Salute to Champions

Luncheon and Fashion Show

Friday, September 23, 2022

River Oaks Country Club
1600 River Oaks Blvd
Houston, TX 77019

Join us on for our annual Salute to Champions fashion presentation and luncheon at River Oaks Country Club, benefiting Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers®. This special walk down the “Runway for a Cure” will feature some of Houston’s most generous Community leaders, our Community Champions, walking the runway with our Patient Champions.

We're excited to announce the following Community Champions who are being honored for their dedication and support in our community.

Honorary Community Champion

Sybil Roos

Community Champions

Ginger Blanton

Twila Carter

Valerie and Tracy Dieterich

Kisha and Jason Itkin

Marla and Matthew Hurley

Myrtle Jones

Dr. Kelly Larkin and Fernando Parra

Duyen and Marc Nguyen

Henry Richardson and Monsour Taghdisi

Gina and Saib Saour

James Versalovic, MD, PhD.
Pathologist-In-Chief and Chair of Texas Children’s Department of Pathology

Laura and Jason Williams

Jackie Ward, DNP, RN, NE-BC
            Chief Nursing Officer at Texas Children's Hospital

Space is limited, so don’t delay reserving your table today for this special event!


Event Chairs:
Sidney Faust
Judi McGee
Elsie Eckert
Scott Basinger

Produced by:
Lenny Matuszewski & Tamara Klosz Bonar

Questions? Please contact the Office of Philanthropy at 832-824-2945 or email

If you are unable to join us and would like to support Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers, please make a donation. Thank you so much for your support!

Please note: Your health and safety are the #1 priority for all of us at Texas Children’s Hospital. If there is an increase of COVID-19 cases that causes concern prior to the Salute to Champion’s event, the in person event may be cancelled or changed to a virtual format.

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