There’s good news and not-so-good-news today. Let’s enjoy the good news. The Callier Center for Communication Disorders has created the Callier Cares Luncheon to present the Ruth and Dr. Kenneth Altshuler Callier Care Award. It’s taking place at the Dallas Country Club this Thursday.
Even better yet, Luncheon Chair Libby Hunt is having the first award presented to none other than Ruth and Ken Altshuler.
Of course, there are countless reasons why the Altshulers should receive the award, but according to Libby it’s because of “the Altshulers’ benevolence [that] the Callier Care Fund was created to benefit patients of all ages who would otherwise be unable to afford clinical care, promising young students who require financial support, and rising young faculty researchers in search of start-up funding for important projects.”
On the committee for the luncheon are Pam Busbee, Sara Martineau, Tincy Miller, Tricia George and many others (See how many after the jump).
Oh, the bad news? The lunch is at the sell-out point, but Libby has managed to get a spacemaker that will allow for maybe another table or two. That’s a big maybe, but Libby will make it happen if it puts more money into the Callier Cares Fund.
So let’s end this on a high note. Let’s be grateful that this newest event on the calendar is a sellout. A child’s life is profoundly affected by the ability to hear and speak. Just as older folks get downright cranky when they can’t hear quite as well, imagine how difficult it is for a child. Funds raised from this luncheon will help many children who need help but cannot afford it.
So, let’s just say that in this case the bad news turns out to be good news.
Photo provided by Callier Care Fund.
Lindalyn Adams, Libby and Al Allred, Sandra and Darren Avrea, Tricia Besing, Gina Betts, Sue Blackwell, Julie Blanton, Molly Bonner, Betsy Bramson, Leana Brayshaw, Susie Brennan, Diane Bumpas, Ann and David Carruth, Nancy and Gene Carter, Christie Carter, Kris Cherry, Lynn Gardner Collins, Janie Condon, Shelley Coxe, Grace Anne Crank, Barbara Hunt Crow, Sally and Mark Cullum, Sissy and Allen Cullum, Betsy Cullum, Linda Custard, Lynn Dealey, Dianne DeVeny, Lissie and Steve Donosky, Suzanne and David Droese, Nancy Duncan, Rita Langley Duncan, Ann Dyer, Janet Evans, Linda Evans, Gail C. Fischer, Patti Flowers, Ola Fojtasek, Lisa Foster, Tucean and Craig Franks, Cara French, Elizabeth Fronterhouse, Heather and Todd Furniss, Kenn S. George, Susan Gordon, Cathey and Jim Greenfield, Louise Griffeth, Gretchen Groves, Nancy and Jeremy Halbreich, Michelle Hall, Patricia Hall, Randi and Edward Halsell, Margaret Hancock, Debbie and James Hayhurst, Betsy Hecksel, Amy Hegi, David S. Hunt, Leeanne and Bruce Hunt, Margaret and Doug Hunt, Nancy and Herbert Hunt, Kimberly Iadevaia, Gayle Johansen, Carrie Johnson, Di Johnston, Donna M. Jones, Melanie Jordan, Caren Kline, Leslie and Bob Krakow, Ann Lardner, Mark Layton, Patty and Mark Leyendecker, Cindy Lindsley, Lisa and George Longino, Sarah and Alan Losinger, Rebecca and Bobby Lutz, Gloria Martindale, David Martineau, Sally Mashburn, Bonnie and David Mastin, Lynn McBee, Susan McCormick, Lissie and Wayne McCullough, Sharon McCullough, Terry and Michael McCullough, Linda and John McFarland, Janie and Cappy McGarr, Shirley McIntyre, Anne and John McPherson, Jennifer and Steve Metzger, Peggy and Dan Meyer M.D., Kim and Greg Miller, Vance Miller, Kathleen Neely, Laura Neely, Christi Nelson, Lydia and Dan Novakov, Susan and Boots Nowlin, Janet Nylund, Sarah and Ross Perot Jr., Jane Pierce, Maria Plankinton, Camille Potts, Michal and Loyd Powell, Pat and Claude Prestidge, Missy Prichard, Kathy Miller Rabey, Melinda Rathke, Susan Ray, Debbie Raynor, Carol Robertson, Diane DuVall Rogers, Jill and Tracy Rowlett, Gigi and Roy Salley, Sara Sands, Debbie and Ric Scripps, Carol Seay, Peggy and Carl Sewell, Susan Sharp, Karen Shuttee, Shay Sides, Connie Sigel, Shelle Sills, Debbie and Don Snell, Diana Stewart, Barbara Stuart, Ellen Terry, Martha and David Tiller, Lisa Troutt, Cindy Turner, Julie and Jim Turner, Carol Utkov, Tucean Webb, Kathy Wideman, Courtney Wiles and Janet Yancey