Seeing Red

Not a red outfit left in the city when Go Red for Women has record-breaking day

No red outfit left in city when Go Red for Women has record-breaker

Go Red for Women, 5/16, Dr. Jennifer Ashton, Yara El-Sayed
Guest speaker Dr. Jennifer Ashton and Yara El-Sayed, who obviously did not get the 'wear red' memo. Photo by Alexander's Fine Portraits
Go Red for Women, 5/16, Leslie Fertitta, Amy Reeves, Jessica Willey
Leslie Fertitta, Amy Reeves, Jessica Willey. Photo by Alexander's Fine Portraits
Go Red for Women, 5/16, Denise Castillo-Rhodes, Suzan Deison
Dr. Denise Castillo-Rhodes, Suzan Deison. Photo by Alexander's Fine Portraits
Go Red for Women, 5/16, gina Gaston, Elise Banks
Gina Gaston, Elise Banks. Photo by Alexander's Fine Portraits
Go Red for Women, 5/16, Leila Gilbert, Beth Wolff, Liz Jameson
Leila Gilbert, Beth Wolff, Liz Jameson. Photo by Alexander's Fine Portraits
Go Red for Women, 5/16, Dr. Robert Bogaev, Linda Rogers, Bobbie Nau
Dr. Roberta Bogaev, Linda Rogers, Bobbie Nau. Photo by Alexander's Fine Portraits
Go Red for Women, 5/16, Dr. Robert Robbins, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo
Dr. Robert Robbins, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo. Photo by Alexander's Fine Portraits
Go Red for Women, 5/16, Hallie Vanderhider, Myrtle Jones
Hallie Vanderhider, Myrtle Jones. Photo by Alexander's Fine Portraits
go Red for Women, 5/16, Becky Yanez, John Crum, Vicki Crum, Jessica Ansel
Becky Yanez, John Crum, Vicki Crum, Jessica Ansel. Photo by Alexander's Fine Portraits
go Red for Women, 5/16, David Campbell, Mark Chapman
David Campbell, Mark Chapman. Photo by Alexander's Fine Portraits
Go Red for Women, 5/16, Dr. Jennifer Ashton, Yara El-Sayed
Go Red for Women, 5/16, Leslie Fertitta, Amy Reeves, Jessica Willey
Go Red for Women, 5/16, Denise Castillo-Rhodes, Suzan Deison
Go Red for Women, 5/16, gina Gaston, Elise Banks
Go Red for Women, 5/16, Leila Gilbert, Beth Wolff, Liz Jameson
Go Red for Women, 5/16, Dr. Robert Bogaev, Linda Rogers, Bobbie Nau
Go Red for Women, 5/16, Dr. Robert Robbins, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo
Go Red for Women, 5/16, Hallie Vanderhider, Myrtle Jones
go Red for Women, 5/16, Becky Yanez, John Crum, Vicki Crum, Jessica Ansel
go Red for Women, 5/16, David Campbell, Mark Chapman

What: American Heart Association "Go Red for Women" luncheon.

Where: Royal Sonesta Hotel.

The scoop: With an impressive turnout of H-Town influentials, the 12th annual Go Red for Women luncheon scored a whopping $870,000 for the fight against the number one killer of all Americans, heart disease. Sponsored nationally by Macy's, the Houston fundraiser is sponsored by the Texas Medical Center. Not so coincidentally, the Go Red for Women campaign chair is TMC chief financial officer Denise Castillo-Rhodes.

Special guests included Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, who provided the invocation, and keynote speaker Dr. Jennifer Ashton, co-host of Emmy-Award winning medical talk show “The Doctors,” monthly columnist for Cosmopolitan magazine, obstetrician-gynecologist, and author. Heart transplant patient Kayde Wolf gave a testimonial on her surviving heart failure.

Who: Luncheon co-chairs Leslie Fertitta and Amy Reeves, emcee Gina Gaston, Texas Medical Center CEO Dr. Robert Robbins, Open Your Heart chair Leisa Holland-Nelson, Macy's Gary Hudgins, Trini Mendenhall, Bobbie Nau, Leila Gilbert, Liz Jameson, Beth Wolff, Hallie Vanderhider, and Cheryl Byington.

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