What: Friends of Nursing luncheon and fashion show.
Where: River Oaks Country Club.
The 411: With Carol Linn, Christie Sullivan and Donna Vallone in the lead as chairs, the 26th annual fundraiser for nursing scholarships and fellowships raised $185,000. More than 300 supporters of the cause, those understanding the ever-growing need for qualified nurses, joined the luncheon.
Tootsies presented a show of spring fashions, a number of the outfits modeled by Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center nurses. In a nod to the nursing career, Anita Parker, RN, CCRC, spoke on the benefits of the Friends of Nursing assistance and LaShanti King, MSN, RN, MBA-HCM, received the Betty Trotter Award for Excellence for her outstanding work as a nurse.
Who: Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center president Wayne Keathley, Friends of Nursing chair Sandy Barrett, Pam Ott, Denise Monteleone, Marie Wise, Dr. Veronica Selinko-Curran, Rita Madden, Rose Cullen, Judy Margolis, Suzanne Levin, Dr. Kelly Larkin, Clayton Erikson, Kim Tutcher, Polly Bowden and Jana Arnoldy.