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Quiet member of the Bush family speaks out on global health challenges, reveals White House life secrets

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17582 Emily Hodges, from left, Dr. Zachary Hodges, Barbara Pierce Bush and Anna Hodges at the Blue Bird Circle Luncheon May 2014
Emily Hodges, from left, Dr. Zachary Hodges, Barbara Pierce Bush and Anna Hodges. Photo by Sarah Austin
Mark Wallace, from left, Maggie Austin and Shannon Wallace at the Blue Bird Circle Luncheon May 2014
Mark Wallace, from left, Maggie Austin and Shannon Wallace. Photo by Sarah Austin
Ruth Gerum, from left, Barbie Dexter, Greer Dexter and Lindsey Heiser at the Blue Bird Circle Luncheon May 2014
Ruth Gerum, from left, Barbie Dexter, Greer Dexter and Lindsey Heiser. Photo by Sarah Austin
Timothy Helfin, from left, Heather Houston and Edna Houston at the Blue Bird Circle Luncheon May 2014
Timothy Helfin, from left, Heather Houston and Edna Houston. Photo by Sarah Austin
Dr. Charles Gay and Rhonda Gay at the Blue Bird Circle Luncheon May 2014
Dr. Charles Gay and Rhonda Gay. Photo by Sarah Austin
Frank Billingsley interviews Barbara Pierce Bush at the Blue Bird Circle spring luncheon May 2014
Frank Billingsley and Barbara Pierce Bush. Photo by Sarah Austin
Nancy Calles, from left, Barbara Pierce Bush and Dr. Mark Kline at the Blue Bird Circle Luncheon May 2014
Nancy Calles, from left, Barbara Pierce Bush and Dr. Mark Kline. Photo by Sarah Austin
Genie Thompson, left, and Anne Thompson at the Blue Bird Circle Luncheon May 2014
Genie Thompson, left, and Anne Thompson. Photo by Sarah Austin
Catherine Willingham, left, and Lori Willey at the Blue Bird Circle Luncheon May 2014
Catherine Willingham, left, and Lori Willey. Photo by Sarah Austin
17582 Emily Hodges, from left, Dr. Zachary Hodges, Barbara Pierce Bush and Anna Hodges at the Blue Bird Circle Luncheon May 2014
Mark Wallace, from left, Maggie Austin and Shannon Wallace at the Blue Bird Circle Luncheon May 2014
Ruth Gerum, from left, Barbie Dexter, Greer Dexter and Lindsey Heiser at the Blue Bird Circle Luncheon May 2014
Timothy Helfin, from left, Heather Houston and Edna Houston at the Blue Bird Circle Luncheon May 2014
Dr. Charles Gay and Rhonda Gay at the Blue Bird Circle Luncheon May 2014
Frank Billingsley interviews Barbara Pierce Bush at the Blue Bird Circle spring luncheon May 2014
Nancy Calles, from left, Barbara Pierce Bush and Dr. Mark Kline at the Blue Bird Circle Luncheon May 2014
Genie Thompson, left, and Anne Thompson at the Blue Bird Circle Luncheon May 2014
Catherine Willingham, left, and Lori Willey at the Blue Bird Circle Luncheon May 2014

What: The Blue Bird Circle spring luncheon.

Where: Houston Country Club.

The 411: Presidential daughter Barbara Pierce Bush, founder and CEO of Global Health Corps, tackled the subject of global health challenges as she addressed the audience of 300. Interviewed on stage by KPRC Channel 2 meteorologist Frank Billingsley, Bush explained the corps' mission of building the movement for health equity throughout the world. In addition to the serious work of the non-profit, Bush shared a few family anecdotes including the challenges of growing up in the White House.

Anna Hodges chaired the luncheon with assistance from underwriting co-chairs Carole Garry and Annette Moore. The event raised more than $100,000 for the Blue Bird Circle clinic for pediatric neurology at Texas Children's Hospital. Key leaders from Texas Children's were on hand including CEO Mark Wallace, chief of neurology Dr. Gary Clark and physician-in-chief Dr. Mark Kline.

Who: Blue Bird Circle president Maggie Austin, Dr. Zachary Hodges, Nancy Callas, city councilman Dr. Jack Christie,  Shannon Wallace, Mary Ann Macey, Helen Welk, Ann Gunn, Mary Ann Bernhard, Diane Hopkins, Maria Lacy, Maria Oden, Pat Lucas and Sandra Truxillo.

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