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80 MARCH APRIL 2016 ONE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS The Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas held a commu- nity-wide event on January 31st at the McFarlin Audi- torium on the SMU campus featuring NBCs Late Night talk show host and comedian Seth Meyers. The event theme One Night One Event One Com- munity represents Federation Board Chair Daniel Prescotts long time dream to consolidate the two major fund- raising events. Approximately 1700 guests were in attendance raising funds for 24 local orga- nizations including Community Homes for Adults Inc. and Dallas Holocaust Museum. Event chairs with Seth Meyers Left to Right Todd Platt Laurie Platt Candy Brown Seth Meyers Lisa Goldberg Neil Goldberg and Ike Brown. Dan Prescott Federation Board Chairman goodTIMES 911 MEMORIAL STAIR CLIMB RECOGNITION Plano Fire-Rescues Driver Engineer John Barrett was awarded the Liberty Mutual Firemark Award on January 13th with family and fire department colleagues in attendance. Engineer Barrett received the award for his work founding and coordinating the North Texas Memorial Stair Climb Event com- memorating the attacks of September 11 2001. This annual event honors the fallen firefighters local law enforcement officers and EMS workers who lost their lives during the 911 tragedy. The event is cho- reographed to recreate the events that happened on 911 and the event includes having local active duty firefighters climb 110 flights of stairs a climb equivalent to the height of the former World Trade Center Twin Towers. Each climber wears a picture of a fallen first responder and completes the climb in tribute to him or her. This years event included more than 500 climbers and 200 volunteers. Liberty Mutual Sales Associate Bianca Naguit Liberty Mutual Manager Adam Bamford Plano Driver Engineer John Barrett Liberty Mutual Sales Representative Alayna Gailant and Plano Fire Chief Sam Greif. BEACON OF HOPE LUNCHEON BENEFITING THE GRANT HALLIBURTON FOUNDATION The David B. Miller Fami- ly Foundation presented this years Beacon of Hope Luncheon with featured speaker three-time Olym- pic track and field champi- on Suzy Favor Hamilton. Suzy the author of Fast Girl A Life Spent Running from Madness told of her long battle with mental illness her brothers sui- cide her secret double life as a Las Vegas escort and her bipolar disorder diagnosis. The Grant Halliburton Foundation was estab- lished to help prevent suicide promote bet- ter mental health and strengthen the network of mental health resourc- es available for teens and young adults. In 2015 the Foundation reached more than 18500 students educators pro- fessionals and parents through presentations on mental wellness suicide prevention bullying self- harm and other issues impacting young people. Vanita Halliburton President of Grant Halliburton Foundation presented the organizations first-ever Hope Award to Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk for her significant contributions to ending the stigma of mental illness. BarbaraFarmerABeaconofHopeLuncheonFounding ChairandHonoraryCo-ChairSuzyFavorHamiltonand TerryBentleyHillMasterofCeremonies