October 2019 – Exclamation Points!

Kicking Off the Season –

Patti and Kassidi Kaminski at one of fall’s favorite activities: a University of Texas football game. Hook ‘em!

It’s hard to believe that it’s already October. It seems like I just finished putting my Christmas tree away, and here we are yet again at the beginning of another holiday season. I, for one, am ready. The temperatures begin falling, albeit only slightly, football season is in full swing and Halloween kicks off preparations for the holidays. Speaking of Halloween, if you are looking for something fun to do with your little ghosts and goblins, check out our Calendar of Events on page 54.

Events in Fort Bend are truly what the fall is all about. From the Fort Bend Education Foundation’s Sugar Shindig to Cullinan’s Picnic for the Park to GiGi’s Playhouse Sugar Land’s “I have a Voice” gala, there’s something for everyone to support and enjoy in October. Read all about these events and others in this issue.

An important issue we focus on each October is Breast Cancer Awareness. One in eight women will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. We are fortunate to have many resources in our community, resources that provide expertise in preventing, diagnosing, treating and providing support for women facing this battle. Please take the time to read Focus on the Cure on page 37.

Speaking of resources in our community, the two physicians featured in our cover story have opened practices specializing in wound care and diabetic issues. Dr. Sarfraz Aly and Dr. Salman Aly are dedicated to their patients’ well-being by staying current with cutting-edge research, technology and old-fashioned compassionate, considerate care.

Compassion, consideration, caring – these are all words that describe not only Drs. Aly but our amazing community as well. As we embark on what we refer to as “gala season” in Fort Bend, please take a moment to remember why we attend these worthwhile events to support the amazing organizations that make our community what it is: compassionate and caring. And, it all starts this month!

Poet and author Charmaine J. Forde said, “I wish that every day was Saturday and every month was October.” I couldn’t agree more. I look forward to seeing you out and about in the Bend this season!

Stay focused!