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Boots on the Ground

Posted on Mar 13, 2014 in Current Events, Past Events, Press Room, Projects, Special Events

BOOTS ON THE GROUND   Saturday March 15th 8:00 am Join the fun and community as Neighborhood BibleWay Church & Boy Scout Troop 772 “Cleanup Ft. Pierce”   Were Comfortable Shoes & Meet Us At 523 North 13th Street for a couple of hours of Companionship, Cleanup, and Community For more information call 772.528.3467...

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End of Watch – Chris Sorensen

Posted on Nov 6, 2013 in Current Events, Past Events

November 6, 2013 – Come join us for the End of Watch – Chris Sorensen

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Pete Chunn

Posted on Oct 10, 2012 in Families In Need, Helping Families, Past Events

Officer Peter Chunn has long been the man you could count on to have your back and keep you safe. The Port St. Lucie Police Officer and father of two was just 39 a few months ago when he was diagnosed with a cancerous congenital germ cell tumor in his chest. Currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment in preparation for an upcoming surgery, Officer Chunn, who is normally protecting everyone else’s life, has been unable to work since August. After seven years on the beat for the citizens of Port St. Lucie, it’s time for the community to come to the aid of one of its finest community servants. On Wednesday, October 10th, the Van Duzer Foundation will be hosting a fundraiser from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Big Apple Pizza and Pasta at 2311 South 35th Street, Fort Pierce (directly across from IRSC) to benefit the Chunn family and...

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Triple Play for Taylor

Posted on Sep 23, 2012 in Families In Need, Helping Families, Past Events

As you know, the Van Duzer Foundation likes to mix things up when we throw a fundraising party. It’s not going to be any different this time around as we pull out all the stops for 14 year-old Taylor Montpetit – a Fort Pierce resident with a serious illness. For most of his young life, Taylor has been battling Primary Immune Deficiency (PID) – an illness which leaves him unable to participate in many activities that would be considered normal for a child of his age, and one that leaves him exceptionally vulnerable to infections and illnesses which can become life-threatening. As of this writing, the family is also awaiting a possible diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis in addition to the PID. It’s a lot for a young boy to handle and has taken its toll on the family both emotionally and financially. On Wednesday, September 23rd, from 4 p.m....

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The President’s Bear Hug

Posted on Sep 20, 2012 in Past Events, Press Room, Special Events

President’s Bear Hug Ripples & other videos Barack Obama talking about the Van Duzer Foundation on Letterman Click to view video. Scott Van Duzer Talks About The Famous Presidential Bear Hug Click to view video. The Hug Seen Around the World Click to view video. Bear Hug’ Man Scott Van Duzer Joins ‘Anderson Live’ Click to view video. The Van Duzer Foundation in People Magazine Click to view video. Bear Hug chatter on the Net Here are some links from other people’s POV of the big bear hug from Scott Van Duzer to President Barack Obama Letter: Boycott business for presidential hug? These people have sunk to very bottom Late Show: Obama discusses Romney, Libya, Scott Van Duzer and home brewing on ‘Late Show’ The Guardian: Barack Obama gets lift from pizza man’s bear hug TPM Livewire:  Obama: We Shouldnt Label Folks Democrats And Republicans Obama: We Shouldn’t ‘Label Folks’ Democrats And...

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Debi Reese

Posted on Aug 22, 2012 in Families In Need, Helping Families, Past Events

Debi Reese has enough love to fill a room. She loves the students she works with at IRSC; she loves her three dogs, three cats, good friends, decorating, making people happy, and holidays. She’s just one of those people who finds the good in everyone and makes everyone feel loved. But right now, Debi needs a little love from all of us. The widowed mother of two is battling leiomyosarcoma, an aggressive form cancer, and even though she’s incredibly brave, it’s a tough battle. The Van Duzer Foundation, along with Debi’s friends and family want to show the Port St. Lucie resident how much love one community can share. Whether you’ve had a chance to meet Debi or not, you’re invited to join the celebration to honor and uplift this local woman who generously shares so much of her time and gives so much of her humor and talent...

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