Foxy Star Fights AIDS

Foxy star moves audience at World AIDS Day luncheon, with goal of "Getting to Zero"

Foxy star moves audience at "Getting to Zero" World AIDS Day luncheon

World AIDS Day luncheon Pam Grier, Mayor Annise Parker
Pam Grier, Mayor Annise Parker. Photo by Mauro Luna
World AIDS Day luncheon Fady Armanious, Bill Baldwin, Hallie Vanderhider
Fady Armanious, Bill Baldwin, Hallie Vanderhider. Photo by Mauro Luna
World AIDS Day luncheon Monsour Taghdisi, Becca Cason Thrash, Ernie Manouse
Monsour Taghdisi, Becca Cason Thrash, Ernie Manouse. Photo by Mauro Luna
World AIDS Day luncheon Sam Dike, Hon. Jerry Davis, Frances Castañeda Dyess
Sam Dike,Jerry Davis, Frances Castañeda Dyess. Photo by Mauro Luna
World AIDS Day luncheon Arturo Rodriguez, Aaron Flores
Arturo Rodriguez, Aaron Flores. Photo by Mauro Luna
World AIDS Day luncheon Amanda Johansen, James Young
Amanda Johansen, James Young. Photo by Mauro Luna
World AIDS Day luncheon Dina Whitaker; Nan Leverett
Dina Whitaker, Nan Leverett. Photo by Mauro Luna
World AIDS Day luncheon Jessica Rossman and Gordon Bethune
Jessica Rossman, Gordon Bethune. Photo by Mauro Luna
World AIDS Day luncheon Gwen Richard, Greg Laake
Gwen Richard, Greg Laake. Photo by Mauro Luna
World AIDS Day luncheon Jonathan Johnson, Melody Patelis, Dustin Basco
Jonathan Johnson, Melody Patelis, Dustin Basco. Photo by Mauro Luna
World AIDS Day luncheon Gretchen Diesel, Elaine McAnelly, Roger Sekol
Gretchen Diesel, Elaine McAnelly, Roger Sekol. Photo by Mauro Luna
World AIDS Day luncheon Kelsey Smith, Roslynn Velasquez
Kelsey Smith, Roslynn Velasquez. Photo by Mauro Luna
World AIDS Day luncheon Luke Moore, Mike Holloman, Ashton P. Woods
Luke Moore, Mike Holloman, Ashton P. Woods. Photo by Mauro Luna
World AIDS Day luncheon Matt Burrus, Michael Pearce
Matt Burrus, Michael Pearce. Photo by Mauro Luna
World AIDS Day luncheon Rob Scavone, Jan Leger, Erin Fry
Rob Scavone, Jan Leger, Erin Fry. Photo by Mauro Luna
World AIDS Day luncheon Pam Grier, Mayor Annise Parker
World AIDS Day luncheon Fady Armanious, Bill Baldwin, Hallie Vanderhider
World AIDS Day luncheon Monsour Taghdisi, Becca Cason Thrash, Ernie Manouse
World AIDS Day luncheon Sam Dike, Hon. Jerry Davis, Frances Castañeda Dyess
World AIDS Day luncheon Arturo Rodriguez, Aaron Flores
World AIDS Day luncheon Amanda Johansen, James Young
World AIDS Day luncheon Dina Whitaker; Nan Leverett
World AIDS Day luncheon Jessica Rossman and Gordon Bethune
World AIDS Day luncheon Gwen Richard, Greg Laake
World AIDS Day luncheon Jonathan Johnson, Melody Patelis, Dustin Basco
World AIDS Day luncheon Gretchen Diesel, Elaine McAnelly, Roger Sekol
World AIDS Day luncheon Kelsey Smith, Roslynn Velasquez
World AIDS Day luncheon Luke Moore, Mike Holloman, Ashton P. Woods
World AIDS Day luncheon Matt Burrus, Michael Pearce
World AIDS Day luncheon Rob Scavone, Jan Leger, Erin Fry

What: AIDS Foundation Houston's annual World AIDS Day luncheon.

Where: Post Oak Hilton.

The scoop: Hollywood actress and AIDS activist Pam Grier, spokeswoman for Dining Out for Life, was keynote speaker at the gathering that raised more than $150,000 in support of the foundation's goal of "Getting to Zero" — zero new infections, zero AIDS-related deaths and zero stigma. Grier's long career includes starring rolls in such movies as Foxy Brown and Jackie Brown, a well as a supporting character for six season on the television series The L World.

 Ernie Manouse and Bill Baldwin chaired the event that honored the Houston Bar Association AIDS Outreach Committee with the Shelby Hodge Vision Award. Houston Bar Association president Laura Gibson accepted the honors.

Who: Mayor Annise Parker, State Sen. John Whitmire, Jessica Rossman and Gordon Bethune, State Rep. Sylvester Turner, State Sen. Sylvia Garcia, Jackson Hicks and Milton Townsend, Fady Armanious, Monsour Taghdisi and Carolyn Farb.