Category: Community

Toyota To Sponsor 33rd Annual Dallas Women’s Foundation Luncheon

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Bonnie Clinton, Toyota Motor North America's general manager, indirect procurement; Roslyn Dawson Thompson, Dallas Women's Foundation, president and CEO; Caren K. Lock, Dallas Women's Foundation board chairwoman

Toyota Motor North America will serve as presenting sponsor for the 33rd Dallas Women’s Foundation Annual Luncheon.

Dallas Women’s Foundation is the largest regional women’s fund in the world. It is a trusted leader in advancing positive social and economic change for women and girls.


Lion King Production Generates Estimated $28 Million To Local Economy

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During a four-week run at the Music Hall at Fair Park, Disney’s The Lion King grossed over $7.7 million at the box office and entertained more than 100,000 theatergoers.

It is estimated that the Dallas engagement of The Lion King generated an economic benefit of more than $28 million to the city from travel, hotels, restaurants, parking and other businesses patronized by both theatergoers and production staff.


KidneyTexas Announces Beneficiaries and Chairs for 2018 Luncheon

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Anna Bland "AB" Aston, Luncheon Co-Chair; Annalee Aston, Luncheon Chair; Mary Lee Cox, President, KidneyTexas, Inc.; Therese Rourk, Advisory Board Chair and Underwriting Chair.
(File photo by Dana Driensky.)

KidneyTexas, Inc. has announced their beneficiaries and honorary chairs for their Transforming Lives
2018 Luncheon and Fashion Show.

Since its founding in 1999, KidneyTexas has provided more than $3.5 million in local funding to help in the search for a cure, promote research, enhance treatment and support quality renal care.


Dallas Treatment Center Launches Smoking Cessation Program

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Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with more than 480,000 smoking-related deaths each year.

In addition, it is one of the toughest habits to stop, as it takes an average of five to seven tries before a person achieves success quitting. Enterhealth, a Dallas based drug and alcohol treatment center, recently established a smoking cessation program for companies to help employees quit smoking. The program is also available for the public.


SMU Smart Phone Game is Finalist in Xprize Competition

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Yolette Garcia, associate dean of SMU's Simmons School of Education and Human Development, and Corey Clark, deputy director of research at SMU's Guildhall graduate video game development program.

Designed by SMU and Dallas-based nonprofit adult literacy provider Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT), "Codex: The Lost Words of Atlantis," a smartphone game designed to teach low-literate adults to read, was named one of five finalists in the Barbara Bush Foundation's Adult Literacy XPRIZE competition.