In the News: Jeans and Jewels

Jeans and Jewels - A Dazzling Night for TMA Foundation

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Exciting silent auction items, exquisite Tiffany & Co. treasures, and an authentic, Texas-style dinner highlighted TMA Foundation's 12th annual benefit Jeans and Jewels on Friday, May 13th during TexMed 2005, which raised an estimated $360,000 for the philanthropic arm of TMA and the public health programs it funds. This total represents the largest gross amount ever raised by a TMA foundation benefit.
More than 500 physicians, their spouses, medical students, and corporate sponsor guests saddled up and rode out to the Gaylord Texan for a silent auction featuring nearly 300 items, along with a specially commissioned painting by internationally known Dallas artist Amanda Dunbar depicting the family of medicine's important role in immunizations.

Tiffany & Co.'s signature "Keys for a Cause" also headlined the event, inviting guests to purchase keys with a chance of opening a vitrine full of wrapped Tiffany & Co. gifts. Guests with winning keys could select the box of their choice for a wonderful surprise.

Led by chairmen Dr. and Mrs. Dennis J. Factor and Mr. and Mrs. Alan Losinger, Jeans and Jewels also featured an encore performance by Larry "T-Byrd" Gordon and The Music People Luv Band, as well as a dazzling show by the Lake Highlands High School Wildcat Wranglers, a country and western dance troupe made up of high school junior and senior students that performs at 50 events each year, including Dallas Cowboy football games and Dallas Maverick basketball games.   

Mark your calendar for Friday, May 5, 2006, for the foundation's 13th annual benefit. You're sure to think the world of this event!

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