Children at Risk Hosts True 'Stand Up' Comedy Night, Raises $350K

Children at Risk Hosts True 'Stand Up' Comedy Night, Raises $350K

Leisa Holland Nelson Bowman , Khambrel Marshall, Rashena Franklin

MORE THAN 350 supporters of local research and advocacy group Children at Risk laughed out loud in the name of charity! The group's 35th annual Stand Up for Children gala featured an uplifting act courtesy of Dana Carvey, and raised a whopping $350K.


The Hilton Americas ballroom was the site of the beautiful night, which began with galagoers perusing the silent auction and contemplated how many raffle tickets to buy — the Valobra heart earrings were stunning! The main program, emceed by Khambrel Marshall, included a toast to Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and community members Stacey and Al Lindseth.

A live auction followed, with paddles flying up to bid on the Colorado mountain vacation. And when Carvey took the stage, the enthralled crowd thoroughly enjoyed his masterful impressions.

April McGee, Bethany Buchanan, Kristen Cannon and Jayne Johnston

Wells and April McGee and Dr Bob Sanborn

Abby Vanegas, Scott Gilden

Veronica and Dana Gompers

Chris Miller and Brittany Hernandez,

Peter and Catherine Badger

Christine Johnson and Ghada Ali

Michael Gunther, Elizabeth Waggett

Cleison Pinto, Chris Wallace

Cynthia and Beth Wolff, Beth and Phil Lane

Marissa Kiefer and Deborah Gordon

Dana Carvey performing

Krista Frazier, Larry Wisniewski

Denise and Mike Maher

Karen and Peter Remington

Bob Sanborn, Deborah Gordon and Marissa Kiefer

Joann and Dan Longoria

Jenny and John Seo

Ed and Katy Wolff

Al Lindseth, Dana Carvey and Stacey Lindseth

Flo McGee and Wade Upton

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