In Other News…

  • The Summer issue of Brite Magazine deadline just passed. My column, My Savoir Faire Lady, explores do’s and dont’s of summer parties and might even incorporates a recipe or two from the fabulous Angela at Oh She Glows [hint, hint!]. Watch out for that in July.
  • In September – which seems like worlds away but will be here before we know it – I’m chairing a race for the Travis Manion Foundation, an organization that grew from one Marine’s dedication to selfless service. Travis Manion was killed in combat in 2007. His family started the foundation in order to benefit disabled veterans and families of fallen service members, among other things. Yours truly is serving as the Race Director for Orlando’s first annual 9/11 Heroes Run. Just a few days ago at his Memorial Day speech from Arlington National Cemetery, President Obama spoke about Travis Manion and one of his brothers-in-arms, Brendan Looney:

As an extension of Travis’ commitment to the first responder community, the 5k and 1-mile fun run is held to honor and benefit firefighters, police, EMT’s, and military personnel, among others. Presented by Chevy and supported by countless other generous organizations, the Orlando race will benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which provides college scholarships for children of Special Operations service members killed in combat. Needless to say, theirs are causes that are dear to my heart. More race on specifics later. In the meantime, learn more about Travis here.

  • I’ll be in NYC for a quick trip next weekend and am welcoming class suggestions and date requests [Nancy and Terra, that means YOU!]. Holler, y’all.

Published by Amanda Niznik

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