Category Archives: Legal Grafitti

June 2022 Legal Graffiti Fundraiser Benefitting AMI Kids – Escambia Boys Base.

Join us for our Legal Graffiti event on Friday, June 17 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. during Gallery Night to benefit AMI Kids/Escambia Boys Base!
Come join us and enjoy FREE games, activities, music, and more at Legal Graffiti… And just remember, the more you donate to spray paint, the more we can match dollar for dollar and give to Escambia Boys Base!

About AMI Kids/Escambia Boys Base

Since 1991, AMIkids Pensacola has been dedicated to helping kids discover the potential within them, transform their lives and strengthen our community. Located in Pensacola, Florida, AMIkids Pensacola empowers our kids through care and guidance to reach that potential and, as a result, break the cycle of failure and poverty.
Escambia Boys Base, operated by AMIkids Pensacola, provides kids who have committed offenses in the past, an opportunity to focus on their issues and discover solutions to overcome them and become positive young adults.
Even kids with a troubled past have the potential to achieve a bright future, and our programs work every day to separate their troubled past from a bright future.
Each year, AMIkids Pensacola provides services to an average of 90 teens, leading to an impressive 77% success rate.
These young men help us set up each month for our Legal Graffiti events – now it is our turn to give back to them!

About Zarzaur Law’s “Legal Graffiti” Fundraiser Events

“Legal Graffiti” is an event hosted at Zarzaur Law during each Gallery Night in downtown Pensacola. “Legal Graffiti” is an opportunity for anyone to make a donation and then create artwork on the (recycled billboard vinyl-covered) side of the Zarzaur Law office building using spray paint. The event raises money for non-profits & charities within the area. Donations are matched by the firm and given to the charity of choice. In the past six years of hosting the “Legal Graffiti” event, the firm has donated more than $100,000 to local charities. We are proud and honored to continue to give back to the community where we live, work and play.

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Our “Legal Graffiti” fundraiser recipients include:
Favor House
Gulf Coast Kid’s House
ARC Gateway
The Birthday Party
Project Mentee
American Cancer Society
Big Brothers Big Sisters of NWF
Manna Food Pantries
Pathways for Change
Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart
Autism Pensacola
Rally Pensacola
Guardian ad Litem
Opening Doors NWFL
Alzheimer’s Association
United Way, Escambia County

Watch our “Legal Graffiti” highlight video! >

Joe Zarzaur is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney whose firm is dedicated to promoting community safety since 2007. ZARZAUR LAW’S AREAS OF PRACTICE: Serious Personal Injury, Product Defect, Auto Accidents, Cycling Accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Products Liability, Wrongful Death, Community Safety, Boat and Jet Ski Accidents, Slip and Fall Injuries, and more. Licensed in Alabama and Florida.

It is also important to consult with a Board Certified Trial lawyer who has the knowledge and experience to help you. We know accidents can be stressful and want to make the process as easy as possible for you. Call Zarzaur Law, P.A. today at (855) Hire-Joe for a free legal consultation or visit www.zarzaurlaw.com.

If you’ve been the victim of a car accident, it’s important that you don’t make any rash decisions. Put yourself in the best possible position to receive the justice you deserve. It is also important to consult with a Board Certified Trial lawyer who has the knowledge and experience to help you. We know accidents can be stressful and want to make the process as easy as possible for you. Call Zarzaur Law, P.A. today at (855) Hire-Joe, or by requesting a free case review through our website.

May 2022 Legal Graffiti Fundraiser Benefitting Emerald Coast Legal Aid

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LEGAL GRAFFITI is back once again on Friday, May 20 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. during Gallery Night Pensacola. This month we will be raising awareness and money for Emerald Coast Legal Aid!

Come join us and enjoy FREE games, activities, music, and more at Legal Graffiti… And just remember, the more you donate to spray paint, the more we can match dollar for dollar and give to Emerald Coast Legal Aid!

About Emerald Coast Legal Aid

Emerald Coast Legal Aid is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Pensacola, FL. that offers a wide range of FREE legal services for those in our community that cannot afford attorneys.

Services by local legal professionals that are a part of this non-profit law firm include:

Domestic Violence

Family Law

Foreclosure Help

Elder Law

Learn more at – https://www.nwfls.org
 

About Zarzaur Law’s “Legal Graffiti” Fundraiser Events

“Legal Graffiti” is an event hosted at Zarzaur Law during each Gallery Night in downtown Pensacola. “Legal Graffiti” is an opportunity for anyone to make a donation and then create artwork on the (recycled billboard vinyl-covered) side of the Zarzaur Law office building using spray paint. The event raises money for non-profits & charities within the area. Donations are matched by the firm and given to the charity of choice. In the past six years of hosting the “Legal Graffiti” event, the firm has donated more than $100,000 to local charities. We are proud and honored to continue to give back to the community where we live, work and play.

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Watch Our “Legal Graffiti” Highlight Video! >

Our “Legal Graffiti” fundraiser recipients include:
Favor House
Gulf Coast Kid’s House
ARC Gateway
The Birthday Party
Project Mentee
American Cancer Society
Big Brothers Big Sisters of NWF
Manna Food Pantries
Pathways for Change
Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart
Autism Pensacola
Rally Pensacola
Guardian ad Litem
Opening Doors NWFL
Alzheimer’s Association
United Way, Escambia County

Watch our “Legal Graffiti” highlight video! >
It is also important to consult with a Board Certified Trial lawyer who has the knowledge and experience to help you. We know accidents can be stressful and want to make the process as easy as possible for you. Call Zarzaur Law, P.A. today at (855) Hire-Joe for a free legal consultation or visit www.zarzaurlaw.com.

Joe Zarzaur Receives Community Service Award from the 
Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association

Joe Zarzaur, a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer and founder of Zarzaur Law, P.A., received the 2018 Michael Doubek Community Service Award by the Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association (ESRBA). This award is in recognition of Zarzaur Law’s commitment to the local community. “Mr. Zarzaur’s receipt of this award is well deserved, given the tremendous support he provides to various charities. It’s also fitting that he should be the first to be honored under the newly adopted name for the award – the Michael Doubek Community Service Award,” said Joshua Jones, ESRBA board member, “The decision to create an honor title for the award is in recognition of Mr. Doubek’s dedication and service to improving the practice of law and our community. Mr. Zarzaur’s philanthropy and hands on volunteerism parallel Mr. Doubek’s tireless stewardship of the ESRBA and sets a high standard for each of us.”

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While there are many events, programs, and community initiatives that Joe Zarzaur and the team of Zarzaur Law have been a part of, the most recognized philanthropic activity led by the firm is “Legal Graffiti.” “Legal Graffiti” is an event hosted at Zarzaur Law during each Gallery Night in downtown Pensacola. “Legal Graffiti” is an opportunity for anyone to make a donation and then create artwork on the recycled billboard vinyl covered side of the Zarzaur Law office building using spray paint. The event raises money for non-profits & charities within the area. Donations are matched by the firm and given to the charity of choice. Recipients include ARC Gateway, American Cancer Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters of NWFL, Manna Food Pantries, Pathways for Change, Autism Pensacola, Emerald Coast Legal Aid, Guardian Ad Litem, Favor House, and Gulfcoast Kids House just to name a few.

“In the past six years of hosting the “Legal Graffiti” event, the firm has donated more than $100,000 to local charities.” Joe Zarzaur, Owner of Zarzaur Law, P.A. “We are proud and honored to continue to give back to the community where we live, work and play.”

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About Zarzaur Law, P.A.
Joe Zarzaur is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney whose firm is dedicated to promoting community safety since 2007. OUR AREAS OF PRACTICE: Serious Personal Injury, Product Defect, Auto Accidents, Cycling Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Products Liability, Wrongful Death, Boat and Jet Ski Accidents, Slip and Fall Injuries, and more. Licensed in Alabama and Florida. www.zarzaurlaw.com

October Recap: Zarzaur Law Firm

October Happenings at Pensacola Auto Accident Attorney, Zarzaur Law Firm

October was an exciting month at Pensacola Car Accident Lawyer, Joe Zarzaur’s Law firm, Zarzaur Law, P.A.  – Along with the resurrection of Gallery Night, Zarzaur Law sponsored several local races, participated in Downtown Pensacola’s annual Trick or Treat event and even had to deal with the aftermath of a fire!

Gallery Night October 2017

At Zarzaur Law, a Pensacola Auto Accident Attorney, October’s Downtown Pensacola Gallery Night Kicked off early. “Legal Graffiti” is an event hosted at the Zarzaur Law offices during each and every Gallery Night in downtown Pensacola. The event raised money for two non-profits this time around, FavorHouse and The American Cancer Society, Pensacola.

 

Run Pensacola

Pensacola Car Accident LawyerPensacola Car Accident Law Firm, Zarzaur Law, P.A. Sponsored two Run Pensacola events in October – the Bridge to Bridge 5k and the Pensacola Perfect 10. Don’t forget to sign up for the end of the year runs: The Pensacola Turkey Trot, the Ho Ho Hustle & The Holiday Half, all put on by Run Pensacola!

 

October Feature in the Business Climate

Pensacola Auto Accident AttorneyJoe and his office/residence were featured in the 12th annual Downtown issue of Business Climate.  Zarzaur’s current residence is a building constructed in the 1800’s – chalk full of history and interesting facts about Downtown Pensacola. Grab an issue or read it online today

 

Palafox Subway Catches Fire

Pensacola Auto Accident Attorney“The Subway below us had a fire last night. We are all ok, and our home on the corner of Palafox and Romana will be ok too, lots of smoke. From all of us at Zarzaur Law P.A.; thank you City of Pensacola first responders! Our Pensacola Fire Department and our Pensacola Police Department response last night was amazing.
We appreciate you!”

 


Afterward, Pensacola auto accident lawyer, Joe Zarzaur brought over a catered lunch to the Pensacola Fire Department to thank them for everything they’ve done!

 

Thanks again to Pensacola Fire Department nd Pensacola Police Department from Zarzaur Law, P.A!

 

Downtown Pensacola Trick or Treat

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The Zarzaur Law, P.A. team working together at the Pensacola Downtown Improvement Board’s Annual Trick or Treat event!

 

 

One of Pensacola’s most anticipated events of the year, the family-friendly returned to Palafox Street for another fun night. More than 50 businesses along Palafox, marked with a trick-or-treat poster displayed in their window, were ready to fill bags with candy and other Halloween goodies – Including Zarzaur Law! For the second year in a row, the Superhero block was the talk of the town, giving out handfuls of candy and safety reflectors for Halloween Night.

 

Zarzaur Law & Artel Gallery Team Up Against Child Abuse

ZARZAUR LAW P.A. AND ARTEL TEAM UP TO TAKE A STAND AGAINST CHILD ABUSE

(April 15th, 2016 – Pensacola, Fla.) – For the last 5 years, the From Blue to Better (FBTB) campaign has spread awareness about Child Abuse Prevention each April by encouraging the region to “go blue”.  This year 13 child-focused agencies have partnered under the FBTB campaign to help raise awareness and to educate the residents of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties about the role we all have in recognizing, reporting, and preventing suspected child abuse.

Zarzaur Law P.A. and Artel Gallery have teamed up to bring awareness to Child Abuse within the local community. On April 15 at Gallery Night, Pinwheels will be handed out at Zarzaur Law’s Legal Graffiti to be placed in front of Artel Gallery. The blue pinwheels represent a voice that has stood up and advocated against child abuse.Untitled design

One of Zarzaur Law’s two triathlon teams adopted the Gulf Coast Kids House as their charitable interest. Since that time, the men’s Zarzaur Law triathlon team, known as “The Gavel Guys” has raised thousands of dollars and donated hundreds of hours of time to the Gulf Coast Kids House and their campaign.

“Nothing motivates a triathlete more than being able to race for a cause, especially one as worthy as the one championed by the gulf coast kids house. It’s an honor to be associated as a firm and a team with the kids house and it’s excellence administrative staff,” explained Joseph Zarzaur, founding partner of Zarzaur Law P.A.

This Gallery Night Zarzaur Law will be “going blue” allowing community members to paint Legal Graffiti with different shades of blue to show their support. Also present, will be representatives from the Gulf Coast Kids House helping to hand out literature, pinwheels and aid in the Legal Graffiti event.

There are multiple ways you can show your support: donate to Zarzaur Law’s Legal Graffiti, donate & pick up a “Pinwheel for Prevention” from Legal Graffiti to place in front of Artel Gallery, or attend any of the events listed on frombluetobetter.org. 

For a full list of ways you can help children in your own community check out frombluetobetter.org or follow From Blue to Better on Facebook.

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From Blue to Better is an independent awareness campaign in April, for child abuse awareness month.  Since 2012, child-focused agencies in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties have banded together to encourage businesses, and organizations to go blue.  This year Gulf Coast Kid’s House, Santa Rosa Kids’ House, Escambia Sheriff’s Office, Scared Heart Children’s Hospital, The City of Pensacola, Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center, Families First Network of Lakeview, Lutheran Services of Florida, Children’s Home Society, Northwest Florida Department of Children and Families, SEDNET, and United Way of Escambia County will participate.

Car Wreck Checklist

RULEAs one of the leading personal injury lawyers in Pensacola, Florida, Joe Zarzaur has dedicated his life to helping car wreck victims protect their rights. One major way that Personal Injury Law Firm, Zarzaur Law achieves this mission is by fighting extremely hard for the clients he represents. But a second and equally important component of Zarzaur Law Firm’s work is providing the community with the resources they need to keep themselves protected.

If you’ve been the victim of a car wreck, it’s important that you don’t make any rash decisions. Instead, follow the car wreck checklist below and put yourself in the best possible position to receive the justice you deserve.

Zarzaur Law: Car Wreck Check List

1. Call 911 And Always Request A Crash Report.

Many drivers who cause collisions do not want to wait for a police officer or a trooper to arrive at the scene to complete a report. The problem with not waiting around and getting an official wreck report is that when people get away from the scene, they will suddenly start thinking about how someone other than them caused the wreck. When they call their insurance company and the adjuster finds out that no official report was completed, that adjuster will also start suggesting that they were not at fault too. All of this will likely result in that “at-fault” driver, who may have been contrite at the scene and apologized, suddenly suggesting that you stopped too quickly or that you were driving too fast. So, it is always better to get a formal report.

Obviously, if your injuries necessitate emergency transport, then your focus should be on that and none of this until you are stable.

This consultation is free and can be scheduled 24/7 at 855-HIRE-JOE (447-3563).

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Car insurance companies will show up at your house and bribe you, usually with a $2,500 check, to sign a release. Do not do it until you have waited long enough to know that you are not injured.

2. Do Take Pictures Of Your Car And The Car That Hit You.

Take a lot of pictures and videos of the cars and people involved. is extremely visual, and proving your injury case after a car wreck is no exception. The insurance company and, eventually, the jury will be impressed by the photographs of the injuries. Videos are sometimes even better. Some now even have video cameras running in their windows that provide footage of the impact. That footage is especially moving in this context. Photos of damage to the inside of your car can also be useful. If there are damages inside the passenger compartment, please also document those for use later in the case. Many clients only take pictures of their vehicle when the other car’s damages are also important. Take pictures of everything and take more than you think you need because it is always better to have more than not enough.

3. Do Not Sign Anything Until You Have Spoken To A Lawyer.

Call your car insurance company and report the wreck.  BUT DO NOT AGREE TO PROVIDE A FORMAL RECORDED STATEMENT TO ANY INSURANCE COMPANY WITHOUT US ON THE PHONE WITH YOU.  

Your car insurance policy obligates you to inform the company when you are involved in a car wreck. This initial call is generally received by an intake type person, and they take general information and provide you with a claim number. Write that number down or put it in your phone since you will need it when you get treatment. Sometimes the first call results in an immediate transfer or return call where an adjuster is on the line and asks you if you would consent to a recorded interview about the wreck. You should never agree to this recorded statement until you have a lawyer involved.The main reason this is a bad idea is that the company is not looking for just information to help with your claim. Insurance companies (yours included) are also always looking for information to DENY your claim and not provide any coverage for the event. They also use these recordings later to try and argue that you said you felt “OK” even before you had a chance to feel anything from the wreck. Be careful with all insurance company calls.

4. Insurance Adjusters Get Bonuses If They Settle Your Injury Case In The First Week.

Insurance companies have the data on everything. They know, for example, how many millions (perhaps billions) they save every year by pushing quick settlements on unsuspecting car wreck victims. The way they do this is generally in this form. They call and they say, “We are going to accept full responsibility for the wreck and we are going to take care of your car.” Then they go into the injury conversation (BTW, this is when you should get off the phone). They then tell you whatever they can to get you to think that you are going to be fine, and if you are not fine, whatever you have wrong with you would certainly not be worth more than the PIP coverage on your policy that pays the first 10k in medical expenses. So, why don’t you go ahead and take $1500.00 or $2000.00 as an injury settlement?

What they are not saying is that very few victims know the extent of their injuries within days of a wreck. In fact, most of the car wreck injury clients do not appreciate the full extent of their injuries for months following the wreck.

Without knowing the full extent of an injury, it is impossible to know how much your case is worth. We do know for certain that it is worth more than $1500.00. Consult with us before signing a release for any injury settlement since as soon as you do, that case is likely over no matter what you find out is wrong with you.

5. Property Damage Claim (Fixing Or Totaling Your Car) Is Separate From The Injury Claim.

The damage to your car will be handled by either the at-fault driver’s car insurance or your own car insurance if you have full coverage on your car.

I always tell clients that it’s probably better to go through your coverage if you have full coverage since it is a faster process. The only difference is that your company will take out your deductible from the amount they pay to fix or repair your car, and then the at-fault driver’s insurance will reimburse that later. In our opinion, the pros of having your car handled by your company outweigh the small inconvenience of having to wait for the reimbursement of your deductible.

6. Unless You Have A Rental Car Coverage On Your Policy, The At Fault Driver’s Insurance Will Be Paying For The Rental, If There Is Coverage.

The wreck happens, and most clients are typically concerned about transportation. They assumed that the at-fault driver’s insurance would immediately offer a rental car. This is not immediate. In fact, it typically takes 48 hours (2 business days) for an insurance company to complete their “investigation” and accept fault for a wreck. Until they do so, they are not going to offer to pay for anything. This means that there is usually some period of time where no one is offering to help you with alternate transportation.

Once the at-fault driver’s insurance has accepted responsibility, they will then see how much property damage coverage their insured has and compare that to the amount of the damage to your car.  If the amount of damage to your car does not come close to or exceed the amount their insured has for property damage liability coverage, then they will offer a rental.

Remember, Florida only requires that people have $10,000.00 in property damage liability coverage. This means that if your car’s damage appears to be close to $10,000.00 (or if the car is totaled and the fair market value is close to or above $10,000.00), then the insurance company is likely going to refuse to provide a rental car. However, if the damage to your car is not close to exceeding the limits, then they will offer and set up a rental car for your use.

Florida car insurance policies all have personal injury protection coverage. It is like temporary health insurance for wrecks and it comes from your own policy, not the other drivers. Health providers like this stuff since it pays dollar for dollar unlike health insurance, which usually has a negotiated discounted rate. Protect it and make sure you get the best medical care for your money.

7. Social Media Postings Should Not Be Used To Discuss Your Car Wreck

In nearly every case, it is not a good idea to publish your wreck on social media. The main reason is that your friends on social media will force you to answer whether you are OK, and unless you say no, the details of your injury will be public record. There is nothing private about social media and if your case goes to court, all of that will be printed for everyone to see, and even things you post and delete will be available to all parties later. See this link about social media issues in personal injury cases:

See more at: https://zarzaurlaw.com/social-media-instructions-injured-people/#sthash.iypXjyJO.dpuf

Pensacola Personal Injury Lawyer8. The First $10,000.00 in treatment for car wreck injuries is paid by YOUR car insurance regardless of the fact that you were not at fault.

Virtually everything about a car wreck that is not your fault signals to you that the other party will be responsible for all of your medical expenses, right? Not quite right, at least in Florida.

Florida (and 13 other states in the USA) has a no-fault statute that basically makes each party in a wreck responsible for their own medical expenses for the initial $10,000.00. After that, the at-fault party then becomes responsible for all such expenses. When you go to the ER following a crash, you will be providing the ER with YOUR car insurance information. They will bill YOUR car insurance. If you take an ambulance, they too will bill your car insurance. This remains true even if you have both car insurance and health insurance. Car insurance is primary for the first $10,000.00 in medical expenses.

9. Most Permanent Injuries From Wrecks Do Not Show Up In The ER.

Emergency rooms are looking for life/limb threatening injuries only. Most permanent wreck-related injuries can only be seen via MRI, which are rarely provided in the ER.
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The second day following wrecks is the day most people feel the worst. Go to an ER or an urgent care.

10. Hiring a lawyer for a car wreck case is generally FREE unless you win. When you win your case, most lawyers charge the same 33.3% if the case settles without court and 40% if it goes to court. The catch is that even though most lawyers charge the same, no fee, no cost unless you win, not all lawyers are the same.

Only 1% of Florida lawyers are board-certified in civil trial. Mr. Zarzaur and the lawyers handling cases with him are board certified in civil trial. So, if you are going to pay the same fee hire the most qualified lawyer to handle your file.

This consultation is free and can be scheduled 24/7 at 855-HIRE-JOE (447-3563).

New TV Spot – Joe Zarzaur is Not Afraid


Watch Zaruzaur Law’s new TV spot. Pensacola personal injury lawyer and Board Certified Civil Trial Expert Joe Zarzaur is not afraid. He’s not afraid to go to trial, he’s not afraid of insurance companies, he’s not afraid of big corporations, his job is representing the families who are victim’s from someone else’s wrong doing.

Joe Zarzaur is not afraid and he will stand up for the justice you deserve.

If you’ve been hurt by someone else’s reckless behavior, Joe Zarzaur is on your side.

Legal Graffiti

faceDuring every 2015 Gallery Night, Pensacola personal injury lawyer Joe Zarzaur and his staff invite everyone to visit Romana Street in downtown Pensacola for a chance to create their very own graffiti art. Participants can just grab a paint can and spray their very own work of art on the north wall of the law firm.

All spray paint and paper is provided by Zarzaur Law, P.A., and we ask that no person bring their own spray cans from home.

If you come by, make sure to snap a picture of your art and post it to our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/LegalGraffiti.

Donations are accepted for the benefit of Legal Services of North Florida, which provides free civil legal services to those in our community who cannot afford it. Learn more at www.lsnf.org.

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2015 Dates:

  • April 5
  • May 17
  • July 19
  • Sept 20
  • Oct 18
  • Nov 15
Come Visit Us:

Zarzaur Law, P.A. is located at 11 East Romana Street in downtown Pensacola.

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Zarzaur Law, P.A., Pensacola -The Bikes at Work Project!

bike_article_imageWho bikes to work these days? We do! Teaming up with Pensacola’s Think Beyond organization, Zarzaur Law, P.A. is one of the first businesses in the area to take part in the Bikes at Work project!

Think Beyond Pensacola is a growing non-profit organization committed to supporting environmental, social and economic innovation in the Pensacola Bay Area.

As part of the Bikes at Work project, you will find the staff of Zarzaur Law biking to and from work, to the bank or to lunch. Look for the orange beach cruisers!

Show your support and find out ways to get involved by visiting www.ThinkBeyond.org.