According to KidneyTexas Runway Report Co-Chair Karen Settle,
“What could be more fun that viewing, or better yet, being a guest model alongside of professional models in a fabulous Jan Strimple Productions style show? KidneyTexas offers the opportunity to walk the runway or to just enjoy the show. The new fall looks will be unveiled by fashion sponsor Tootsies as well as fashion participants Pockets Menswear and Kidbiz. Our Kidney Kids from Children’s Medical Center will also make an appearance, and a story of strength and courage of a local couple will be shared. Then a delightful lunch will be served while we have time to chat with good friends and sip delicious wine.
“This amazing day also provides the opportunity to bid on 2 fantastic live auction packages:
- “Stunning South Sea pearls necklace with diamond clasp donated by William Noble Rare Jewels paired with a leopard patterned fur vest donated by Adrenne Landau on behalf of Tootsies valued at $33,000 and
- “Santa Fe, NM vacation package for 5 nights’ stay in a fantastic 5-bedroom sprawling adobe home with pool accompanied by a personal chef for an in-house meal, and airfare for two. Anonymous donor with airfare for 2 donated by Southwest Airlines, valued at $10,000.
“Guests can also purchase raffle tickets to packages which include restaurant gift certificates, beauty and fashion gift certificates, jewelry, crystal, photography gift certificates, and entertainment.
“Chairing this annual fundraiser and working with such talented and generous individuals has been an incredibly rewarding experience. Our committee has worked very hard and is excited to present this outstanding event! Beneficiaries this year include Baylor Health Care System Foundation for research to cure male fetuses of kidney damage, Children’s Medical Center for purchase of 5 blood pressure machines for at-home monitoring of children receiving dialysis, National Kidney Foundation Camp Reynal for camp and medical expenses of children with kidney disease, and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center for kidney stone research. Contributing to my dedication to this event is the fact about 20 million people in the U.S. are affected by kidney disease. It can happen to anyone, and my husband and I have both had kidney surgery!
“I invite you to join us as we fight kidney disease which impacts children and adults. Our Honorary Chair, Faye C. Briggs, will be recognized for her generosity and her love and support of KidneyTexas. Further, the 2014 Goodnight Award will be presented to Janelle Friedman in appreciation of her efforts to help children’s charities and her passion for KidneyTexas. For information on the event as well as ticket/table sales, please visit www.kidneytexas.org or call 214.891.0896.
“The KidneyTexas Runway Report Luncheon and Style Show will be held Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at Brook Hollow Golf Club. Reception starts at 10:30, style show seating starts at 11:00 and luncheon begins at 12:00.”
* Photo provided by KidneyTexas Runway Report