Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Exposed: Jamie O'Banion Chairs Fundraiser Benefiting Aim at Melanoma

Thornwell Parker III, Suzanne Warner, Michael Lee, & Jamie Jo Boulogne

Sponsored by Compass Real Estate, Stanley Korshak and 505 Ranch Club at Cedar Creek Lake, Exposed raised over $140,000 to help fund the International Melanoma Tissue Bank Consortium, a first-of-its-kind critical research initiative. “We wanted Exposed 2019 to be more than just an event—our goal was to make it an experience,” says co-founder Suzanne Warner about the second biennial fundraiser benefiting AIM at Melanoma which was held Thursday, March 28th. Honorary chair and beauty entrepreneur Jamie O’Banion welcomed the crowd with a dynamic call to action, having had a previous scare with basal cell carcinoma, O'Banion stressed the importance of early detection. Compass chief evangelist Leonard Steinberg, a melanoma survivor himself, further reinforced the need for annual skin checks. And bringing the crowd to its feet, Felicia Corbray spoke passionately about her ongoing battle with ocular melanoma, a rare and potentially deadly form of the disease.

Jamie O’Banion

Highlights of the evening included a runway show featuring spring fashions from Stanley Korshak, Cabana Life and Katharine Kidd. Fine wines and spirits were provided by Deep Ellum Distillery, Les Calans Rose, Oceano Wines, Pogo’s Wine & Spirits and ROXOR Artisan Gin. Guests also enjoyed tastings from acclaimed Dallas restaurants including Capital Grille, Dolce Riviera, Fearings, Lovers Seafood, Sixty Vines and Sprinkles. Chef Dean Fearing was personally serving his famous enchiladas. The live auction featured four custom-curated art, fashion and travel packages valued at more than $71,000. Attendees had the opportunity to bid on a Hunt Slonem oil on canvas, courtesy of Laura Rathe Fine Art; a Kiton and Stanley Korshak Italian Experience; a Saint Barth Adventure from Far and Away Luxury Destinations, curated by Gina Porter; and a dual membership to the Crescent Club and Spa at the Hotel Crescent Court. Loree Rodkin rose gold and diamond hoop earrings, valued at $5500, were awarded to one lucky raffle winner. Every guest received a gift bag worth $250 featuring items from 505 Ranch Club, BeautyBio, Cabana Life, Jack Black, Liana Yarckin, SuperGoop! and Susan Posnick Cosmetics

The 350 plus attendee list included: Cathy Allday, Jamie Jo Boulogne (Co-Founder of Exposed), Tom and Rose Cole, Felicia Corbray, Darryl Freling, Kim Hext, David Kiger, Tiffany Luedtke, Kimberly and Peter Malouf, Robyn Neuhoff, Jamie O’Banion (Chair of Exposed 2019), Joe Pacetti, Susan Posnick, Jordan Rihani, Lisa Rocchio, Lindsey Sanders, Brenda Schoenfeld, Leonard Steinberg (Chief Evangelist, Compass), Jan and Dan Strimple, Suzanne Warner (Co-Founder of Exposed), Ann Wood, Alex Young and John Zogg. The tagline of the event was 'Get a Skin Check. Get an Eye Check. Write a Check’. Skin checks, eye checks and written checks are still going strong with exciting news already in the works for Exposed 2021. For more information about Exposed, please visit: