Thursday, December 11, 2008

Sad News

I regret to announce that we have closed the offices of Memphis Woman. I will keep the site, blog & networking site up as long as I can. Please visit,, and
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Click on the slide show to see larger photos in our photo album.

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Lisa Montgomery

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Race for the Cure and Purple Reign

What a busy week it was towards the end of October, maybe even the last of official event coverages for Memphis Woman. Seem the CA and WMC-TV were very interested in us not printing right now. Although on the Thursday, Oct. 23, several of our young breast cancer survivors featured on our site ( and I were on the Eyewitness Midday News (Channel 24/30) talking about more young women being diagnosed with breast cancer and the Race for the Cure. The same day I was honored at a luncheon for the Spirit of Kindness award by the The Kindness Revolution ( Here is a pic of me and Dee Griffin who was not only a mistress of ceremonies but also an award recipient. It was such a great uplifting day!

From Blogger Pictures

The 16th annual Race for the Cure was held Saturday, October 25 at Saddle Creek in Germantown. It was the largest one yet raising over a million dollars! There are over 200 photos in this slide show from the Race for the Cure. You can click on it and it will take you to my Picasa web album page where you can see all the photos and download any you want.

Enjoy this movie of many fun things that go on during the Race for the Cure!

YWCA Purple Reign Ball
I had the honor of being an honorary co-chair along with Carolyn Hardy, for the YWCA Purple Reign Ball on Saturday, October 18, 2008 at the Pink Palace Museum.

Friday, October 17, 2008

More Fall Events

2008 Grants Reception

Thursday, Oct 16, 2008
Memphis Botanic Garden, Memphis, TN
The Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis (WFGM) celebrated 13 years of grantmaking and social impact in Memphis with their Annual Grants Showcase and Volunteer Recognition event to acknowledge organizations and individuals in the community who work hard to transform the community while creating social change. Since 1995 the Women’s Foundation has successfully awarded over $4.1 million to 268 organizations. In 2008, WFGM will allocate $623,000 to programs through core grant-making, advocacy and research, that will help women and children reach their full potential.
Click on the slide show to go to our online photo album.

Grant Reception Video

Saturday, Oct 11, 2008
The Esplanade, Cordova, TN
Variety Children's Charity presented The Ladies Luncheon & Fashion Show, "Fall Into Fashion" featuring members and their children modeling fashions from Chocolate Soup, Coldwater Creek, For You Boutique, Unique Boutique, Muse and American Tuxedo. Company d, a performing arts troupe of young adults sponsored by the Down Syndrome Association of Memphis and the Mid-South, provided the entertainment.

Fall Into Fashion Video

Sunday, Sep 28, 2008
The Inn at Hunt Phelan, Memphis, TN
The Tiara Tea Society held the second annual Mother, Daughter/Family & Friendship High Tea with over 70 guests at the Hunt Phelan House.

Tiara Tea Event Entertainment Video

Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Blues Ball, A “Hallelujah Homecoming”

Memphians showed off their rocker attitude on Saturday, September 27, 2008 when the heart of downtown served as host for one of Memphis’s biggest fund raisers and festivals dedicated to Memphis music. The fifteenth annual Blues Ball was a giant celebration of the communities and music of Memphis.
Check out just a sample of some of the great fun and wonderful music on this video.

This year’s musical line included Jerry Lee Lewis, Eddie Floyd, The Bar-Kays, Larry Raspberry, Jason D. Williams, Andy Childs, Ruby Wilson, Voodoo Village & Special Guests, Garage Band Jam, Interstate 55 & Surprise Guests, Di Anne Price, Al Kapone & the Untouchablez, Billy Rivers & The Angelic Voices of Faith and Robert Raiford.
The Blues Ball / Memphis Charitable Foundation provides unparalleled support through this event for Memphis Area Musicians as well as powerful donations to organizations such as LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, The Baddour Center, Madonna Learning Center, Manassas High School, Humes Middle School and many others. The event returned “to the street” as last year encompassing over two downtown city blocks surrounding the Gibson Guitar Factory, The Westin Memphis Beale Street, the Westin’s multi-level parking garage, Morgan Freeman’s new club, Ground Zero and the Red Rooster Bar.

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Girls Inc. Reception

Deborah Hester was celebrated as the new president and CEO of Girls, Inc. at a reception at The Jack Robinson Gallery of Photography hosted by Stacie Waddell and Kathy Buckman Davis on Thursday, September 25.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Exciting News!

This little sesame seed is about the size of our newest grandbaby due about mid-May. If you have kept up with us, you know our second daughter Melissa and her husband Matt are expecting a son in mid-Dec. Now our first daughter Jennifer Sere and her husband Tim are expecting and we are thrilled... again! Their blogs are and if you would like to keep up with them. My personal blog is

Babies are such a blessing and as "common" as they are, they are still miracles!
This is going to be hard - keeping up with grandbabies and publishing... even if only 4 times a year.
Got a grandbaby? Send us your pictures with her/ him or them.