KidneyTexas, Inc. The Runway Report 2021 Luncheon and Fashion Show
Our Sole Mission: Transformations
(Featured photo: Rose Gault, President, KidneyTexas, Inc.; Ramona Jones, Community Award honoree; Barbara Bigham, Sue Goodnight Service Award honoree; Courtney Nall, Chair, The Runway Report 2021 Luncheon and Fashion Show Our Sole Mission: Transformations)*
Rose Gault, president of KidneyTexas, inc. along with Courtney Nall, chair of The Runway Report 2021 Luncheon and Fashion Show Our Sole mission; Transformations, are delighted to announce this year’s award recipients: Barbara Bigham will receive the Sue Goodnight Service Award and Ramona Jones will receive the Community Award at the event on Tuesday, September 21st at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.
The announcements were celebrated with committee members at the Meyerson where everyone gathered and shared ideas and strategies for the upcoming luncheon and fashion show. Committee members include Sharon Adams, Katie Blair, Carole Ann Brown, Deborah Brown, Regina Bruce, Terri Bumgarner, Sandy Donsky, Brandi Ellis, Susan Fisk, Marena Gault, Vicki Howland, Cinda Kraft, Sandye Mailandt, Judy Martin, Mary Miller, Carol Murphy, Jeannie Nethery, Dyann Skelton, Gail Vesledahl and Emilynn Wilson.
Celebrating its 22nd Year, The Runway Report is presented by the late Mrs. Helga Feldman with Natalie and David Taylor as honorary chairs. Both Natalie and David have been longtime supporters of KidneyTexas, Inc. Natalie is a previous president of KidneyTexas, Inc. (2013) and a previous recipient of the Sue Goodnight Service Award (2017) and continues to volunteer.
On Tuesday, September 21st, the morning begins at 11:00 a.m. with a mimosa reception followed by a program and a formal floor level fashion presentation featuring fashions from sponsor TOOTSIES produced by Jan Strimple, which is always a fabulous event including fun surprises. It is all topped off with a delicious luncheon. Beneficiaries include Children’s Medical Center Foundation, Camp Reynal, Texas Health Resources Foundation, Southwest Transplant Alliance and the Parkland Health and Hospital Foundation.
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.
Join in supporting KidneyTexas, Inc. and its mission now! 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.
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 $3.7 million for local efforts to improve the ability to diagnose and manage kidney disease.
Each fall KidneyTexas, Inc. hosts its Luncheon and 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.
*Photo by Danny Campbell
** Photo by Dana Driensky
(This CharityLifestyles eBuzz provided by Sharon Adams, Adams Communications Public Relations. Sharon is honored to represent KidneyTexas, Inc.)