HOUSTON (April 7, 2016) –Susan G. Komen® Houstoncelebrated the commitment and dedication of its top fundraisers at the 13th Annual Pink Honor Roll dinner on April 5th at The Houstonian Hotel. This special dinner honored the Top 100 fundraisers from the Pink Honor Roll Fundraising program, which was created in 2003 by Dorothy Paterson current Pink Honor Roll member and former Board member of Komen Houston. The program has been so successful it has been replicated by many Komen Affiliates throughout the country. More than 100 guests gathered at The Houstonian sponsored event, to celebrate the top supporters who collectively raised more than $468,964 in 2015. In addition, Komen Houston honored Gail Duke, Alison Evers, Jan Killian and Pamela English with a heartfelt tribute from their family and friends.
Event emcee Lauren Kelly of MIX 96.5, welcomed guests and introduced Professor and Chairman of the Department of Clinical Cancer Prevention at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Powel Brown, M.D. Brown provided guests with education on the breast cancer research advances being made by Komen funded scholars.
Each member of the Komen Houston Pink Honor Roll Fundraising Program was announced and the Top 10 fundraisers received a signature gift (for the ladies, a beautiful sequined purse from Laura Lee designs, and for the gentleman, an engraved watch from Dubin’s Jeweler’s). Together the Top 10 members of the Pink Honor Roll raised $184,522.58. Kelly also took a special moment to recognize the 2016 number one fundraiser, Brett Tisdale, who raised $34,714 for Komen Houston.
The dinner included a raffle of pink bedazzled champagne glasses, which in total, along with the donations of underwriters and centerpiece donations, raised more than $2,100 for Komen Houston. These donations and proceeds from the 2015 Komen Houston Race For The Cure® will help to fund community grants to local organizations for education, screening, diagnostic, treatment and support services to the uninsured and underserved in the Houston community. Fundraising is vital to the Komen Houston organization and events, such as the Pink Honor Roll dinner, allows Komen Houston to continue advancing its mission of saving lives and ending breast cancer forever.
“We are thrilled and humbled by the dedication of our top Pink Honor Roll fundraisers,”Dr. Adriana M. Higgins, executive director of Komen Houston, says. “The funds collected by this group will not only support research, but also provide 3,126 local mammogram screenings to women that could save a life.”
Enjoying the Pink Honor Roll Dinner were Dr. Powel Brown, M.D., Debbie Scanlon, Cindy Mixon, Brett Tisdale, Dorothy Paterson, Karen Holt, Kristen Barely, Denine Hughes, Kathy Nicholson, and Molly Bobrow.
About Susan G. Komen® Houston
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $800 million in research and provided more than $1.7 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/susangkomen and Twitter @SusanGKomen.
Established in 1990 by passionate volunteers to support the individuals in need throughout the Houston area, Komen® Houston has granted over $50 million to local programs for breast cancer education and awareness campaigns, lifesaving screening and treatment programs, and innovative cutting edge research. Serving Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty and Montgomery counties, Komen Houston continues its commitment to fundraising and grant making so that families battling breast cancer can get the treatment and support they need.
If you would like to learn about volunteer opportunities or get information about Komen Houston, visit www.komen-houston.org or call 713-783-9188.