I’m out of breath. It’s because school is in full swing, the Razorbacks are on the field and I’m busy with work. Thank goodness I can still enjoy my new pool! The month of September has always had a special place in my heart. It’s my birth month and with the beginnings of fall, the expectation of cooler temperatures. Fall also brings the start of our family hitting the road again. This year jeepin’ with the Bakers includes a senior in high school and one in junior high school.
As for this month’s issue, we are excited to showcase breast cancer survivors who are modeling at Runway to the Cure. Our CEO, Vicki Vowell, founded the event’s predecessor Runway for the Cause in 2001. AY Magazine produced the show for 10 years raising more than $1 million for local breast cancer organizations. Today, the fashion show continues the fight against breast cancer under the the guidance of Susan G. Komen Arkansas. Penny Burkhalter and Coco Dorsey are co-chairing the even. Both women are breast cancer survivors and embody the strength, beauty and resilience of all women who battle this terrible disease.
Buying or selling a home is one of the hardest decisions we make. This month, we feature some of the hardest working real estate professionals in our state with our Best Arkansas Realtors of 2019 list. We love reading about the successes of real estate agents across the state. In addition, this month we feature a fantastic article highlighting arts and culture events and programs around the state for kids, and a “Gather at the Table” piece to help remind you (and me) why catching our breath and sitting down for dinner with our children is so important.
Or month’s health feature is also near and dear to my heart. It’s about the condition known as neurofibromatosis; where six or more birthmarks on a child should give concern to parents. I am one of the judges for this year’s Dancing With Our Stars, the Children’s Tumor Foundation’s big fundraiser. I was one of the competitors at the 2013 event, where we raised more than $100,000.
And finally, one of the theme’s of this issue is, “Food, glorious, food!” From how to plan a party to the “Faces of Steak,” along with a tailgating giveaway — we’ve got you covered.
Until next month, when the mercury will continue to simma’ down, I’ll be here publishing the largest lifestyle publication in Arkansas. If you ever have story ideas or features for us, reach out. firstname.lastname@example.org.