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Dena Miller is the Dallas Editor for Miss A. She has been described by Style Network as a "Queen Bee". Formerly a glam rock scene Diva, Dena is now a Socialite on the Dallas philanthropy scene, specializing in Polo events that benefit women's and children's causes.

While never forgetting her small town roots from a Midwestern farming community in rural Missouri, she’s fit right in the “Big D” since coming here in 1984. After 11 years of promoting the music scene, hobnobbing with the most popular bands from coast to coast, she switched gears after meeting her husband at the first Polo match she ever attended. Always one for excitement, Polo became her new rock n roll.
With her marriage and new found passion for polo, came Philanthropy. Miller founded the Ladies Polo Auxiliary of Texas in 2005 with the goal of promoting the Sport of Kings in north Texas via charity events for causes that are close to her heart. To date the LPA has raised over $500,000 for causes such as domestic violence, children with serious medical needs, therapeutic horsemanship, the Polo Training Foundation, children’s advocacy and food drives for north Texas food Bank. When not working on her own events she is attending Charity luncheons and balls as well as volunteering at golf tournaments and Special Olympics events. She is a member of the USPA Equine Welfare committee and on Board of Dress For Succes Dallas.

Writing has been a lifetime passion of Dena’s. Besides working on a book that proceeds will benefit domestic violence organizations, and writing for two national polo magazines, is a frequent contributor to Dallas area publications, winning Best Contributor Award from Dallas Morning News Neighborsgo, she is co-authoring a book on the phenomenon of cyber bullying by adult women, referred to as Cyber Harrassment.

A.W.A.R.E. 25th Anniversary Celebration Features Hall of Famer Bart Starr To Benefit Alzheimer’s Association

(Photo Credit: Alzheimer's Association)

(Photo Credit: Alzheimer’s Association)

The Alzheimer’s Women’s Association replaces their traditional Spring Luncheon this year with  A.W.A.R.E. 25th Anniversary Celebration – An Evening with Bart StarrSilver and Ice.  A.W.A.R.E. is the fundraising arm that supports the Greater Dallas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. The services A.W.A.R.E. supports include: respite care, a helpline, research and education benefiting individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, improved diagnosis, cures for and prevention of the disease and therapy.  A.W.A.R.E. supports giving guidance, financial assistance and publicizing the needs of these individuals, their families, caregivers, and other services that relate to its ultimate goal of a “World Without Alzheimer’s.”  A.WA.R.E.’s mission is to raise money to support the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.  Funds raised stay in Dallas and serve 34 counties of North Texas through the Greater Dallas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. It is the only organization in Dallas/North Texas dedicated to fight Alzheimer’s through its leading edge services and education, top-level research, caring community outreach and advocacy. Since 1989, A.W.A.R.E. has raised over $12 million.

Join Lisa Shardon, Event Chair and Cassie Roop Crosby, President, A.W.A.R.E. as they celebrate A.W.A.R.E. founders Ruth Sharp Altshuler, Cyndy Hudgins, Nancy Nelson, Evelyn Ponder, Billie Leigh Rippey and Anita Sampels. Luncheon guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions. 

Bart Starr Courtesy Photo

Bart Starr Courtesy Photo

Guest speaker Bart Starr, NFL football Hall of Fame award recipient, former Green Bay Packers coach and quarterback and Super Bowl I and II MVP,  will remember the ‘Ice Bowl of 1967′. Starr was a 17th round draft choice of the Green Bay Packers in 1956, with little playing time until Vince Lombardi came on the scene and recognized his talent. Starr ended up playing for 15 years as a quarterback, having led the team to Western Division championship in 1960. He held several NFL passing records, including the lifetime record of completing 57.4 percent of his passes over a 16-year period. He led the league in passing three times. Starr used his astuteness and skill to lead the Packers to five NFL titles and two Super Bowl Championships. He was honored three times as Most Valuable Player- once as a Green Bay Packer MVP in 1966 and MVP of Super Bowls I and II.  Starr remained with the team he built and took on the role of head coach from 1975 to 1983. Inducted into the Football Hall of Fame in 1977, Starr has won a number of awards, including NFL Award for Citizenship and the Byron White Award. Today, he runs Healthcare Realty Management and is Co-Founder of the Rawhide Boys Ranch,  offers a full continuum of services that provide prevention based programs for at-risk boys, girls, adults and families, and includes more intensive residential services for at-risk young men.

WHEN:   Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 6:30- 9:00 p.m.

 

WHERE:     

Hilton Anatole
2201 N Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207
Ph. 214-748-1200

TICKETS: $250. For sponsorship and ticket information, please email artistagainstalz@gmail.com.


 


 

 

 

 

 

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