Join us for our PHINS Open Golf Tournament in June of each year to benefit:
Community PedsCare is a pediatric palliative and
hospice program for children with life-threatening conditions. A program of Community Hospice of Northeast Florida in collaboration
with Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Nemours Children’s Clinic and University of Florida, Community PedsCare offers
support, comfort and care to these children and their families.
The program is available to children with a life-threatening
illness, disease or injury who may benefit from palliative or hospice care. Patients may be referred to Community PedsCare
by physicians, nurses, social workers, clergy, health care professionals, parents, legal guardians or family members. All
referrals must be approved by the patient’s primary care physician and accepted by the parent.
The PHINS club raises funds at our phlockings (meetings)
to benefit various charities throughout the year including:
Since 1955, the Cystic Fibrosis
Foundation has been the driving force behind the pursuit of a cure.
fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in
the United States (70,000 worldwide). A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick,
sticky mucus that:
- clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections;
- obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the
body break down and absorb food.
The Greater Jacksonville
Area USO exists to serve those who so courageously serve our nation. We extend the welcoming touch of home to
members of our armed forces and their families throughout the Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.
MS WALK - Millions of dollars, thousands of walkers,
and just one goal: ending multiple sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, progressive illness that affects
the nerves in the brain, spinal cord, and other parts of the central nervous system. MS is an autoimmune disease, which means
the body’s immune system targets itself, attacking cells, tissues and organs. If you have multiple sclerosis, you’re
not alone. MS affects over 400,000 people in the United States and may affect 2.5 million people worldwide. Multiple sclerosis
affects 2-3 times as many women as men.
Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can affect various
parts of the body, including the skin, joints, heart, lungs, blood, kidneys and brain. Normally the body's immune system
makes proteins called antibodies, to protect the body against viruses, bacteria, and other foreign materials. These foreign
materials are called antigens.
In an autoimmune disorder like lupus, the immune system cannot tell the difference between
foreign substances and its own cells and tissues. The immune system then makes antibodies directed against itself. These antibodies
-- called "auto-antibodies" (auto means 'self') -- cause inflammation, pain and damage in various parts
of the body.