Posted By Paul Harral on 2014 Mar 26 - 11:03am
Samaritan House is working with like-minded organizations to deliver its unique services to vulnerable individuals and families in Tarrant County.
Norbert White is a man of passion and vision. The passion is based on the memory of a college roommate who died of HIV/AIDS. The vision is based on decades spent as an executive in the telecommunications business in nine cities.
White is president and chief executive officer...
Posted By Paul Harral on 2014 Mar 26 - 10:42am
Screening for All The Puttin’ on the Pink Fashion Luncheon raises funds to extend screening and examination services to underserved women in Tarrant and the surrounding counties.
The best defense against cancer in women is regular checkups and screenings to detect the killer disease early enough for successful treatment.
But what if women can’t afford those check-ups or have no place to go to receive them? The Klabzuba Cancer Center at Texas...
Posted By Gail Bennison on 2014 Feb 25 - 3:29pm
Gladney Center for Adoption Celebrates the Golden Anniversary of Blossoms in the Dust Luncheon, Style Show & Bazaar.
For more than 125 years, Gladney Center for Adoption in Fort Worth has been a pioneer and leader, improving the lives of children, adoptive families and birth parents. In its history, the Center has placed more than 28,000 children, domestic and international, in loving homes and assisted 37,000...
Posted By Paul Harral on 2014 Jan 23 - 5:02pm
Union Gospel Mission brings renowned gymnast Mary Lou Retton to its Be Inspired Luncheon.
Since 1984, Mary Lou Retton has been an inspiration to aspiring gymnasts and the American public in general. That’s the year she won the All Around Gold Medal in women’s gymnastics at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, becoming the first American woman ever to win a gold medal in...
Posted By Paul Harral on 2014 Jan 23 - 4:46pm
The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women program raises money for research and to spread the word about the dangers of cardiovascular disease among females.
There was a time — a long time — when women’s concern about heart disease was whether it would leave them a widow. But times have changed.
“Every year, coronary heart disease, the single biggest cause of death in the United States, claims women and men in nearly equal...
Posted By Paul Harral on 2014 Jan 23 - 4:38pm
The YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth extends services to areas that otherwise would not have access to them.
The mission of the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth is unchanged since the Fort Worth organization was founded in 1890, but the ways of executing that mission have changed radically and continue to change.
Many of the services offered by the Y are also available elsewhere — fitness, for...
Posted By Paul Harral on 2014 Jan 6 - 3:31pm
Everybody knows that infants and children die, but they do not like to think about it — or talk about it.
Connie Koehler and Terri Weinman know children die. And they do want to talk about it. Koehler is a nurse and Weinman is a neonatologist, and they’ve seen it firsthand. What they want to talk about is the lack of resources to help the dying child — and the family...
Posted By Paul Harral on 2014 Jan 6 - 3:04pm
Grand Entry Gala introduces the Stock Show season in Fort Worth and provides funds for community programs.
Junior League of Fort Worth President Michelle Marlow figures the more than eight-decades-old organization will put $250,000 into community projects it supports and funds this year.
That money has to come from somewhere, and the League is hoping that a big...
Posted By Jenni Hanley on 2013 Dec 11 - 3:03pm
Now serving 24,000 students in 48 Tarrant County schools, CIS is the nation’s largest and most effective dropout prevention organization.
Gliding across the stage to “Pomp and Circumstance” is a true rite of passage — for some people. To others struggling to keep the lights on, support younger siblings, or even find a good meal, a diploma can quickly lose priority. That’s where Communities in Schools comes in...
Posted By Jenni Hanley on 2013 Dec 11 - 2:30pm
It’s often said that when you have kids, the parents of your children’s friends become your friends. For Jade Bailey, Kristi Easterly and Christen Gullatt, that proved to be quite true. Friendship for them is about much more than soccer games and slumber parties.
With family histories...