Featured photo: Kathy Cothrum and Nancy Connor, Tea chairs; Mari Epperson, Luncheon chair; Sandy Secor, President, KidneyTexas, Inc. *
KidneyTexas, Inc. president Sandy Secor announced Mari Epperson as the chair of the 2019 The Runway Report Transforming Lives Luncheon and Fashion Show at the Spring Membership Tea. Chaired by Nancy Connor and Kathy Cothrum, the tea was graciously hosted by Clare Buie Chaney in her lovely Swiss Avenue home.
As the logo created by Lynn Dealey was revealed, Mari invited everyone to attend the luncheon happening on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Brook Hollow Golf Club. The morning begins with a mimosa reception, followed by the runway fashion show featuring chic fashions sponsored by TOOTSIES and produced by Jan Strimple, which is always a fabulous event including fun surprises. It is all topped off with a delicious luncheon. Honorees, beneficiaries and more details will be revealed soon!
Sandy announced the new board of directors: Advisory Board Chair – Therese Rourk; 1st Vice President Membership –Barenda Hino; 2nd Vice President Luncheon – Mari Epperson; 3rd Vice president Charity Selection – Gail Vesledahl, Barbara Gary; Recording Secretary – Pam Brannon; Corresponding Secretary – Jeannie Nethery; Treasurer – Cindy Hanson; Treasurer Elect – Stacey Wiggins; Historian – Natalie Taylor; Parliamentarian – Mary Lee Cox.
KidneyTexas, Inc. has raised almost $3.5 million in the past 20 years. The mission is to provide funding to improve the methods of treatment, 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.
Membership in KidneyTexas, Inc. includes the Men of Kidney and is open to the public and available through the website at at http://www.kidneytexas.org, contact 214-891-0896 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 over $3.5 million for local efforts to improve the ability to diagnose and manage kidney disease.
Each fall KidneyTexas, Inc. hosts its Fashion Show and Luncheon 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
(Sharon Adams, Adams Communications Public Relations, is honored to represent KidneyTexas, Inc.)