Shelby's Social Diary
A fashion show that means something: Stylish kids on the catwalk are cancer champs
Talk about a feel-good moment, that would be the Texas Children's Cancer Center's "Celebration of Champions" luncheon where youthful patients joined grown-up honorees in a walk down the runway at the Omni Houston Hotel.
The kiddos, decked out in stylish threads, were super champs at the sixth annual fundraiser chaired by Sidney Faust, Elsie Eckert, Judi McGee and Scott Basinger, the youngsters' beaming faces beyond heartwarming for the packed ballroom.
Leading the young patients on their star turn were the honorees — Donna and Robert Bruni, Jeanie Kilroy Wilson, Beth Madison, Carolyn and Dr. Michael Mann, Dr. Parth Mehta, Susan Rafte, Sue and Lester Smith, Jane Weiner, Melissa Wilson and Merele Yarborough.
Long-time supporters of Texas Children's Cancer Center 93Q Morning Zoo host Kevin Kline reprised his role as humorous and passionate emcee.
Receiving the 2013 Torch of Champions award was His Grace Foundation, recognized for its work for providing physical, emotional and financial support to families of children with rare blood disorders.
Notables in the mix included Dr. Mark Kline and Nancy Calles, Dr. ZoAnn Dreyer, Dr. David Poplack, Emily Crosswell, Cora Sue and Harry Mach, Denise Bush Bahr and Philip Bahr, Joanne King Herring, Sybil Roos, Lynn Baird and Trish Morille.