September 22: Take a Peek: KidneyTexas, Inc. Luncheon and Fashion Show: Our Sole Mission: Transforming Lives

(Featured Photo: Sharon Ballew, Luncheon Chair. Photo taken from the video by Maurice Ballew. Link below.)

Celebrating Its 21st Year! KidneyTexas, Inc. The Runway Report 2020 Luncheon and Fashion Show Our Sole Mission: Transformations

Sandy Secor, president of KidneyTexas, Inc. and Sharon Ballew, chair of the KidneyTexas, Inc. The Runway Report 2020 Luncheon and Fashion Show | Our Sole Mission: Transformations, along with Jolie Humphrey, honorary chair, are featuring an entirely new format for the event happening on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.        

Sharon said, “With the onset of Covid-19, we have had to re-think how we can continue with our mission of transforming lives by fighting Kidney Disease – but doing it safely. With this in mind, we hope that you will join us as we try something new, a little outside the box.”

Here’s a link to a 2 minute video with a peek at the goodies:      

Table hosts at $3,500 and above will have champagne, a table centerpiece and lunch delivered to their home or business for their guests. Table hosts at higher levels will enjoy a society photographer dropping by to capture photos of the fun and more.  Individual tickets begin at $350 and include a lunch delivered to their home or business. All levels include recognition in the program and the show. While everyone enjoys lunch, the Kidney Texas Show will be streamed to watch in the comfort of their home or business. 

A highlight of The Kidney Texas Show will be the fashion show sponsored by TOOTSIES and produced by the renowned Jan Strimple Productions. There will be special awards presented by Scott Murray, emcee, as well as a few surprise segments guests will enjoy and find informative.     

Sandy said, “One thing remains the same, Kidney Disease continues to strike all ages and is devastating for our friends and family. Since its founding in 1999, KidneyTexas, Inc. has provided more than $3.7 million in local funding to help in the search for a cure, to promote research, enhance treatment and support quality renal care in our community. Please join in our efforts to find a cure, improve treatment and provide better care for our neighbors in need.”       

Raffle tickets are available for $25 each or five for $100.  Nine lucky winners will receive one container each of this prize: * 50 pairs Disposable Powder Free, Latex Free, Soft Industrial Gloves * 50 Disposable 3 ply Masks * 1 Container of Hard to Find Clorox Disinfecting Wipes * 1  10 Oz. Hand Sanitizer with Aloe * 1 Bottle of Champagne (to celebrate when we have a vaccine) * 1 Bottle of White Wine * 1 Bottle of Red Wine * 1 Small Box of Emergency Chocolate * $50 TOOTSIES Gift Card * $50 Gift Card for your favorite curbside restaurant * All in a reusable, cleanable, container.

The Sue Goodnight Service Award Honorees are Lorraine Meenan and Mary Miller. Beneficiaries are Camp Reynal of the National Kidney Foundation, Texas Health Resources Founcation and Methodist Health System Foundation.   

Logo by Lynn Dealey

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: Celebrating its 21st Year in 2020! Since 1999, the dedicated volunteers of KidneyTexas, Inc. have worked in tandem with our generous underwriters to raise over $3.7 million for local efforts to improve the ability to diagnose and manage kidney disease. 

Each fall KidneyTexas, Inc. hosts its Luncheon & Fashion 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

(Sharon Adams, 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.