Justin’s Life Adventure: Cruise Celebration

After two stem cell transplants to treat Acute Myelogenous Leukemia and 8 years to complete his college degree, Justin was ready for a vacation. When asked what it meant to take this trip, Justin replied, “It meant I was done… time to celebrate”. This Live For Today Foundation sponsored cruise was just the life adventure…

Iyan’s Life Adventure: A Weekend to Remember

Some people are passionate and then there is Iyan. Iyan is a light-hearted and fun-loving 21-year-old who loves music, especially his favorite band, A Day to Remember. Originally from Puerto Rico, he moved to the Orlando to seek a better life where he began studying sound technology at Valencia College. Just after his 20th birthday,…

Healthy Living Event: Practice with Purpose

Sunday afternoons are the best. For some, its a time when taking a nap is socially acceptable. For others, its a time for spiritual rejuvenation. For a group of 60+ present-minded yoga enthusiasts, this particular Sunday afternoon was a time to give back while stretching out. Big Fish Power Yoga is a power vinyasa yoga studio in Jacksonville Beach that…

Group Event: River City Brewing Company

With another year coming to a close, the Live For Today Foundation is focusing on more than just today. This time of year signifies a milestone, looking at all of our accomplishments for last year and setting new goals for this year. To celebrate, it only felt natural to have everyone together for a post…

Group Event: Jaguars vs. Colts Game & Tailgate

Nothing says Florida winter like a warm, bright December afternoon; and nothing says Jacksonville quite like the Jaguars. While not always number one on the board, the Jags are always number one in our hearts. Plus, our Members know first hand how relevant a support system can be. We could think of no better way…

Healthy Living Event: Essential Oils

On a crisp, December, Saturday morning, Members of the Live For Today Foundation made way to Ackerman Cancer Center for a class all about essential oils! Upon arrival, hugs were exchanged and smiles lit the room. Old friends brought each other up to date on happenings and we even got to introduce a new Member…

GROUP EVENT: HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY AND BENEFIT

On a warm, October evening, super heroes, Disney characters, pilots, and cowboys alike made their way into Casa Marina in Jacksonville Beach. The old hotel, glowing gold in the setting sun, was the backdrop of NACE’s 3rd Annual Halloween Costume Party benefitting the Live For Today Foundation. The result was a magical, musical, spirit-filled evening….

Healthy Living Event: Girls Night Out

There’s nothing quite as rejuvenating as a night out with the gals. So on Friday, October 16th, the ladies of Live For Today gathered in the heart of San Marco, at Stasis Salon, for Girls Night Out! Many people don’t realize the demanding schedule of someone fighting cancer. Combining treatment, check ups, and a resulting…

Tara’s Life Adventure: Hillsong United Experience

Meet Tara Richardson, a beautiful lady who is 30 years young! In October 2011, Tara was taken to the hospital after hitting her head in a car wreck. The CT was more telling than anyone expected – a mass. Shortly there after, she was diagnosed with Diffuse Astrocytoma, a malignant form of tumor made by…

Kathleen’s Life Adventure: Shhh…It’s A Surprise!

Sunshine. A smiley face. The color yellow. These are a few of the things that instantly come to mind when someone says “Kathleen.” That’s probably due to her immensely positive outlook on life and the fact that she creates an incessant stream of laughter wherever she goes. This can be exemplified by her account of…