Anna Bland Aston, president, KidneyTexas, Inc. announces McKamy Tiner to chair The Runway Report 2016

The KidneyTexas, Inc. incoming board of directors was announced at the KidneyTexas, Inc. Fall Tea Party. Hosted by  Mrs. Jean Liu Hanson in her Park Cities home, the tea celebrated fashion in the tradition of the organization’s most recent luncheon The Runway Report, the annual luncheon and style show, encouraging everyone to wear a hat.

(Slideshow photo*: Therese Rourk, Patty Jo Turner, Carole Ann Brown, Anna Bland Aston, Cindy Hanson, Andrea Alcorn.)

Therese Rourk, president of KidneyTexas, Inc., welcomed guests and new members and thanked Jean for opening her lovely home. Special thanks also went to Angela Gordon, owner of Angela’s Catering, for her generosity in sponsoring the food for many of the KidneyTexas, Inc. events.

The incoming board was announced, as follows:

  • President: Anna Bland Aston;
  • President-Elect:  Andrea Alcorn;
  • 1st VP, Carole Anne Brown;
  • 2nd VP: McKamy Tiner (Chair of the 2016 Luncheon);
  • 3rd VP: Diane Shimer and Jeannie Nethery;
  • Recording Secretary: Kendra Karlock;
  • Corresponding Secretary: Patty Jo Turner;
  • Treasurer: Cindy Hanson;
  • Treasurer-Elect: Sonya Walker;
  • Historian: Sharon Popham;
  • Parliamentarian: Therese Rourk

For details and more about KidneyTexas, Inc. membership and events, visit the web site at, email or call 214-891-0896.


Mission Statement: The purpose of KidneyTexas, Inc. is to provide funding to improve the methods of treatment, the search for a cure and prevention of kidney disease and other kindred or contributory diseases; and to develop more adequate provision for the care of persons suffering from such diseases.

Statistics: Debilitating kidney diseases impact approximately 20 million people in the United States today. Groups at high risk include African Americans, Hispanics, senior citizens and people with diabetes. In Texas, there are over 30,000 people on dialysis and 4,000 on a transplant list. The number of patients on dialysis is anticipated to double this decade.

History: Since 1999, the dedicated volunteers of KidneyTexas, Inc. have worked in tandem with our generous underwriters to raise almost $2.6 million for local efforts to improve the ability to diagnose and manage kidney disease.

Each fall KidneyTexas, Inc. hosts The Runway Report Luncheon & Style Show in an effort to raise money for designated beneficiaries and awareness for a disease that affects millions of people each year. The success of this event depends heavily upon the contributions and dedication of our Dallas business and community leaders, and we’re asking for your support.

*Photos by Dana Driensky.

Adams Communications Public Relations is honored to represent KidneyTexas, Inc.


Principal of Philanthropy Lifestyles (formerly, the award-winning eBuzzNewsletter and Adams Communications Public Relations, a boutique PR firm specializing in media and community relations for small businesses and nonprofit organizations. Sharon is also a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in Dallas Business Journal, Katy Trail Weekly, People Newspapers (Park Cities People and Preston Hollow People/North Dallas People), Preston Hollow Life magazine, The Park Cities News, White Rock Lake Weekly, numerous blogs and websites and more.