FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Morning Pointe of Franklin residents got posh and prim for Chico’s annual fundraiser benefiting Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital at its downtown Franklin location. The seniors at the assisted living and memory care community were proud to be involved in the event, which raised $20,000 last year for the hospital programs.
One hundred-year-old Blanche Housley, and other residents, posed next to famous faces Miss Nashville and Miss Collierville, and special guests like Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital alum Grace. Mary Kay independent consultant Becky Lewis applied the makeup for the models, and Karen Hunter-Lowery, CMN Director for Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital pepped the ladies with words of encouragement. Together, the women flaunted the latest couture for a cause.
“Our residents had a great time and truly enjoyed being in the spotlight for this very special event,” says Ashley Briggs Polis, Lantern program director at Morning Pointe. “There was lots of intergenerational fun, as our seniors spent time with all of the fashionable ladies, reminding them of their hey-days. And to do it all for the children was meaningful for everyone.”