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Dr. Joel Schlessinger contributes to a successful ALS golf tournament

Dr. Joel Schlessinger donated sunscreen for participants in the ALS golf tournament fundraiser.

Thanks to Dr. Joel Schlessinger, the participants in the ALS in the Heartland Bob Hohn Memorial Golf Classic received top-notch protection against the hot summer sun. Dr. Schlessinger donated 250 samples of EltaMD sunscreen to the golfers to be used during the annual fundraiser.

The Bob Hohn Memorial Golf Tournament is held each year to raise money for ALS in the Heartland. This event brings together families and individuals who are dedicated to providing services to those affected by ALS. This year, the tournament was held on Friday, June 28 in Omaha. Read more about this event on Dr. Joel Schlessinger’s blog.

Thanks to donors such as Dr. Joel Schlessinger, ALS in the Heartland continues to serve families in the Omaha area.

ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, affects thousands of people in the Nebraska and Iowa area. Patients require care, support and other services that ALS in the Heartland helps provide.

ALS in the Heartland is a non-profit organization that provides services to individuals and families affected by ALS. They also provide education and information about this disease to spread awareness and raise support to fight this disease.

Find out how you can support this organization by visiting their website.

Joel Schlessinger MD donates sunscreen samples for the ALS golf tournament

Joel Schlessinger MD is spreading awareness about sun protection through his donation to the ALS group.

Summer is here which means that, as the weather warms up, more and more people are getting outside and playing golf, a seasonal summer favorite. For many golfers, the ALS in the Heartland Bob Hohn Memorial Golf Classic is the perfect opportunity to both support a local non-profit and enjoy a game of golf.

In support of this event, Joel Schlessinger MD has donated 250 samples of EltaMD sunscreen to participants who will be spending the day in the hot summer sun.

Joel Schlessinger MD is a proud supporter of ALS in the Heartland, a non-profit group.

ALS in the Heartland is dedicated to providing patients, families and caregivers affected by ALS with quality care and support. This organization provides education, information and services to patients in Nebraska and western Iowa. Not only do they provide support for those affected by ALS, they are also dedicated to spreading awareness and raising support for the fight against this disease.

To raise money for their programs, ALS in the Heartland is holding the Bob Hohn Memorial Golf Classic. This year, the tournament will be held on Friday, June 28 in Omaha. The proceeds from this event go toward providing services and care to ALS patients throughout Nebraska and Iowa.

For participants of the tournament, Joel Schlessinger MD has donated samples of advanced sunscreens.

Thanks to Joel Schlessinger MD, the golfers at the memorial tournament will have sunscreen samples available to help them protect themselves against the hot summer sun. These EltaMD sunscreens provide exceptional sun protection in a variety of formulas to meet anyone’s needs. Golfers can enjoy these samples while they spend the day raising money and awareness for ALS.

To learn more about ALS in the Heartland or to learn how to register for the tournament, visit their website.

Joel Schlessinger contributes to the Friedel Jewish Academy silent auction fundraiser

Joel Schlessinger supports children’s education through the Friedel Jewish Academy.

Friedel Jewish Academy, located in Omaha, Nebraska, is dedicated to providing an exceptional educational experience for young children. This program integrates general and Jewish studies into their curriculum to encourage a strong Jewish identity as well as educational excellence.

Founded in 1964, Friedel Jewish Academy serves children in grades kindergarten to sixth grade from all different backgrounds. Students experience education in the Hebrew language, Jewish studies, music, art, physical education as well as general studies.

Joel Schlessinger and his family support the organization’s vision of encouraging well-rounded students who are dedicated to community involvement and developing strong relationships.

Through donations to the annual fundraiser, Joel Schlessinger supports the school’s educational mission.

At the Annual Tribute Dinner, individuals in the Omaha community gather to raise money for the academy. During this fundraiser, a silent auction is held to raise money for the continuation of the General Education and Jewish Studies programs at the school. This year, the Tribute Dinner will be held on Sunday, May 19th.

For the 2013 Annual Tribute Dinner silent auction, Joel Schlessinger has donated a gift certificate for a SilkPeel at the LovelySkin spa. This certificate will be auctioned off and all of the proceeds will go to the students and faculty at the school.

Joel Schlessinger continues to support the development of the Jewish community in Omaha.

Joel Schlessinger and his family not only support education for young children, they also support individuals of all ages of the Jewish community. Read about his recent donation to the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home, a long-term care facility to elderly men and women, here.

To learn more about the Friedel Jewish Academy, visit their website.

Joel Schlessinger MD donates gift certificate to the Omaha Community Playhouse fundraiser

Joel Schlessinger is a proud supporter of the Omaha Community Playhouse.

As one of the largest community theatres in the United States, the Omaha Community Playhouse brings the art of theatre and drama to a large audience in the Omaha area. The two performance spaces present dozens of plays each year and bring together individuals of the community. Joel Schlessinger and his family continue to support this organization not only with donations, but also by attending many of the productions.

Every season, over 2,000 volunteers participate in the Playhouse productions which include children’s plays, musicals, dramas and mysteries. These volunteers are dedicated to providing top-quality performances for their audiences.

To raise money for the playhouse, Joel Schlessinger donates to the annual Community Playhouse fundraiser.

The Omaha Community Playhouse hosts an annual fundraiser where attendees can enjoy food, performances and a silent auction. All of the proceeds raised during this event go toward maintaining the growth and development of the organization.

This year’s fundraiser will be held on April 6 and, to show his support for the organization’s mission, Joel Schlessinger has donated a gift certificate for a SilkPeel treatment that can be redeemed at the LovelySkin Spa. This certificate and other donations will be used during the silent auction to raise money for the playhouse.

The donation made by Joel Schlessinger will raise money for outreach and educational programs.

The Omaha Community Playhouse is dedicated to educating adults and children who are interested in the arts. The organization provides acting, voice and dance lessons as well as workshops for local elementary and high schools. Without the support of donors such as Joel Schlessinger, these programs would not be able to continue.

Learn more about the Omaha Community Playhouse on their website and read about other local art programs that Joel Schlessinger supports including Louder Than a Bomb: Omaha and The Omaha Symphony.

Joel Schlessinger's support of Girls Nite Out helps raise money for Girls Inc.

Joel Schlessinger supports Girls Inc, the sponsor of the Girls Nite Out fundraiser.

For over thirty five years, Girls Inc. has been providing young women in Omaha with opportunities to become involved in character-building activities and programs. This organization serves thousands of girls in the Omaha area by providing them with sports fields, libraries, computer labs and playgrounds where they can meet other girls and spend time with mentors.

Joel Schlessinger continues to support this organization in their effort to provide safe and educational environments for girls facing social and economic difficulties.

Joel Schlessinger’s donation to Girls Nite Out helped raise funds to keep this empowering foundation running.

This year, the Girls Nite Out fundraiser was held on January 31st with entertainment by comedian Karith Foster. During the event, donors raised over $75,000 for the Girls Inc. organization. This money will go toward after school and summer programs that provide young girls with the opportunity to become confident and responsible adults.

During the event, attendees were given the opportunity to participate in raffles and given gift bags. Joel Schlessinger donated 300 samples of skin care and beauty products to be given to the attendees at the event. You can read more about this donation on Joel Schlessinger’s blog.

Joel Schlessinger continues to support local organizations in the Omaha area.

Programs such as Girls Inc. are continuously striving to make the Omaha area a better and safer place to live. By providing a healthy environment, these organizations can ensure that children develop the skills they need to become successful and happy adults.

To find out more about Girls Inc. or to find out how you can donate to Girls Nite Out, visit their website. Already a proud supporter? Tell us about your experience in the comment section below.

Joel Schlessinger donates to Louder Than a Bomb: Omaha, a teen poetry festival

Joel Schlessinger recently made a donation to support Louder Than a Bomb: Omaha, a teen poetry festival to be held in the metro from March 18 through April 12. This literacy event focuses on self-expression and community building through poetry, storytelling and hip-hop spoken word.

The donation made by Joel Schlessinger will help Louder Than a Bomb: Omaha expand to reach more students.

Founded in 2001 by Young Chicago Authors, Louder Than a Bomb gained attention as the inspiration for a critically acclaimed documentary. Last year, the event expanded to Omaha, bringing teams of students from 12 Nebraska high schools together for a series of workshops that focused on the creation and performance of original work. The festival’s final tournament, held at Creighton University’s Harper Center Auditorium, attracted more than 500 people.

This year’s event, organized by the Nebraska Writers Collective, film director Greg Jacobs and Young Chicago Authors, will continue its mission of “bringing teens together across racial, gang and socioeconomic lines.”

Joel Schlessinger’s donation will help Louder Than a Bomb: Omaha expand to connect more students with qualified teachers and artists. For more information on this festival or to donate to the cause, visit the organization’s website.

Joel Schlessinger and his family continue to support a number of arts organizations in the Omaha area.

As long-time supporters of local arts, Joel Schlessinger and his family regularly donate to organizations, programs and performing groups from around the metro. Some of these organizations include:

Are you a strong supporter of the arts? Tell us about your recent contributions in the comments.

Joel Schlessinger MD donates to support Holt International

Joel Schlessinger MD recently donated a gift certificate for a free SilkPeel treatment to benefit Holt International Children’s Services, a non-profit adoption organization that works to find loving homes for children regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or gender. Holt International has helped children in countries such as Cambodia, Ethiopia, China, Haiti, India, Nepal, Mongolia, South Korea, the Philippines, Uganda, Vietnam and Thailand.

The donation made by Joel Schlessinger MD will be placed in an auction to support international adoption.

This SilkPeel treatment donated by Joel Schlessinger MD will be auctioned off at the Holt International Annual Gala Dinner and Auction. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, April 20, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in La Vista. All proceeds will go toward fulfilling the organization’s mission to “give all children the love they need and deserve.”

For more than 55 years, Holt International has been dedicated to finding permanent, loving homes for orphaned, abandoned and vulnerable children. The organization also heads several humanitarian projects around the world where families are struggling to survive due to extreme poverty and natural disasters. Established in the 1980s, the Holt International Omaha branch has found loving homes for thousands of children since its inception.

Visit the Holt International website for more information about this organization.

Joel Schlessinger MD is a strong supporter of local organizations who are devoted to changing lives.

Joel Schlessinger continues to support local organizations dedicated to improving the lives of others, especially children. Some of his past donations include:

Have you adopted a child through Holt International or another non-profit organization? Share your story with us in the comments.

Joel Schlessinger MD supports Omaha Burke High School bandJoel Schlessinger MD recently donated a gift certificate for a free SilkPeel treatment to benefit the Omaha Burke band. Students in the Burke band perform at numerous school events, community functions and marching competitions each year. The sixth annual Burke Band Benefit Dance and Auction will be held at the Regency Marriott Ballroom this Sunday, March 10, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

This donation made by Joel Schlessinger MD will support the band program’s future endeavors.

The SilkPeel treatment donated by Joel Schlessinger MD will be placed in a silent auction along with other contributions from Omaha businesses. Aside from a silent auction, the event will also feature performances from Burke jazz bands joined by students from local middle and elementary school bands. Attendees can take part in free swing dance lessons provided by professional dancer Dan Wondra.

Tickets for the dance and auction, which will be available at the door, are $7 for adults, $3 for students and $17 for a family pack. Children under 5 years of age are free. All proceeds collected from the event will go to support the band program for festival and marching competitions, instrument repair and purchase, uniform maintenance and other performance expenses.

Joel Schlessinger MD and his family support a number of arts organizations in the Omaha area.

As long-time supporters of the arts, Joel Schlessinger MD and his family regularly donate to local organizations and programs. Some of these include:

Are you an avid supporter of the arts? Tell us about your favorite organizations in the comments.

Joel Schlessinger donates personal care products to the Open Door MissionWith his recent donation of body wash and lotion samples to the Open Door Mission, Joel Schlessinger helped local families learn about proper skin care. The donated products were handed out during a health fair sponsored by Clarkson College nursing students. During the event, these students educated men, women and children on proper skin care, performed health screenings and provided skin assessments. Each participant received free samples to help them care for their skin.

The Open Door Mission provides life-changing programs for the homeless and needy, an effort Joel Schlessinger supports.

Founded in 1954, the Open Door Mission is committed to “breaking the cycle of homelessness and poverty.” Its campus offers 816 shelter beds and serves more than 2,000 meals each day to men, women and children. With help from donations like Joel Schlessinger’s, the organization continues to provide these basic needs as well as long-term solutions to help people living in poverty. Each life-changing program prepares participants with the necessary tools to help them become self-sufficient members of the community.

To learn more about the Open Door Mission or to make a donation to their cause, visit the mission’s website.

Joel Schlessinger and his family donate to several outreach programs in the Omaha area.

As strong supporters of the Omaha community, Joel Schlessinger and his family have donated countless goods and services to local programs and charities. Learn more about a few of these contributions here:

Does your community have an organization like the Open Door Mission? Share your story with us in the comments.

Joel Schlessinger MD donates to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer
With his recent donation, Joel Schlessinger MD shows his support for breast cancer awareness. His donation to the 2013 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer will help patients and their families gain access to the care they need and bring the foundation closer to finding a cure for breast cancer.

Started by the Avon Foundation for Women in 2003, the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer is a national series of weekend fundraising events. The event, held in 8 cities across the country every year, includes a 39-mile walk to raise awareness for breast cancer research. Since its inception, participants have walked 5,261,811 miles – enough to circle the globe more than 201 times.

The donation made by Joel Schlessinger MD supports the Avon Foundation for Women.

The Avon Foundation for Women is dedicated to improving the lives of women and their families. Aside from working to impact breast cancer research and easy access to care, this foundation is dedicated to domestic violence education, prevention and victim services. The annual breast cancer walk is just one way the Avon Foundation for Women makes a difference.

The Avon Foundation for Women’s mission is important to Joel Schlessinger MD.

As a husband and a father, Joel Schlessinger MD supports the foundation’s mission to assist women and their families. He and his family have supported and participated in different fundraising races for several years. Joel Schlessinger MD’s e-commerce site, LovelySkin.com, also sells products with the pink ribbon during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, where cosmeceutical brands donate a percentage of their profits to fund further research.

For more information about the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer or to donate to the cause, visit the foundation’s website.

Have you or someone you love participated in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer? Share your story with us in the comments.