Plugged In To DFW
According to the CDC, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men, and 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed in their lifetime. September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and there are several events going on around DFW to support the cause.
In “Hot Mess to Mindful Mom,” Ali Katz, a meditation teacher, mindfulness coach and mom of two young boys, shares the ways that she literally transformed her life from a hot mess, to one filled with presence, joy and gratitude. In 40 bite-sized chapters, Katz breaks her tips into three categories: non-negotiables (things she does every day), add-ons (things she does as needed) and attitude adjustments (personal changes she’s made along the way that helped her to grow as a person).
The Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse works to improve the community’s health, safety and productivity by reducing the incidence and impact of alcohol and drug abuse. Click here for more information about the programs available to prevent alcohol and drug abuse.
According to the CDC and the Mayo Clinic, infertility affects 1 in 6 couples in the reproductive years, or approximately 15 percent of couples in the U.S. Traditionally, doctors advise women to start exploring reasons for not becoming pregnant after 12 months of unsuccessfully trying to conceive. Lotus Blossom Consulting acts as patient navigators and advocates helping patients to financially and physically plan for the often overwhelming and emotional journey through infertility.
North Texas’ hottest summer dining event, the 18th annual DFW Restaurant Week presented by Central Market, is back starting August 10! Dine out and enjoy delicious three-course prix fixe dinners ($35 or $45) or two-course lunches ($20) and 20 percent will be donated to the North Texas Food Bank in Dallas or Lena Pope Home in Fort Worth. Click here to find a list of the more than 125 restaurants that are participating.
Over 100,000 men, women and children are waiting on lifesaving organ transplants.
Texas ranks number one in the nation for child pool drownings and, since the beginning of June, 35 people in Fort Worth have drowned, which is twice as many as last year.
Mike Rodriguez is a motivational speaker with the world famous Zig Ziglar Corporation, and author of “Finding Your Why.” He delivers profound strategies and insight into discovering your own life’s purpose.
The search is on in North Texas to find families to host international high school exchange students. Will you open your home to a deserving student?
It’s road trip season — time to tune up the car, pack up the snacks and the family, and plan a trip of a lifetime that the whole family will never forget.
June 27 is National HIV Testing Day. Have you been tested? AIDS Arms offers outreach and education to teach the community about HIV, how to stay HIV free, and how to lead a healthier life with HIV. Click here to find a free testing site near you.
The FC Dallas Foundation is the charitable arm of FC Dallas and Toyota Stadium. The foundation strives to positively impact the health and well-being of disadvantaged youth through the sport of soccer. Click here for more information about the FC Dallas Foundation’s events, and for tickets to FC Dallas games.