Celebrating the 20th Anniversary!
The KidneyTexas, Inc. Patron Party Celebrating The Runway Report Transforming Lives 2019 Luncheon and Fashion Show
was Hosted by Penny Reid and Tom Nolan
Featured photo: Mari Epperson, Luncheon Chair; Penny Reid, hostess; Sandy Secor, President, KidneyTexas, Inc.*
The KidneyTexas, Inc. Patron Party celebrating patrons and supporters of The Runway Report Transforming Lives 2019 Luncheon and Fashion Show celebrating its 20th Anniversary was graciously hosted by Penny Reid and Tom Nolan. Honorary chairs are Suzette Derrick and Reneé Winter. Mari Epperson is chair and Sandy Secor is president of KidneyTexas, Inc.
TOOTSIES is the sponsor of the fashion show produced by Jan Strimple. Other fashions are also sponsored by Pockets and KidBiz.
Patricia Cowlishaw is the Sue Goodnight Service Award honoree and Community Awards honorees are Lynn Dealey and Jan Strimple.
Beneficiaries 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.
Visit the web site at http://www.kidneytexas.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 214-891-0896.
This Patron Party was published after the September 24th luncheon, where there was a very special presentation: The inaugural Everson Walls Legacy Award was presented to Everson Walls as the honoree at the Fashion Show and Luncheon. This award honors an individual or corporation for their dedication to fighting kidney disease. Walls, a former Dallas Cowboy, donated one of his kidneys to his former teammate, Ron Springs, who lived for several years after the surgery.
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.
*Photos by Dana Driensky
Sharon Adams, Adams Communications Public Relations, is honored to represent KidneyTexas, Inc.