levi were fascinated by the prescription drop box at Walgreens. The post was nothing special, just a quick moment captured of these two similar profiles I loved so much. My next Instagram post shared the devastating news […]


A Special Shoutout to Our Foster Moms

If you watch cable TV, then I’m just going to assume you’re familiar with This Is Us. If you’re not, then you might need to consider setting aside some time for serious binge watching. This Is Us beautifully captures the story of a family going through life’s ups and downs, but amongst the many intertwined […]


Charity Spotlight: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Perfectly healthy humans get blood cancer. You cannot predict it or prevent it. When I learned this, it was all I could do not to burst into tears. That reaction was immediately followed by anger. How unfair! And to top it off, it is very much a “kids cancer.” Seriously? Luckily, amazing philanthropic organizations like […]


Charity Spotlight: The Chemo Noir Story

Cancer impacts everyone. We have all had a friend, family member, colleague or child who has battled cancer.  Some of us win, and for some of us, cancer wins. Cancer is non-discriminant, unfair, ugly and takes everything. It takes your body, your mind, your work, your money… but it can never take your soul, and […]