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Medical Bridges' "One People, One World Gala" is an inspiring evening celebrating good works

Medical Bridges' "One People, One World Gala" is an inspiring evening celebrating good works

Medical Bridges gala, October 2012, Margaret Alkek Williams, Jim Daniel, Leisa Holland-Nelson
Margaret Alkek Williams , Jim Daniel , Leisa Holland-Nelson Photo by Kim Coffman
Medical Bridges gala, October 2012, Mary Ann McKeithan, David McKeithan, Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein, Martin Fein
David McKeithan , Mary Ann McKeithan , Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein , Martin Fein Photo by Kim Coffman
Medical Bridges gala, October 2012, Steve Howard, Dr. Patti Brock Howard
Steve Howard , Dr. Patti Brock Howard Photo by Kim Coffman
Medical Bridges gala, October 2012, Dr. Mark Kline, Nancy Calles
Dr. Mark Kline , Nancy Calles Photo by Kim Coffman
Medical Bridges gala, October 2012, Dr. Linda Chin, Dr. Ron DePinho, Jan Duncan
Dr. Linda Chin , Dr. Ron DePinho , Jan Duncan Photo by Kim Coffman
Medical Bridges gala, October 2012, Dr. Eric Orzeck, Dorothy Bolettieri
Dr. Eric Orzeck , Dorothy Bolettieri Photo by Kim Coffman
Medical Bridges gala, October 2012, Dolly Thomas, Jeff Thomas
Dolly Thomas , Jeff Thomas Photo by Kim Coffman
Medical Bridges gala, October 2012, Joe Amberson, Barbara Van Postman
Joe Amberson , Barbara Van Postman Photo by Kim Coffman
Medical Bridges gala, October 2012, Dorothy Bolettieri, Danielle Ellis, Mary Ann McKeithan
Dorothy Bolettieri , Danielle Ellis , Mary Ann McKeithan Photo by Kim Coffman
Medical Bridges gala, October 2012, Kim Weill, Mike Weill
Kim Weill , Mike Weill Photo by Kim Coffman
Medical Bridges gala, October 2012, Margaret Alkek Williams, Jim Daniel, Leisa Holland-Nelson
Medical Bridges gala, October 2012, Mary Ann McKeithan, David McKeithan, Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein, Martin Fein
Medical Bridges gala, October 2012, Steve Howard, Dr. Patti Brock Howard
Medical Bridges gala, October 2012, Dr. Mark Kline, Nancy Calles
Medical Bridges gala, October 2012, Dr. Linda Chin, Dr. Ron DePinho, Jan Duncan
Medical Bridges gala, October 2012, Dr. Eric Orzeck, Dorothy Bolettieri
Medical Bridges gala, October 2012, Dolly Thomas, Jeff Thomas
Medical Bridges gala, October 2012, Joe Amberson, Barbara Van Postman
Medical Bridges gala, October 2012, Dorothy Bolettieri, Danielle Ellis, Mary Ann McKeithan
Medical Bridges gala, October 2012, Kim Weill, Mike Weill

Who wouldn't support a non-profit whose mission is to recover medical surplus and distribute the much-needed equipment and medicines to hospitals, clinics and health care providers located in countries in need? More than 300 dedicated believers in the cause turned out in support of the "One People, One World Gala" raising funds for Medical Bridges.

On route to the ballroom at the Hilton Houston-Post Oak, those guests passed through a mock-up of the containers used to ship supplies and viewed a photo display of Medical Bridges recipients.

The evening was chaired by Leisa Holland-Nelson with Mary Ann and David McKeithan serving as honorary chairs. Taking bows were Dr. Eric Orzeck, Volunteer of the Year; Dr. Mark Kline, Medical Honoree; and Margaret Alkek Williams, Community Honoree.

Helping raise the dollars for the cause were Kim and Mike Weill, Dolly and Jeff Thomas, Dr. Ron DePinho, Dr. Linda Chin, Jan Duncan, Jana and Scotty Arnoldy, Anne and John Bookout, Tricia and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Medical Bridges founder Dr. Patricia Brock Howard.