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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.

2012 Omaha Go Red for Women Expo -- September 18, 2012

Joel Schlessinger recently donated to the 2012 Omaha Go Red For Women Expo. This event, sponsored by the Methodist Health System, was created to dispel the myths and raise awareness about heart disease, the number one killer of women. This event provides emotional, passionate and social initiatives to empower area women to take charge of their health.

Joel Schlessinger donated a gift certificate for a BOTOX or Dysport treatment for the silent auction. All money that the silent auction accumulates will go toward education resources on heart disease and women’s health.

Past funds donated have impacted women in the following ways:

Joel Schlessinger MD donated to the 2012 Omaha Go Red For Women Expo

  • Over 2 million women have taken the Go Red Heart CheckUp to assess their personal risk of developing heart disease
  • Over 200,000 healthcare providers have received crucial information about their patients risk of heart disease
  • Over 900,000 women have joined the Go Red For Women Expo to receive information that will help improve their health.

As a board certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon, Joel Schlessinger knows how important it is to ensure that your heart is healthy. He supports this cause and finds it to be a pertinent part of all women’s health.

The 2012 Omaha Go Red For Women Expo will take place on September 18 at the Embassy Suites in LaVista. To donate to this cause, visit their website here.

Joel Schlessinger MD donates to the University of Alabama Children's Hospital Foundation

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Pediatrics has been treating children for over 40 years. Recently, Joel Schlessinger MD has lent his support to the hospital by donating to the UAB children’s hospital fund.

Joel Schlessinger treats children with skin conditions daily and is a strong supporter of research and development in children’s health care. As a medical professional, he supports the UAB children’s hospital and its dedication to treating children with the best in medical standards and technology.

The UAB pediatrics department has been ranked one of the nation’s top children’s hospitals, serving thousands of children and their families every year. From general pediatrics to critical care, the children’s center is continuously expanding and developing new methods and technologies to treat children.

The UAB children’s hospital is also dedicated to research and development and has recently added ten new pediatric specialty departments to the hospital. Each department strives to continuously integrate advanced technologies and innovations into their practices to treat patients.

Joel Schlessinger’s donation to the UAB children’s hospital fund will allow the hospital to expand and continue their research so they can maintain the best health care for children possible.

Donate to the University of Alabama children’s hospital fund here.

Joel Schlessinger recently made a $50 donation to the OneWorld Community Health Centers‘s annual Milagro Dinner.

OneWorld Community Health Centers is a non-profit organization that provides quality health care to people who may fall through the cracks due to their economic status. This empowering organization helped more than 22,000 individuals in over 89,000 encounters in 2011.

The annual Milagro Dinner is a special event that recognizes outstanding volunteers as well as raises money for the future of the organization.

Joel Schlessinger is a strong supporter of non-profit organizations and particularly those that impact the health care industry. As a board certified dermatologist and pediatrician, Joel Schlessinger feels strongly about easily accessible health care for all people.

The donation made by Joel Schlessinger will help raise money for OneWorld Community Health Centers so more people can have access to quality, culturally respectful health care.

All donations are welcomed – donate to OneWorld Community Health Centers here.

Jane Fonda made a recent appearance in Omaha in support of the acclaimed non-profit Film Streams cinema, home of the Ruth Sokolof Theater, where Joel Schlessinger is a board member.

Jane Fonda was interviewed by Oscar-winning and Omaha-native Alexander Payne who also serves on the board of Film Streams. The event, called Film Streams’ Feature IV, helped raise proceeds for Film Streams as well as provided valuable discussion on film.

Joel Schlessinger, his wife Nancy, and his parents, Bernie and June, attended the event and met Jane Fonda.

Joel Schlessinger and his family are large supporters of independent film in Omaha. They have served on the advisory board and the education committee. Learn more about their involvement in Film Streams here. 

What’s your favorite independent film?

Joel Schlessinger recently donated to the Transplant Games of America, a get-together of organ donors and organ transplant recipients. He received the following thank you letter from Michael Paulson, a Transplant Games of America participant:

Dr. Schlessinger,

Thank you so very much for your generosity in donating to Mike and Team Nebraska. The team had an amazing time at The Transplant Games. Thank you for your support! We sincerely appreciate your donation.

Thank you!

Michael Paulson 

The Transplant Games of America took place in Grand Rapids, Michigan this past month. Read more about Joel Schlessinger’s donation here.

Joel Schlessinger and the LovelySkin.com team recently made a donation to the V.J. & Angela Skutt Catholic High School’s annual fundraiser.

Skutt Catholic High School is located in Omaha, Nebraska. Its annual fundraiser, Angel Flight, accepts donations from select community businesses. Items donated go toward a silent auction where proceeds benefit the school’s operating expenses.

This year’s theme is Under Southern Skies: An Evening of SkyHawk Hospitality. It will take place on September 15, 2012.

Joel Schlessinger generously donated a gift certificate for a MicroPeel treatment to be redeemed at either the LovelySkin Spa or LovelySkin Spa Express.

MicroPeel is a three-step treatment that includes dermaplaning. A dermaplaning treatment leaves skin healthy, vibrant and younger-looking. To schedule a MicroPeel or a dermaplaning appointment, contact the LovelySkin Spa.

Joel Schlessinger is a strong supporter of education and is proud to help raise money for Omaha’s local schools.

To donate to Skutt Catholic High School, send your donation to the following address:

Skutt Catholic High School

3131 S. 156th Street

Omaha, NE 68130


Joel Schlessinger recently donated to the Transplant Games of America, a celebration of organ donors and organ transplants.

This athletic event celebrates life and those that have been touched by organ transplants. Donor families, transplant recipients and others who have been impacted by organ donors get together to take place in events such as basketball, golf, cycling, volleyball and more.

As a board-certified dermatologist, cosmetic surgeon and pediatrician, Joel Schlessinger is happy to support the miracle of organ transplants.

“We are pleased to support Michael and the Transplant Games,” Joel Schlessinger said.  “As a supporter of organ donation myself, I think it is important for these games and the increased awareness of the huge need for organ donation in this country.”

To find out more about the Transplant Games of America, visit their website.

How have you been touched by the generosity of organ donors? 

Every year, the Millard Public Schools Foundation honors top scholars and educators at its Hall of Fame Banquet.

Joel Schlessinger generously underwrites an outstanding high school teacher with the Skin Specialist Award for Excellence in Secondary Teaching.

This year’s recipient was Tyler Berzina, a Physics and AP Physics teacher at Millard West High School.

Mr. Berzina’s instructional strategies, application of technology and variety of approaches are second to none. He also establishes excellent relationships with students and creates an inviting classroom environment.

Some of Mr. Berzina’s awards include:

  • U.S. Department of Education American Star of Teaching for Nebraska
  • Millard Public Schools Employee of the Month
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln Outstanding Mentor Award
  • National Science Foundation Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science.

Tyler is grateful for the award and for Joel Schlessinger’s support of the Millard Public Schools Foundation.

“It’s so nice to know that members of our community appreciate quality education by going above and beyond in supporting awards like the Hall of Fame. Thanks Dr. Schlessinger!”