Ralph Lauren and Town & Country benefiting AWARE

(May 4, 2015 – Dallas, TX)  The Ralph Lauren boutique in Highland Park Village in partnership with Town & Country sponsored a private shopping soiree benefiting AWARE recently, co-chaired by Stephanie and Bennie Bray, Lynn and Allan McBee, Mersina and Phin Stubbs and Debbie and Chuck Wilson.

Models draped in Ralph Lauren’s Spring/Summer collection lined the staircase and strolled throughout as the champagne flowed and guests experienced beautiful vignettes of fashion for every occasion and chic combinations with the latest in everything from footwear to jewelry for men and women with accessories for every day and travel, enticing all to shop.
Stephanie welcomed all, acknowledging co-chairs and especially sharing her heartfelt thanks to boutique manager Curtis Gribble, for his hospitality and generosity in hosting this event and in support of AWARE.

AWARE is dedicated to fighting Alzheimer’s disease by providing funding and support to nonprofit organizations in Dallas and surrounding communities that offer services, programs, education, and resources to those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, their families and caregivers, and to organizations doing valuable research to find prevention and a cure.
The AWARE Affair Celebrate the Moments, happened  on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 6:30 pm at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas and honored these families: Billie Leigh Rippey with Paige Rippey Locke and Tricia Rippey Besing; Nancy Goff Cheney with Camille Cheney Fournier, Allison Cheney, John R. Cheney and Robert J. Cheney; The Caroline Rose Hunt Family; In loving memory of Mary Ann Smith with Ann Smith Barbier-Mueller, Fay Smith Sheehan and Eugene Bragg Smith III. Chairs were Stephanie Bray and Evelyn Ponder, AWARE president Gail Plummer, underwriting chair Sharon Walker and auction chair Kay Hammond.

The night began with a cocktail reception and includes a silent auction, three-course dinner and dancing to the fabulous Wayne Foster Entertainment from Los Angeles, which will delighted the night with music genres spanning the decades along with a fabulous dance troupe to help take us back in time!

The gala’s proceeds help fund these grant recipients:
          * Baylor AT&T Memory Center: Support for a UTSW Ph.D. Neuropsychology intern;

          *Center for BrainHealth: Support for research aimed at slowing the rate of cognitive decline in patients with Early Mild Cognitive Impairment;

          *Center for Vital Longevity: Support for research by Dr. Kristen Kennedy of genes believed to play a factor in Alzheimer’s disease;

          *Jewish Family Service: Support for a Clinical Social Worker to provide independent living services to adults with Alzheimer’s disease and their family and caregivers;

          *Juliette Fowler Communities: Support for a music therapist for JFC residents suffering from Alzheimer’s disease;

          *UT Southwestern Medical Center: Support for research by Dr. Roger Rosenberg on the development of a vaccine to prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

For more information on AWARE, the grants and the AWARE organization, visit the website at www.awaredallas.org

Details and Party Pics from the gala will be posted soon!


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