In 2018, over 240 individuals between the ages of 21 and 45 were encouraged to view philanthropy as an approach to self-care at JFCS of the Suncoast’s 2018 Beyond Me kick-off event. JFCS is following-up on the success of the 2018 event by re-launching Beyond Me this year on Thursday, July 22 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Sarasota Yacht Club. This event offers a complimentary evening of food and fun including an intimate discussion about “Self-care in the Post-COVID World” by renowned board certified cardiologist, Dr. Chippy Ajithan.
“JFCS is bringing together the community to celebrate our resilience,” stated Dr. Chippy, who is also known as “The Mindful Cardiologist.” “I will be sharing how to deconstruct limiting viewpoints to create a greater sense of awareness, well-being and a path to reaching your full potential.”
In addition to Dr. Chippy’s presentation, the evening will be an opportunity to meet some new people, enjoy food and drink in an inspiring setting and learn how being a volunteer or philanthropist enhances your quality of life. In the spirit of promoting personal wellness, the evening is the kickoff of a raffle for a Peloton® indoor exercise bike valued at $1,895. Tickets will be available for $50 apiece.
“Contributing to others either by being a volunteer or making a financial contribution can make a huge difference in the lives of people less fortunate. It also nurtures your spirit and provides a sense of satisfaction,” said Arthur Lerman, JFCS’s CEO. “Beyond Me is designed to inform people of the numerous opportunities that exist in our area.”
To purchase your raffle ticket in advance or to learn more information about Beyond Me or JFCS, visit our website at: www.JFCS-Cares.org or contact Nicole Taylor, Development & Donor Relations Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Complimentary RSVPs can be made on Eventbrite.
About Beyond Me
Beyond Me is a program created by JFCS to engage people in their 30s, 40s and 50s to become change makers in their community by broadening their awareness of Sarasota’s numerous charities and volunteer opportunities.
About the Peloton® Indoor Exercise Bike
The Peloton® indoor exercise bike is “an immersive cardio experience that unlocks more seamless access to strength, stretching, yoga and bike boot camp classes to round out your fitness routine.” The all access membership can be purchased separately.
About Dr. Chippy Ajithan
Dr. Ajithan is a board certified cardiologist with the Heart Specialists of Sarasota. She is also the recipient of Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s 2019 Physician of the Year Award, and the program advisor for its Ornish Reversal Program. After 20 years of practice, Dr. Ajithan’s focus on treating chronic disease has shifted towards lifestyle as the key to preventing, healing and even reversing disease.
About JFCS of the Suncoast
About JFCS: Celebrating its 35th year as one of the Florida Suncoast’s leading mental health and human services agencies, JFCS offers programs that support youth, families, seniors and veterans. Inspired by the Jewish tradition of helping all people, services are delivered regardless of religious preference and with the goal of empowering individuals and families to self-sufficiency and stability. JFCS of the Suncoast believes all people are to be treated with dignity and respect and have equal opportunity to physical well-being, self-expression and joy. For more information, visit https://JFCS-Cares.org/ or call (941) 366-2224.