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Dr. Joel Schlessinger offers donation to support Pine Ridge ReservationDr. Joel Schlessinger donated a free Silkpeel to benefit the efforts of Friends of J Medicine Hat, a group of volunteers continuing the mission of Jent “J Medicine Hat” Monk. This organization is dedicated to improving conditions on Pine Ridge Reservation and helping residents lead healthier lives.

The Silkpeel donated by Dr. Joel Schlessinger and the LovelySkin Spa was placed in a large silent auction during an event that included comedic and musical performances by individuals like Heather Jones, The McGuigan Brothers, Liberty Monk and James Johann. Proceeds from this event will be used to promote better way of life on the reservation, while donated items like diapers, food, clothing and toiletries will be given to Healthy Start, a nonprofit committed to promoting healthy pregnancies, children and parenting tactics.

J Medicine Hat used his talents as a comedian and hypnotist to raise money for Pine Ridge Reservation and scholarships to assist Native American students with college expenses. He opened shows for acts that included Jerry Seinfield, Dennis Miller, Roseanne Barr, The Beach Boys and Stevie Ray Vaughn.

Pine Ridge Reservation is located in South Dakota and home to the Oglala Sioux Tribe. The reservation spans across 2,000,000 acres with an estimated population of 40,000. The families living in this area battle an 80% unemployment rate as well as financial, housing, health, educational and social issues.

If you would like to join Dr. Joel Schlessinger in donating to Healthy Start or Friends of J Medicine Hat, send an email to contact@friendsofjmedicinehat.com or visit the website for more information.

Joel Schlessinger MD interviews potential students for Brown UniversityJoel Schlessinger MD understands the importance of a good education. Besides making generous donations to Brown University, Joel Schlessinger MD also donates his time to helping the admissions staff interview potential students.

“It never ceases to amazing me that there are such incredible students out there applying to Brown, as well as other colleges,” Joel Schlessinger MD said. “Being an interviewer allows me the opportunity to meet diverse and remarkable teenagers, while contributing to one of my alma maters.”

Joel Schlessinger MD attended Brown University Medical School in the early 1980’s. His daughter, Claire, is a current student at the college.

Brown University has a student body of 6,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students and 400 medical school students. Students and faculty members come from every U.S. state and more than 100 foreign countries.

This Ivy League school overs approximately 2,000 courses each year in over 40 academic departments. Brown University’s prestigious reputation attracts and cultivates independent thinkers that have the drive and power to create change.

“Brown was a pivotal and important part of my learning experience and it is a good to give back to it.”

Read more about Joel Schlessinger MD’s other involvements with Brown University here.

Do you aid your alma mater in the admissions process? Tell us about your experience in the comments.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger donates to the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
Dr. Joel Schlessinger recently donated to the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Research Fund. This respected society’s mission is to promote excellence in patient care by helping to advance the biomedical application of lasers and other medical technologies.

The research fund for the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery is used to develop lasers and other related technologies for healthcare. With Dr. Joel Schlessinger’s generous donation, this society will be able to make large strides toward identifying and supporting new research as well as funding research grants.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger uses lasers daily in his clinic and understands the importance of continuing development of these innovative skin care tools. The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery acts not only as source for laser innovation, but it also as a source for educational conferences, training, safety and expertise.

To donate to the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, visit the website here.

Have you ever received a laser healthcare treatment? Tell us about your experience in the comments.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger and family donate to AAD Camp DiscoveryDr. Joel Schlessinger and his family recently made a donation to Camp Discovery, a summer camp sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology that allows children with chronic skin conditions to enjoy a week of activities like swimming, fishing, boating, water skiing, arts and crafts.

Under the care of dermatologists and nurses, Camp Discovery allows children affected by skin conditions to spend a week with others who share their similar experiences. Many camp counselors also have chronic skin conditions so they are able to provide support and advice to the children.

The camp is free and is funded by the generosity and support of donors. As a board-certified dermatologist and pediatrician, Camp Discovery holds a special place for Dr. Joel Schlessinger. He understands that children with chronic skin diseases can often feel socially ostracized, which is just one reason why this camp provides such an amazing opportunity for so many children. Dr. Joel Schlessinger is also a big supporter of Camp Discovery because it allows children that are often sheltered from extracurricular activities to have fun without worrying about their condition.

The campers that attend Camp Discovery are affected by diseases such as epidermolysis bullosa, psoriasis, alopecia, vitiligo, eczema, scleroderma, congenital nevus, ehlers-danlos, ichthyosis, extodermal dysplasia and more.

To donate to Camp Discovery, click here.

Do you know a child that could benefit from Camp Discovery? Visit the website and see what you can do to help them make it to next year’s camp.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger donates gift certificate to 2012 Completely Kids GalaDr. Joel Schlessinger and his family recently made a donation to the 2012 Completely Kids Gala. The donation of a gift certificate for the LovelySkin Spa will be up for silent auction at the event.

Completely Kids is a non-profit organization that helps meet the needs of families in the Omaha community by serving at-risk children with after school and weekend programs. The Completely Kids Gala is an event that helps raise money to fund services and family-strengthening programs.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger and his family are strong advocates for education and programs for the underprivileged. In the past, they have also donated to the Urban Arts Partnership and the OneWorld Community Health Centers.

To donate to Completely Kids, visit the website here.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger and family donates to Urban Arts PartnershipJoel Schlessinger and his family recently made a large donation to the Urban Arts Partnership. This organization “advances the intellectual, social and artistic development of underserved public school students through arts-integrated education programs to close the achievement gap.”

Joel Schlessinger and his family are strong supporters of the arts. Through this donation to the Urban Arts Partnership, many children will be able to attend after-school programs, master classes, summer programs, arts festivals and other special projects.

The organization teaches students a variety of arts including filmmaking, digital music, photography, theater, design, visual arts, dance and language arts.

With this donation from Joel Schlessinger and his family, over 12,000 students will be empowered with arts-integrated educational programs. Since the beginning of 2012, the Urban Arts Partnership has moved into a new office, launched programming in Los Angeles and opened the first Peapod Adobe Youth Voices Academy in New York City.

To donate to this remarkable organization, visit the website here.

Joel Schlessinger MD supports Sweet Adelines, an all-women singing groupJoel Schlessinger MD and his wife, Nancy, recently donated to Sweet Adelines, an all-women singing group. One of the doctor’s patients is a member of the singing group and Joel Schlessinger MD enjoys supporting the arts.

Sweet Adelines is a highly respected organization of women that are committed to the art form of barbershop harmony with the use of education, competition and performance. This non-profit association is one of the largest in the world for women.

There are two Sweet Adelines chapters in the Nebraska area – the Lincolnaire Chapter and the Acappella Omaha Chapter. You can find a local chapter near you here.

The next concert for the Acappella Omaha Chapter is on November 10, 2012 at the Papillion La Vista High School in Papillion, Neb. Tickets are $14.00. The theme of this show is “The Gospel Truth: A Musical Adventure at Heavenly Harmony Congregational Church!”

Joel Schlessinger MD and his family are long-time supporters of the arts. They have made large contributions to other art organizations, such as Film Streams, a non-profit theater for education and local art. Read more about the Schlessinger’s involvement in Film Streams here.

Do you support the arts? Tell us about your recent contribution in the comments.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger donates to University of Rhode Island Alumni Association
Dr. Joel Schlessinger and his wife, Nancy, recently donated to the University of Rhode Island Alumni Association. The donation goes to help fund programs, services as well as scholarships and programs.

The University of Rhode Island is located in Kingston, Rhode Island. The university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as engineering, nursing, oceanography and nursing programs.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in biology and minors in chemistry and mathematics. For the past 20 years, Dr. Joel Schlessinger and his family have donated to the URI Alumni Association.

To donate to the URI Alumni Association, visit the website here.

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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.

What university do you donate to? Tell us in the comments.

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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!”