78 GoodLifeFamilyMag.com NOVEMBER | DECEMBER 2018 EDUCATIONAL FIRST STEPS ANNOUNCES SPEAKER FOR ONE CHILDHOOD ONE CHANCE LUNCHEON Educational First Steps, whose mission is to increase the number of economically disadvantaged children receiving high-quality early childhood education, has announced Rolando Blackman, NBA Legend, former Dallas Maverick, as the speaker for the One Childhood One Chance luncheon. In an informal interview format, Blackman will share how his path to success included a focus on education. Funds raised from this luncheon enable EFS to partner with daycare centers in at-risk neighborhoods, allowing them to become nationally accredited preschools. Over 6,500 at-risk children are receiving quality early education because of EFS’investment.  educationalfirststeps.org Photo Credit: EFS/ Steve Foxall goodTIMES TAYLOR’S GIFT OUTLIVE YOURSELF AWARDS Nearly 300 guests attended the 4th Annual Outlive Yourself Awards, supporting Taylor’s Gift. Taylor’s Gift made an announcement that they will partner with Southwest Transplant Alliance (STA) in the creation of “Taylor’s Place,”a special areafororgandonorfamiliesintheupcomingnewSTAorganandtissuerecovery center in Dallas. The event celebrated two honorees Dr. Liza Johannesson, a transplantsurgeon,andMeg Bacino,alivingorgandonor.Sinceitsinceptionin 2010,Taylor’sGiftencouragessupportersto“OutliveYourself,”whichisamindset oflivingselflessly.Taylor’sGiftencouragesindividualstoregisterasorgandonors as one way to OutliveYourself. taylorsgift.org Gary Kennedy, MicheleValdez (EFS event co-chairs), Rolando Blackman (speaker),Wendy Stanley and Marc Stanley (EFS event co-chairs) Brett Kirstein (EFS board chairman), Brenda Sheets,Van Sheets KIDS SHOULDN’T HAVE CANCER LEMONADE STAND GOLD PARTY The eighth annual NewmanVillage Lemonade Stand raised thousands of dollars and the Kids Shouldn’t Have Cancer Foundation hosted their second annual Gold Party, where guests participated in a live and silent auction.“I am over- whelmedbythesupportthecommunityofFriscocontinues to provide,”said KimberlyWade, who created the founda- tioninmemoryofher8-year-oldsonJonnyshortlyafterhis passing.Despitethecircumstances,Jonnybelievedhecould make a difference for other children affected by cancer and made a selfless wish to his parents:“I don’t want any other kid to have cancer.” kidsshouldnthavecancer.org Board members (L to R) Jen Probst, Jill McMillan, Brian Birkenstock, Susan Fallon and Beth Steckel Patti Niles with SouthwestTransplant Alliance andTracy Giacoma, Riza Reynaldo and Miya McClary Jon & KimberlyWade