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Help Stock the Shelves at Santa’s Shop

date: 11/20/2009

time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

place: Lake Nona Information Center 9588 Narcoossee Road, Orlando, FL 32827

This year, Lake Nona is partnering with Nemours to support the “Santa Shop” program through RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program). The Santa Shop has been a successful program in the community for 16 years. This annual holiday event gives children the opportunity to do some “holiday shopping” for every family member living in their household.

Most of the children participating in the program live in poverty level or below poverty level households, suffer from chronic illnesses and developmental disabilities, or have one or both parents incarcerated. The children this year will be from several area elementary schools, Children’s Medical Services, Nemours and United Cerebral Palsy.

Please consider donating items for the Santa Shop. Suggestions of items include new games, toys, clothing, jewelry, toiletries… items that you and your family would
enjoy receiving as gifts.

Cash donations are accepted as well and will be used to purchase items needed that have not been donated. Checks may be made payable to “RSVP.”

Unwrapped donations or checks may be dropped off at the Lake Nona Information Center by Monday, December 7.

Drop off location:

Lake Nona Information Center, 9588 Narcoossee Road, Orlando, FL 32827


date: 11-07-2009

time: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

place: UCF College of Medicine 6850 Lake Nona Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32827

Come run or walk the 2nd Annual RUNNONA 5k and see up close the latest developments taking place in Lake Nona. Beginning at the UCF College of Medicine campus, the route will take you through Lake Nona’s emerging medical city, down the beautifully landscaped Lake Nona Boulevard and finishing at the award-winning VillageWalk waterfront community center.

The event also features the Nemours Kids’ Run. Registration is on race day at race site and is free. The first 100 registered kids will receive a souvenir T-shirt. All children receive a finishers’ medal!

Event proceeds benefit the Tavistock Foundation. The Tavistock Foundation serves programs and organizations in the communities where it has significant business interests. The Foundation was instrumental in the development of Lake Nona’s emerging medical city, with millions of dollars donated to creating this biomedical research and education hub in Central Florida.

Register for the race at www.trackshack.com.