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Step Up for the Next Generation Fundraiser 2023

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    Event Date

    May 3, 2023

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    Event Location

    653 11th Ave
    New York

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    Event Cost

Step Up for the Next Generation on Wednesday, May 3rd 2023 with Key Speaker Joy Bauer, MS, RDN, CDN; Nutrition & Healthy Lifestyle Expert on NBC's TODAY Show and #1 New York Times Bestselling Author.

You’re Invited

 to our biggest event of the year!

Join us as we

Celebrate 25 Years of Helping South Bronx Families

Food • Open Bar • Raffle • Silent Auction

All proceeds benefit the programs provided by Step Up for Better Living to fight homelessness, feed families, and provide school supplies.

WHEN Wednesday, May 3rd, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

WHERE PRESS Lounge at the Ink48 Hotel

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Introducing our Key Speaker

A photo of Joy Bauer using a food processor to make pesto.Joy Bauer, MS, RDN, CDN, is one of the nation’s leading health authorities. She is the nutrition and healthy lifestyle expert for the TODAY show and the host of NBC’s Health + Happiness. Joy is a #1 New York Times bestselling author with 14 bestsellers to her credit, and has served as the official nutritionist for the New York City Ballet for more than a decade. Her website,, is an online destination for cutting-edge health information and thousands of delicious recipes.

In the earlier part of her career, Joy was the Director of Nutrition and Fitness for the Department of Pediatric Cardiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, as well as the clinical dietitian for their neurosurgical team.

One of Joy’s most rewarding experiences was creating and implementing “Heart Smart Kids,” a health program for underserved children living in Harlem. Prior to making the jump to media, she taught Anatomy & Physiology and Sports Nutrition at NYU’s School of Continuing Education, as she worked to build what would soon become the largest private nutrition center in the country.

Passionate about delivering scientifically sound, realistic information to millions of Americans, Joy has received countless awards including the National Media Excellence Award from two of the most esteemed organizations, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Society of Nutrition Science. Joy was honored with two Taste Awards in 2022, a distinction often described as the Oscars of the Food, Fashion and Lifestyle Media world, and six more nominations in 2023.

When she’s not dishing out health info or sharing tasty recipes on TV, you’ll find Joy making a mess in her kitchen or spending quality time with her husband, three kids, and fur-baby, Gatsby.

We are truly honored to have Joy join us in support of our mission. 

Her work aligns perfectly with our mission to help build a sustainable community through education in the South Bronx, and we couldn’t be more excited to have her shining a light on our cause. At this event, Joy will share her insights and expertise on healthy living, offering practical tips and strategies to help you make positive changes in your own life.

It will surely be an unforgettable evening.