2018 NE Tarrant County Walk to End Alzheimer’s


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Our featured community event for the month of September is the 2018 NE Tarrant County Walk to End Alzheimer’s, hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association-North Central Chapter. The mission of this great organization is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, provide care and support to all affected, and to reduce risk through the promotion of brain health.
The next walk will be held at Church at the Cross in Grapevine, Texas, on September 29th. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. followed by the opening ceremony at 9:00 a.m. The Walk officially starts at 9:30 a.m. around the 2-mile course.
About the Walk (via alz.org)
Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease!
When you participate in Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel the mission, and your participation in the event helps to change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in your community. The Alzheimer’s Association provides free, easy-to-use tools and staff support to help participants reach their fundraising goal. While there is no fee to register, we encourage participants to fundraise in order to contribute to the cause and raise awareness.
Take the first step by finding a Walk near you. Once you register, you will have access to a wide range of tools and support through your customized Participant Center. Join and help lead the way to Alzheimer’s first survivor.
Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease!
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Worth a Visit: The National Vietnam War Museum


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Mike Medford Sr. recently visited the National Vietnam War Museum in Mineral Wells, Texas. He was amazed at the detailed information presented within the exhibits and wanted to share some background information on the Museum. If you are looking for a neat road trip to take, the National Vietnam War Museum is worth a visit!

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About The National Vietnam War Museum via nationalvnwarmuseum.org:

“The National Vietnam War Museum project was formalized in 1998 to develop a national venue that would create an atmosphere of learning about the Vietnam War era, and engage people of all ages, nationalities, and political points of view.
In 1999, the museum was incorporated as a 501(c) (3) corporation in the State of Texas and purchased a 12-acre site in Mineral Wells, Texas, approximately 50 miles west of Fort Worth. In addition to establishing a Board of Directors, the museum established a Board of Visitors, prominent individuals selected to advise the Board of Directors and promote the museum’s cause. The museum has also established sponsorship relationships with a number of local and national veterans’ organizations to promote the museum to their memberships.
The museum will be designed to tell the unbiased story of the more than 5 million servicemen and women who served there; the civilian contractors who supported their efforts; the Vietnamese people, their culture and history; and those on the home front, both those who supported and those who protested the war.”
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Arlington Community Spotlight: The Courtyard Villa


As a small business in Arlington, Texas, we take great pride in our local community. Each month, we like to feature an upcoming community event or an outstanding local business in our blog post. This month, the Courtyard Villa is in the spotlight!

Our owner had the privilege of working with the great staff at The Courtyard Villa a few months ago for a family member’s wedding reception. The beautiful venue offered a convenient location, full-service catering options, and a friendly and professional staff. It was the perfect place for a reception, as the amenities included a large dance floor, audio/visual equipment, quality table linens and décor, a flat panel display for a slideshow, and seating for up to 250 guests. The outside courtyard was landscaped beautifully and really set the tone for the special occasion.
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Community Spotlight: Survivors On Purpose 4th Annual Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser


On Saturday, March 18, 2017, Survivors on Purpose, Inc. (SOP)  will be hosting their 4th annual Chili Cook-off  Fundraiser at Hugh Smith Recreation Center in Arlington!
This non-profit organization is made up of breast cancer survivors, caretakers, families and supporters who are faithful advocates for all women that are impacted by this diagnosis. Focused on raising community awareness about Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC), SOP aims to form partnerships and alliances with researchers, scientists, doctors and medical educators in their efforts to identify root causes of triple-negative breast cancer. Their inspiring goal is to eliminate the fear and silence about breast cancer and replace it with knowledge about TNBC that is prevalent in the African American community.
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