At locations in Bonita Springs and Marco Island, Drs. Fred Eck and Joseph Goth and their team deliver a generous roster of dentistry services. They examine and clean teeth during routine checkups and beautify smiles with Invisalign retainers, dental implants, and porcelain veneers that cover chipped or discolored teeth. Their cosmetic services extend beyond the mouth with Botox treatments, which can reduce the appearance of fine lines on the face for up to four months.
It started with a lemonade stand. When seven-month-old Preston was diagnosed with tuberous sclerosis complex??a genetic disorder that causes tumors to form??in 1999, his family knew they wanted to raise awareness and make a difference. Five years later, his seven-year-old sister, Mackenzie, formed a lemonade stand and raised $930 for the TS Alliance. Inspired by their daughter's success, Preston's parents founded Peace, Love, & Lemonade to encourage other kids across the country to run their own lemonade stands in support of friends and family members living with the disease. So far, their combined efforts have raised more than $220,000 for research to cure tuberous sclerosis complex.
As part of these efforts, the annual Peace, Love & Lemonade Color Me Free 5k helps raise funds with a 5K walk or run through North Collier Regional Park. Participants take to the paths at 7 a.m. and they get splattered with colorful chalk as they cross mile markers. After the race, families can relax with a fossil-dig play area, an interactive playground, and park ranger tours.
Dustin Edwards and Stefanie Ink-Edwards wanted a new way to raise money for worthy causes, but they wanted to do it in a way that promoted active lifestyles. The answer was simple—start a non-profit mud run, and donate all of the proceeds to charity. They established the South Florida Mud Run, which sends waves of runners sprinting through 5 kilometers of mud and obstacles. Both man-made and natural, the obstacles range from mud crawls and tire walls to plank bridges and water pits. 100% of the proceeds go to benefit the Southwest Florida Children’s Hospital.
Licensed Zumba instructor Beth Golden—who also holds certifications from the AFAA, Red Cross, and PADI—leads easy-to-follow dance routines inspired by Latin salsa, merengue, and tango moves. A soundtrack of high-energy tunes and rolling r’s keep students motivated as she helps them shimmy off pounds with or without the help of muscle-toning sticks. She regularly changes up her dance routines to prevent boredom and keep feet guessing. In addition to group classes in the studio, Beth hosts private Zumba parties, taking her portable speakers and headset to beaches, parks, offices, or clients' homes to liven up special events.
GolfTEC has four convenient locations in the Tampa area, all staffed by experienced golfing professionals and computers who’ve sworn allegiance to the Three Laws of golfing robotics. Motion sensors and high-speed cameras monitor your swing and break down your form on a high-definition video display. GolfTEC’s PGA specialists point out your flaws, strengths, and coach you on how to permanently improve your game, from tee to green. Sensors chirp with approval when you’ve executed a perfect stroke or cracked an especially witty golfing joke.
In 1999, Ira Barsky and Ed Sarbey formed a coalition of animal-welfare supporters to combat the euthanizing of adoptable pets in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. They founded Animal Rescue Coalition (ARC) and purchased a mobile spay or neuter clinic to help reduce pet overpopulation. Since 2002, the organization has sterilized more than 32,000 cats and dogs, primarily offering its services to low-income families that could not otherwise afford the procedure. Additionally, ARC's emergency medical fund supplements this no-kill approach by paying for the medical supplies and medicines needed by sick or injured animals picked up by Sarasota County Animal Services. Drs. Nan Rosenberry and David Smith then provide complementary treatment for any animals brought into Bay Road Animal Hospital. ARC also sponsors a feral cat program and an adoption effort to ensure cats and dogs enter permanent and loving homes.
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