Monday, March 19, 2012

Hats Off to Mothers

On the topic of mothers, and the million ways we should honor them, it's only suiting Cinched at the Waist dig up a marvelous hat for  Easter Seals Greater Houston's 13th Annual ‘Hats Off to Mothers’ Luncheon tomorrow.

Easter Seals Greater Houston, the local non-profit provider of services for individuals with disabilities of all kinds and their families, is honored to announce the 13th annual ‘Hats Off to Mothers’ Luncheon taking place March 20 at the River Oaks Country Club from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. As Easter Seals’ largest fundraiser, the event will feature a seated luncheon, reception, and informal fashion show by Neiman Marcus-Galleria.
Last year’s event hosted more than 400 guests, all donning their most elaborate and eye-catching hats. Raising more than $155,000 for the one in six Houstonians with disabilities, the event was a huge success. “We are so excited to honor such amazing women this year,” said Elise Hough, CEO of Easter Seals Greater Houston. “Each one is a shining example of the woman who does it all, and there’s no better way to show our gratitude for all they do for our community than to honor them at this year’s luncheon.”

2012 honorees include: Peggy Barnett, Cheryl Creuzot, Isabel David, Patty Dominguez, Kelli Cohen Fein, Arvia Few, Eileen Hricik, Karen Johnson, Denise Monteleone, and Bobbie Nau. This year’s chairwomen are Yvonne Cormier, Cliare Cormier Thielke, Chistine Transier, and Lynda Transier.
The ‘Hats Off to Mothers’ Luncheon was established to honor mothers as role models and to promote the importance of giving back to the local community. Chairwoman and past honoree Lynda Transier says, “My most important job above all else is my role as a mother. To be honored for my efforts in the community as well is something I hold very near and dear to my heart.” Transier goes on to say, “It is because of organizations like Easter Seals Greater Houston that our community has such a strong sense of togetherness when it comes to giving back to our family members, friends, and neighbors living with disabilities. The therapy, counseling, and respite services they provide don’t even begin to cover the scope of the impactful work they do. We are honored to be involved with the luncheon this year and for many years to come.” 
The organization hopes to raise funds this year that will ultimately provide extensive services to individuals in our community living with developmental disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy, and Down’s syndrome, among others.