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Jacqueline Kravette
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Jacqueline Kravette has enjoyed a diverse career that spans both the public and private sectors. After graduating the University of Virginia, she spent her early years in New York City working as a political fundraiser. For the last seven years in Los Angeles, she has been a restaurant financier and consultant. She has established relationships, helped finance, and marketed a broad range of clients, including independent and corporate fine dining and casual restaurants.

One of her most recent projects is Run 4 Recovery, a comprehensive training program for all individuals who want to get healthy while giving back to the community. Run 4 Recovery’s goal is to raise funds in support of selected organizations. Her interest in health and wellness stems from childhood as she spent every summer for 15 years working with overweight and troubled children and teens at her family’s weight reducing camp. Additionally, Jacqueline is an avid animal activist, regularly volunteering at Animal acres, a farm sanctuary, and Villalobos, a pit bull rescue.

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BRCA: 'I Won't Be a Statistic': My Decision to Get BRCA Tested

Posted December 16, 2010 | 08:13:21 (EST)

I have to believe our collective experiences -- good and bad -- occur so that we may learn and perhaps even help others avoid or handle circumstances better. If my harrowing experiences with BRCA didn't net some sort of positive, I could have wallowed in self pity for years to...

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Eradication of Familial Cancer: The Wave of the Future?

Posted November 17, 2010 | 13:28:44 (EST)

"So, Doctor, you're telling me that I have an 80 percent chance of getting breast cancer and a 50 percent chance of ovarian cancer?" I asked.

This felt eerily reminiscent of my early childhood years. I frequently remember hearing my mother ask our relatives, "Can you believe she has...

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Seniors Keep Fit and Happy at the JFS Fitness Center

Posted September 28, 2010 | 17:17:00 (EST)

Fitness is important for everyone, but it is absolutely vital for seniors. With the majority of the baby boomers hitting age 65 by the year 2011, and the estimated costs of health care doubling for this demographic, the promotion of health among the elderly is of utmost importance.


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Waiting in Vain for "Superman"

Posted August 5, 2010 | 23:52:31 (EST)

I recently had the opportunity to view the documentary "Waiting for Superman" with hundreds of inspired, interested and driven adolescents from the Youth Speaks organization. As I watched this comprehensive, unsettling and yet poignant look at the United States' educational system, I heard the cheering and...

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Waiting in Vain for "Superman"

Posted August 5, 2010 | 15:08:49 (EST)

I recently had the opportunity to view the documentary "Waiting for Superman" with hundreds of inspired, interested, and driven adolescents from the Youth Speaks Organization. As I watched this comprehensive, unsettling, and yet poignant look at the United States's educational system, I heard the cheering and clapping of concurrence from...
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Celebrity Mania: Who's to Blame?

Posted June 15, 2010 | 19:14:05 (EST)

A few weeks back Sandra Bullock emerged from her home only to be swarmed by cameras and questions during what seemed to be one of the most difficult points in her life.

I, for one, will take responsibility for this episode.

Why? Because without my viewing the pictures...

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Celebrity Tipping (and Stiffing) in the City

Posted June 10, 2010 | 14:06:30 (EST)

Los Angeles' Best and Worst Celebrity Tippers - We were curious if these famous folks were generous to those men and women serving their food, carrying their bags, and parking their cars. We decided it was best to go to the source to get the real scoop on this affluent...

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A Day Trip to the Real Happiest Place on Earth

Posted June 4, 2010 | 15:11:01 (EST)

A few months ago I felt that itching feeling coming up again, the one we all get from time to time beckoning us to bail out of Los Angeles for a bit. I just wanted to feel more connected to nature than my weekly 45-minute trek up Runyon Canyon. After...

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