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Texas Children's Cancer Center celebrates young survivors and seasoned community leaders

Texas Children's Cancer Center celebrates young survivors and seasoned community leaders

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Judi McGee , Scott Basinger , Sidney Faust Photo by Allen Kramer
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Gage Craven , Janice McNair , Michael Smith , Jack Dragna Allen Kramer
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Braedon Lilley , Anahi De Le Cruz , Jan Duncan Photo by Allen Kramer
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Claire Cormier Thielke , Carlos Nino Allen Kramer
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Taylor Peel , Alice Mosing , Morgan LaRue Allen Kramer
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Dr. ZoAnn Dreyer , Emily Freeman Photo by Allen Kramer
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Scott Basinger , Les Eckert , Jay Comeaux , Elsie Eckert Photo by Allen Kramer
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The kiddos on the catwalk, in their bright new clothes from Dillard's, stole the hearts of everyone in the ballroom of the Hilton Americas-Houston on Wednesday, when Texas Children's Cancer Center presented its annual "Celebration of Champions" luncheon, a fashionable salute to youthful cancer survivors and to community leaders. 

Reprising their founding roles as chairs Sidney Faust, Judi McGee and Scott Basinger oversaw the fourth annual fundraiser and fashion show with Tootsies and M Penner providing ensembles for the grown-ups. Their efforts raised $335,000 for the cancer center.

Taking bows as 2011 Community Champions were Rudy Avelar, Yvonne Cormier, Claire Cormier Thielke, Rose Cullen, Kathy Cullen McCord, Jennifer McCord, Dr. ZoAnn Dreyer, Jan Duncan, Nidhika Mehta, Melissa and Michael Mithoff, Janice and Bob McNair and Alice Mosing.

Entertaining the gathering as master of ceremonies was Kevin Kline, co-host of the Q Morning Zoo radio show.