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With nurses as models, runway show has special flair at River Oaks fundraiser

With nurses as models, runway show has special flair at fundraiser

Deborah Duncan, from left, Christie Sullivan, Carol Linn and Donna Vallone at the St. Luke's Friends of Nursing luncheon March 2015
Emcee Deborah Duncan, from left, with luncheon chairs Christie Sullivan, Carol Linn and Donna Vallone. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Rose Cullen, left, and Kathy McClure at the St. Luke's Friends of Nursing luncheon March 2015
Rose Cullen, left, and Kathy McCord. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Model on the runway at the St. Luke's Friends of Nursing luncheon March 2015
Model on the runway. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Kim Tutcher, from left, Sandy Barrett and Dr. Veronica Selinko-Curran at the St. Luke's Friends of Nursing luncheon March 2015
Kim Tutcher, from left, Sandy Barrett and Dr. Veronica Selinko-Curran. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Lance Rosmarin and Lindsay Aronstein at the St. Luke's Friends of Nursing luncheon March 2015
Lance Rosmarin and Lindsay Aronstein. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Jana Arnoldy, from left, Susan Hansen and Denise Monteleone at the St. Luke's Friends of Nursing luncheon March 2015
Jana Arnoldy, from left, Susan Hansen and Denise Monteleone. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Model on the runway at the St. Luke's Friends of Nursing luncheon March 2015
Model on the runway. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Diane Lokey Farb, left, and Hallie Vanderhider at the St. Luke's Friends of Nursing luncheon March 2015
Diane Lokey Farb, left, and Hallie Vanderhider. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
DeeDee Marsh, left, and Lesha Elsenbrook at the St. Luke's Friends of Nursing luncheon March 2015
DeeDee Marsh, left, and Lesha Elsenbrook. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Kristina Somerville, left, and Susan Sarofim at the St. Luke's Friends of Nursing luncheon March 2015
Kristina Somerville, left, and Susan Sarofim. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Model on the runway at the St. Luke's Friends of Nursing luncheon March 2015
Model on the runway. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Cyvia Wolff, left, and Judy Margolis at the St. Luke's Friends of Nursing luncheon March 2015
Cyvia Wolff, left, and Judy Margolis. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Alyce Morris, left, and Shirley Dannenbaum at the St. Luke's Friends of Nursing luncheon March 2015
Alyce Morris, left, and Shirley Dannenbaum. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Deborah Duncan, from left, Christie Sullivan, Carol Linn and Donna Vallone at the St. Luke's Friends of Nursing luncheon March 2015
Rose Cullen, left, and Kathy McClure at the St. Luke's Friends of Nursing luncheon March 2015
Model on the runway at the St. Luke's Friends of Nursing luncheon March 2015
Kim Tutcher, from left, Sandy Barrett and Dr. Veronica Selinko-Curran at the St. Luke's Friends of Nursing luncheon March 2015
Lance Rosmarin and Lindsay Aronstein at the St. Luke's Friends of Nursing luncheon March 2015
Jana Arnoldy, from left, Susan Hansen and Denise Monteleone at the St. Luke's Friends of Nursing luncheon March 2015
Model on the runway at the St. Luke's Friends of Nursing luncheon March 2015
Diane Lokey Farb, left, and Hallie Vanderhider at the St. Luke's Friends of Nursing luncheon March 2015
DeeDee Marsh, left, and Lesha Elsenbrook at the St. Luke's Friends of Nursing luncheon March 2015
Kristina Somerville, left, and Susan Sarofim at the St. Luke's Friends of Nursing luncheon March 2015
Model on the runway at the St. Luke's Friends of Nursing luncheon March 2015
Cyvia Wolff, left, and Judy Margolis at the St. Luke's Friends of Nursing luncheon March 2015
Alyce Morris, left, and Shirley Dannenbaum at the St. Luke's Friends of Nursing luncheon March 2015

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.