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Houston's top community leaders and tough kids hit the runway in River Oaks for spirited benefit

Houston's top community leaders and tough teens hit the runway

32 Scott McClelland, from left, Brian Shaw, Maysun Alsukayani and Soraya McClelland at the Texas Children's Hospital Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2014
Scott McClelland, from left, Brian Shaw, Maysun Alsukayani and Soraya McClelland. Photo by John R. Lewis
37 Laura Ilgun, from left, Dr. David Poplack and Victoria Martinez Guerra at the Texas Children's Hospital Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2014
Laura Ilgun, from left, Dr. David Poplack and Victoria Martinez Guerra. Photo by John R. Lewis
40 Mia Lutz, from left, Elsie Eckert, Peter Evans, Scott Basinger, Avaya Hernandez, Judi McGee Hannah Rylance and Sidney Faust at the Texas Children's Hospital Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2014
Back row, from left, Elsie Eckert, Scott Basinger, Judi McGee and Sidney Faust. Front row, from left, Mia Lutz, Peter Evans, Avaya Hernandez and Hannah Rylance. Photo by John R. Lewis
22 Thurmon Andress, from left, Peter Evans, Gabriella Garza and Lilly Andress at the Texas Children's Hospital Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2014
Thurmon Andress, from left, Peter Evans, Gabriella Garza and Lilly Andress. Photo by John R. Lewis
18 Liliane Bedford, left, and Jillian Carroll at the Texas Children's Hospital Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2014
Liliane Bedford, left, and Jillian Carroll. Photo by John R. Lewis
38 Nancy Calles, from left, Dr. Mark Kline, Scott Basinger, Jan Duncan and Don Faust at the Texas Children's Hospital Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2014
Nancy Calles, from left, Dr. Mark Kline, Scott Basinger, Jan Duncan and Don Faust. Photo by John R. Lewis
19 Jan Duncan, left, and Joanne King Herring at the Texas Children's Hospital Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2014
Jan Duncan, left, and Joanne King Herring. Photo by John R. Lewis
23 Neil Bush, from left, Emma Leger and Maria Bush at the Texas Children's Hospital Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2014
Neil Bush, from left, Emma Leger and Maria Bush. Photo by John R. Lewis
24 Jon Carroll, from left, Charlie De Carlos and Gina Carroll at the Texas Children's Hospital Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2014
Jon Carroll, from left, Charlie De Carlos and Gina Carroll. Photo by John R. Lewis
34 Carson Lenardson, from left, Phoebe Tudor and Braden Murray at the Texas Children's Hospital Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2014
Carson Lenardson, from left, Phoebe Tudor and Braden Murray. Photo by John R. Lewis
35 Liz Ching, from left, Caleb Wilson, Brian Ching and Yousuf Basyouni at the Texas Children's Hospital Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2014.
Liz Ching, from left, Caleb Wilson, Brian Ching and Yousuf Basyouni. Photo by John R. Lewis
6 Holly and Jay Beasley at the Texas Children's Hospital Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2014
Holly and Jay Beasley. Photo by John R. Lewis
32 Scott McClelland, from left, Brian Shaw, Maysun Alsukayani and Soraya McClelland at the Texas Children's Hospital Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2014
37 Laura Ilgun, from left, Dr. David Poplack and Victoria Martinez Guerra at the Texas Children's Hospital Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2014
40 Mia Lutz, from left, Elsie Eckert, Peter Evans, Scott Basinger, Avaya Hernandez, Judi McGee Hannah Rylance and Sidney Faust at the Texas Children's Hospital Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2014
22 Thurmon Andress, from left, Peter Evans, Gabriella Garza and Lilly Andress at the Texas Children's Hospital Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2014
18 Liliane Bedford, left, and Jillian Carroll at the Texas Children's Hospital Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2014
38 Nancy Calles, from left, Dr. Mark Kline, Scott Basinger, Jan Duncan and Don Faust at the Texas Children's Hospital Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2014
19 Jan Duncan, left, and Joanne King Herring at the Texas Children's Hospital Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2014
23 Neil Bush, from left, Emma Leger and Maria Bush at the Texas Children's Hospital Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2014
24 Jon Carroll, from left, Charlie De Carlos and Gina Carroll at the Texas Children's Hospital Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2014
34 Carson Lenardson, from left, Phoebe Tudor and Braden Murray at the Texas Children's Hospital Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2014
35 Liz Ching, from left, Caleb Wilson, Brian Ching and Yousuf Basyouni at the Texas Children's Hospital Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2014.
6 Holly and Jay Beasley at the Texas Children's Hospital Celebration of Champions luncheon October 2014

What: Texas Children's Cancer Center seventh annual Celebration of Champions.

Where: River Oaks Country Club.

The 411: Reprising their roles as founding chairs of the fundraiser were Elsie Eckert, Scott Basinger, Judi McGee and Sidney Faust. They oversaw the event that acknowledged a roster of dazzling honorees while spotlighting 19 children and young teens — the kiddos modeling fashions from Dillard's and the honorees wearing  Saks Fifth Avenue in a runway presentation.

Recognized for their community service were Lilly and Thurmon Andress, Susan and Dan Boggio, Maria and Neil Bush, Gina and Jonathan Carroll, Liz and Brian Ching, Soraya and Scott McClelland, Lisa and Michael O’Leary, Lauren Freeman and Dr. Forrest Roth, Dr. Jennifer Segal and Justin Segal, Lisa and Jerry Simon, Phoebe and Bobby Tudor, and Phyllis and Cornell Williams.

Kevin Kline of 93Q Morning Zoo radio reprised his role as luncheon emcee, providing recognition to Candlelighters, which received the 2014 Torch of Champions Award.

Who: Texas Children's Cancer Center's Dr. David Poplack, Dr. Mark Kline and Nancy Calles, Jan Duncan, Sybil Roos, Don Faust, Susan Hansen, Hallie Vanderhider, Les Eckert, Emily Crosswell, Carmen Nadolney, Joanne Herring, Cora Sue and Harry Mach and Jay Comeaux.