The Houston Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure will begin its 20th year of fighting the battle against breast cancer by “Painting the Town Pink” at the 2010 Pink Tie Gala, Saturday, March 6, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the InterContinental Hotel.
This year’s Gala theme is “Painting the Town Pink – Celebrating 20 Years of Komen Houston” and will surround guests with countless shades of the color pink symbolizing the thousands of survivors, volunteers and contributors that have helped Houston to become the top Komen Affiliate in the world for granting the most funds to its service area.
The Gala will again be presented by Kroger Food Stores and will begin with a cocktail reception and luxury silent auction, followed by a fabulous dinner and big board auction featuring. Guests will dance the night away to the sounds of Candy Coburn and Infinite Groove.
Along with the dinner and dancing, many exceptional individuals and groups will be honored for their continuous commitment to the Komen Houston Affiliate®. North Cypress Medical Center will receive the Hope Award for Ambassadorship, Paula and Gerard Stafford will receive the Hope Award for Individual Philanthropy and ConocoPhillips will receive the Hope Award for Corporate Philanthropy. All of these awards are bestowed on the business, individual or organization whose generous support has significantly advanced the mission of the Houston Affiliate®.
The Kendra Kirsch Co-Survivor Award will be given for the second year and is named in honor of Kendra Kirsch, a long-time Komen volunteer and breast cancer advocate who lost her battle with breast cancer after 10 courageous years in the summer of 2008 at the young age of 37. Kaye Driscoll is this year’s recipient of this special award which honors co-survivors who take on an incalculable role in the life of those battling breast cancer.
Money raised from the 2010 Pink Tie Gala will directly impact the Komen Houston Affiliate Service Area which includes Harris, Fort Bend, Chambers, Montgomery, Brazoria, Liberty, and Galveston counties by providing money for treatment, screening and education programs.
For more information: www.komen-houston.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713.783.9188.