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Chairpersons: P. Vanessa Hall, Judge Clarease Yates, Linda Wischnewsky and Constance Charles Chairpersons: P. Vanessa Hall, Judge Clarease Yates, Linda Wischnewsky and Constance Charles
19 November 2013 Written by  Forward Times Staff

Men of Style: Dare To Dream 2013

Houston… Let The Fashions Begin, Inc. had its 17th annual Men of Style Gala Friday, November 15th at Hotel ZaZa. The theme for the Gala was “Dare To Dream”.  The Gala co-chairs are Linda Wischnewsky, Vanessa Hall and Constance Charles.  The honorary chairs are Francis and Kristyn Page and Judge Michael McSpadden and Anne Van Horn. The founder, Judge Clarease Yates, is estactic about the success.

 The 2013 Men of Style honorees are professional and civic-minded men who are being recognized for their fashion savvy and contribution to the community. This year’s Living Legends were Darryl Wischnewsky, C.E.O. and President, Bayway Auto Group;  Dr. James Douglas, Executive Vice President, Texas Southern University; Attorney Nelson Jones, Managing Partner, Garner Scott & Jones, PLLC and Acting President, Sickle Cell Association of the Texas Gulf Coast; Mark Wallace, President and Chief Executive Officer, Texas Children’s Hospital;  The 2013 Men of Style honorees are Michael Aldridge, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Saratoga Resources, Inc.;  James Banks, owner, State Farm Insurance Agency; Astley Blair, Chief Financial Officer, Marine Well Containment Company; Judge Marc Carter, District Court Judge, Harris County, Texas; Mark L. Christensen, Regional Manager, Bartlett Cocke General Contractor’s; Keith Davis, Sr., President, D-Mars Magazine; John Jamil, Philanthropist; Danny Nguyen, Danny Nguyen Couture;  Chester Pitts, Sports Anchor, KPRC Channel 2 TV; Carroll Robinson, Esq., Trustee, District #4, Houston Community College; Dr. Stephen Simko, Pediatric Oncologist, Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers; Dr. John Stanford, Jr.,  President, MJWJ Global Radio Network and Panjo Investments; R.G. Thomas, Owner, Arrest-A-Pest, Inc.; and Gilad Zadok,  Zadok Jewelers.

Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder that causes an abnormality of the structure of the red blood cells which tend to get stuck in blood vessels, leading to excruciating pain and sometimes life-threatening organ damage. All funds raised benefit the Texas Children’s Sickle Cell Center in its search for a cure.  Texas Children’s Hospital Sickle Cell Center is under the direction of Dr. Alex George.