Thinking Pink, Stylish Luncheon Supports Fight Against Breast Cancer
SOME 550 GUESTS proved that pink is not only pretty but also pretty powerful, raising more than $300,000 to benefit breast cancer research, education and support services at a Post Oak Hotel luncheon last week for the American Cancer Society.
The stylish crowd loved the lunch’s fashion element. “Guests were greeted with models wearing the special Tickled Pink collection, carried exclusively at Tootsies, designed by luncheon special guest speaker and designer, Christy Lynn for the Christy Lynn Collection,” explained a rep for event organizers.
An insta-ready floral wall was also a hit with the social-media-savvy crowd.
As part of the program, Lynn was also interviewed by TV personality Len Cannon. The newsman and the entire room were moved to tears and the designer told of her mom’s painful breast cancer journey. It was noted at that nearly everyone in the room had either had breast cancer or been close to someone who has.
Breast cancer survivor Donna Lewis was among the chairs of the event, along with Allison Lewis Cattan and Emily Lewis. Survivor Leisa Holland-Nelson Bowman and Millette Sherman were honorary chairs.
“American Cancer Society has funded every major breakthrough in breast cancer research,” said the rep. “This has led to a 43 percent decline in the female breast cancer death rate. Currently, the American Cancer Society is investing $78 million in breast cancer-specific research,” with some $3 million earmarked for Houston projects.
Guest for the luncheon included, Cyndy Garza Roberts, DeeDee Marsh, Fady Armanious, Jana Arnoldy, Lesha Elsenbrook, Hallie Vanderhider, Yvonne Cormier, Marian Harper, Peggy Kostial, Brigitte Kalai, Sippi Khurana , Debbie Festari, Jacquie Baly, Lara Bell and Norman Lewis.
Beth and Cynthia Wolff
Beth Muecke and Gina Gaston
Denise Monteleone and Jim Martin
Hallie Vanderhider and Fady Armanious
Kendall Fisher and Rosanne Oelfke
Lesha Elsenbrook, Shelley Boyer, Christy Lynn, Ellie Francisco
Lia, Donna, Carrie, Lauri Vallone
Models with Christy Lynn
Nora Jarrard, Erica Noyes, Jenn Howe
Sidney Faust, Leisa Holland Nelson Bowman, Cora Sue Mach, Elsie Eckert
Sippi Khurana and Jenny Todd
Yvonne Cormier and Phyllis Williams