Event Raises Funds to Find Cure for Sickle Cell Disease and to Benefit Sickle Cell Patients
WHAT: Men of Style Gala will honor men in the Houston community who have shown a sense of fashion savvy and dedication to community service while raising funds to find a cure for sickle cell disease.
WHO: Presented by Let the Fashions Begin, Inc. This event benefits the Texas Children’s Hospital Sickle Cell Center and Sickle Cell Patients.
Honorary Chairs: Dr. William and Beverly Harmon
Chairs: La Tricia Williams and Constance Charles
2009 Men Of Style Honorees:
Mr. Dwight Boykins – President and CEO Boykins Consulting
Peter Brown – Houston City Councilmember
Len Cannon – Channel 11 Anchor
Reverend Marcus D. Cosby – Sr. Pastor of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church
Mr. Marcus Davis – Owner of The Breakfast Klub
Mr. Terrence Fontaine – Senior Consultant, Reliant Energy
Mr. John Guess – Businessman, Art Consultant
Mr. James Harris – Director of Diversity, HEB
Attorney Bill King – Author, Counselor, Former Mayor of Kemah
Mr. Layne McClanahan – CPA and Businessman
Mr. Ali Nasser – Principal of Houston Wealth Management Company
Dr. Nino Rainusso- Pediatric Hematology/Oncologist at Texas Children’s Hospital
Mr. Ali Taghi – Owner A. Taghi Fine Men’s Apparel and A. Taghi Construction
Jonathan Zadok – Zadok Jewelers
2009 LIVING LEGEND:
Reverend Kirbyjon Caldwell- Senior Pastor of Windsor Village United Method Church, and Community Leader
GALA: The Men will be honored at this annual gala on Thursday, November 5, 2009, at 6:00 PM.
WHERE: Galleria JW Marriott Hotel, 5050 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas 77050
WHY: Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder that causes an abnormality of the structure of the red blood cells which tend to get stuck in blood vessels, leading to excruciating pain and sometimes life-threatening organ damage. Approximately eight of every 100,000 people develop sickle cell disease. It is more prevalent in certain populations, affecting one in every 400 African-Americans; and one in 1,200 Hispanic-Americans. All funds raised benefit the Texas Children’s Sickle Cell Center to find a cure for this disease.
Individual tickets are available for $150 and various sponsorships are also available. For more information and sponsorship call 713-703-6042.
Constance Charles, Chairperson