Susan G. Komen 3-Day®
To raise funds for breast cancer research and reduce related deaths in the U.S., Diane Griffin participated in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day® a three-day, 60-mile walk. Last year was Diane’s 4th time to be a part of this walk in honor of her mother. She raised the $2300 required to walk through several fundraising methods including working a 12-hour day at a Texas Motor Speedway beer stand during an Indy Car race, working an entire weekend in a concession stand during the Nascar race at Texas Motor Speedway, holding a golf tournament that our WFG! team participated in, a BBQ cook-off and a yard sale.
Diane thanks Workforce Go! team member Kentrice Jones for her contributions to the successful walk. “Kentrice was my motivator and source of support, walking with me on average four times a week and for up to 18 miles in one day.”
The 2017 Susan G. Komen Dallas Fort Worth 3-Day Thanks Our Walkers (video, 3:03)
Diane will be walking in her 5th walk in November 2018.
Hurricane Harvey Relief
When Hurricane Harvey hit Texas and Louisiana, Terri Zachry, our Implementation Project Manager, organized a supply drive and collected financial donations for home repair projects. Her efforts supported Dallas Baptist University students and faculty who traveled to Houston to clean flooded homes and remove damaged carpet, tile and drywall. This project was a partnership with Champion Forest Baptist Church.
We provided a resource list for those who needed assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
Terri Zachry has worked for the past five years as a facilitator in a program called Divorce Care. This national organization has several DFW local support groups to offer support to men and women find help and healing from the difficulty of separation and divorce . The Bent Tree group in Carrollton in which Terri serves meets weekly throughout the year for two semesters annually with a brief summer break.
“Every Tuesday night, I meet with a small group of women and we cover a variety of helpful and practical topics including things like finances and parenting as a single person. We follow a lesson plan, watch a weekly video and our team serves a home-cooked meal to our participants that we prepare prior to their arrival. Many of the participants enjoy the program so much and are helped so greatly that they often sign up for a second semester and repeat the class. I’ve met a lot of wonderful people through this program and developed some life-long friendships.”
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