What: International Mothers' Day Soirée kickoff.
Where: Elizabeth Anthony in Uptown Park.
The 411: Honorees, representing countries from around the globe, came together to help launch the third annual International Mothers' Day Soirée, sponsored by Lights Camera Action Houston International Society News.
Eighteen women will be spotlighted on the May 7 evening fashion event at the JW Marriott Downtown. Elizabeth Anthony will present the fashion show and former fashion world exec and now real estate whiz Neal Hamil will emcee the evening. Store owner Julie Roberts, Hamil and International Mothers' Day founder Ruchi Mukherjee joined the launch party.
Mothers to be feted in May are Houston Police Officer Ann Marie Carrizales Dr. Bridgitte Shen Lee, Connie Kwan Wong, Debbie Festari, Debbie Pakzaban, Donae Chramosta, Jennifer Brown, Jerri Moore, Kim Padgett, Maha Rasheed Khan, Melinda Spaulding, Megan Sutton-Reed, Nancy Almodovar, Rania Mankarious, Roseann Rogers, Runsi Sen, Shefali Tejani, and Stephanie Von Stein.
The evening event will benefit Crime Stoppers.
Who: Miya Shay, Rudy Festari, Anika Jackson, Michael Pearce and Matt Burrus, Neelofur Ahmed, Dr. Sippi and Ajay Khurana, Sonia Soto, Toni and Howard Tate and Perri Kay Palermo.