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Angels of Hope luncheon and fashion show raises $350,000 for Child Advocates

Angels of Hope luncheon and fashion show raises $350,000 for Child Advocates

Child Advocates Angels of Hope luncheon, December 2012, Phyllis Williams, Rosemary Schatzman
Phyllis Williams , Rosemary Schatzman Photo by © Jenny Antill
Child Advocates Angels of Hope luncheon, December 2012, Caroline Finkelstein, Sonya Galvan, Dr. Jun Wei-Behr
Caroline Finkelstein , Sonya Galvan , Dr. Jun Wei-Behr Photo by © Jenny Antill
Child Advocates Angels of Hope luncheon, December 2012, Lucinda Loya, Stephanie Perkins
Lucinda Loya , Stephanie Perkins Photo by © Jenny Antill
Child Advocates Angels of Hope luncheon, December 2012, Brandi Maxwell, Amy Pannagl, Nadine Boutros
Brandi Maxwell , Amy Pannagl , Nadine Boutros Photo by © Jenny Antill
Child Advocates Angels of Hope luncheon, December 2012, Jana Arnoldy, Lynda Lighthouse
Jana Arnoldy , Lynda Lighthouse Photo by © Jenny Antill
Child Advocates Angels of Hope luncheon, December 2012, Philamena Baird, Cheryl Nash
Philamena Baird , Cheryl Nash Photo by © Jenny Antill
Child Advocates Angels of Hope luncheon, December 2012, Lori Shellist, Ericka Bagwell, Phyllis Williams
Lori Shellist , Ericka Bagwell , Phyllis Williams Photo by © Jenny Antill
0501, Child Advocates Angels of Hope luncheon, December 2012, Dolly Dawson Thomas, Kimberly C. David
Dolly Dawson Thomas , Kimberly C. David Photo by © Jenny Antill
Child Advocates Angels of Hope luncheon, December 2012, Lisa Erwin, Kari Parsons
Lisa Erwin , Kari Parsons Photo by © Jenny Antill
Child Advocates Angels of Hope luncheon, December 2012, Cindi Rose, Kimberly DeLape
Cindi Rose , Kimberly DeLape Photo by © Jenny Antill
Child Advocates Angels of Hope luncheon, December 2012, Page Parkes, Jared Lang
Page Parkes , Jared Lang Photo by © Jenny Antill
Child Advocates Angels of Hope luncheon, December 2012, fashion show, models, runway
Photo by © Jenny Antill
Child Advocates Angels of Hope luncheon, December 2012, Phyllis Williams, Rosemary Schatzman
Child Advocates Angels of Hope luncheon, December 2012, Caroline Finkelstein, Sonya Galvan, Dr. Jun Wei-Behr
Child Advocates Angels of Hope luncheon, December 2012, Lucinda Loya, Stephanie Perkins
Child Advocates Angels of Hope luncheon, December 2012, Brandi Maxwell, Amy Pannagl, Nadine Boutros
Child Advocates Angels of Hope luncheon, December 2012, Jana Arnoldy, Lynda Lighthouse
Child Advocates Angels of Hope luncheon, December 2012, Philamena Baird, Cheryl Nash
Child Advocates Angels of Hope luncheon, December 2012, Lori Shellist, Ericka Bagwell, Phyllis Williams
0501, Child Advocates Angels of Hope luncheon, December 2012, Dolly Dawson Thomas, Kimberly C. David
Child Advocates Angels of Hope luncheon, December 2012, Lisa Erwin, Kari Parsons
Child Advocates Angels of Hope luncheon, December 2012, Cindi Rose, Kimberly DeLape
Child Advocates Angels of Hope luncheon, December 2012, Page Parkes, Jared Lang
Child Advocates Angels of Hope luncheon, December 2012, fashion show, models, runway

The long-lasting impact of the work by Child Advocates' court-appointed volunteers was center front at the annual Angels of Hope luncheon at the Westin Galleria as physician Dr. Jun Wei-Behr shared her story of escaping from child abuse thanks to the efforts of Child Advocates.

She recalled that with the help of her advocate, Shirley McElroy Webber, her family received a year of counseling (in her parents native tongue, Mandarin Chinese), which ultimately stopped the cycle of abuse and allowed the family to reunite.

Though Wei-Behr's was a moving and heartfelt story, the luncheon was for the most part upbeat, raising more than $350,000, enough money to fund court-appointed volunteers for more than 200 neglected and abused children.

Serving as chairs were Rosemary Schatzman and Phyllis Williams, who joined in congratulating honorees Kimberly C. David and Dolly Dawson Thomas, both long-term Child Advocates supporters.

Fashion is always an important aspect of the annual luncheon and on this day Neiman Marcus presented designs by Brunello Cucinelli and, following the luncheon, invited guests over to the neighboring store to get a closer look at his spring collection.

Supporters included Lucinda Loya, Stephanie Perkins, Sunny Haik, Ericka Bagwell, Lynda Lighthouse Transier, Jana Arnoldy, Amy Anton, Jared Lang and Child Advocates CEO Sonya Galvan.