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Joel Schlessinger MD donates to his alma mater, Brown University
Dr. Joel Schlessinger and his family recently donated to Brown Medical Annual Fund. This fund provides support for scholarships and curricular development for the Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Brown University is an Ivy League university located in Providence, Rhode Island. It is the seventh-oldest college in the United States and is a leading research center.

Brown University is a special place for the Schlessinger family. Joel Schlessinger MD attended Brown University from 1981 to 1983 for the basic science portion before transferring to Baylor University in Texas. Also, Dr. Joel Schlessinger’s daughter, Claire, is a current student in the undergraduate program.

Joel Schlessinger MD is still active with the Brown University community. He volunteers his time to interview high school seniors for admission to Brown.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger and his family have donated to both the medical and undergraduate programs over the years. They are large supporters of Brown University and enjoy assisting in any way they can.

For more information about Brown University, visit the website here.

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Nancy, Dr. Joel Schlessinger, Daniel, Claire and Emmy at a Pug Rescue event in 2004

Besides being a board-certified dermatologist, cosmetic surgeon and pediatrician, Dr. Joel Schlessinger is also a lover of pugs. The doctor and his family have been longtime supporters of pug rescues and pug-related events around the Midwest since they received their pug, Emmy.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger and his family recently donated to Pug Partners of Nebraska, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to rescuing and re-homing pugs. This organization puts on several events throughout the year, including meet and greets, sponsored walks and the popular costume event, Pug-O-Ween.

“We take great pleasure out of helping out other pugs and rescue societies,” the doctor said. “In fact, we went to Sioux Falls this summer to help out with a home pug adoption.”

Joel Schlessinger MD and family donate to Pug Partners of Nebraska

Emmy joined in for a LovelySkin.com barbecue this spring.

Joel Schlessinger MD and family are proud owners of a pug named Emmy.

“We have had Emmy for 10 years now,” said Joel Schlessinger MD. “She was the puppy of one of my patients. My daughter, Claire, and I were desperate to have a dog, but my son was set on a snake. My wife, Nancy, wanted to wait until the kids grew older.”

However, on Claire’s 11th birthday, the Schlessinger family picked up Emmy and she has been loved ever since.

“Daniel, my son, forgot about the snake, thankfully, and now Nancy dotes on Emmy.”

The Schlessinger family and Emmy enjoy participating in Pug-O-Ween.

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Claire, Daniel, Dr. Joel Schlessinger, Emmy and the doctor’s parents, Junie and Bernie, at Pug-O-Ween 2005.

Pug-O-Ween is a yearly event where pug owners dress up their beloved pets and show off their dashing duds. This year’s Pug-O-Ween event will be held on Sunday, Oct. 28 at the National Guard Armory. It costs $8.00 per ticket and all proceeds go to benefit Pug Partners of Nebraska.

“We have encouraged Pug-O-Ween for many years now as it is a great way to meet new friends of pugs and highlight the issues that surround ill or mistreated pugs,” said Dr. Joel Schlessinger.

“We hope this year is a success!”

Joel Schlessinger and his wife donate to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of NebraskaJoel Schlessinger and his wife, Nancy, recently made a donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska. Their donation made in memory of Donald Janke, will go to help children with life-threatening illnesses experience one of their most hoped-for wishes.

Donald Janke was one of Dr. Joel Schlessinger’s favorite patients. Joel Schlessinger says he was “a great guy.”

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska plans the specific wishes of children across Nebraska. Each wish is designed especially for each child. The event extends farther past just the wish – it also involves the anticipation, planning and memories for the family.

Donations like the one made by the Schlessinger family go to children like Payton, a 3-year old who has been diagnosed with Leukemia. Her favorite story is Green Eggs and Ham and she loves to play with Legos. Her wish is to ride in a train to go fishing with her grandfather.

To learn how you can help donate to this great cause, visit the website here.

Joel Schlessinger donates skin care products to benefit the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home
Joel Schlessinger recently donated to the League Offering Volunteers for the Elderly (L.O.V.E.), a volunteer and fundraising auxiliary of the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home. He donated many lotions, moisturizers and cleansers to be used by almost 100 men and women who live at the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home.

The Rose Blumkin Jewish Home is a premier long-term care facility in Omaha. Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistants work to provide the best care for residents 24 hours a day. Although established in a Jewish setting, this home welcomes all backgrounds and faiths.

Joel Schlessinger and his family are proud supporters and members of the Omaha Jewish community. This generous donation will help improve the skin health of all residents that call the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home their “home.”

To learn more about the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home or to donate, click here.