OCTOBER DIARY ENTRY
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer - October 6, 2012
I had the privilege and opportunity to participate with the group Pinky Promise for the Making Strides event. The leader of the group was Andrea Ghee whom my beautiful fashion stylist Uniquka Johnson introduced me too. Andrea believed we could make a difference in the fight to end breast cancer and I was fully on board. It was my privilege to walk in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event, which helps save lives from breast cancer.
My reason for walking in the Making Strides event was personal. This walk gave me the power to make a difference and fight back in honor of my God Mother, Flora Johnson a true breast cancer survivor. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event is an effort to support a future without breast cancer. The mission is to save lives and make a difference in the fight to end breast cancer through fundraising and walking with a purpose.
The American Cancer Society is the leader in the fight to end breast cancer. They invest more in breast cancer research than any other cancer type; to find, prevent, treat, and cure the disease. They are located in every community providing free information and services to people fighting the disease. They also help more than 4 million women get potentially lifesaving breast cancer screening tests.
For more information about breast cancer, how to find it early, and how to join the fight to end the disease, visit www.cancer.org/fightbreastcancer or contact the American Cancer Society at 1.800.227.2345 anytime, day or night.
State Fair of Texas - October 13, 2012
For more than 125 years, the State Fair of Texas has been a major source of entertainment for millions, as well as a powerful factor in the growth of Dallas. Since the invention of the Fletcher’s Corny Dog, fairgoers have often ranked food as one of the top reasons for attending the annual State Fair of Texas and with no exceptions to Ruth’s Tamale House.
I enjoyed a weekend full of volunteering and servicing guest at my grandmother’s Tamale stand “Ruth’s Tamale House.” Ruth is the creator of the Texas State Fair Donkey-Tail. She also serves Chili Pie, Hot Garlic Sausage on a Bun, Tamales with Chili and much more. Ruth’s Tamale House is located at 1820 W Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75235 near Northwest Dallas/Love Field.
Talk about strengthening my family, this tradition has existed over three decades and I am so excited and thrilled every year to have an opportunity to share in fellowship with family and friends as we support Ruth’s Tamale House.
If you’re ever in the Dallas area and you’re looking for some good tamales, don’t forget to stop by Ruth’s Tamale House.
Everything's Coming Up R.O.S.E.S. - October 17, 2012
I just supported Dr. Annie Smith's classroom project: Everything's Coming Up R.O.S.E.S. If you chip in to help her classroom reach its goal, we'll see the impact through photos, thank-you notes, and a cost report showing how every penny was spent. Dr. Annie Smith is using DonorsChoose.org, an online charity that makes it easy to help classrooms in need.
FROM THE DESK OF DR. ANNIE SMITH:
My Students: R.O.S.E.S. Club Remarkable Outstanding Scholars and Empowered Students. Everything will be coming up R.O.S.E.S. if our students are allowed to practice eating in a restaurant before they go.
We are a cotillion club in a high poverty urban area in Texas. Our students are in 4th and 5th grade in need of etiquette and social skills training. Some students have never gone out to dinner to a restaurant and need to practice their skills before going. The students will be so excited to experience this opportunity.
My Project: The paper plates, cutlery, napkins, and cups will allow the student to be able to actually set a table, practice proper seating and how to interact with others while dining. The table covers will give the students a sense of formal elegance and what to expect when they go to Outback Steak House on their field trip. The food items will be used to complete the setting. They will actually eat as if they are in the restaurant.
This project will allow the students to practice their table manners and other social skills prior to actually going out to a restaurant.
This project is important because they are our future mothers and will be guiding their families one day as well as becoming business professionals. When these skills are learned early they will become apart of the student and allow them to develop higher self-esteem and self-worth for themselves. They will be proud of themselves and so will their families. hide»
My students need supplies such as paper plates, cutlery, cups and food items to practice their etiquette skills in our R.O.S.E.S. cotillion club.
Dr. Kanesha Waites donated to the classroom project ''Everything's Coming Up R.O.S.E.S.'' at DonorsChoose.org.
Take a look at what Mrs. Smith wants for her students. Join me and chip in any amount to help bring this classroom project to life.
R.O.S.E.S. club Remarkable Outstanding Scholars and Empowered Students. Everything will be coming up R.O.S.E.S. if our students are allowed to practice eating in a restaurant before they go. We... My students need supplies such as paper plates, cutlery, cups and food items to practice their etiquette…
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Thank You Dr. Kanesha Waites: You're the best! Thank you for your donation and kindness in supporting Dr. Annie Smith.
Thank you again,
-The DonorsChoose.org Team
DonorsChoose.org is a 501(c)(3) charity incorporated in the State of New York. EIN Number: 13-4129457.
LISD Homecoming Parade - October 18, 2012
The annual Lancaster ISD Parade meant a couple of things: fun, fellowship, family and celebrating our school district which I’m all about finding strengthen between our students, families and community. I really enjoyed myself, having the opportunity to share my crown, title and platform with my district. I rode in the parade with Rosa Parks-Millbrook Elementary School cheerleaders, step team and representatives from various afterschool clubs. What an honor to be apart of such a wonderful occasion.
Lorna Children's Foundation - October 5, 2012
Mrs. Plus America 2012 want’s YOU to join her husband, Dr. Marlon Waites and her in becoming a sponsor for the Lorna Children’s Foundation Kenya Fund (LCF-Kenya). You too will be afforded the opportunity to send impoverished children from the Nyanza Province of Kenya to school through your sponsorship. The 25 for $25 campaign is for American sponsors who are willing to contribute a 20th of the cost and have the ability to send a child to school. This program is absolutely amazing as it connects you with real children who need our help and you can contribute a much more reasonable amount in this tough economy. I look forward to many more joining the 25 for $25 movement in support of #iLiveKenyaMovement, Jasira Monique, Ms. Florida Plus America 2012 (Appointed Humanitarian Ambassador for Lorna Children’s Foundation (Kenya Fund).
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