The Texas Medical Association Foundation (TMAF) is pleased to announce that TMA past president and current American Medical Association President Sue Rudd Bailey, MD, will serve as honorary chair of the foundation’s virtual gala, Superheroes: Meeting the Challenge, which is scheduled for Friday, May 14 during TexMed 2021, TMA’s annual meeting.
She joins host city co-chairs David Fleeger, MD, and his wife, Jamie; Belda Zamora, MD, and her husband, F. Javier Otero, MD, all of Austin, to honor and salute medicine’s trusted leaders for their extraordinary caring of Texans during the pandemic.
“Clearly the COVID-19 pandemic has called on physicians like no other threat has in our lifetimes. It’s with great pleasure that I join the TMA Foundation gala to recognize and celebrate the courage physicians have shown because of their singular dedication to the health of their patients,” Dr. Bailey said.
Dr. Bailey is an allergist in private practice and has been with Fort Worth Allergy and Asthma Associates for more than 30 years. She has a long history of service in organized medicine, having served as TMA vice speaker, speaker, and president, and as board chair and president of the Tarrant County Medical Society.
“Please join me, the gala-co-chairs, and the TMAF board by attending this virtual gala, which comes at a time when we need to remain strong and follow where the science leads us. The continued strength and resolve of our physician heroes is needed to see us to the very end of this pandemic,” Dr. Bailey added.
Dr. Bailey is a longtime donor and supporter of TMA Foundation, and she and her husband, Doug, are TMAF Major Donors at the Advocate level.
TMAF’s gala will take place as a virtual event from 7 to 8:15 pm (CT) Friday, May 14, with a preshow from 6:30 to 7 pm. It will feature a silent auction, special messages to the health care superheroes in Texas, entertainment from Austin musicians, and more. The gala helps make TMA’s population health, science, and quality of care programs possible.
Individuals may sponsor a table starting at $2,500.
Find more information and purchase tickets or a sponsorship on the TMAF website, or contact TMAF at (800) 880-1330, ext. 1664, or (512) 370-1664.