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Woman Power

| June 26, 2013 | Parties

THE SETTING Following a cocktail reception at the home of Suzanne and Patrick McGee honoring Planned Parenthood advocates, co-chairs Debbie Andres and Nancy Carlson hosted the group’s 23rd annual awards luncheon at the Hilton Anatole. THE SCENE Some 1,300 supporters cheered on awards recipients, including Ken Menges, Texas Monthly’s Mimi Swartz, The Dallas Morning News’ Jacquielynn Floyd, Lisa Kraus, Leslie MacLean, Jolie Newman and Michael Valdez. Afterward keynote speaker Christy Turlington Burns—model, writer, entrepeneur, spokesperson, advocate and filmmaker (the industry’s first-ever sextuple threat?)—took to the stage. With a documentary film, No Woman, No Cry, about the global state of maternal health, and Every Mother Counts, an advocacy campaign to increase education and support for maternal mortality reduction under her belt, she proved the perfect mouthpiece for the event. THE CROWD Joining PPGT President and CEO Kenneth S. Lambrecht were committee members Juliette Aston, Lael Brodsky, Joyce Goss, Margot Perot, Catherine and Deedie Rose, Sharon Young and many others. Photography by Steve Foxall


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