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Teen health issue brings power players to River Oaks Country Club — and it's the men who step up

Teen health issue brings power players to River Oaks Country Club

Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein, from left, Mike McSpadden and Jan Carson at the Foundation for Teen Health luncheon October 2014
Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein, left, Judge Mike McSpadden and Jan Carson. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
Liz and Kevin Quisenberry, from left, June Waggoner and Ray Childress at the Foundation for Teen Health luncheon October 2014
Liz and Kevin Quisenberry, from left, June Waggoner and Ray Childress. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
Kay Watson, from left, Annie Beck and Sylvie Crum at the Foundation for Teen Health luncheon October 2014
Kay Watson, from left, Annie Beck and Sylvie Crum. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
Mike McSpadden, from left, Dr. Peggy Smith and John and Bobbie Nau at the Foundation for Teen Health luncheon October 2014
Judge Mike McSpadden, from left, Dr. Peggy Smith and honorees John and Bobbie Nau. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
Phyllis Williams, left, and Claire Cormier Thielke at the Foundation for Teen Health luncheon October 2014
Phyllis Williams, left, and Claire Cormier Thielke. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
Ginger Blanton, from left, Jim Crownover and Lilly Andress at the Foundation for Teen Health luncheon October 2014
Ginger Blanton, from left, Jim Crownover and Lilly Andress. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
Sarah and Bill Hurt at the Foundation for Teen Health luncheon October 2014
Sarah and Bill Hurt. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
Mary Elizabeth Hahnfeld, left, and Jan Duncan at the Foundation for Teen Health luncheon October 2014
Mary Elizabeth Hahnfeld, left, and Jan Duncan. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
Dr. Mariam Chacko, from left, Angelina Jackson and Dr. Heather Needham at the Foundation for Teen Health luncheon October 2014
Dr. Mariam Chacko, from left, Angelina Jackson and Dr. Heather Needham. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
Reagan Bauer, from left, Morgan Jones, Caroline Frantz and Sophie Girard at the Foundation for Teen Health luncheon October 2014
Reagan Bauer, from left, Morgan Jones, Caroline Frantz and Sophie Girard. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
Edgar Medina, from left, Emily Metoyer and Ed Metoyer at the Foundation for Teen Health luncheon October 2014
Artist Edgar Medina, left, with Emily Metoyer and Ed Metoyer. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
Alex Blair, from left, Alex Martinez and Barbara Van Postman at the Foundation for Teen Health luncheon October 2014
Alex Blair, left, Alex Martinez and Barbara Van Postman. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
Brittany Zucker, from left, with Peter and Traci Licata at the Foundation for Teen Health luncheon October 2014
Brittany Zucker, left, with Peter and Traci Licata. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
Andrea Siceluff, from left, Sophie McCollum, Dr. Ruth Buzi and Lisa Blackmon-Jones at the Foundation for Teen Health luncheon October 2014
Andrea Siceluff, from left, Sophie McCollum, Dr. Ruth Buzi and Lisa Blackmon-Jones. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein, from left, Mike McSpadden and Jan Carson at the Foundation for Teen Health luncheon October 2014
Liz and Kevin Quisenberry, from left, June Waggoner and Ray Childress at the Foundation for Teen Health luncheon October 2014
Kay Watson, from left, Annie Beck and Sylvie Crum at the Foundation for Teen Health luncheon October 2014
Mike McSpadden, from left, Dr. Peggy Smith and John and Bobbie Nau at the Foundation for Teen Health luncheon October 2014
Phyllis Williams, left, and Claire Cormier Thielke at the Foundation for Teen Health luncheon October 2014
Ginger Blanton, from left, Jim Crownover and Lilly Andress at the Foundation for Teen Health luncheon October 2014
Sarah and Bill Hurt at the Foundation for Teen Health luncheon October 2014
Mary Elizabeth Hahnfeld, left, and Jan Duncan at the Foundation for Teen Health luncheon October 2014
Dr. Mariam Chacko, from left, Angelina Jackson and Dr. Heather Needham at the Foundation for Teen Health luncheon October 2014
Reagan Bauer, from left, Morgan Jones, Caroline Frantz and Sophie Girard at the Foundation for Teen Health luncheon October 2014
Edgar Medina, from left, Emily Metoyer and Ed Metoyer at the Foundation for Teen Health luncheon October 2014
Alex Blair, from left, Alex Martinez and Barbara Van Postman at the Foundation for Teen Health luncheon October 2014
Brittany Zucker, from left, with Peter and Traci Licata at the Foundation for Teen Health luncheon October 2014
Andrea Siceluff, from left, Sophie McCollum, Dr. Ruth Buzi and Lisa Blackmon-Jones at the Foundation for Teen Health luncheon October 2014

When the health care of 30,000 Houston area teens is at issue, the troops turn out in support as they did at the Foundation for Teen Health luncheon at River Oaks Country Club where $230,000 was raised in support of Baylor College of Medicine Teen Health Clinics.

Founded in 1968 as a maternity program for teens, the clinics, under direction of Dr. Peggy Smith, provide free and low-cost services focused on reproductive health care for young men up to age 25 and young women up to age 23 these days. 

Long-time foundation supporter and past luncheon honoree Judge Mike McSpadden chaired the fundraiser with Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein. The duo welcomed more than 300 guests, a large percentage of which were men, a rarity in benefit luncheons. In fact, of the five raffle prizes, four were won by gents. 

The honorees, as well as the mission, were a serious draw to the luncheon. Bobbie and John Nau and Silver Eagle Distributors received the Dr. Peggy Smith Award for Professional Excellence and the Beck family (Rose Beck, Nancy Beck-Deane, Debbie Beck and Annie Beck) were recognized with the June and Virgil Waggoner Award for Volunteerism.

Supporters included auction chairs Phyllis Williams and Joann Crassas, plus Ray Childress, Sara and Bill Hurt, Lilly Andress, Jim Crownover, Sylvie Crum, Downey Bridgewater, Judge Clarease Yates, Doe Florsheim, June Waggoner, Brittany Zucker, Cornell Williams and Nancy Dinerstein.

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