WHAT: HelpCureHD Luncheon at Tootsies
The Houston community joined together at Tootsies, Houston’s foremost luxurious shopping destination, to learn about Huntington’s Disease on Tuesday, August 28th. The private luncheon started with a champagne reception to mingle, fashion show and a silent auction with an array of Houston Astros experience and memorabilia. Joe Smith and Allie LaForce, founders of HelpCureHD, brought together a powerful group to raise awareness and funds for HelpCureHD. Houston top philanthropists and socialites turned out for this event. Surprise guests Lance McCullers Jr., Jose Altuve, plus more Astro players dropped by to support fellow teammate, Joe Smith. An appeal for the cause generated significant funds and a variety of silent auction including tickets to The Master kept supports bidding. Joe and Allie know that there is along road ahead of them when it comes to helping those suffering with HD, but according to Joe, he and Allie are “Up for the challenge and going full steam ahead! Joe and Allie have made a commitment to helping those suffering from the disease and by eliminating the gene one child at a time.