Over $150,000 Raised at Heroes for Children Heroes and Handbags Brunch

Clubs and Organizations

May 3, 2017

Heroes for Children, a unique nonprofit organization that provides financial and social assistance to families with a child battling cancer, hosted the 11th annual Heroes and Handbags Brunch at the River Oaks Country Club on April 27, 2017.

This year's event was chaired by Natalie King, who planned an exquisite affair that included a seated brunch and more than 160 designer handbags available for auction from designers like Chanel, Elaine Turner, Prada, Jimmy Choo and many more.

"Cancer is expensive in every way," said Larissa Linton, cofounder and executive director of Heroes for Children. "Our mission is to alleviate financial pressure by covering immediate financial needs including paying rent and mortgages, transportation costs to and from treatment, costs of hospital visits and, in some cases, even funeral expenses. In addition, laptops are purchased for older children and teens to keep them entertained and in contact with the outside world during isolation periods. We rely on generous donors, community partnerships and participants at annual fundraising events including Heroes and Handbags to support Texas families with children battling cancer."

The event welcomed more than 300 guests to peruse a silent auction of new, vintage and luxury handbags.  This year's event featured guest speaker Melissa Wilson, an anchor for Fox 26, who has experienced firsthand the challenges of battling a childhood cancer diagnosis with her son Caleb. He recently completed chemotherapy after battling cancer for three years.

To find out more information about Heroes for Children and the events they host throughout the year, visit their website: www.heroesforchildren.org.