World AIDS Day Helpers

UH cheerleaders and that party animal Shasta bring homecoming to 50th floor of an office tower

UH cheerleaders and that party animal Shasta bring homecoming to tower

10 Karen Rawls, from left, Joni Baird and Adrian Garcia at the World AIDS Day kick-off October 2014
Karen Rawls, from left, Joni Baird and Adrian Garcia. Photo by © Paul R Davis/dabfoto creative
14 Travis Torrence, from left, Shasta and Kelly Young at the World AIDS Day kick-off October 2014
Travis Torrence, from left, Shasta and Kelly Young. Photo by © Paul R Davis/dabfoto creative
7 Dr. Steve Frangos at the World AIDS Day kick-off October 2014
Dr. Steve Frangos. Photo by © Paul R Davis/dabfoto creative
15 Van Lessig, from left, Michael Dulaney, Sandy Lessig and Tim Fischer at the World AIDS Day kick-off October 2014
Van Lessig, from left, Michael Dulaney, Sandy Lessig and Tim Fischer. Photo by © Paul R Davis/dabfoto creative
12 Michael Diaz, from left, Robert Gallegos, Van English and David McGurk at the World AIDS Day kick-off October 2014
Michael Diaz, from left, Robert Gallegos, Van English and David McGurk. Photo by © Paul R Davis/dabfoto creative
11 Montrice Malone and David Chaumette at the World AIDS Day kick-off October 2014
Monitrice Malone and David Chaumette. Photo by Paul R Davis/dabfoto creative
6 Dr. James Carroll, left, and Gilbert Perez at the World AIDS Day kick-off October 2014
Dr. James Carroll, left, and Gilbert Perez. Photo by © Paul R Davis/dabfoto creative
3 Craig Miles, from left, William Croissant, James Young and Heath LaPray at the World AIDS Day kick-off October 2014
Craig Miles, from left, William Croissant, James Young and Heath LaPray. Photo by © Paul R Davis/dabfoto creative
2 Beau Alan Miller, left, and Chris Watt at the World AIDS Day kick-off October 2014
Beau Alan Miller, left, and Chris Watt. Photo by © Paul R Davis/dabfoto creative
1 Ann and Bill Oglesby at the World AIDS Day kick-off October 2014
Ann and Bill Oglesby. Photo by © Paul R Davis/dabfoto creative
10 Karen Rawls, from left, Joni Baird and Adrian Garcia at the World AIDS Day kick-off October 2014
14 Travis Torrence, from left, Shasta and Kelly Young at the World AIDS Day kick-off October 2014
7 Dr. Steve Frangos at the World AIDS Day kick-off October 2014
15 Van Lessig, from left, Michael Dulaney, Sandy Lessig and Tim Fischer at the World AIDS Day kick-off October 2014
12 Michael Diaz, from left, Robert Gallegos, Van English and David McGurk at the World AIDS Day kick-off October 2014
11 Montrice Malone and David Chaumette at the World AIDS Day kick-off October 2014
6 Dr. James Carroll, left, and Gilbert Perez at the World AIDS Day kick-off October 2014
3 Craig Miles, from left, William Croissant, James Young and Heath LaPray at the World AIDS Day kick-off October 2014
2 Beau Alan Miller, left, and Chris Watt at the World AIDS Day kick-off October 2014
1 Ann and Bill Oglesby at the World AIDS Day kick-off October 2014

What:  AIDS Foundation Houston's World AIDS Day Luncheon, presented by Chevron, kickoff.

Where: The 50th floor of Chevron Tower.

The 411: With homecoming as the theme of the gathering, University of Houston cheerleaders and mascot Shasta entertained the capacity crowd of 125, who had gathered in anticipation of the Dec. 1 World AIDS Day Luncheon at the Westin Galleria.

David Chaumette, who co-chairs the fundraiser with Dominique Sachse, welcomed guests. Best dressed award of the evening went to Dr. Steve Frangos, Chevron’s Regional Health and Medical Manager for the Americas, who wore his Air Force Academy flight suit.

Set to take bows at the luncheon is State Sen. Rodney Ellis, who will receive the Shelby Hodge Vision Award.

Who: Chevron's Joni Baird, Sheriff Adrian Garcia, Travis Torrence, Kelly Young, Michael Diaz, Robert Gallegos, Van English, David McGurk and Ann and Bill Oglesby.