What: M.D. Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital and Galleria back-to-school event and fashion show.
Where: The lower level of Galleria IV in the Nordstrom wing.
The scoop: The sixth annual back-to-school happening felt like it was all too soon to be thinking about school bells but that was the reality when a crowd gathered for the festivities and fashion show featuring pediatric cancer patients, M.D. Anderson physicians, caregivers and the children of hospital supporters. They modeled fashions from Athleta, Crazy 8, Macy's, Monsoon Children,Trina Turk and more.
The fundraiser benefited the hospital's on-site private school, only one of two such children's hospitals accredited by the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges. Guests were invited not only to make donations but also to sign the "Strike Through Cancer" banner.
Who: Janet McCloskey, Katrina Burton, Krista Fredrick, Wykesha Hayes, Christopher Lane, Scarlett and Mike Mercer, Claire Nedina, Laurie Meredith, and emcee Mia Gradney, KHOU Channel 11 news anchor.