The JOI Foundation is proud to announce our new relationship with Calais Campbell of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Calais and The Charles Richard Campbell Foundation have partnered with JaxPAL, The JOI Foundation, and Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub to hold a football camp for the local youth community. To learn more about the football camp, click here.
When you join with us, you make a difference in our community and help to improve the overall well being of thousands of individuals in the North Florida area. The JOI Foundation’s goal is to assist others with the help of generous financial donors & through countless volunteer hours. We choose these charities because we believe that we can make a positive impact and to make a meaningful change. 100% of funds are used to provide support for outreach programs which benefit individuals and groups in need of services, equipment, supplies, athletics and basic daily necessities such as food and clothing. JOI employees through our foundation, pay for meals at the Sulzbacher Center. Employees also volunteer their time to go over to the center and actually prepare and cook the meal. The JOI Foundation recently added the Patrick Heinold Foundation as one of our beneficiaries. Teen suicide is on the rise across the nation. The data appeared in The Journal of Pediatrics, and comes from poison control centers. A study finds the rate of poisoning attempts more than doubled among boys and girls. JUST 1 is a program that our JOI Certified Athletic Trainers developed at our local high schools to try to save or help JUST 1 young adult from taking their own life. Our trainers provide first aid on a daily basis, now they can also provide mental health first aid to these same students. https://www.joionline.net/joi-foundation-joi4life/youth-mental-health-first-aid/.
If you need help and need someone to talk to, please call:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255) or
Baptist Behavioral Health
Services: Outpatient, Adult Day Stay and Inpatient Services
24 hour Crisis Line: 904-202-7900
For more information about the Mental Health First Aid Training, go to: Baptist
Our mission is to inspire others to help the community in which we live and work. The employees of JOI have designated these four foundations to work with and to donate our time and monetary funds to because we believe together we can make a difference in the North Florid Region. If you want to help with the JOI Foundation, please call JOI-2000 and JOIn our mission!
The Calais Campbell JaxPAL Football Camp was a huge success this past Saturday. The event was sponsored by the Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute Foundation, the Charles Richard Campbell (CRC) Foundation, Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub, Microsoft, The Solution Dynamics (TSD), the Jacksonville Jaguars, Mojo Kitchen, and the Jacksonville Police Athletic League (JaxPAL). Over 250 children of all ages attended the football camp. The Calais Campbell JaxPAL Football Camp was held at the JaxPAL Monument Center. Participants who attended the camp received a t-shirt and a memorable experience focused on improvement of football specific skills and academic achievement. The campers also were able to spend time with Calais Campbell and many of his fellow Jaguar teammates. JaxPAL is just one of the four charities the Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute Foundation assists on an annual basis. Numerous volunteers from JOI also helped staff the football camp.
Last Saturday’s camp was featured in a Channel 4 Positively Jax article. Read more about the camp here.
The JOI Foundation is part of JOI’s commitment to help the community in which we live. The Foundation also assists the Humane Society, The Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless and the Patrick Heinold Foundation. If you would like to learn more about the JOI Foundation or donate, please go to https://www.joionline.net/joi-foundation/.
The number of kittens arriving at Jacksonville’s shelters is reaching record levels, and we cannot save them all without your support. Year to date, more than 1,600 kittens have come to the doorstep of our local shelters. The good news is … you can help! Here is an easy option to help kittens in need:
1) Become a foster parent to orphaned kittens! Tiny kittens are too small and need the extra love and attention that only a foster home can provide. Click here to learn how a few weeks can save multiple lives.
The SWAG (Students Working to Achieve Greatness) Awards is not your average, boring award ceremony. The SWAG Awards is an entertainment experience perfect for the whole family. The event features a pre-show party with fun, interactive activities for kids of all ages. And that’s just the beginning. The high-energy event includes show-stopping performances from some of Jacksonville’s most talented entertainers. All while celebrating the amazing youth, adults, organizations and businesses that are working everyday to ensure a brighter future for our city—and our world!
The JOI Foundation was proud to sponsor this event.
The 2019 SWAG Awards
The Students Working to Achieve Greatness (SWAG) Awards were held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Florida Theatre. The awards were hosted by JaxPAL and sponsored by many of local businesses and organizations. The JOI Foundation sponsored the MVP award, which is presented to a youth athlete whose excellence on and off the field inspires and motivates others and presented to a coach whose dedication encourages youth to be better athletes and citizens.
The Annual JaxPAL Football Camp is coming up! We are proud to announce the addition of Jacksonville Jaguars’ defensive lineman and 4-time Pro Bowler Calais Campbell. Calais and The Charles Richard Campbell Foundation have partnered with JaxPAL, The JOI Foundation, and Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub to hold the camp for the local youth community. The camp will be held June 8, 2019 from 9am to 12:30pm at the JaxPAL Football Fields @ Ed Austin Park (3450 Monument Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32225.
Calais Campbell is a two-time “Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year” (2014, 2011). He is also a recipient of the Bart Starr Award (2018), which is given annually to an NFL player who “best exemplifies outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field, and in the community.”. Calais has made it his mission to give back to the community through team events and the work of his foundation, the Charles Richard Campbell (CRC) Foundation.
Read more about The Charles Richard Campbell (CRC) Foundation and its commitments to the community here:
JOI is proud to be a sponsor of the 2019 Mutt March, held by the Jacksonville Humane Society. Please feel free to come out and visit our tent this weekend! The event will be held on April 13th and will go from 9AM-1PM at the Jacksonville Humane Society ( 8464 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32216 Jacksonville, Florida 32216 ).
The JOI Foundation is proud to partner with The Patrick Heinold Foundation to promote suicide prevention through programs dedicated to the well-being and mental health of our nation’s teens. JOI’s Certified Athletic Trainers (ATCs) will be providing free Athletic Training coverage for the event. Don’t miss the 2nd Annual Patrick’s 3v3 Basketball Tournament, this Saturday April 6, 2019 at The Bolles School. The tournament runs from 8:15 am to 5 pm. This tournament helps support The Patrick Heinold Foundation mission. Learn more about The Patrick Heinold Foundation here: The Patrick Heinold Foundation
About Patrick Heinold
Patrick Heinold was 17 years old when he took his life on February 4th, 2017. Patrick was the last person anyone expected to fall to suicide, as he was everyone’s best friend and favorite person, and thrived an all that he did. Patrick was a member of the Bolles’ Men’s Varsity Basketball Team and also participated in band and Junior Mentors while attending The Bolles School as a junior. Patrick was a member of the Parking Ministry at Christ’s Church and was an active member of Young Life. Patrick’s legacy will forever live on in how he treated others, befriended everyone he met, and embodied Christ in everything he did. We will miss and love you forever Patrick.
Sock Drive for the Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless
Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute will again provide screening for this year’s charity event at The Sulzbacher Center. In the past, JOI has donated socks, and we would like to continue this tradition. Should anyone wish to donate to this great cause, please consider donating crew type socks. There will be a collection bin on the first floor by the second set of elevators near Subway at our JOI San Marco MD Office location. Donations may also be directly sent to the JOI San Marco MD Office, attention Monica Lucas. All donated socks will need to be received by Friday, November 16th. JOI thanks you advance for any donations made and your support!
The Sulzbacher Center
The Sulzbacher Center is Northeast Florida’s largest provider of comprehensive services for homeless men, women and children. They are one of only a few centers in the nation to offer a full range of services for the homeless 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
The Sulzbacher Center serves nutritious meals and offers safe shelter. They also provide outstanding health care and high-quality children’s programs. Their job placement assistance and life skills programs equip men and women for employment and for success.
The 3rd Annual Blake Bortles Foundation JaxPAL Football Camp is coming up! The camp will be held June 9, 2018 from 9am to 12:30pm at the JaxPAL Football Fields @ Ed Austin Park (3450 Monument Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32225). The event is sponsored by the Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute Foundation, the Blake Bortles Foundation and the JaxPAL (the Police Athletic League). Children of all ages are invited to attend the football camp. Registration begins April 30th.
Volunteers interested in participating in the event can register here:
The Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute took part in the Soles4Souls Event at the Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless last Saturday. Dr. Hiram Carrasquillo once again organized the event and is in the picture. Employees of JOI also participated by purchasing socks as a donation. Several JOI volunteers helped make the event a success. The event also gave away shoes for those who were in need of them.
Collecting fuzzy bears for Baptist’s Buddy Check breast cancer program with partner WTLV-TV2
Walking for juvenile diabetes, arthritis, MS or Heart Walk to raise funds to find a cure for disease
Physicians “on air” on local television or radio stations giving sports medicine tips
Physicians participating in the WeCare organization giving free medical care to those in need
Physicians volunteering hours of “on the field” at PAL, the Arena or at area high schools with professional and local athletes
Presenting orthopaedic subjects and offering clinics of interest to members and guests at the local YMCAs or 1st Place Sports and at other community based forums.
Certified Athletic Trainers participating in Mental Health First Aid Programs and volunteering Sports Medicine coverage for the 3×3 Basketball Fundraiser.
Sponsoring and participating in the annual WJCT-Baptist “Speaking of Women’s Health”
Helping to found Jacksonville Sports Medicine Program and being a vital part of this community organization dedicated to helping our young athletes
JOI physicians and staff working the Saturday before Thanksgiving for the past ten years at The Sulzbacher Center where they welcome clients, wash and examine their feet, put on new warm socks and fit new shoes for the holidays as a major service to “give back”
JOI Rehab provides Certified Athletic Trainers to area high schools at no cost, and many physicians are “team” sports medicine docs to provide medical support to youth athletics
JOI physicians being honored annually by Jacksonville Business Journal for being “Health Care Heroes” for good work nationally and internationally: Dr’s. Steinberg (2014), Kaplan (2013), Lucie (2012)
Annual Participation in the Mutt March Fundraiser for the Jacksonville Humane Society.
Annual Sponsor of the PAL Football Camp for 500 kids.
Annual Meal Sponsor and volunteer cooks and servers at the Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless. JOI has also been involved with many supply, clothes and shoe drives for the center.
Annual Breast Cancer Awareness, Bake Sale and T-Shirts Sales for the Buddy Check Foundation and the Buddy Check Bus.
JOI is a lifelong partner in the community with nonprofits and community organizations because they, like Baptist Health, work together to change people’s lives – it’s a lifelong relationship between JOI and the community! View Photo Gallery