Home » Baseball legends Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell co-host “Celebration of Champions”
October 28, 2008 – Texas Children’s Hospital
Friends, donors and community leaders recently joined Texas Children’s staff, patients and families at the Hilton Americas Hotel ballroom for the inaugural “Celebration of Champions” luncheon and fashion show benefiting Texas Children’s Cancer Center. The fashionable fête featured a tribute to special champions – children who are long-term survivors of cancer.
A VIP reception was hosted by honorary chairs Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio, followed by a luncheon and runway show, featuring first-time modeling appearances by long-term cancer survivors including Hannah Dickerson, 16; Emily Rollwitz, 13; Mallory Purkis, 12; Jacob Bostock, 10; and Logan Johnson, 5, modeling the latest fashion trends from Saks Fifth Avenue.
The event, chaired by Sidney Faust, Judi Holmes and Scott Basinger, also honored internationally-recognized pediatric cancer expert Dr. David Poplack, director of the Cancer Center, who celebrated fifteen years at Texas Children’s this summer.
Proceeds from the event benefit pediatric cancer research conducted at Texas Children’s Cancer Center, the largest pediatric hematology and oncology program in the U.S.