Second Wind for Life, in conjunction with the American Heart Association and Go Red for Women, held its first annual cocktail reception and fundraiser themed “Fashionable Taste” on Feb. 18. The event was at the Health Museum, located in Houston’s posh Museum District, with an audience of over two hundred cardiology patients, survivors, supporters, family and friends.
Founded by Arthur and Deborah Brandon, Second Wind for Life is a Texas-based nonprofit organization that promotes awareness of chronic diseases and medical-financial hardships faced by individuals in the community with major medical diseases. Second Wind for Life works with seven organizations including American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Lupus Foundation of America, National Glaucoma Research, National Kidney Foundation, National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America.
The focus is on education, research, and prevention of chronic diseases. The evening’s attendees were treated to a private tasting hosted by local Houston food vendors and a mini concert by renowned saxophonist Theresa Grayson along with a viewing of the 2012 Health Museum Exhibit. National poet Se7en and Houston Style magazine’s entertainment reporter Rebecca Briscoe served as co-hosts for the fundraiser which showcased Houston’s well-known Exclamation Dance Company. Keynote speaker and cardiologist, Dr. Jonas Garcia, delivered a heartfelt speech that was followed by additional entertainment and a silent auction.
Article by Alexandria Green