“Mental health treatment” and “cocktail chic” don’t share the same page too often, but September 12th’s “Step into the Light: A Night of Clarity 2019” brought the two together nicely. Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted the gala at the Pearl Stable, where contributors enjoyed the “Green Light” specialty drink before sitting down for a three-course meal and raffle.
Sara Walker Private Events organized the flower-studded evening, which honored the incomparable Dr. Dianna Burns-Banks’ years of contributions to San Antonio’s medical care. As guests threw their lots in for the opportunity to win gift cards to places like Julian Gold, Kelly Wade Jewelers, and Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry, not to mention a 16-person suite at a Spurs home game for the upcoming season, they dined on braised short ribs and potato pave before capping things off with a marcona almond martini. They even got the chance to be part of the event’s abundance of colors, as their tables lit up whenever they made a donation to Clarity.
Clarity outlines its mission as helping “children, adolescents, and families overcome the disabling effects of mental illness and improve their ability to function successfully at home, at school, and in the community.” Thanks to the dozens of table sponsors this year, they’re well-equipped to provide the care and attention needed to give those struggling with mental illness the best possible shot at success.