Salute to Champions

Luncheon and Fashion Show

On Friday, September 23rd, more than 300 guests attended the 13th annual Salute to Champions fashion show and luncheon to benefit Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Center.

Emceed by Morning News co-anchor, Melissa Wilson of FOX 26, the fashion show featured Patient Champions, pediatric cancer patients from Texas Children's, walking the runway along side Community Champions, a group of generous Houstonians who do so much to help children battling cancer and make the community a better place. Before strutting down the runway in the latest fashion trends from Saks Fifth Avenue and Dillard’s, the Patient Champions enjoyed a fun morning of getting their hair and make-up done.

A big thank you to our long-time event chairs, Sidney Faust, Judi McGee, Elsie Eckert and Scott Basinger and the generous sponsors who underwrite the event to raise critical funds in support of research and patient care at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Center.

2022 Honorary Community Champion

Sybil Roos

2022 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

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

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