benefiting LIVESTRONG and cooks childrens medical center
Fashion Show & Luncheon hosted by Jennifer Applbaum & Lee Nagel
April 12, 2012
Benefiting LIVESTRONG and Cook's Children's Medical Center

Co Chairs

Jennifer Applbaum headshot Jennifer Applbaum

Jennifer attended her first fundraiser for cancer when she was sixteen years old, just one month after her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.  Twenty years later, she is still passionately committed to the global fight against the disease. With over 10 years of corporate event planning and fundraising experience, including tenure at leading brands like The Coca-Cola Company, Jennifer is able to combine her professional skills and enthusiasm for LIVESTRONG through the creation of Dress 4 Yellow. Jennifer lives in Southlake with her husband, Lee, the Chief Marketing Officer of RadioShack, and their son, Bennett.  In addition to her work for LIVESTRONG, she serves as President of The Clariden School Parent Organization and is a member of The Junior League, as well as a dedicated supporter of women and children’s community organizations throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Lee Nagel headshotLee Nagel

Lee lost both her parents to cancer and was then diagnosed herself at age 36. Having won her battle against cancer, Lee felt a responsibility to use her experience to help others. As supporters of the LIVESTRONG Foundation, Lee and her husband, Steve, have learned a lot about grassroots fundraising. They started the Swing Fore! Yellow Golf Tournament in 2009 and have raised over $800,000. Lee is continuing to use her personal experience and dedication for LIVESTRONG through the creation of Dress 4 Yellow. Lee lives in Plano with her husband, Steve, and their two children, Sara and Andrew. In addition to her fundraising efforts for the LIVESTRONG, Lee sits on the Methodist Richardson Medical Center Foundation Board and visits patients locally, as well as a being dedicated volunteer at her children’s school.

Fashion Show Producer: Bret A. McKinney Productions

Bret McKinney is the Director of Visual Merchandising and Fashion Presentation at Stanley Korshak since 2000. From fashion show production to photo shoots to the fantastic visual displays for Stanley Korshak, Dallas' premiere luxury retailer, Bret has a love for visuals. He successfully produces annual events such as the Texas Ballet Theater's Annual Luncheon; the Saint Valentine's Day Luncheon & Fashion Show benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; DIFFA/Dallas; and the Fresh Faces of Fashion, benefitting the Suicide Crisis Center of Dallas. Bret is also a stylist with The Campbell Agency and does numerous runway projects throughout Texas. His passion lies in philanthropy and he serves on the Board of Directors for Texas' Next Top Designer, the Young Leadership Board for Gilda's Club North Texas, and The Limelight Group Board.

Public Relations and Media Inquiries:

Strauss Public Relations
Jenifer Strauss Dannhauser 214-352-6700
Kati Furseth 214-352-6705

Event Schedule

Registration & Silent Auction
VIP Reception
Fashion Show & Luncheon