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A fashion show that means something: Stylish kids on the catwalk are cancer champs

A fashion show means something: Stylish kids on the catwalk are champs

29 Judi McGee, from left, Elsie Eckert, Scott Basinger and Sidney Faust at the Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2013
Judi McGee, from left, Elsie Eckert, Scott Basinger and Sidney Faust at the Celebration of Champions luncheon. Photo by John R. Lewis
25 Charlie Dina, from left, Dr. Murali Chintagumpala, Sue Smith and Patrick DeClaire at the Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2013
Charlie Dina, from left, Dr. Murali Chintagumpala, Sue Smith and Patrick DeClaire at the Celebration of Champions luncheon. Photo by John R. Lewis
28 Jo Lynn Falgout, from left, Alice Mosing and Lamees Sinders at the Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2013
Jo Lynn Falgout, from left, Alice Mosing and Lamees Sinders at the Celebration of Champions luncheon. Photo by John R. Lewis
26 Melissa Wilson, left, and Presley Boydstun at the Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2013
Melissa Wilson, left, and Presley Boydstun at the Celebration of Champions luncheon. Photo by John R. Lewis
18 Patrick Deckard, from left, Jeanie Kilroy Wilson and Mary Lou Juarez at the Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2013
Patrick Deckard, from left, Jeanie Kilroy Wilson and Mary Lou Juarez at the Celebration of Champions luncheon. Photo by John R. Lewis
21 Ramzi Razaq and Merele Yarborough at the Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2013
Ramzi Razaq and Merele Yarborough at the Celebration of Champions luncheon. Photo by John R. Lewis
15 Doug Suggitt and Dr. ZoAnn Dreyer at the Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2013
Doug Suggitt and Dr. ZoAnn Dreyer at the Celebration of Champions luncheon. Photo by John R. Lewis
14 Dr. Mark Kline, left, and Scott Basinger at the Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2013
Dr. Mark Kline, left, and Scott Basinger at the Celebration of Champions luncheon. Photo by John R. Lewis
8 Erin Marzouki, from left, Ellen Pennington, Melissa Stevenson and Shana Oliver at the Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2013
Erin Marzouki, from left, Ellen Pennington, Melissa Stevenson and Shana Oliver at the Celebration of Champions luncheon. Photo by John R. Lewis
3 Nan Brewer, left, and Brenda Stubbs at the Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2013
Nan Brewer, left, and Brenda Stubbs at the Celebration of Champions luncheon. Photo by John R. Lewis
2 Martha Gros, from left, Autrey Roeder and Lona Ship at the Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2013
Martha Gros, from left, Autrey Roeder and Lona Ship at the Celebration of Champions luncheon. Photo by John R. Lewis
29 Judi McGee, from left, Elsie Eckert, Scott Basinger and Sidney Faust at the Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2013
25 Charlie Dina, from left, Dr. Murali Chintagumpala, Sue Smith and Patrick DeClaire at the Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2013
28 Jo Lynn Falgout, from left, Alice Mosing and Lamees Sinders at the Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2013
26 Melissa Wilson, left, and Presley Boydstun at the Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2013
18 Patrick Deckard, from left, Jeanie Kilroy Wilson and Mary Lou Juarez at the Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2013
21 Ramzi Razaq and Merele Yarborough at the Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2013
15 Doug Suggitt and Dr. ZoAnn Dreyer at the Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2013
14 Dr. Mark Kline, left, and Scott Basinger at the Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2013
8 Erin Marzouki, from left, Ellen Pennington, Melissa Stevenson and Shana Oliver at the Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2013
3 Nan Brewer, left, and Brenda Stubbs at the Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2013
2 Martha Gros, from left, Autrey Roeder and Lona Ship at the Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2013

Talk about a feel-good moment, that would be the Texas Children's Cancer Center's "Celebration of Champions" luncheon where youthful patients joined grown-up honorees in a walk down the runway at the Omni Houston Hotel.

The kiddos, decked out in stylish threads, were super champs at the sixth annual fundraiser chaired by Sidney Faust, Elsie Eckert, Judi McGee and Scott Basinger, the youngsters' beaming faces beyond heartwarming for the packed ballroom.

Leading the young patients on their star turn were the honorees — Donna and Robert Bruni, Jeanie Kilroy Wilson, Beth Madison, Carolyn and Dr. Michael Mann, Dr. Parth Mehta, Susan Rafte, Sue and Lester Smith, Jane Weiner, Melissa Wilson and Merele Yarborough.

Long-time supporters of Texas Children's Cancer Center 93Q Morning Zoo host Kevin Kline reprised his role as humorous and passionate emcee.

Receiving the 2013 Torch of Champions award was His Grace Foundation, recognized for its work for providing physical, emotional and financial support to families of children with rare blood disorders. 

Notables in the mix included Dr. Mark Kline and Nancy Calles, Dr. ZoAnn Dreyer, Dr. David Poplack, Emily Crosswell, Cora Sue and Harry Mach, Denise Bush Bahr and Philip Bahr, Joanne King Herring, Sybil Roos, Lynn Baird and Trish Morille.