By: Dr. Bruce Steinberg, Orthopedic Surgeon, Chairman of the JOI Board of Directors

You can partner with the JOI Foundation Fund to make a difference in North Florida communities

The Jacksonville Orthopedic Institute Foundation has actively partnered with local outreach organizations here in North Florida, including the Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless, the Patrick Heinold Foundation, the Humane Society and the Police Athletic League.

JOI Foundation

The JOI Foundation Logo

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.  

JOI Foundation

The JOI Foundation

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.  JOI Physicians and Staff members also volunteer at the Hearts to Soles Event at the Sulzbacher Center on  November 23, 2019.  JOI will be collecting socks to provide them with the shoes which are donated for this event.

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.

There is no single cause to suicide. It most often occurs when stressors exceed current coping abilities of someone suffering from a mental health condition.

If you want to read more about Suicide Risk Factors and Warning Signs

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. 

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!

Come alongside us and be the change!

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The Patrick Heinhold Foundation

JOI is proud to be partnered with the The Patrick Heinhold Foundation to promote suicide prevention for teenagers. Come out to watch the 4th Annual Patrick’s 3v3 Basketball Tournament on Sunday, April 18th, 2021 @JJVA. Due to COVID-19, guests/fans are required to wear a mask throughout the event.

For more information about the tournament, go to:

If you would like to volunteer at this event, click this link:

2019 Sulzbacher Our Hearts to Your Soles Event

JOI Foundation
JOI Foundation

Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute will again provide screening for this year’s charity event at The Sulzbacher Center. Our Hearts to Your Soles Foundation provides footwear for the homeless. JOI physicians and JOI staff of volunteers provide healthy foot exams and treatment. 

This will be our eleventh year participating in this national collaborative effort to help relieve the foot problems. In conclusion, this event is how JOI gives back to the community in which we live.     

This is National Suicide Prevention Week

This National Suicide Prevention Week, have a #RealConvo about mental health! Whether that means active listening or talking through it. Just being there for someone is also important.

It’s time to shift the culture and have an open and honest conversation about #mentalhealth. Have you had a #RealConvo today? The JOI Foundation supports the Patrick Heinold Foundation. The goal is to get Mental Health First Aid Training in Every High School and Junior High School in our area!

If you’re unsure of how to reach out to a friend that’s struggling, here are some quick pointers you can use for having a #RealConvo:

The Humane Society

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.

By: Jon Stiffler PTA/Content Writer

Jacksonville Humane Society

Jacksonville Humane Society | Free Pet Adoptions in Jax Beach on Sunday, May 5th.


By: Jon Stiffler PTA To learn more go to: Jacksonville Humane Society [email protected]

Mutt March 2019

JOI is proud to support our local Humane Society in Jacksonville! The JOI Foundation is a sponsor for the Annual Mutt March each year.

Humane Society
Humane Society

Find more information here:

2nd Annual Patrick’s 3v3 Basketball Tournament

2nd Annual Patrick's 3v3 Basketball Tournament
The Patrick Heinold Foundation Logo

2nd Annual Patrick’s 3v3 Basketball Tournament

The JOI Foundation is proud to partner with The Patrick Heinold Foundation. Their goal is 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. In other words, 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. I know this his tournament helps support The Patrick Heinold Foundation mission! Finally, 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. He 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.

Through the JOI Foundation, we are able support causes like this!

By: Jon Stiffler PTA, Sport Center Coordinator

2018 Sock Drive for the Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless

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.

By: Christoph Zuther

Sulzbacher Center

Sulzbacher Center

Our Hearts To Your Soles Foundation will provide footwear and Dr. Hiram Carrasquillo and the JOI Foundation and employees will provide foot screenings. It is our 8th year that we have participated in this event at the Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless.

The JOI Foundation is very active in the Jacksonville Community trying to help those who need it.  Dr. Carrasquillo has been volunteering and organizing this event for several years.

To find out more, please call 904-JOI-2000 or go to

Soles4Souls Event

Soles4Souls Event

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.

Soles4Souls Event at the Sulzbacher Center

Dr. Carrasquillo at Soles4Souls.

Soles4Souls Event at the Sulzbacher Center

JOI volunteers.


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