Society / The Seen

Romance Novelist Details Her Breast Cancer “Awakening” to Rapt Houston Crowd, Helps Raise $400,000

BY // 10.14.16
photography Dave Rossman

What: Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle luncheon

Where: The Westin Houston Memorial City

PC Moment: Guest speaker novelist Elin Hilderbrand told the gathering of more than 560 that her battle with breast cancer was less a burden than an awakening, telling the audience that “only in facing what threatens our being do we learn what it means to be alive.” Chairs Kristina Somerville and Hallie Vanderhider led the benefit for the Bobetta C. Ling Breast Care Center at Memorial Hermann Memorial City to record proceeds of more than $400,000.

Who: Honorees and breast cancer survivors Mayor Pro-Tem Ellen Cohen and Mary Ann McKeithan, emcee Chita Craft, jewelry designer Robert Procrop, Suzie Johnson, Philamena Baird, Dr. Yvonne Cormier, Sandy Barrett, Bobetta Lindig, Mady Kades, Kelli Weinzierl, and DeeDee Marsh.

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