Peterbrooke Chocolatier Hosts Drive to Build Spina Bifida Awareness

11/10/2018 All day
Peterbrooke Chocolatier, San Jose Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL, USA

Peterbrooke Chocolatier Partners with Mason’s Voice in Fight Against Spina Bifida

– Ten Percent of every transaction across participating Peterbrooke Chocolatier’s Jacksonville, Fla. Locations on November 10th will be donated to Mason’s Voice –

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., October 26, 2018 – Peterbrooke Chocolatier (Peterbrooke), the premiere Florida-based confectioner transforming the art of fine European chocolate making into a truly American experience, announced today that it has joined forces with Mason’s Voice to build awareness and raise funds in the fight against spina bifida. On November 10, 2018, all participating Peterbrooke Jacksonville locations will donate 10 percent of each transaction to Mason’s Voice, the Jacksonville-based foundation committed to bringing awareness to spina bifida, specifically surrounding the in-utero diagnosis of the disease, which is the most common permanently disabling birth defect in the United States.

“There is no better way to give back and play a role in fighting this deadly disease than to indulge yourself, a friend, colleague or family member to an incredibly delicious chocolate treat from Peterbrooke Chocolatier,” said Jeff Smith, Peterbrooke Chocolatier’s chief operating officer. “This fundraising effort hits especially close to home as our Downtown Jacksonville Manager Linda Crout of more than ten years is the grandmother of Mason and knows all too well the devastating effects a spina bifida diagnosis can have on expecting parents and grandparents.”

Peterbrooke’s traditional favorites such as decadent truffles, hand-made caramels, gelato and cherry cordials and specialties such as hand-dipped chocolate covered cookies, pretzels, scratch-made marshmallows, strawberries and the brand’s signature chocolate covered popcorn, among others, will all be available as part of the fundraising effort. Furthermore, Peterbrooke hopes to shed light on this serious and complex spinal cord birth defect that has an estimated prevalence of slightly over three cases per 10,000 births.

“We are very pleased to join forces with a community partner such as Peterbrooke Chocolatier, “ said Louis Joseph, founder of Mason’s Voice and Mason’s father. “Through this type of commitment and partnership, we can work towards bridging the gap between the coordinated funding and research needed to enable better treatment options while empowering families and survivors. Furthermore, on this anniversary of our daughter Mason’s first fetal surgery, we’re gong to raise the funds needed to help send a struggling family to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the preeminent center for spina bifida fetal diagnosis and treatment across the country.”

Jacksonville residents Louis and Baylee Joseph established Mason’s Voice in 2018 following the successful in utero spina bifida surgery on their daughter Mason performed by the team at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Since the financial and emotional burden can be overwhelming for families leaving their jobs and lives behind for immediate treatment in just a week’s notice, Mason’s Voice was founded to help alleviate the stress and ease the economic strain on families that have to embark on such a life-changing journey.

Furthermore, Peterbrooke is partnering with Mason’s Voice to host an all-you-can-eat BBQ fundraiser at Bartram Park in Jacksonville, Fla. on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $40 each and include two drinks, lots of BBQ and a silent auction. For more information and to purchase tickets to the event, please visit

About Peterbrooke Chocolatier

Founded in 1983 in Jacksonville, Fla., Peterbrooke Chocolatier is a “neighborhood chocolate shop” offering a wide selection of European-styled handmade chocolates through a distinctly American experience. The first shop opened in Jacksonville’s historic San Marco neighborhood and today the brand has more than 20 locations throughout the Southeast, including Florida, Alabama and Georgia. The brand began franchising in 2006 and continues to focus on high-quality, delicious and beautiful chocolate creations that are perfect for personal or corporate gifts, custom baskets, private parties, and more. For more information or to find the nearest location, visit