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Posted By Paul Harral on 2014 Sep 23 - 2:31pm

Decorated bras recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and give a voice to stories of cancer patients.

There’s nothing funny about breast cancer. But that doesn’t mean that raising awareness of this killer disease can’t be fun. That’s the point of the Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth Bra Art Competition. The event began three years ago as the brainchild of Dana...

Posted By Paul Harral on 2014 Sep 23 - 2:25pm

A faith-based organization is intent on providing youths in Como with the tools they need to be leaders and change their community.

Randy Brown thought God was calling him to overseas mission work, maybe in Thailand. But it turned out that the call was to Fort Worth and one of the city’s most historic, culturally diverse and poorer neighborhoods. “I ended up finding a bus map in the library downtown, so I drove the...

Posted By Paul Harral on 2014 Sep 23 - 2:19pm

Three holders of the Medal of Honor will be memorialized in a new monument on Camp Bowie.

Maj. Horace S. Carswell Cpl. Charles F. Pendleton Spc. 4C Robert D. Law Maj. Horace S. Carswell rode his B-24 bomber into a mountainside along the China coast rather than abandon...

Posted By Paul Harral on 2014 Sep 23 - 2:08pm

Camp Fire First Texas invites everyone to help plant daffodil bulbs along the Trinity River to celebrate the organization’s centennial year in Fort Worth.

William Wordsworth would be proud. Thanks to Camp Fire First Texas and Streams and Valleys, residents of Fort Worth soon, and perhaps a century from now, will be able to dance with a host of daffodils along the banks of the Trinity River. As part of its celebration of its centennial year —...

Posted By Paul Harral on 2014 Aug 18 - 3:31pm

Think today’s kids are too self-centered? Ryan Prince will change your attitude.

To be named as the Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy by the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Greater Fort Worth is significant. To receive that award twice is amazing. Meet Ryan Prince, a 15-year-old sophomore at Fort Worth Country Day. He won the award solo in 2013. And this year he is...

Posted By Paul Harral on 2014 Aug 18 - 3:25pm

Cuisine for Healing helps cancer patents battle their disease with nutrition and now is offering its specially prepared meals online.

We don’t automatically think of food as a weapon when we or our loved ones are fighting life-threatening diseases. But it only makes sense that feeding the body nutritious foods is part of that struggle. “At a time when it’s more important than ever to eat healthy, many cancer...

Posted By Paul Harral on 2014 Aug 18 - 3:19pm

Students in the Glen Rose ISD and surrounding districts and home schools benefit from a couple’s desire to spread their love for the arts.

If, in the future, the conductor or a featured soloist for the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra is announced as being from the Dinosaur Capital of Texas, it likely will be because of Frances and the late John Wasilchak. The Glen Rose couple established the Wasilchak Charitable Fund at the Community...

Posted By Paul Harral on 2014 Jul 23 - 9:39am

KinderFrogs School provides early intervention for children with Down syndrome and other developmental issues to prepare them for later schooling.

No one is really sure what a real fairy godmother looks like, but to the staff and parents of children at KinderFrogs School, she looks a lot like Jean Roach. KinderFrogs is the only early educational facility in Tarrant County that specializes in dealing with Down syndrome children, and it owes...

Posted By Anonymous on 2014 Jul 23 - 9:35am

A local faith-based organization seeks to provide literacy tutors to all elementary schools in the Fort Worth school district.

Tarrant NET was formed in the aftermath of one of the most horrific events in Fort Worth history — the 1999 shooting at Wedgwood Baptist Church that left eight people dead, including gunman Larry Gene Ashbrook, and seven more wounded. Tarrant NET Executive Director Jeff Sanders was a pastor...

Posted By Paul Harral on 2014 Jul 23 - 9:21am

Alliance For Children exists to deal with physical and sexual abuse of children and with the trauma associated with witnessing violent crimes.

The investigation of criminal cases involving children — whether the child is the victim or the witness — can itself be traumatizing. Alliance For Children is there to make it less so. “We are involved typically from the initial response and then work with confirmed victims and...

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