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On The Town with Jan Carson – October 2016

Two events to consider as you plan your busy October schedule – the Foundation for Teen Health luncheon on Oct. 18 and the Crime Stoppers gala set for Oct. 27. The Teen Health Foundation supports the important work of the Baylor College of Medicine Teen Health Clinics. State Senator Rodney Ellis and I are pleased to be honored at that event. Get your tickets by calling 713-256-6593. Crime Stoppers will celebrate Dave Ward’s Guinness Book of World Record-setting 50-year anniversary at ABC/13. Call 832-849-1589 to toast Dave’s amazing accomplishment!


“reNew and reDo” Fashion Show

The Women’s Home

Designer looks at bargain basement prices are always a big draw for the annual “reNew and reDo” Fashion Show. This year, more than 400 dedicated shoppers attended the event at The Wortham Grand Foyer featuring a rollicking runway show, followed by boutique browsing. “Fashion Icons” in attendance included Danielle Ellis, Gayla Gardner, Dr. Sippi Khurana and Vivian Wise, while models included Randi Carrabba, Shelby Kibodeaux, Jeff Shell and Angela Sturm. Many of the trendy outfits came from the Cottage Shop at The Women’s Home.


1) Chaired by Staci Henderson and Michael Pearce, the “reNew and reDo” Fashion Show raised $155,000 for programs to help women regain self-sufficiency through The Women’s Home.

2) Patti Murphy and fashion icon Danielle Ellis.

3) Haylie Duff, Joan Duff, Marcia Tapp and Fran Fawcett Peterson were among the 425 guests who shopped after the fashion show.

4) Tanaz Choudhury with Joanne King Herring, a longtime supporter of The Women’s Home.

5) Alex Martinez and Zoe Jackson-Jarra on the runway at the seventh annual “reNew and reDo” Fashion Show.



Labor Day Luncheon & Style Show

The Woman’s Hospital of Texas


For the 13th year, The Woman’s Hospital of Texas closed out the summer season with the annual “Labor Day Luncheon & Style Show.” There was a twist this year as reality TV cameras were in the audience shooting footage for “Outdaughtered,” the TLC series featuring speaker Danielle Busby and her family. In 2015, Danielle delivered the only surviving set of all-girl quintuplets in the country, and she thanked the March of Dimes NICU Family Support Program for all the help she and her husband received.

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1) The Woman’s Hospital CEO Ashley McClellan with featured speaker Danielle Busby, her husband Adam Busby, fashion show producer Todd Ramos and event co-chair Suzan Deison. The luncheon raises funds for the March of Dimes.

2) Joanie Hare, M.D. joins emcee Ilona Carson and Connie Faro, M.D. at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas 13th annual “Labor Day Luncheon and Style Show.”

3) ABC/13 news anchor Gina Gaston and Ursuline Hamilton.

4) Ardelia Bell, Kennedy Glass, Mikayla Glass and Theresa Glass enjoyed shopping at a pop-up boutique with 25 vendors.

5) Kathy Sander, M.D. and Nicole Tran, M.D. were among those supporting The Woman’s Hospital and the March of Dimes.



KickOff Celebration

Mission of Yahweh

A crush of 100 black-and-white clad socials added drama to the beautiful Black & White lounge at Saks Fifth Avenue’s “51Fifteen” restaurant to celebrate the upcoming “Flashback to the ‘40s” party for The Mission for Yahweh. The event on Oct. 8 is chaired by Mary Ann and David McKeithan and Kathi and Bill Rovere. Awards will be given for the ‘40s Best Dressed and winners of the ‘40s Jitterbug and Swing Dance contests. The Mission of Yahweh is celebrating its 55th year helping homeless women and children.

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1) Mary Ann McKeithan, Mary Lou Swift and Kathi Rovere at the kickoff party for “Flashback to the ‘40s” which Mary Ann and Kathi are chairing for The Mission of Yahweh.

2) Brad Marks, Samantha Kennedy and Joanna Marks at the black and white themed party at Saks’ Black & White lounge.

3) Annette Zuanich, Julie Pitts and Melissa Nance.

4) Becky Hollands joins Pamela Lockard and longtime supporter Warner Roberts

5) Megan Blaisdell and her father, John Blaisdell, are supporters of The Mission of Yahweh.



Out and About


One of the nation’s leading park planners will head the Houston Parks Board. That tops Out and About this month, along with a back-to-school runway show at the Galleria featuring young cancer patients; a double birthday bash for longtime girlfriends; and a transformative gift to UH from a hometown billionaire.

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1) Houston Parks Board Chair Tom Bacon with Northern Trust’s J. Colter Lewis, HPB President and CEO Beth White, Mayor Pro Tem Ellen R. Cohen and Council­-member David Robinson at a welcome reception for White. She will lead the Houston Parks Board in implementing the $220-million Bayou Greenways 2020 project.

2) Josselyn Garcia and Celeste Garcia take to the runway in school outfits at the Back-to-School fashion show hosted by the Galleria and the MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital. The hospital has an on-site private school that enables patients to keep up with their school work during treatment.

3) Brooke Mercer, Scarlett Mercer and Mike Mercer at the Back to School event sponsored by MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital and the Galleria.

5) Tilman Fertitta has pledged $20 million to the University of Houston Basketball Arena renovation. The new facility will be named Fertitta Center. From left, UH Chancellor Renu Khator, Fred Hofheinz, Tilman Fertitta and UH men’s basketball coach Kevin Sampson.

4) Roseann Rogers and Lara Bell take over Café Annie for a double birthday party. The best friends have been celebrating their summer birthdays together for 20 years!


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On The Town with Jan Carson October 2016

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