It took Kelly and Matt Valentine just three years to build their breathtaking home overlooking Turtle Creek. With Muscovy Ducks and a swan floating below, their three-level Moroccan mansion with enough windows to make a Windex stockholder giddy had impressed their neighbors whose residence were showstoppers in their own right.
On Wednesday, April 3, the Valentines hosted the 2019 Celebrating Women Luncheon committee kick-off with 2019 Chair Laura Downing and 2019 Underwriting Chair Cheryl Joyner at the helm.
Laura joked that in addition to being good friends, the twosome were used to being confused for each other. Laura admitted that she had to explain the situation when people inquired about her twin grandchildren, that it was Cheryl who had the grandkids.
Regarding plans for the 2019 Baylor Scott and White Dallas Foundation fundraiser, the ladies revealed to the crowd including Leslier Diers, Jan Roberson, Mary Anne Cree and past Celebrating Women chairs (Lindalyn Adams, Barbara Stuart, Randi Halsell, Sarah Losinger, Christie Carter and Tucker Enthoven) that it would be the 40th anniversary with more details like the speaker to be revealed in the days to come. They did report that the luncheon would return to the Anatole on Friday, October 11, but with a new logo.
Foundation President Robin Robinson recognized Celebrating Women founder Lindalyn Adams and Baylor’s new North Texas Chief of Oncology Dr. Ronan Kelly, who had previously been associated with John Hopkins.
Robin then introduced Darlene G. Cass Women Imaging Center Medical Director Dr. Zeeshan Shah who briefly emphasized the importance of the fundraiser for the center’s work with patients.
Three key points of the clinic are the ability to
- identify patients and validate their risk levels
- counsel them in terms of what that actually means and what to about it
- offer these women strategies on how to do the most appropriate surveillance for their potential breast cancer. Meaning should they not get just yearly mammograms but should they have yearly MRIs or yearly ultra-sounds.
Dr. Shah went to say that all of this needs to be “done in conjunction and working with their health providers so make sure that they know what we’re doing and what risk needs are in their patients.”