If you missed Alison Wright at the Tower last month, you missed a truly inspiring presentation. Wright has been through the trenches around the world as a photojournalist and come out the other side creating a foundation dedicated to supporting women and children’s rights around the globe. She’s still a working photojournalist, but her Faces of Hope Fund has gone a step beyond her compelling images to help fund humanitarian needs she encounters through her assignments.

While most of us aren’t working on a global scale, what we do in our community is just as important. There is room, dare I say a need, for all of us to share our knowledge, skills, finances, love and light no matter where we are.

Well wouldn’t you know, we have our own Allison who’s been through the trenches. Allison Suran, owner of Healing Bridge Physical Therapy for 18 years will be sharing her stories and lessons at our next meeting. I’m sure we’re going to see another remarkable woman who’s still making a difference in the lives she and her business touch.

You too can be a part of touching lives. We’ll be collecting donations at the November meeting to help us gather raffle items and fill some needs at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon, our gala beneficiary. We’re going to have a couple of big boxes to fill! Expect to see an email or two with a needs list coming soon.