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(Featured photo: 2021 Board: Back row: Rose Gault, President; Courtney Nall, Luncheon Chair; Natalie Taylor; Honorary Chair. Bottom Row: Pat McDonough, Terri Bumgarner, Fran Cashen, Patty Jo Turner, Jan Ward, Emilynn Wilson, Mary Miller.)*
Rose Gault, 2021 president of KidneyTexas, Inc., presented checks to the 2021 beneficiaries at an event hosted in her lovely north Dallas home. Checks were presented to Children’s Medical Center Foundation, National Kidney Foundation/Camp Reynal, Texas Health Resources Foundation, Southwest Transplant Alliance and Baylor Health Care System Foundation. In a lovely gesture of heartfelt thanks, Rose also presented each member of her 2021 Board with a rose.
The checks represented donations from the community as well as proceeds from the 22nd Annual KidneyTexas, Inc. The Runway Report 2021 Luncheon and Fashion Show Our Sole Mission: Transformations presented by the late Mrs. Helga Feldman and chaired by Courtney Nall. Natalie and David Taylor were honorary chairs. Barbara Bigham received the Sue Goodnight Service Award and Ramona Jones received the Community Award. The event also featured fashions from Tootsies in a fashion show produced by Jan Strmiple. Look for news about the 2022 luncheon on the website at www.kidneytexas.org
Each fall KidneyTexas, Inc. hosts its Luncheon and Fashion Show 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 the Dallas business and community leaders. Support from the community is crucial to the success of the KidneyTexas, Inc. mission.
Now is the time to join Kidney Texas for 2022. This 501(c)3 nonprofit organization supports kidney disease research and as well as the patients and families affected by the various forms of kidney disease in north Texas. Support of KidneyTexas, Inc., helps provide funding to improve the methods of treatment, the cure, and the prevention of kidney disease.
Members are invited to special events, including the highly anticipated Runway Report Fashion Show and Luncheon in September 2022.
During this past year, when members could not meet in person due to the coronavirus and the necessary limitations on in-person gatherings, Kidney Texas still accomplished so much good. Additional dollars and joy were raised for holiday gifts for children affected by kidney disease.
Everyone at KidneyTexas, Inc. is encouraged that 2022 will allow members to gather in person for the Spring Tea, Luncheon and Fashion Show, and Grant Presentation ceremony. Take a moment to review the Levels of Membership and invite friends to join this most worthy cause. There is also a Men of Kidney group! Details are at www.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: 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.
*Photo by Dana Driensky.
(Sharon Adams, Adams Communications Public Relations, is honored to represent KidneyTexas, Inc. and post this Philanthropy Lifestyles Scene.)