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Smashing Childhood Cancer Honorary Hero - Luke Scott

TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation is committed to Smashing Childhood Cancer and has slated the second annual event for Saturday, February 2, 2019. The event will be held at Lifetime Fitness Plano’s indoor tennis courts (7100 Preston, Plano) located on northeast corner of Legacy and Preston. 

 

Smashing Childhood Cancer kicks off at 2:00 pm with registration followed by the first session of drills starting at 3:00 pm. A second round of drills begins at 6:00 pm. Ten tennis pros from Gleneagles Country Club Plano, LifeTime Tennis Plano, The Lakes Academy Frisco, Canyon Creek Country Club Richardson, Bent Tree Country Club Dallas, Stonebriar Country Club Frisco and Stonebriar Ranch McKinney will be leading the drills. An exhibition match between pros will be featured from 5 – 6 pm.  

 

Formerly ranked #21 in the world, Taylor Dent will serve as Honorary Chair for the 2nd Annual Smashing Childhood Cancer event. Dent won the Association of Tennis Professionals titles in Newport in 2002 followed by Memphis and then Moscow. He reached the finals of three additional events of the tour. His victory in Memphis is still often referred to as his most impressive victory, as he beat future World No. 1 Andy Roddick in the final.  

 

“Thousands of children are diagnosed with cancer each year and anytime we lose a child to cancer, families and communities suffer,” said Joy Cruse, founder of Dallas-based TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation. “Smashing Childhood Cancer will help us draw more awareness to childhood cancer, as well as raise much needed funds for research.” 

 

Eleven-year-old Luke Scott of Plano has been named the Honorary Hero for Smashing Out Cancer. Luke has been fighting B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) since the age of eight. Luke is home-schooled and currently attends the T Bar M Tennis Academy. Luke started playing tennis before he was diagnosed but had to give it up for 9 months during the intense chemotherapy treatments. After nine months, he jumped back on the court still continuing light chemotherapy; traveling to Florida, California, and selected by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) to represent Texas in the 2017 Border Battle (Texas vs. South West). Luke ended chemotherapy in July 2018 and hopes to be a professional tennis player some day.  

 

Registration for Smashing Childhood Cancer is now open for the February 2nd tennis event. The clinic and exhibition match includes two hours of tennis drills, food and beverage, raffle prizes and exhibition game. To register individually or as a ten-player team, visit www.smashingoutcancer.org.

 

Every year, more than 12,500 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of children, yet the budget of the National Cancer Institute allocates less than four percent of its funds to pediatric cancer research. TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness and funding research and treatment programs to find a cure for all childhood cancers and to date has donated more than $2.6 million. 

 

TeamConnor hosts several events throughout the year to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research, including the 15th Annual III Forks Golf Classic, May 5, & 6, 2019; Splash Out Childhood Cancer, Summer 2019; and the 9th Annual Northwestern Mutual Clay Shoot, November 4, 2019. For more information on how to join the fight against childhood cancer, please visit teamconnor.orgor Facebook.com/TeamConnor.  

 

For more information on how to impact the lives of those affected by childhood cancer, please visit teamconnor.orgor find us at Facebook.com/TeamConnor.

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Aging Mind Foundation co-founder Laree Hulshoff with Brews, Bites and Brain Research co-chairs Ashley Tatum (L) and Carey Moen (R).

Katy Trail Ice House and Aging Mind Foundation teamed up for the second year to raise funds for brain research, in hopes of finding a cause for Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The casual to-do kicked off at 6:00 p.m. on November 7 with barbecue, music, beer, and cocktails at Katy Trail Ice House in Dallas.

 

“We are committed to finding the cause for Alzheimer’s and other dementias,” said Laree Hulshoff, co-founder of Aging Mind Foundation.  “Katy Trail Ice House is a great partner with us for Brews, Bites and Brain Research and each year the event grows. We are working hard to bring awareness to our community on the importance of finding the cause of the dementias.”

 

Co-Chairs for the Brews, Bites and Brain Research event included Aging Mind board members, Ashley Tatum, and Carey Moen. Sponsors for the event included Katy Trail Ice House, Tatum Art Advisory, Newt Walker Company, Morgan Stanley, Benchmark Bank, Billor McDowell, and PaperCity.   

 

Aging Mind Foundation hosts several events throughout the year to raise funds and awareness for dementia research. This includes the 5th Annual Aging Mind Foundation Gala, March 23, 2019, at The Joule. For more information on these events and on the Aging Mind Foundation, please visit AgingMindFoundation.org or Facebook.com/AgingMindFoundation.

 

Aging Mind Foundation has raised more than $2 million to fund high-quality research since it was founded in 2013. Alzheimer’s disease is the fifth leading cause of death for those sixty-five and older and one of the most expensive and devastating diseases in the nation. There is currently no way to prevent, cure, or even slow its progression. 

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Aging Mind Foundation co-founder Laree Hulshoff with Alzheimer’s Pro Am Golf Tournament co-chairs Matt Bryan (L) and Steve Folsom (R)

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the Alzheimer’s Pro Am Golf Tournament recently presented the Aging Mind Foundation (AMF) with a $25,000 grant for Alzheimer’s research supported by AMF. 

 

Established to honor Lee Jarmon, a successful business and family man who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in the 1980's, the Alzheimer’s Pro Am Golf Tournament has raised more than $9 million for Alzheimer’s. 

 

“We are grateful to the Alzheimer’s Pro Am Golf Tournament and Auction for this generous grant,” said Laree Hulshoff, Co-Founder of Aging Mind Foundation. ”Alzheimer's research is imperative as the number of people diagnosed are reaching epidemic proportions. Aging Mind is dedicated to supporting research designed to find a cause for Alzheimer’s and the other dementias.” 

 

Aging Mind Foundation hosts several events throughout the year to raise funds and awareness for dementia research. Our 5th Annual Aging Mind Foundation Gala, the source of our largest fundraiser, is March 23, 2019, at The Joule. For more information on these events and the Aging Mind Foundation please visit https://agingmindfoundation.orgor https://www.facebook.com/agingmindfoundation/

 

Aging Mind Foundation has raised more than $2 million to fund high-quality research since it was founded in 2013. Alzheimer’s disease is the fifth leading cause of death for those sixty-five and older and one of the most expensive and devastating diseases in the nation. There is currently no way to prevent, cure, or even slow its progression. 

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Katy Trail Ice House and Aging Mind Foundation are teaming up for the second year to raise funds for brain research, in hopes of finding the cause for Alzheimer’s and other dementias. This casual to-do kicks off at 6:00 p.m. on November 7 with barbecue, music, beer, and cocktails at Katy Trail Ice House, 3127 Routh Street, Dallas.

 

“We are committed to finding the cause for Alzheimer’s and other dementias,” said Laree Hulshoff, co-founder of Aging Mind Foundation.  “This is Aging Mind Foundation’s second year to team up with Katy Trail Ice House for the Brews, Bites and Brain Research and each year the event gets larger.  We want to bring awareness to our city on the importance of finding the cause of the dementias.”

 

Tickets for Brews, Bites and Brain Research are limited and available at agingmindfoundation.org/other-events/

 

Voted best patio in Dallas by D Magazine, guests will enjoy the Katy Trial Austin style beer garden located in the heart of Uptown Dallas. The extraordinary menu includes aged Texas smoked BBQ, slow smoked daily to create the perfect platter of BBQ. To accompany the bites, guests will enjoy the fifty-foot long bar boasting fifty beers on tap, ranging from Texas Domestics to Regional and International imports. 

 

Aging Mind Foundation hosts events throughout the year to raise funds and awareness for brain research. This includes the 4th Annual Aging Mind Foundation Gala,March 23, 2019. For more information on these events and on the Aging Mind Foundation, please visit AgingMindFoundation.org or Facebook.com/AgingMindFoundation.

 

Since the founding in 2013, the Aging Mind Foundation has raised more than $2 million to fund high-quality research. Alzheimer’s disease is the fifth leading cause of death for those 65 and older, and one of the most expensive diseases in the nation. There is currently no way to prevent, cure or even slow its progression. 

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Abraham Salum, Laree Hulshoff, Ben Fischer, Kristin Kline, Don Short

Minds Around Martinis, benefiting the Aging Mind Foundation, raised more than $13,300 for brain research during a September 23 brunch at Salum Restaurant in Dallas. Aging Mind Foundation’s mission is to find a cause for Alzheimer’s and other dementias. 

During the brunch, guests enjoyed a delicious array of scrumptious bites and the“ROXOR Classic Martini” and “The ROXY,” made with exquisite artisan gin distilled right here in Dallas.  

Aging Mind Foundation hosts events throughout the year to raise funds and awareness for brain research, including Brews Bites and Brain Research, October 24 at Katy Trail Ice House in Dallas; and the 4th Annual Aging Mind Foundation Gala, March 23, 2019. For more information, please visit AgingMindFoundation.orgor Facebook.com/AgingMindFoundation. 

Since its founding in 2013, the Aging Mind Foundation has raised more than $2 million to fund brain research in the North Texas area. Alzheimer’s disease is the fifth leading cause of death for those 65 and older, and one of the most expensive diseases in the nation. There is currently no way to prevent, cure or even slow its progression. Aging Mind Foundation is dedicated to supporting research designed to find the cause of Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

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Dr Barbara Stopschinski, Aging Mind Foundation Fellow; Dr. Marc Diamond, Director of UT Southwestern’s Center for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases; Ashley Tatum, AMF Board Member; Cara Owens, AMF Board Member; and Laree Hulshoff, Founder of AMF.

Aging Mind Foundation set out to raise $450,000 for the Center for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases and the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute at UT Southwestern Medical Center, led by Dr. Marc Diamond.  Following successful fundraising efforts by Aging Mind Foundation, the organization surprised the team at UT Southwestern with a check for $700,000 in the hopes of finding the cause of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. 

 

“Alzheimer’s research is imperative as the number of people diagnosed are reaching epidemic proportions,” said Laree Hulshoff, co-founder of Aging Mind Foundation.  “Aging Mind Foundation chose UT Southwestern and Dr. Diamond’s program, because of the depth and quality of research currently happening at UT Southwestern.”

 

The most recent discovery occurred in July when scientists at UT Southwestern announced they had discovered a “Big Bang” of Alzheimer’s disease; the precise point at which a healthy protein becomes toxic but has not yet formed deadly tangles in the brain. 

 

“This is perhaps the biggest finding we have made to date,” said Dr. Marc Diamond, Director of UT Southwestern’s Center for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases, Professor of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics, who holds the Distinguished Chair in Basic Brain Injury and Repair. “We are hopeful the scientific field has turned a corner in identifying the genesis of the disease and we can target the diagnoses at its earliest stage, before the symptoms of memory loss and cognitive decline become apparent.”

 

The $700,000 grant will fund research to identify molecular mechanisms and therapeutic targets that play a key role in the pathogenesis of disease. The research seeks to develop new therapies and diagnostics for Alzheimer’s that will allow diagnosis and treatment in people before the onset of cognitive problems.

 

Since the founding in 2013, the Aging Mind Foundation has raised more than $2 million to fund high-quality brain research in the North Texas area. Alzheimer’s disease is the fifth leading cause of death for those 65 and older, and one of the most expensive diseases in the nation. There is currently no way to prevent, cure or even slow its progression. Aging Mind Foundation is dedicated to supporting research designed to find the cause of the dementias.

 

Aging Mind Foundation hosts events throughout the year to raise funds and awareness for brain research, including Brew, Bites and Brain Research; October 24thand the 4th Annual Aging Mind Foundation Gala, March 23, 2019. For more information on these events and the Aging Mind Foundation, please visit AgingMindFoundation.orgor Facebook.com/AgingMindFoundation.

 

 

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Salum Restaurant and the Aging Mind Foundation are teaming up to raise funds for research in hopes of finding the cause, thus, ultimately a cure, for Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The event kicks off 12:30 p.m. on September 23 with cocktails, martinis, and hors d’oeuvres at Salum Restaurant, 4152 Cole Avenue in Dallas.

 

“We are committed to funding research on Alzheimer’s and dementia with the leading researchers in the country,” said Laree Hulshoff, co-founder of Aging Mind Foundation.  “Minds Around Martinis is a one-of-a-kind event bringing awareness to our city on how research is so important to finding the cause of the dementias.”

 

Guests will enjoy the distinguished food and drinks by Chef and Owner, Abraham Salum. The extraordinary menu includes a charcuterie platter with salami, chorizo, prosciutto, cornichons and toast points; ginger and lemongrass chicken; Asian meatballs with slaw and spicy gochujang sauce; roast beef sandwiches with melted manchego and a rosemary roasted garlic aioli with a few extra surprises.

 

“Bringing awareness to Alzheimer’s is a passion of mine,” said Abraham Salum, Chef and Owner of Salum Restaurant.  “My mother, Leticia, is currently battling Alzheimer’s. Finding the cause of this disease is essential, as it affects so many of us each day.”

 

To accompany the splendid cuisine, guests will enjoy ROXOR, an exquisite artisan, beautifully balanced gin distilled in Dallas. Martinis will include the “ROXOR Classic Martini” and “The ROXY”, a lighter cocktail that demonstrates a unique balance of sweet, sour, salty and bitter flavor. 

 

Tickets for Minds Around Martinis are limited and available at agingmindfoundation.org/other-events/

 

Aging Mind Foundation hosts events throughout the year to raise funds and awareness for brain research, including Brews Bites and Brain Research, October 24, 2018; and the 4thAnnual Aging Mind Foundation Gala, March 23, 2019. For more information on these events and the Aging Mind Foundation, please visit AgingMindFoundation.orgor Facebook.com/AgingMindFoundation.

 

Since the founding in 2013, the Aging Mind Foundation has raised more than $2 million to fund high-quality brain research in the North Texas area. Alzheimer’s disease is the fifth leading cause of death for those 65 and older, and one of the most expensive diseases in the nation. There is currently no way to prevent, cure or even slow its progression. Aging Mind Foundation is dedicated to supporting research designed to find the cause of the dementias.

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When it comes to having fun at a waterpark, safety always comes first. So, in appreciation for all those who keep us safe, Hawaiian Falls is celebrating Heroes Week August 5th– 11th by offering free admission to all police, firefighters, doctors, nurses, EMT and medical personnel.

 

Eligible individuals can just show their badge or work ID at the ticket booth at any of Hawaiian Falls’ five Texas waterparks – located in Garland, The Colony, Mansfield, Roanoke and Waco. Each hero can also bring up to four guests at a discounted rate of $21.99 each.

 

“The feelings of safety that emergency responders and medical professionals provide to our communities are what allows families to be able to escape worry, relax, and focus on spending quality time together,” said JodyKneupper, Managing Director of Hawaiian Falls. “Heroes Week is simply a way for us to show our gratitude to the people who make that possible.”

 

More information about tickets, hours of operation, special events, directions and park information are online at hfalls.com.

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Looking for a place to be pampered after a long day of work or shopping? Ziva Nail Loungewill open spring 2019 at 408 Houston Street in Sundance Squarewith a full array of services.

 

The 5,500-square-foot facility will offer manicures, pedicures, eyebrow micro-blading, eyelash extensions, facials, tanning, full-body massages, waxing, and blowouts. For those who enjoy a great massage, Ziva will offer a variety of hour-long massages in a beautiful setting in the heart of Sundance Square. 

 

Ziva stands out with its additional offerings beyond traditional nail services including offering guests a beverage from the bar. 

 

“Ziva is more than a nail salon, it’s a destination in its own right,” said Johnny Campbell, CEO and President of Sundance Square. “The feedback we received from people who work and shop in Sundance Square is they want to have a location where they can indulge in taking care of themselves and Ziva will provide the perfect ambiance.”

 

Local groups will appreciate the private party rooms available for booking special events. And for corporate entities in downtown Fort Worth, a designated conference space – projector included – will be available for reservation, making Ziva an enticing site to mix business with pleasure. 

 

Sundance Square will be Ziva’s third location with other storefronts located in Willow Park, TX and Scottsdale, AZ. The management team – who has more than 25 years of experience in the industry – looks to make Sundance Square the company’s flagship location.

 

Parking is always free in Sundance Square after 5 pm on weekdays. Before 5 pm, parking is free with purchase from a Sundance Square restaurant or retailer.  Validation is good for 2.5 hours of dining or shopping, or four hours for weekday movies. Weekends are free throughout the day and evening.  

 

Launched in 2012, Sundance Square’s complimentary valet service has 10 locations throughout the development for guests to utilize. Guests can park their vehicle at one of the valet red umbrellas and pick it up at another location. All complimentary for customers. The valet service enhances Sundance Square’s extensive parking program that includes free parking during the weeknights and all weekend. 

 

SUNDANCE SQUARE

Sundance Square is a vibrant, award-winning entertainment district spanning 36 blocks in downtown Fort Worth. The multi-use development attracts more than 10 million visitors each year for dining, shopping, events, and performances. For more information about Sundance Square, visit sundancesquare.comor follow the business and entertainment development on Facebook.com/sundancesquare or Twitter @sundancesquare. Commercial and residential leasing information can be found at www.ssqmgmt.com.

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Summer vacation may be winding down for area kids, but teachers, administrators and other school employees, are invited to one last hoorah as Hawaiian Falls celebrates School Worker Appreciation Week July 29th through August 4th.

 

Hawaiian Falls is offering teachers, administrators, aides, custodians (and any other individuals with a school employee ID) free admission to any of its five Texas waterparks – located in Garland, The Colony, Mansfield, Roanoke and Waco. Just show your school ID at the ticket window of any of the parks.

 

School workers are also eligible to get up to four discounted admission tickets at $21.99 each. Children two years old and younger are always free.

 

“At Hawaiian Falls, our mission is bringing families closer together,” said Jody Kneupper, Managing Director of Hawaiian Falls. “We often say kids are our future, but their future success really is in the hands of our teachers and school administrators. We’re very grateful for the time and care they put into helping our children succeed.”

 

More information about tickets, hours of operation, special events, directions and park information are online at hfalls.com.