Goldie Hawn’s Heart for Children

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Whether you know Goldie Hawn as a quirky actress or a children’s advocate, one thing is recognizable—her bubbly personality.

“I am compelled to continuously see the bright side. It is in my DNA. My kids look at me and say: ’Mom, you’re so happy!’ And I do feel happy. I feel joyful inside. I can’t explain it,” admitted Hawn.

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The Food of the Seventies

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Shakespeare said, “If music be the food of love, play on.”

Well, for the 1970s if food was the music of the decade, it would taste like a Hawaiian Hula.

In the Seventies, the decade in which The Women’s Board was created, the world went crazy for the Hawaiian culture, and that meant incorporating anything pineapple into our food.

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What’s “trending” right now in antiques?

James Farmer

Ask the Expert: What’s trending right now in antiques?

Thanks for your question! I get this one a lot. In fact, this is probably my second most frequently asked question next to last month’s, “How old is an antique?” I have to kind of chuckle because the short answer is that what’s “trending” right now in antiques is to not buy antiques….. and that’s why it’s actually such a great time to buy them!

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A Legacy of Support: Children’s Emergency Center, Radiology, and Surgical Services

As we celebrate the 40th year of the Art and Antiques Show and the 25th year of Florida Forum, we are proud to look back on The Women’s Board’s legacy of support for Wolfson Children’s Hospital.  Funds raised by The Women’s Board over the past 43 years have supported a number of projects and programs, and we are excited to share our legacy through this special series of patient stories. 

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Isabel Schimpff, a pediatric Emergency Center, Radiology, and Surgical Services patient

The week of her tenth birthday, Isabel Schimpff was sent home early from school with an upset stomach.  When Isabel’s symptoms worsened, Isabel was sent to Wolfson Children’s Hospital’s Emergency Center.

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Florida Forum: Ben Carson

The Women’s Board is pleased to mark the Silver Anniversary of the Florida Forum, commemorating the 25th year of hosting the most notable political figures, entrepreneurs, athletes and newsmakers from across the country and around the world.

The upcoming 2016-2017 speaker series includes pioneering neurosurgeon Ben Carson, FOX News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly, and Jacksonville’s hometown hero Tim Tebow, continuing the Florida Forum’s long tradition of enriching the cultural and intellectual life of our community.

The series opens October 25, 2016, with world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon, inspiring storyteller, New York Times bestselling author and syndicated columnist Ben Carson.  Carson gained world recognition for his groundbreaking surgery on conjoined twins and as director of pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.  Ben Carson has been named one of the nation’s 20 foremost physicians and scientists by CNN and Time magazine. He is a leading advocate for children’s health care.  Additionally, he was a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

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This is a series you do not want to miss!  Subscription packages are available.  Purchase your subscription online today at thefloridaforum.com or by calling 904.202.2886.

Melanie Turner’s Glamorous Touch

Melanie Turner Foyer

Glamour is not exclusive.  It isn’t reserved only for red carpets and stately homes.  It does not have to be expensive or only found amongst the glossy pages of a magazine.

Actually, glamour is that certain quality that makes things seem appealing.

It casts a spell and you are enchanted. Somewhere in its incantation is the hint of times past, the catalyst of inspiration, and the magic of attractiveness.  Continue reading

A Legacy of Support: PICU

As we celebrate the 40th year of the Art and Antiques Show and the 25th year of Florida Forum, we are proud to look back on The Women’s Board’s legacy of support for Wolfson Children’s Hospital.  Funds raised by The Women’s Board over the past 43 years have supported a number of projects and programs, and we are excited to share our legacy through this special series of patient stories. 

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Zuri, a patient of Wolfson Children’s Hospital’s PICU

When Zuri and her twin brother, Zihir, were born at a local hospital at just 25-weeks gestation, doctors wondered if either baby would survive.  Both babies immediately required newborn intensive care and additional medical procedures.  Zihir was transferred to Wolfson Children’s Hospital via the Kid’s Kare Ambulance (a project supported by The Women’s Board),  where he underwent a successful surgery to repair a hole in his heart before being discharged.

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