Featured photo: Mari Epperson, Sandy Secor. *
Celebrating Its 20th Year! KidneyTexas, Inc. The Runway Report Transforming Lives 2019 Luncheon and Fashion Show
Mari Epperson, chair of the 2019 KidneyTexas, Inc. The Runway Report Transforming Lives 2019 Luncheon and Fashion Show, along with Sandy Secor, president of KidneyTexas, Inc. announced the beneficiaries of this year’s event.
They are Baylor Health Care System Foundation, Camp Reynal, Children’s Medical Center Foundation, Methodist Health System Foundation, Parkland Health & Hospital Foundation, Texas Health Resources Foundation and UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Slated for Tuesday, September 24th at the Brook Hollow Golf Club, the morning begins with a mimosa reception, followed by the runway fashion show featuring fashions from TOOTSIES produced by Jan Strimple, which is always a fabulous event including fun surprises. It is all topped off with a delicious luncheon.
In the preamble to the fashion show, supporters who have donated or received a kidney or who have made a large financial commitment to others living with or impacted by the disease share their personal stories and walk the runway. Other fashions are also sponsored by Pockets and KidBiz.
Underwriting begins at $2,500 and levels up to $50,000. Table Hosts, Sponsors and Underwriters benefits include preferred seating at the luncheon and fashion show, special program visibility and more. A limited number of $250 seats are available. Patron Individual seating tickets are at $500 and $1,000.
Find out more at the website: kidneytexas.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: Celebrating its 20th Year in 2019! 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 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. Your support is crucial to the success of our mission.
About TOOTSIES: Housed in a vast 20,000 square foot space in the Plaza at Preston Center, Tootsies is a modern full line specialty store offering the very best dresses, denim, ready to wear, shoes, handbags and jewelry. We are a one stop shop known for exceptional service and on site personal styling in addition to our curated collection of designers including A.L.C. Aquazurra, Brandon Maxwell, Cinq a’ Sept, Self Portrait, Ulla Johnson and Veronica Beard.
*Photo by Dana Driensky.