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March 2020- Houston

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STREETS MEMORIAL PARK BRIDGE BASH IS AN OVERPASS BLAST. SHELBY HODGE CHECKS IN. PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVE ROSSMAN. L ittle did drivers know as they zoomed beneath Memorial Park's living bridge that there was a party going on overhead. Memorial Park Conservancy's Urban Wild young professional group takes over the bridge for an annual al fresco fundraiser, and on this night, cool temps and starry skies provided the perfect stage for the Glowing in the Park-themed Bridge Bash. Illuminated orbs on cocktail tables and glow sticks helped guests embrace the theme. DJ Tran spun the discs as 220 revelers checked in at the foot of the bridge, then strolled up to the cocktail, dessert, and coffee stations. Dancing was encouraged, as was a stop at the Smilebooth photo booth. WHO: Chairs Alexis Caruselle and Jeffrey Yates, guests Steven Caruselle, Krissy and George Pepi, Kathleen Hotze, Ashley Underwood, Megan and Luke Hotze, Brandi Lisenbe, Andrew Lin, Caroline Dawson, Nina and Matt Raley, Maryam and Will Rahman, and Erika and Matt Priest. See more Shelby Hodge at WILD IN THE Luke & Megan Hotze, Matt Hotze Elijah Beal & Meghan Spivak Will & Maryam Rahman, Nina & Matt Raley Ashley McKenney John Shaeffer Olivia Wethington Abby Barnett Amanda & Britton Bissett Grand & Lindsay Amburn Drew Williams, Ashley Underwood Michael Bassila, Cara Lambright, Rob Erni OPERATION HIDDEN TALENTS PHYSICIANS DROP THEIR LAB COATS FOR MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AND ARTIST BRUSHES SHELBY HODGE JOINS THE PARTY. PHOTOGRAPHY MARI RICE. F or this evening celebrating the talents of Texas Medical Center physicians, the ballroom of The Post Oak Hotel was transformed into a stage. Who knew that cardiologist Dr. Khashayar Hematpour is also a classical pianist, or that gastroenterologist Dr. Isaac Raijman is an accomplished painter. The Arts of Healing benefit for Sunshine Kids spotlighted the under-the-radar talents of two dozen physicians. Guests perused exhibitions of paintings and photography while medical musicians performed a variety of musical genres. Following dinner, the cocktail-attired throng hit the dance floor to the rocking tunes of The Chocolate Orb, led by otolaryngologist Dr. Eric Powitzky. WHO: Arts of Healing founder Lori Raijman, Dr. Henry Mentz, AnaLisa Cole, Craig Biggio, Drs. Taylor and Bradley Kim, Hannah Swiggard, Dr. Soham Roy, Katie and Jason Aldmon, Dr. Brandon Goodwin, Kristen Collins, and Dr. Mark Dannenbaum. See more Shelby Hodge at Lori & Dr. Isaac Raijman Cathleen Fishel Erin Gready Hannah Swiggard Aïda Eltorie, David Titus Dr. Josh Brier Byron Smith, Christen Springs, Geoff Fasel Drs. Debra Harvey and Patrick Reardon in front of Raijman's art. 98

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