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River Oaks gala brings out doctors galore: It's a distinctive, big money night

River Oaks gala brings out doctors galore: It's a distinctive night

723 Dr. Mark Kline, from left, Dr. Gary Clark and Mark A. Wallace at the Blue Bird Circle Gala October 2013
Dr. Mark Kline, from left, Dr. Gary Clark and Mark A. Wallace at the Blue Bird Circle Gala at River Oaks Country Club. Photo by © Jenny Antill
312 Robert and Janet Rhodes, from left, and Morris and Rhonda Jones at the Blue Bird Circle Gala October 2013
Robert and Janet Rhodes, from left, and Morris and Rhonda Jones at the Blue Bird Circle Gala at River Oaks Country Club. Photo by © Jenny Antill
466 Max and Carrie Monzon, from left, Lesli Liles and Lindsay and Jonathan Wilson at the Blue Bird Circle Gala October 2013
Max and Carrie Monzon, from left, Lesli Liles and Lindsay and Jonathan Wilson at the Blue Bird Circle Gala. Photo by © Jenny Antill
460 Thurman and Lilly Andress, from left, with Mac Sharpe at the Blue Bird Circle Gala October 2013
Thurman and Lilly Andress, from left, with Mac Sharpe at the Blue Bird Circle Gala at River Oaks Country Club. Photo by © Jenny Antill
446 Tyler Smith and Roula Zoghbi at the Blue Bird Circle Gala October 2013
Tyler Smith and Roula Zoghbi at the Blue Bird Circle Gala. Photo by © Jenny Antill
894 Ashley Oliver, from left, Alexis Valentine, Janet Rhodes and Aimee Robertson at the Blue Bird Circle Gala October 2013
Ashley Oliver, from left, Alexis Valentine, Janet Rhodes and Aimee Robertson at the Blue Bird Circle Gala. Photo by © Jenny Antill
436 Dr. Steve and Amee Robertson, from left, and Ashley and Kelly Oliver at the Blue Bird Circle Gala October 2013
Dr. Steve and Amee Robertson, from left, and Ashley and Kelly Oliver at the Blue Bird Circle Gala. Photo by © Jenny Antill
401 Yasmine Gibellini, from left, Debbie Sukin and Dr. Huda Zoghbi at the Blue Bird Circle Gala October 2013
Yasmine Gibellini, from left, Debbie Sukin and Dr. Huda Zoghbi at the Blue Bird Circle Gala at River Oaks Country Club. Photo by © Jenny Antill
508 Pat Edwards, left, and Maggie Austin at the Blue Bird Circle Gala October 2013
Pat Edwards, left, and Maggie Austin at the Blue Bird Circle Gala. Photo by © Jenny Antill
398 Wayne and Missy Herndon at the Blue Bird Circle Gala October 2013
Wayne and Missy Herndon at the Blue Bird Circle Gala. Photo by © Jenny Antill
338 Gary and Maureen Clark, from left, Nancy Calles and Mark Kline at the Blue Bird Circle Gala October 2013
Gary and Maureen Clark, from left, Nancy Calles and Mark Kline at the Blue Bird Circle Gala. Photo by © Jenny Antill
293 Dodi Willingham, left, and Catherine Willingham at the Blue Bird Circle Gala October 2013
Dodi Willingham, left, and Catherine Willingham at the Blue Bird Circle Gala. Photo by © Jenny Antill
273 Gary Greaser, from left, Karen and Brant Wilson and Stephen Reyenga at the Blue Bird Circle Gala October 2013
Gary Greaser, from left, Karen and Brant Wilson and Stephen Reyenga at the Blue Bird Circle Gala. Photo by © Jenny Antill
723 Dr. Mark Kline, from left, Dr. Gary Clark and Mark A. Wallace at the Blue Bird Circle Gala October 2013
312 Robert and Janet Rhodes, from left, and Morris and Rhonda Jones at the Blue Bird Circle Gala October 2013
466 Max and Carrie Monzon, from left, Lesli Liles and Lindsay and Jonathan Wilson at the Blue Bird Circle Gala October 2013
460 Thurman and Lilly Andress, from left, with Mac Sharpe at the Blue Bird Circle Gala October 2013
446 Tyler Smith and Roula Zoghbi at the Blue Bird Circle Gala October 2013
894 Ashley Oliver, from left, Alexis Valentine, Janet Rhodes and Aimee Robertson at the Blue Bird Circle Gala October 2013
436 Dr. Steve and Amee Robertson, from left, and Ashley and Kelly Oliver at the Blue Bird Circle Gala October 2013
401 Yasmine Gibellini, from left, Debbie Sukin and Dr. Huda Zoghbi at the Blue Bird Circle Gala October 2013
508 Pat Edwards, left, and Maggie Austin at the Blue Bird Circle Gala October 2013
398 Wayne and Missy Herndon at the Blue Bird Circle Gala October 2013
338 Gary and Maureen Clark, from left, Nancy Calles and Mark Kline at the Blue Bird Circle Gala October 2013
293 Dodi Willingham, left, and Catherine Willingham at the Blue Bird Circle Gala October 2013
273 Gary Greaser, from left, Karen and Brant Wilson and Stephen Reyenga at the Blue Bird Circle Gala October 2013

What: The Blue Bird Circle "Mark of Distinction" black-tie gala celebrating 90 years of service in the Houston community.

Where: River Oaks Country Club.

The 411: The fundraiser, bringing in $425,000 for the Blue Bird Circle Clinic for Pediatric Neurology at Texas Children’s Hospital, honored Dr. Mark Kline, physician-in-chief at Texas Children's and founder of the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative. Rhonda Jones and Jan Rhodes chaired the evening that featured Dr. Gary Clark, TCH chief of neurology, as guest speaker.

Who: Among the more than 400 medically-minded supporters were Texas Children's Hospital CEO Mark Wallace and Shannon Wallace, Nancy Calles, Karen and Brant Wilson, Morris Jones, Robert Rasmus, Missy and Wayne Herndon, Drs. Huda and William Zoghbi, Tanya Jo and Andy Greenwood, Lilly and Thurmon Andress and Maggie and Charles Austin.