Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Arthritis Foundation Bone Bash 2014

The Arthritis Foundation will host their annual Bone Bash 2014 on Saturday, October 25th from 7pm-midnight at the Omni Hotel Downtown Dallas.
This year’s event with Bone Bash 2014 Co-Chairmen, Chelsea Hunt and Allison Richie will feature:
-Dinner & Drinks
-Presentation featuring Key to Cure Arthritis Advocates, Nicki Gonzales and Jeanette Cervantes
-Entertainment by Doctor Doctor
-Live and silent auction
-Wine Pull
-Live surprises
-Haunted Casino & Games
-Swag Bags
-Late night After Party with DJ Kelly Taylor
Costume attire welcome.
Table Sponsorships begin at $3,000 with underwriting opportunities beginning at $1,500. 
For more information, please contact Shelley Tims at 214-818-0351 or or visit
The mission of the Arthritis Foundation is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control, and cure of arthritis and related diseases. Through partnering, mobilization and influence, the Foundation is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting more than 100 types of arthritis.

15th Annual Mission Ole' Supports TRM

Saturday, September 13, 2014

NTFB Food 4 Kids Update

I'm so thrilled to have joined the board of the North Texas Food Bank this year.  I believe so passionately in the work they do and I am honored to be asked to help!

I've written about the Food 4 Kids Letter Writing Campaign on this blog many times in the past so I wanted to keep you in the loop on the 2013-2014 results!  They are great!!!!!

Because of the generous donations sent in by supporters and the wonderful work of co-chairs Kathryn Beach, Lael Brodsky, Marisa Huckin and Meagan Sells, $430,000 was raised through letter writing alone!  That means 86,067 backpacks were filled with food for chronically hungry children to eat over the weekends when they were not able to eat school provided meals.

I've been in several of the schools distributing food on Fridays and I've seen the looks on the faces of these darling children and I can't tell you what an impact this program has on hungry children in the 42 independent school districts across North Texas the we serve.

If you are interested in being a part of the 2014-15 Letter Writing Campaign, please reach out today!  Karla Dechavez can help you find a spot on the committee or help you make a gift.  I can't wait to see what the amazing 2014-15 co-chairs Joyce Goss and Joanne Teichman have in store!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

5K on the Santa Fe Trail - Sign up today!

The Friends of the Santa Fe Trail present THE 5K ON THE SANTA FE on Thursday, October 9.  Registration in advance at Same-day registration begins at 5:30 p.m. at Randall Park.
Over the past 4 years, the Friends of the Santa Fe Trail have used the proceeds of the run to fund a master plan for the trail, clean up days, way-finding signs and most recently painting the Brookside Bridge.  2014 funds will be used for trees, water fountains, benches, signs and items from the master plan.
Cost is from $10 per person for non-runners and children under 12.  Runners in the 5k are $30 per person which includes t-shirt, bib, commemorative glass, and beer garden, live entertainment from Ronnie Fauss as well as complimentary bag and bike check. 
The race begins 6:15 PM at Randall Park on the Santa Fe Trail (100 North Glasgow Drive, Dallas, 75214). 
Sponsors to date include Comerica Bank, Dallas Running Club, Jani King, The Old Monk and RunFar Racing Services.

Nexus Recovery Center Hosts Education Forum on Adolescent Addiction

Nexus Recovery Center is hosting their second annual Women’s Forum on Teen Female Addiction presented by the President’s Society of Nexus.
The 2014 forum is entitled The Addicted Teen – Brain Disease and Implications for Families and is sponsored by AT&T, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's and CoHost Catering. The lunch event is being held at the Communities Foundation of Texas Mabel Peters Caruth Center, on October 10, 2014. Registration is at 11:30 a.m., and the program starts at 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. The forum is complimentary to all guests, and lunch is provided.

The Nexus Women’s Forum on Addiction brings to light the plight of women and young girls in Dallas, ages 13-17, who are addicted to drugs and alcohol and suffer from trauma such as physical or sexual abuse, incarceration, homelessness and abandonment—and how that is impacting our city, community and families.  
Introductory speakers are Rebecca Crowell, Nexus’ Executive Director and event Chair Becky Frey.  Attendance will primarily be women community and business leaders, philanthropists, politicians, chamber representatives, educators, media, and executives from Dallas and surrounding areas.
The feature speaker is adolescent addiction specialist David Atkinson, M.D. Dr. Atkinson is one of the country’s most highly rated doctors, specializing in addiction psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry. He completed medical school at the University of Texas at Houston Medical School and completed his fellowship at the Mayo Clinic.
R.S.V.P. by Oct 5 to Abi Erickson 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014