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Karyn Fowler is our 2006 Charities Chairperson

Donations from the 50/50 Raffle, held at our Membership Meetings and other events are contributors to the following Charities.  Cowtown Members also donate needed items, their time and additional monetary donations above and beyond the formal CTV Charity Program.

Komen Race for the Cure (April 15)

The Komen Race for the CureŽ Series is the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world. In addition to raising funds, the Komen Race for the CureŽ Series is committed to educating the public about early detection, the strongest method of surviving this life-threatening disease. The five-year survival rate is 95 percent when the disease is discovered while still confined to the breast.  Up to 75% of the net income stays in the local community to fund breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment projects. A minimum of 25% supports ground-breaking breast cancer research, awards, education and conferences around the world.  COMMENT: Club members and friends afflicted (both survivors and not). 

Cowtown's Participation in the 2006 Susan G. Komen, Race for the Cure

Race for The Cure article - March 2005 - Karyn Fowler

Cowtown's Participation in the 2005 Susan G. Komen, Race for the Cure

Cook Children’s Medical Center (Child Life Group - children’s needs)

Cook Children’s Medical Center is a private, nonprofit hospital that relies on the generosity of the community for continued success. The hospital offers children access to nationally recognized programs in the treatment of cancer and blood disorders, heart defects and respiratory ailments. We provide necessary medical care to children, regardless of a parent's ability to pay.  Many children and families arrive at Cooks under emergency situations and are unprepared or unable to meet the needs of an extended stay.  The Child Life Group provides clothes, toys or other needs for the patient and family.  They are also VERY interested in a small number of cars to come “show” for the patients in their front U-Turn. This has been a very big success for the teenage boys. 

2006 Cook Children's Medical Center Car Show

2005 Cook Children's Medical Center Car Show and Charity Poker / Rallye

Tarrant Area Food Bank

We are based in Fort Worth to collect and redistribute food to our area's needy and poor. All of our programs are designed with this philosophy in mind. We believe that these individuals and families need help pulling themselves back up so that they can again become contributors to our community and society as a whole.  We receive NO federal or state funding. In our battle against hunger, we have distributed over seventeen and one-half million (17,500,000) pounds of food to more than 800,000 needy families throughout Tarrant and the surrounding counties in 1998 alone. Our Emergency Food Assistance Program sees lines of 200 to 300 families daily, and the numbers grow steadily. It is our mission to secure food for these individuals. 

Speedway Children’s Charities

Speedway Children's Charities is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children!  Our priority is improving the quality of life for children in need and that mission remains the same throughout our growth. Through donations, sponsorships and fundraising events we distribute funds to qualified non-profit organizations with the same mission as ours.  TMS Lap Events this year are being held on May 13th and Sept 9th.

Cowtown Participating in Laps for Children's Charity @ TMS in 2006

National Kidney Foundation Walk 

The National Kidney Foundation walk on Saturday, October 21, at the Botanic Gardens in Fort Worth was lots of fun and for a very good cause.

Sharon Zschirnt, Debbie and Jerry Lindsey, Kim West, Carol Savage and myself, along with a "little" friend, Katy Thomas, all walked the 3 mile course in honor of Sylvia! It was a beautiful day and the gardens were in bloom and really pretty.

I believe I heard 383 people signed up to walk. Thanks to all of you who participated, I know Sylvia appreciates it!  --Karyn Fowler

WFAA Santa's Helpers  PDF Version  THE INVITE

WFAA-TV's Santa's Helpers is celebrating its 37th year of collecting holiday toys for children throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth counties of Dallas, Tarrant, Collin and Denton.

About WFAA's Santa's Helpers   Pictures from the event

Charities are selected at the beginning of each calendar year - please contact Karyn Fowler with any questions around Cowtown's Charities - if you have pictures from any of the charity events, please feel free to send them to Doug


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