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Heroes for Children Appoints 2016 Board of Directors

Last updated Thursday, January 14, 2016 10:05 ET

Heroes for Children has announced its 2016 board of directors

Dallas, TX, 01/14/2016 / SubmitMyPR /

DALLAS, TEXASJan. 13, 2016— Heroes for Children – a unique nonprofit that provides financial and social assistance to families with a child battling cancer – has announced its 2016 board of directors. The board will guide strategy and initiatives for the organization to ensure that no family with a child battling cancer fights alone. 

Executive Director and Co-Founder: Larissa Linton

2016 Executive Board of Directors:

Chairman of the Board: Britton Sudduth

Vice Chairman of the Board: Thor Hoppess

Secretary: Kim Bannister

Treasurer: Tyler Rudd


2016 Board of Directors:

Co-Founder: Jenny Dowen

Skye Brewer

Stan Goldman M.D.

Kristen Habich

Marty Hand

Tracy Lange

Ted Leitch

Laura Liang

Mike Oldham

Tina Papandreou

JoAnne Shuey

James Shukis

Heather Simpson

Jo Trizila

Michael Weinstein


2016 Advisory Board – Dallas

Linda Armstrong Kelly

Suzanne Bock Grishman

Lucinda Buford

Christie Cahoon

Jennifer Dix

Kim Dodson

Angella Estess

D’Ann Faught

Bob Foster

Tanya Foster

Cindy Goodman

Rebecca Griffin

Leah Haberer

Jennifer Houser

Cheri Kortstvedt

Kristie Konstans

Randal Locke

Hunter Lord

Lynn McBee

Amy Mentgen

Bryan Moreno

John Mrozek

Doug Noon

Mary Martha Pickens

Chuck Putnam

Matthew Reiter

Jared Slack

Cameron Smith

Cindy Stager

Steve Stoler

Brooke Taylor

Alison Weinstein

Susan White

Chris Wolfe


2016 Advisory Board – Houston

Karen Baerenstecher

John Baerenstecher

Mital Brahmbhatt

Suzanne Coppola

Donya Davis

Carrie Evans

Mary Lou Kiley Seattone

Lori Lemon-Geshay

Debra Grierson

Kristen Heyburn

Helena Johnson

Thomas Johnson

Amy Johnston

Dana Kanatails

David King

Alissa S. Maples

Kenny Matula

Heather McLeskey

Kristi Oldham

Pamela Papadopoulous

William Papadopoulous

Alexander Papandreou

Jackie Sheahan


Heroes for Children relies on the leadership of the board of directors to help alleviate families’ worries, giving them comfort and a brief respite from the everyday challenges of fighting cancer through the organization and execution of the following events and programs:


·       Heroes and Handbags luxury handbag auction and luncheon is hosted each spring in Dallas and Houston.

·       Golf tournament is played annually in the Dallas and Houston areas.

·       Heart of Gold 5K and Fun Run is held in the Dallas area each September in honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

·       Hold’em for Heroes poker tournament is played each fall in Austin, Dallas and Houston.

·       Movie Day treats families served by Heroes for Children to a day at the movies – including fun-filled games, prizes and sweet treats.

·       Holiday Heroes offers full holiday joy to the families it serves throughout the year. Each holiday season, social workers choose families in need from hospitals across the state of Texas served by Heroes for Children. Families selected for the program are “adopted” and receive gifts for the entire family.

·       Laptops for Love donates new laptops to teenagers battling cancer. This unique program provides teens with a link to the outside world while undergoing cancer treatment and allows them to keep up with their schoolwork while away from the classroom.


About Heroes for Children

Heroes for Children is a unique nonprofit organization that provides financial and social assistance to families battling childhood cancer. Since 2005, Heroes for Children has helped alleviate families’ worries, giving them comfort and a brief respite from the everyday challenges of fighting cancer and care giving. Since its inception, more than $5.5 million has been given to 4,200 families in need. To learn more about Heroes for Children, please visit http://www.heroesforchildren.org.




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