L-R: Children’s Medical Center of Plano patients Bryce Lane, Caden Lloyd, Eleanor Slate, Makenna Rodolph at Mercedes Benz of Plano.

A beautiful night of fun and entertainmentat the Mercedes-Benz of Plano!

The evening began with the 400+ attendees mingling whileenjoying small bites and beveragesfrom local restaurants including Sambuca 360, RA Sushi, Mi Dia From Scratch, Del Frisco’s Grille, Eatzi’s and Fireside Pies. Jazz saxophonist Dr. MarcusWhitmore was the lovely pre-show entertainment.

Everyone took to their seats for the 4th Annual Legacy of Love Benefit & Fashion Show event to begin while the crowd was welcomed by event chairs Jean Callison and Joyce Logan as well as Children’s Medical Center Plano, Senior Vice President and Administrator Michael Wiggins. They collectively reminded all what the night was about: benefiting the children ofChildren’s Medical Center Plano through the Women’s Auxiliary, Legacy Chapter.

Emcees Pete Delkus and Rikki Ragland, chief meteorologist at WFAA-TV and former NBC 5 news anchor, respectively, led the night. First to strolldown the runway were fiveChildren’s Medical Center Plano patients, followed by Children’s staff, volunteer modelsand Maddie, a Children’s therapy dog.Delkus and Ragland tookthe audience on a fashion journey withdesigns by TOOTSIES, Circa 2000 Menswear, Vineyard Vines and Claudia Lobao, worn by fashion models.

The night’s goal was to raise $150,000 for Children’s Medical Center Plano. The community support brought in anastonishingtotal of nearly$200,000 that evening which will be used for patient support, equipment and other program needs, such as Pet Therapy program. Other programs funded include Music Therapy, Bear Hugs, Center for Pediatric Eating Disorders, Children’s Research Institute and Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

Auctioneer Wendy Lambertthen took control of the program starting with an introduction ofthe night’s honorary chairs former Cowboys Darren Woodson and his wife, Tiffany. Afterthe 10-minute live auction, $31,000 had beenraised for Children’s.

The night ended with closing remarks by Sheri Steele, president of the Women’s Auxiliary to Children’s Medical Center Plano, Legacy Chapter. Coffee, dessert and entertainment by classical violinist Sarah Carmichaelwas enjoyed as the event came to a close. Plano Profile took great honor in being the Legacy of Love Benefit & Fashion Show event’s media sponsor.

The Auxiliary’s mission since 1962 has been to support Children’s mission tomake life better for children. For more information onthe Women’s Auxiliary clickhere.

Photography by Juan Pulido

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The Women’s Auxiliary, Legacy Chapter, was formed in 2010 to help meet the needs of Children’s Medical Center Plano, which officially opened its doors in August 2008. Net proceeds from the Legacy of Love Benefit &Fashion Show will go directly to Children’s Medical Center Plano. Since 2010, the Women’s Auxiliary, Legacy Chapter, has raised over $500,000 in support of Children’s mission to make life better for children.

Colbea Smith

Colbea Smith is a young professional who grew up in Plano and loves the community she will always consider “home”. She is a proud alumna of Texas State University – Go Bobcats! – who spent most...