After a soggy Monday, the crisp, clean fall air was ideal for locals to pull out their wool suits and lightweight pashminas on Tuesday, October 25, for KidneyTexas’ 2022 Runway Report at the Meyerson.
Thanks to a speedy check-in table, the lobby was already filling with guests like Kristi Hoyl, Barbara Brice, Patti Cody, Rose Gault, Cindy Feld, Marena Gault, Michelle Mew, Linda Ivy, Sila Grogan, Natalie Taylor, Joe Russo, John Picket, Brent Christopher, Carol Huckin, Dyann Skelton, Monica Cooley, Ramona Jones, Lorraine Meenan, Susan Scullin, Pat Holder and Nancy Connor just minutes before the luncheon/fashion show officially got underway at 10:30 a.m.
Carol Aaron, who is celebrating anniversary #62 with husband Steve Aaron, was checking the silent auction items lined up at the base of the McDermott Concert Hall with Amy Korenvaes… Event producer Jan Strimple was introducing her assistant producer Robyn Chauvin to guests.
But as is sometimes the case, there was a fly in the ointment. It seems that one gal thought she had bought a ticket and/or volunteered for the fundraiser but learned that neither was the case as she was shown the door.
Following the previous year’s format but for a larger crowd, tables were set up on either side of the runway in the east side of the Meyerson lobby.
The program commenced with Luncheon Co-Chairs Regina Bruce and Dr. Carla Russo welcoming guests and the presentation of the awards got underway. KidneyTexas President Donna Arp Weitzman presented the Community Award to Therese Rourk, who saluted her mother the late Mary Lee Cox; Emilynn Wilson presented the Sue Goodnight Award to Sandy Secor, who as president of KidneyTexas guided the organization through the two years of the pandemic; and Carla presented the Everson Walls Legacy Award to Dr. Goran B. Klintmalm, who has been a driving force in kidney transplants.
Then it was time for the fashion strut to get underway featuring fashions from Tootsies, Betty Reiter, Don Morphy and Nardos highlighted by J. Pacetti Precious Jewels.
Following a brief break for lunch, the live auction hauled in more than $100K and had a surprise celebration when Sir Earl Toon sang “Celebrate” with guests on their feet dancing. His appearance was thanks to his friendship with Carla.
Funds raised from the event will support Baylor Scott and White Dallas Foundation, Camp Reynal/National Kidney Foundation, Children’s Medical Center Foundation, Southwest Transplant Alliance and Texas Health Resource Foundation.
For more than 100 looks of the faces and fashion of the day, check out MySweetCharity Photo Gallery.