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JWF Becomes "Fashionable"
The Jeanette Williams Foundation rolls out "Feast of Fashion," its first fundraising event in Houston. Funds will send cancer stricken children from utmb Health Pediatrics to camp.
"I'm hopeful that expanding out efforts into Houston will enable us to send even more children to camp next summer" -- Dianne Troop
When Dianne Troop recently saw thirty children – children whose lives had been shattered by cancer – enjoying themselves at the Camp For All, she knew she had to work even harder to send more kids to camp next year. "When you see these kids who have to endured so many treatments, enjoying themselves and getting to act like kids without health problems, you want to send all the kids in the cancer ward to camp!"
To make that dream come true, Troop, who founded the Jeanette Williams Foundation is branching out from the group's League City/Galveston roots into Houston for their latest fundraiser, Feast of Fashion. The Magnolia Hotel will be the site of the event set to take place October 15, 2010 and will feature fashions by BCBG Maxmara, Back Bay Boutique, Jill's Formal Wear and Johna Stallings. The jewelry trunk show is Georgiann, and the runway sponsor is Patrick Kelly. Julie Johnson, board member of Jeanette Williams Foundation, is coordinating the fashion show along with Sherra Miller Brown and Dianne Troop, founder of the JWF.
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Individual tickets for the luncheon and style show are $40, and a table of ten is $400, which is very close to the $500 needed to send one child to camp. "$500 may seem expensive, but you have to understand the need for close monitoring for these kids as well as 'round the clock’ medical facilities”.
“This is our first event in Houston and that is exciting for the Jeanette Williams Foundation," Troop said. "It's like we're spreading our wings and flying to a new land – even if it is just a little north of us!"
The Jeanette Williams Foundation annually partners with the Rainbow Connection headed by Catalina Castro who raises funds for the children to attend summer camp also.. For more information, contact Dianne Troop at 281-703-7370, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.jeanettewilliamsfoundation.org.
The Jeanette Williams Foundation is a 501c3 organization founded in the memory of Dianne Troop's mother, Jeanette Willliams, for the purpose of raising funds to help children with cancer and their families. With your help we can truly make a difference for these children.
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