Houston’s Own Angel — Texas Children’s Doctor Wins Major Award: On the Big Stage at River Oaks Country ClubBY Shelby Hodge // 11.23.18
Carrie Miller, Emily Van Houtan, Katie O’Donnell, Debbie Chenevert
Chairs Donna Kurka, Donna Chapman and Emily Van Houtan
Honorary chairs Sydney & Don Faust
Honorary chairs JB & Marita Fairbanks
David Poplack, Marilyn and Louis Mogas
Eric Blackwell, Lisa McCoy, Tarryn & Ryan Lankford
Jennifer & Mike Quinn
Lesha Elsenrook, Bobbie Nau
Ryan Cooper, Katie Cooper, Barbara Weiner, Howard Weiner
Tyler Van Houtan, Shane Kimzey, John Price
Carolyn Roch, Lama Danial, Marita Fairbank
What: Dream & Promise Awards dinner
Where: River Oaks Country Club
PC Moment: Dr. David Poplack, leading oncologist at Texas Children’s Center and professor at Baylor College of Medicine, received the Angel award for his work in aiding children suffering from brain and spinal cord tumors. He was joined in the spotlight by medical honoree Dr. Howard Weiner, also of Texas Children’s and Baylor College of Medicine.
Donna Josey Chapman chaired the fundraiser with her daughters, Emily Van Houtan and Donna Kurka, which raised funds for the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation (CBFT) and Texas Children’s Hospital. Serving as honorary chairs were Sydney and Don Faust and Marita and JB Fairbanks.
PC Seen: Emcee Deborah Duncan, Bobbie Nau, Cora Sue and Harry Mach, Lesha Elsenbrook, Donna and Robert Stokes, Flo McGee, Tena and Tyson Faust, Cat and Matt Hennessey, Diane Lokey Farb, Elsie and Les Eckert, Dr. Daniel Yoshor, Lida and Dr. Abraham Thomas, Marilyn and Louis Mogas, and Lionel Leventhal, chairman of the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation.