Weekly Recaps
DFW BubbleLife Sunday Edition

In the midst of a busy week, Sept. 11 made me stop and catch a breath. This memorable day served as a reminder that you can forget about your daily schedules, your to-do lists and your upcoming weekend plans. Take a moment and be present; absorb special times with important people.

This week, we highlighted the stories and events that make DFW special.

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Top Stories of the Week

1. Bringing Namaste To North Texas Giving Day

North Texas Giving Day, held on Sept. 18, allows local organizations to join the nonprofit community, gain awareness and raise funds for their causes. Last year, North Texas Giving Day raised $25.2 million in a single day. This year, a local studio called Yoga Bridge will participate so it can continue providing free yoga classes to cancer patients. Read more about Yoga Bridge and North Texas Giving Day in the full story. http://bubly.us/31sZ


2. Leading Positive Change in North Texas

Meet Susan Swan Smith, chief relationship officer at Communities Foundation of Texas, the organization sponsoring North Texas Giving Day. Smith has witnessed CFT make great changes in the area, notably the record-breaking donations during North Texas Giving Day last year. Read more about Smith and her experience with CFT in the article. http://bubly.us/31uo


3. Welcome Home, American Hero

Marine Sergeant Ken Kalish, an American hero who lost both legs and an arm in Afghanistan, was given the keys to his new home this week in The Sanctuary at Lake Ridge. Several local organizations, including Operation FINALLY HOME, the Former NFL Players Association, the Dallas Builders Association, SouthStar Communities and Victory Custom Homes, worked together to present Kalish his mortgage-free house. Read this incredible story of dedication and hope in the full article by contributor Carey Marin. http://bubly.us/31vA


4. Texans To Travel To Washington, D.C.

Next week, more than 600 cancer patients, survivors, volunteers and staff will come together in Washington, D.C., to encourage Congress to make cancer a national priority. Advocates will take a training session, and then meet with legislators to discuss specific steps for change. Read more about the local advocates’ efforts in this story submitted by contributor Allison Hubbard. http://bubly.us/31v9


5. And The Nomination Goes To…

In the Best of BubbleLife surveys, we’ve asked our readers to share what makes their community special. Now, we’re changing it up a bit. We’re asking readers to nominate the people and places that deserve recognition. Read more about the surveys in the article. http://bubly.us/31wH

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