Kiddos on the Catwalk

M.D. Anderson staff and pediatric patients strut their stuff in back-to-school fashion show

M.D. Anderson staff, pediatric patients strut their stuff at Galleria

Strike Through Cancer
M.D. Anderson guests 'strike through cancer' at the Galleria Back to School fashion show. Photo by Dave Rossman
MD Anderson Back to School, 7/16 Brooke Mercer, Scarlett Mercer, Mike Mercer
Brooke Mercer, Scarlett Mercer, Mike Mercer. Photo by Dave Rossman
MD Anderson Back to School, 7/16 Claire Nedina, Laurie Meredith
Claire Nedina, Laurie Meredith. Photo by Dave Rossman
MD Anderson Back to School, 7/16  Peyton Core, Ashley Core
Peyton Core, Ashley Core. Photo by Dave Rossman
MD Anderson Back to School, 7/16  Mia Gradney, Janet McCloskey
Mia Gradney, Janet McCloskey. Photo by Dave Rossman
MD Anderson Back to School, 7/16  Julieta Fernandez
Julieta Fernandez. Photo by Dave Rossman
MD Anderson Back to School, 7/16  Clinical Nurse Jacqui Rocha
Clinical nurse Jacqui Rocha. Photo by Dave Rossman
MD Anderson Back to School, 7/16  Gigi Pursch, Brian Pursch
Gigi Pursch, Brian Pursch. Photo by Dave Rossman
Strike Through Cancer
MD Anderson Back to School, 7/16 Brooke Mercer, Scarlett Mercer, Mike Mercer
MD Anderson Back to School, 7/16 Claire Nedina, Laurie Meredith
MD Anderson Back to School, 7/16  Peyton Core, Ashley Core
MD Anderson Back to School, 7/16  Mia Gradney, Janet McCloskey
MD Anderson Back to School, 7/16  Julieta Fernandez
MD Anderson Back to School, 7/16  Clinical Nurse Jacqui Rocha
MD Anderson Back to School, 7/16  Gigi Pursch, Brian Pursch

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.

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