Inspiring

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 james.verheyen on 2014 Jan 16 - 1:31pm

The Boot Campaign is a grassroots initiative started by five women from Texas known as the Boot Girls. The campaign encourages everyone to “get their boots on” providing an easy and tangible way for Americans to show appreciation for troops, cultivate awareness of the challenges they...

Posted By Jessica Llanes on 2014 Jan 6 - 4:23pm

For new mothers ready to get back in shape this year, Fort Worth has several options to help them keep their fitness resolutions.

As soon as the doctor clears you to exercise, don’t delay. The biggest hurdle for women is not getting in there right away,” explains Janelle Perry Elmore of The Pilates Center. They offer private, customizable workouts for post-pregnancy clients, emphasizing abdominal wall rebuilding...

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 Anonymous on 2013 Dec 11 - 12:15pm

When Jack Ruby stepped forward from the crowd and pulled his trigger at Lee Harvey Oswald, the mysteries surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy would never be solved in the minds of many.

After that shot was fired, Oswald was rushed to Parkland Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead exactly 48 hours and seven minutes after Kennedy himself. It is a dark chapter in our nation's history, and to call it an anniversary seems in poor taste, but to remember the historical event...

Posted By Jocelyn Tatum on 2013 Dec 2 - 3:42pm

It's a poetic coincidence the organizers plan to reach $60 millions in donations for uncompensated care at Fort Worth's Cook Children's Medical Center.

“Jewel Charity’s support of uncompensated care at Cook Children’s ensures that every child who needs our care receives it and that no child is turned away based on their family’s ability to pay. This truly is an amazing gift that they give year after year,” said Grant...

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