It's another beautiful week in the Rio Grande Valley . . .

Spent a recent weekend traveling with some fantastic volunteers and leaders attending the American Cancer Society Relay For Life Leadership Summit in Dallas, Texas. Representatives from 5 RGV counties (Cameron, Willacy, Brooks, Hidalgo and Starr) were present to learn more about organizing these incredible Relay For Life events that celebrate cancer survivors, remember those lost to cancer, and fight back through advocacy, fundraising and awareness towards a cure . . .

Attendees included Yanira Aguilar, Elizabeth Flores, Cathy Weaver, Vicki Perez, Tim Sears, Jenny Salinas, Amy De La Garza, Patricia Villasenor, Bob Dymond, Cindy Ortiz and myself. In addition, several of us were thrilled to meet television star Mario Lopez on our flight back to McAllen! Woo woo!! For more information on the Relay For Life or to inquire about available planning committee positions, call the American Cancer Society office at 682.8329.

Speaking of ... In case you haven't noticed the amazing displays of the color pink this month, I want to remind you that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. To learn more about this and other cancers, contact your local American Cancer Society at 1.800.227.2345 or visit

Thanks to April Chapa for keeping an eye out on some great events while I was out of town! :)

She attended Mission Pink Walk/Run for Breast Cancer Awareness at Mission Regional Medical Center and was among almost 2,000 people who participated. Seen were: Carina Garza, Cesar Lopez, Rick Venecia, Nancy Abdullah, Michael Charles, Faith Padron, CEO- Javier Iruegas, Ryan Peterson, Kristy Ochoa, Veronica Cantu, Michelle Palacios, Ramiro Castillo, Albert Pena, Evelyn Saenz, Rebecca Grimes, and Frances Hogan, just to name a few!

April also tells me that congratulations are in order for Sahar Alizy & Willie Garcia McAllen, who were recently wed in a beautiful ceremony at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, with a fabulous reception following at the Corinthian in Mission. Seen celebrating with the new couple before they departed for a honeymoon in Rome were Robert Perez, Ted Lopez, Joe Gonzalez, Steffanie Becker, Randy Ortega, OJ Esquivel, Amanda Rodriguez, Nick Pardo, Monique Jeffrey, JC Gonzalez, Sandra Vecchio, Judge Juan Partida, Omar Maldonado, Christi Maldonado, Nereida Lopez, and many more! Best wishes to this new couple!

As for birthdays for this week...

Belated birthday wishes this week go to Suzan Daghestani, Jennifer Lewis, Bree Donohoo, Lee Keyes, and Hollywood gal Lindsay Graham from Monday, while Maricella Gomez celebrated yesterday. Today's birthdays include Teresa Smith, while Miranda Cruz, and the lovely Sarah Farley have birthdays tomorrow. Will Eggleston and Judy Tesoro celebrate Friday. And, weekend birthday wishes include: Brooke Biddle, Christy Ramon, Nicole Welch, Sally Tankersley, Jenny Hudsonpillar and Wendi Skloss (who all share a birthday with yours truly), as well as Mike Perryman, John Harrison, and the lovely Janet Vackar! Happy Birthday everyone!!

Events you should know about...

Please join the Friends for Hope organization for the 7th Annual Benefit event, featuring Robert Earl Keen - Saturday, October 29th at Las Palmas Racepark in Mission! VIP tickets are available for purchase at $100 each. Table donations start at $1,000 and include 10 tickets! Proceeds from the event will go to the Vannie E. Cook, Jr. Childrens Cancer & Hematology Clinic in McAllen. This is a private show. Tickets include dinner by Koko's, beer, and wine for those of age. Call 956-213-8244 to buy your table or tickets.

Also coming up soon is the 59th Annual Easter Seals RGV Dinner, to be held Thursday, October 27th at 6:00pm the McAllen Convention Center. This year's humanitarian honorees are A.R. "Felo" & Maxine Guerra. In addition, the popular painted ostrich egg auction will take place -- you won't want to miss it! For more information, contact Marilyn Fox at 956.631.9171 or

I wish you love & blessings in the coming week and I hope to "see you" soon!


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