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chased for $220 each. Special tick- ets with VIP access and additional LOXO ^] K\O


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available at various recognition levels. Dress is cocktail attire. For information and to purchase


tickets, contact TMAF at (800) 880- 1300, ext. 1665, or email amy.goff@ texmed.org. More details can also be found at www.tmaf.org.


The TMA Foundation will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2018, including a gala at TexMed 2018 in San Antonio in May. The gala for 2014 featured a masquerade theme.


was $7,137. The newfangled Motorola International 3200 cellular telephone was weighing heavily — 2.2 lbs. to be exact — in coat pockets and bucket handbags across America. And, the TMA Board of Trustees


voted to reinvent its charitable arm, authorizing it to have its own board of trustees. Thus, the new Texas Medical Association Foundation (TMAF) was born with a mission “to fund initiatives with the power to help physicians cre- ate a healthier future for all Texans.” In 2018, TMAF will celebrate 25


years of creating a Healthy Now and a Healthier Future. “We cordially invite one and all to join us in celebration at the TMAF 25th Anniversary Gala,” said TMAF President Les H. Secrest, MD. The fete is scheduled during TexMed 2018 from 6:30 to 10:30 pm, Friday, May 18, 2018, at the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio. More than 500 physicians, commu- nity and business leaders, and friends of medicine will enjoy a cocktail re- ception, seated dinner, live musical entertainment by Matchmaker Band, and silent and live auctions with un- forgettable items. Proceeds from the silver gala will support TMA’s health improvement and quality-of-care programs. The event is TMAF’s larg- est unrestricted fundraiser of the year. Individual tickets can be pur-


Science teacher award winner: “It was teaching


that made the trip worth it” BEFORE HOLLY LANDof South Bosque Elementary in Waco knew she want- ed to be a teacher, she was studying to become an archaeologist. But during a trip excavating pyra- mids in Mexico in 2005, she realized she got more enjoyment out of teach- ing local school students how to oper- K^O ^RO MS^ct]


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worth it, and I knew that the moment I got home I would be changing my major to education,” Ms. Land wrote in an application essay that won her a third-place prize in TMA’s 2017 Er- nest and Sarah Butler Awards for Ex- cellence in Science Teaching. Do you know an outstanding sci- ence teacher? Then put that person’s name in the running for the 2018 award. Created in 1990, the awards recognize and reward elementary, middle, and high school teachers who use creative and innovative methods to cultivate student interest in medi- cine and science. First-place winners receive $6,000,


a $2,000 resource grant for their school’s science curriculum, and an all-expense paid trip to TexMed 2018 in San Antonio in May for the award MO\OWYXc 9XO Y`O\KVV \]^ ZVKMO winner receives an additional $5,000. Second-place winners receive


$4,000 and $1,000 for their school, and third-place winners receive


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