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Monday, May 23, 2011


More than 500 physicians, their spouses, and business and academic leaders enjoyed the TMA Foundation’s (TMAF’s) 18th annual gala at TexMed 2011 in Houston. Two new features, a live auction and Fund-A-Need campaign, helped TMAF raise a near-record $300,000 at the event. Special thanks to cochairs Martin and Kelli Cohen Fein, MD, and Dr. Russ and Mrs. Cheryl Kridel. They presented awards to the foundation’s Houston Health Leaders in Medicine, Business, and Community: Joel Dunnington, MD; H-E-B and its Houston president, Scott McClelland; and Gracie Cavnar, cofounder of Recipe for Success Foundation. All were recognized for their contributions to improve the health of all Texans. The evening’s proceeds benefit TMAF, and the TMA and TMA Alliance programs it supports, including Be Wise — ImmunizeSM, Hard Hats for Little Heads, Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching, TMA’s Minority Scholarship Program, and the Physician Oncology Education Program.

Be Wise — Immunize is a service mark of the Texas Medical Association.

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