Stepping up to help others

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Talk about having shoes made for walking!

Just recently, Patti Bomer, on the heels of dealing with the nasty respiratory junk going around, put her feet to the test and successfully completed the San Diego, Calif., Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk.

“It went well,” Bomer said. “I came down with the CRUD a few days before I left,” Bomer said, adding that the CRUD was the doctor’s actual diagnosis.

“Went well” is an understatement.

The 3-Day walk is actually a 60 mile (20 miles per day) fundraising event where participants begin each day hoofing it until the daily stop point, then sleep in sleeping tents (pink of course), all to raise money for and awareness about the continued battle in the war against breast cancer.

Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t just about the money (although they raised more than $6 million at just this one 3-Day walk). This journey is filled with laughter, camaraderie, encouragement, reflection and celebration.

Showing even more dedication, Bomer had just served as a crew member (individuals who are on site during the entire event serving a specific job) for the Dallas 3-Day walk and has participated as a walker in 3-Day walks all over the U.S. for the past 10 years.

Oh, and she isn’t done yet. Bomer told me that she has already signed up for three walks in 2014. Congratulations. You have truly walked miles for a cure.

Sounds lovely

’Tis the season for wonderful music.

The Apex Arts League is hosting the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Brass Ensemble with a “Holiday Brass” concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church, located at 185 S. White Chapel Blvd in Southlake. Under the direction of Fort Worth Symphony music director Miguel Harth-Bedoya, this concert will feature a full brass choir, including trumpets, horns, trombones, tuba and percussion, performing many of your favorite holiday songs.

Tickets at the door are $10 for adults and $5 for Apex members, seniors and students. For more information, visit www.apexartsleague.org or contact Apex at info@apexartsleague.org.

Here is another holiday gift idea for that challenging person. How about adopting a senior in honor of someone. Metroport Meals on Wheels has a great program where you can make a difference in a senior’s life for as little as $35. That feeds a senior for one week. Or for $140, you can ensure that a senior eats for one month. Plus, this group makes it as easy as point and click. Just head over to the Metroport Meals on Wheels’ website, www.metroportmow.org, and click on the red “Donate” button on the upper right hand corner and fill it out. Done.

Metroport Meals on Wheels will take care of sending a note of thanks to the recipient and you have knocked off another person on your list and made a difference in someone’s life at the same time. Doesn’t that just make you warm already!

Social columnist Larre Green welcomes your information and input on interesting stories and events. Contact him at Larre@societywriter.com.

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