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Bear the Load Luncheon

The Ninth Annual BEAR the Load Luncheon, benefiting BEAR..BE A Resource for CPS Kids, will be held Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at River Oaks Country Club, at 11:00 am. This event is the largest annual fundraiser for the organization.

BEAR..BE A Resource for CPS Kids, located at 2223 West Loop South, offers hope and
help to abused and neglected children and the caseworkers who protect them. BEAR
provides emergency goods and services directly to children under the care of
Children’s Protective Services (CPS) in Harris County.

The luncheon will honor Kim Mason Strange with the Catherine Clark Mosbacher Founder’s Award. Kim Strange, a past Board Chair and current board member, is an active and passionate community volunteer, having served on numerous boards, including St. Francis Episcopal Day School, St. Luke’s Episcopal Health Charities, Delta Gamma Foundation and the Junior League of Houston. Her tireless efforts on behalf of BEAR have made a significant impact in growing the organization to meet the increasing needs of our community.

Luncheon chair, Katherine Tower, is pleased to announce the keynote
speaker for the luncheon is Rosalind Wiseman.

Ms. Wiseman is the best-selling author of Queen Bee Moms and Kingpin Dads, and the book Queen Bees and Wannabes (the basis of the 2004 movie Mean Girls starring Lindsay Lohan and Tina Fey). Ms. Wiseman is a monthly columnist for Family Circle Magazine, a frequent guest on the Today Show, and has been profiled on Oprah, CNN, Nightline, and Good Morning America.

Guests may purchase books and have them signed, either before or after the luncheon, by Ms. Wiseman. There will also be a Q & A session immediately after the author’s speech.

There will also be a raffle at the end of the luncheon.

Individual tickets for this event are $200, and underwriting opportunities begin at $2,500.

Please contact Mary Green 713.940.3073 or mary.green@dfps.state.tx.us.

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