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Paige Fertitta hosts holiday trunk show for courageous and artsy kids

Paige Fertitta hosts holiday trunk show for courageous and artsy kids

Paige Fertitta Children's Art Project trunk show MD Anderson Joy Fertitta, Paige Fertitta, Chrisleigh Paige Pentecost, Sandy Oropeza
Joy Fertitta, Paige Fertitta, Chrisleigh Paige Pentecost, and Sandy Oropeza. Photo by Derrick Wilturner
Paige Fertitta Children's Art Project trunk show MD Anderson Cancer survivor Lara Amer and Mom Mai Randaman
MD Anderson cancer survivor, Lara Amer, and mother, Mai Randaman. Photo by Derrick Wilturner
Paige Fertitta Children's Art Project trunk show MD Anderson Caroline Brown, Nancy Bihlmaier
Caroline Brown and Nancy Bihlmaier. Photo by Derrick Wilturner
Paige Fertitta Children's Art Project trunk show MD Anderson Jenni McCrary, Meredith Wierick, Megan Streete
Jenni McCrary, Meredith Wierick, and Megan Streete. Photo by Derrick Wilturner
Paige Fertitta Children's Art Project trunk show MD Anderson Margaret Pinkston and Nallely Conley
Margaret Pinkston and Nallely Conley. Photo by Derrick Wilturner
Paige Fertitta Children's Art Project trunk show MD Anderson Vanessa Rosenfeld and Julie Copeland
Vanessa Rosenfeld and Julie Copeland. Photo by Derrick Wilturner
Paige Fertitta Children's Art Project trunk show MD Anderson Children's Art Project's Sue Molin, Jessica Wilson, Sara Longley
Sue Molin, Jessica Wilson, and Sara Longley. Photo by Derrick Wilturner
Paige Fertitta Children's Art Project trunk show MD Anderson guests shopping
The Fertitta home shopping spread. Photo by Derrick Wilturner
Paige Fertitta Children's Art Project trunk show MD Anderson Bluebonnets Butterfly Radko
Bluebonnets and Butterflies Radko ornaments.  Photo by Derrick Wilturner
Paige Fertitta Children's Art Project trunk show MD Anderson shoppers
Shopping for a cause.  Photo by Derrick Wilturner
Paige Fertitta Children's Art Project trunk show MD Anderson Joy Fertitta, Paige Fertitta, Chrisleigh Paige Pentecost, Sandy Oropeza
Paige Fertitta Children's Art Project trunk show MD Anderson Cancer survivor Lara Amer and Mom Mai Randaman
Paige Fertitta Children's Art Project trunk show MD Anderson Caroline Brown, Nancy Bihlmaier
Paige Fertitta Children's Art Project trunk show MD Anderson Jenni McCrary, Meredith Wierick, Megan Streete
Paige Fertitta Children's Art Project trunk show MD Anderson Margaret Pinkston and Nallely Conley
Paige Fertitta Children's Art Project trunk show MD Anderson Vanessa Rosenfeld and Julie Copeland
Paige Fertitta Children's Art Project trunk show MD Anderson Children's Art Project's Sue Molin, Jessica Wilson, Sara Longley
Paige Fertitta Children's Art Project trunk show MD Anderson guests shopping
Paige Fertitta Children's Art Project trunk show MD Anderson Bluebonnets Butterfly Radko
Paige Fertitta Children's Art Project trunk show MD Anderson shoppers

What: Children’s Art Project trunk show, hosted by Paige Fertitta

Where: The Fertitta home

The scoop: Custom holiday cards, designer Radko ornaments, and other holiday gifts were on display at the Fertitta home for MD Anderson’s Children’s Art Project Trunk Show. The sale, hosted by Paige Fertitta, was the kick-off to the holiday season for the Children’s Art Project – an MD Anderson program that sells merchandise inspired by the artwork of children with cancer.

Invited guests enjoyed a delicious lunch buffet with an array of decadent desserts while they shopped for a variety of merchandise featuring artwork inspired by children being treated for cancer at MD Anderson.

Lara Amer, a ten-year old Burkitt lymphoma cancer survivor and artist, showcased products featuring her bluebonnet and butterflies art designs. The event raised more than $12,000, and all proceeds from the sale support patient programs at MD Anderson’s Children’s Cancer Hospital.

This is the 15th year that Fertitta has hosted a Children’s Art Project Holiday trunk show. Merchandise, including holiday cards, unique ornaments, and specialty gifts are available online in select retail stores, and at MD Anderson’s gift shops.

Who: Mai Ramadan (mother of Lara Amer); Susan French; Sue Molin; Sara Longley; Jessica WilsonKasey Marsh; Frances Snipes; Kristy Malone; LaTroy Jones; Theda Williams; Katrina Burton; and Dr. Richard Gorlick, division head of pediatrics at MD Anderson.