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Lee Ann Womack to Headline Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children’s 90th Birthday Party: Treasure Street

President & Mrs. George W. Bush named Honorary Chairmen of hospital’s
16th annual signature event
(DALLAS – September 7, 2011) – The 16th annual Treasure Street, signature event of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC), will serve as TSRHC’s official 90th birthday party on Thursday, October 13, 2011. Under the leadership of 2011 Treasure Street chairmen, Carolyn & Karl Rathjen, M.D., the highly anticipated evening will include a variety of celebratory activities and feature a live performance by Grammy award-winning singer Lee Ann Womack.

To help celebrate TSRHC’s rich history, President and Mrs. George W. Bush will serve as honorary event chairmen. TSRHC was fortunate to have the Bush’s serve as honorary chairmen of the hospital’s 75th birthday celebration in 1996, and is honored to have them involved again. Dodge Carter is the 2011 Treasure Street Board Chairman and Margaret Carter and Harold Carter are the Honorary Board Chairmen. Susan and Stephen Butt and Betsy and Richard Eiseman, Jr., are Treasure Street event co-chairmen elect.

“Karl and I are so fortunate to be working with the founding families of Treasure Street as well as friends of the hospital to recognize the accomplishments of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children during its first 90 years,” says Carolyn Rathjen. “This year’s event will be a festive ‘Birthday Party’ on the beautiful grounds of the hospital. We invite everyone to join us in celebrating all who have done so much for the special patients of TSRHC.”

Treasure Street will take place under a large, climate-controlled tent on hospital grounds to accommodate the more than 1,200 attendees expected to attend. Guests will enjoy various food offerings, bidding in the silent auction, and a “90th birthday toast” complete with cake and champagne. Texas-born singer and songwriter Lee Ann Womack will entertain the crowd with a special performance.

New to this year’s event, Heritage Auction Gallery, the world’s largest collectibles auctioneer, will host an online auction as a prelude to the event, with proceeds benefiting Treasure Street. Items such as a Verdura Maltese vintage cuff, a one of a kind Victory motorcycle and Miranda Lambert concert package, complete with backstage passes, will be featured. Online bidding is currently open at www.ha.com/treasurestreet and ends Sunday, October 16.

Treasure Street was established in 1996 by a group of TSRHC patient families with children affected by Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC). With proceeds to date of $9.1 million, Treasure Street raises funds to support the expert care provided to Texas children regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For more information about Treasure Street, please visit the event website at www.treasurestreet.com. Sponsorship opportunities and tickets are still available.

About Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is one of the nation’s leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopaedic conditions, certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. Admission is open to Texas children from birth up to 18 years of age. Patients receive treatment regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, please call (214) 559-5000 or (800) 421-1121 or visit www.tsrhc.org.
Treasure Street Honorary Event Chairmen
President & Mrs. George W. Bush
Treasure Street Event Chairmen
Carolyn & Karl Rathjen, M.D.
Treasure Street Event Co-Chairmen Elect
Susan & Stephen Butt
Betsy & Richard Eiseman, Jr.
Treasure Street Honorary Board Chairmen
Harold Carter
Margaret Carter
Treasure Street Board Chairmen
J. Dodge Carter
Treasure Street Board Vice Chairmen
Andy Fleck
Treasure Street Board Members
Bitsy Carter; Dee Carter; Jeff Ellerman; David H. Ewalt, M.D., Katie Fares; Kammy Fleck; Vicky Gunning; Carol Heller; Karl Hirschey; Kristi & Ron Hoyl; Larry Lange; Peggy & Dan Meyer, M.D.; J. C. Montgomery, Jr., Debbie & Chris Myers; Heidi & Mike Pickens; Leslie & Chris Russell; B.K. & Mark Sloan; Steven Sparagana, M.D.; Christi & Hal Urschel, III, M.D.; Todd Whitthorne
2011 Treasure Street Advisory Committee Members
Carole & Doug Adkins, Ruth & Kenneth Altshuler, M.D., Della & Bob Best, Nancy & Dan Chapman, Millie & Kenneth Cooper, M.D., Debbie & Jim Francis, Roger Horchow, Ellen & John McStay, Kay & Lyndon L. Olson, Jr., Margot & Ross Perot, Carol Podolsky, M.D. & Daniel Podolsky, M.D., Jean & Tom Walter, Marnie & Kern Wildenthal, M.D.
2011 Treasure Street Host Committee Members
Cathy & Robert Allday, Danya & Mike Anderson, Charlotte & Shy Anderson, Shelly & Craig Bailey, Marilyn Moody, M.D. & Stephen Barksdale, M.D., Cyndi & Mark Bassel, Kathy & Mark Bateman, Catherine & Brent Bauer, M.D., Carrie & Steven Becker, Kay & Will Beecherl, Tricia & Gil Besing, Gina & Ken Betts, Cheryl & Jeff Black, M.D., Sue & Pryor Blackwell, Stacey & Dan Branch, Stephanie & Bennie Bray, Stephanie Brigger, Lisa Browning, Marybeth Ezaki, M.D. & Robert Bucholz, M.D., Nell & Shelby Bush, Tamara & David Campbell, Marsha Carpenter, M.D. & Jim Carpenter , Leslie Carr, Wanda & Ron Carter, Meridith & Brian Casey, Nita & Cullum Clark, Leslie & Duke Clarke, Katie & Bill Collins, Kelly & Brock Compton, Angela & Tyler Cooper, M.D., Erin & Lawson Copley, M.D., Maura & Tim Costello, Lacie & Pat Crow, Claire & Maurice Crowe, Bev & Larry Dale, Lori & John Dalton, Maria & Mauricio Delgado, M.D., Kimberly Mezera, M.D. & Todd Dewey, M.D., Natalie & Drew Dossett, M.D., Michelle & George Dunlap, Christina & Chris Durovich, Sally & George Dutter, Jennifer & John Eagle, C.J. & John Early, M.D., Leslie & Wicky el-Effendi, Sharon & Steve Ellis, Heather & Bill Esping, Sandra & Henry Estess, M.D., Alice & Curt Farmer, Anita & David Feherty, Sharon & Steve Folsom, Caroline & Glenn Gehan , Courtney & Nathan Gilbert, M.D., Karen & Vance Gilmore, Connie Jenkins & Madga Girgis, M.D., Amanda & Robert Goldstein, M.D., Jane & Greg Greene, Kira & Conrad Gruber, Gail Hackney, M.D. & Fred Hackney, M.D., Nancy & Jeremy Halbreich, Tania & Kevin Hardage, Anne & Ross Helbing, Kathy & Tony Herring, M.D., Blainey & Marshall Hess, LuAnne & Rankin Hobbs, Ann & Lee Hobson, Cecilie & Ronnie Holman, Gwen & Gene Huff, D.D.S., Brittany & Marshall Hunt, Michael Huo, M.D., Susan Iannaccone, M.D., Ellen & Charlie Johnston, M.D., Diane & Daryl Johnston, Susan & Richard Jones, M.D., Rod Jones, Elizabeth & Fehmi Karahan, Marty & Myles Kelley, Anna Seo, D.D.S. & Harry Kim, M.D., Christine Ho, M.D. & Anil Koganti, M.D., Wendy Krispin & Penny Pickle, Gigi & Jim Lancaster, Mary & Larry Lange, Kate Rose & T.J. Marquez, Stacie & Christopher Martin, Sara & David Martineau , Lynn & Allan McBee, Suzanne & Patrick McGee, Susan McGuire, D.D.S. & Robin McGuire, Megan & Casey McManemin, Alton McWhorter, D.D.S , M.S., Kelly & Virgil Medlock, M.D., Holly & Joe Merritt, Leslie & Marshall Merritt, Shane Miller, M.D., Nancy & Jim Montgomery, M.D., Niven Morgan, K.J. & Brian Murphy, Amy & Greg Osler, Gina & Scott Paschal, M.D., Renee & John Peloza, M.D., Katherine & Bob Penn, Nancy Perot, Sarah & Ross Perot, Jr., Dawn & David Perotti, DeEtte & Paul Peters, M.D., Maria & Kip Plankinton, Ann & David Podeszwa, M.D., Karen & Richard Pollock, Michal & Loyd Powell, Pat & Claude Prestidge, M.D., Kathleen & Keith Rathjen, Sarah & Kurt Rathjen, M.D., Katherine & Eric Reeves, Christina Riccio, M.D. & Tony Riccio, M.D., Deni & Steve Richards, M.D., Sarah Roberts, Jenny & Brett Robertson, Molly Dempsey-Robertson, M.D. & Kevin Robertson, Lizzie & Dan Routman, Fay Safavi, M.D. & Shariar Safavi, M.D., Marina Samchukov, M.D. & Mikhail Samchukov, M.D., Nancy & David Saustad, Christie & Frank Scardino, Lisa & Ken Schnitzer, Steve Seay, Cindy Brinker Simmons, Alisha & Joseph Sinacola, Abigail & Andrew Sinwell, Kris & Ronnie Smith, Jr., Marilyn & Wade Smith, Sally Stout, Sara & Eric Stroud Lisa & Dan Sucato, M.D., M.S., Carolyn & Steve Swann, Denice & Dale Swift, M.D., Susan & Tony TaCito, Mary & Mike Terry Jane & Bob Viere, M.D., Pat & Bob Walker, Jean Wall, M.D., Kathy & Jim Walter, M.D., Libby & Jeff Walter, Kelly & David Wilkes, M.D., Beth & Hunter Williams, Sally & Jim Williams, Jenna Wimberly, M.D. & Lane Wimberly, M.D., Lucy & Steve Wrubel, Ana & Jim Yoder
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