Becky Livingstone, Jenni Schillser, Jacee Wolf, Christine Hoffer at the River Oaks Country Club luncheon benefiting The Rose
Honoree Dorothy Ables, chairs Chandos & Ike Epley, honoree Allison Allison at The Rose luncheon
Flo McGee, Wade Upton, Liz Rigney at The Rose luncheon
Theresa Einhorn, Ann Al-Bahish at The Rose luncheon
Rochelle Jacobson, Andrea Link, Gerrie Richards at The Rose luncheon
Dr. Melanie Johnson, Jeanie Frazier, Regina Rogers at The Rose luncheon
Sue Flaman, Julie Dill, Elaine Musick at The Rose luncheon
Kate Stukenberg, Mike Mahlstedt, Lindsey Brown at The Rose luncheon
Rica Suchma, Marian Harper, Jennifer Whistler, Kathy Crosby at The Rose luncheon
Chandos Epley, Dr. Angel Rodriguez
Honoree Dorothy Ables
What: The “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” luncheon benefiting The Rose Center for Breast Health Excellence
Where: River Oaks Country Club
PC Moment: The gathering of 450, mostly women, were held at rapt attention by Dr. Angel A. Rodriguez, oncology medical director at Natera and medical oncologist at Houston Methodist Cancer Center, who provided insights on “molecular residual disease assessment and treatment response monitoring in breast cancer.” He also applauded The Rose and luncheon guests for the $500,000 raised to further the nonprofit’s work providing early breast cancer detection for underserved women.
Rodriguez has been a longtime friend of The Rose and has played an integral role in saving the lives of hundreds of uninsured women.
The luncheon was chaired by award winning interior designer Chandos Dodson Epley and her husband Ike Epley. Honored were philanthropists Dorothy Mathias Ables and Allison Cain Allison. Contributing to the event were co-chairs Mary Lille and Mary Hammon Quinn, arrangements chair Jacee Wolf and reservations chair Carrie Miller.
In a fateful coincidence, Chandos Epley and Allison Allison are both breast cancer survivors. In fact, after a successful 30-year career in interior design, Allison was encouraged by a friend to have her overdue mammogram which led to life-saving detection. Since that time, she has devoted her focus to philanthropic efforts.
Lead underwriters of the successful luncheon included Johnette and Keith Dodson, the Epleys, the Jacobson Family Foundation, Carole and Jim Looke, Doug Perley, and Allena and Ashley Madray.
PC Seen: Lindsey Brown, Regina Rogers, Kate Stukenberg, Pam and Bill Boyar, Wade Upton, Collier Blades, Anne-Laure Stephens, Kim Moody, Susie Cunningham, Paige Crist, Tracy Hale, Chelsea McDermott, Rica Suchma, Marian Harper, Jennifer Whistler, Kathy Crosby, Becky Livingstone, Jenni Schillser, Jacee Wolf, and Christine Hoffer.