Founder, Todd, to Graduate with Honors Despite 5 Year Battle with Cancer

One month into my freshman year of college at the University of Florida, I lost my feeling of invincibility. After weeks of looking for an answer to my worsening symptoms like night sweats, extreme itchiness and rapid weight loss, I finally had one – Stage IV Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. My doctor promptly reassured me that this…

Group Event: Jacksonville Shark’s Game

This past Saturday night our members & survivors headed downtown for the Jacksonville Shark’s arena football game! Although it was over 90 degrees outside, we quickly found out the Sharks were celebrating ‘Christmas in July’ with fans dressed in their green and red, Santa hats, and ugliest holiday sweaters. Our group carpooled to the stadium…

Group Event: Taco Lu & Adventure Landing

Every once and a while, one of our members really stands out and reminds all of us what ‘living for today’ really means for someone with cancer. When faced with something that they want to do, or accomplish, or be, they don’t let anything hold them back. It’s inspiring to watch them overcome physical limitations, medical challenges,…

Group Event: Exploring the Jacksonville Zoo

This year, our members told us that they all wanted to do more outdoor group events. They talked about picnicking, trips to local parks, sunshine and casually hanging out with everyone in places they could talk. So we listened and decided to plan an awesome trip to explore the Jacksonville Zoo! With two new exhibits,…

One Spark: Reflecting Back on the Past Year

One Spark is here again and we can’t believe how quickly the year has flown by! After coming in 9th place out of over 900+ creators last year, we were humbled and excited to really take our foundation and cause to the next level. The funding we received and the number of people we were…

Group Event: Game Night at Dave & Buster’s

Bright lights, energizing sounds, bustling activity, and a plethora of people set the stage for an evening of fun with friends! After being greeted by the Dave & Buster’s staff, our members and survivors made their way to our table for a night of dinner and games. Seeing how tight knit our group has become…

Group Event: Painting With A Twist in San Marco

Everyone’s creative juices were flowing at last weekend’s Live For Today group event, Painting with a Twist in San Marco. Members and survivors put brush to canvas and learned how to paint the iconic Jacksonville Main Street Bridge, while catching up about the Thanksgiving holiday, black Friday shopping and everyone’s plans for December. But the…

In The Press: Newlyweds help in the fight against cancer (First Coast News)

Newlyweds help in the fight against cancer (First Coast News) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — At just 18 years old, a young man right here on the First Coast was given a life threatening diagnosis. He was told he had Stage four Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. After his diagnosis, Todd Blake says he decided to live everyday to the…