Hallie Vanderhider, Steve Tyrell, Philamena Baird, Regina Garcia,
Fady Armanious, Diane Lokey Farb, Tony Bradfield
Holly Alvis, Stacy Johnson, Bethany Buchanan
Jacqueline Kinloch, Merele Yarborough, Gina Gaston
Bobetta Lindig, Jona Lindig
Len Cannon & Bernadette Verzosa
Kelley Lubanko, Lesha Elsenbrook, Bobbie Nau, Shelley Reeves, Ellie Francisco, DeeDee Marsh
Chuck & Judy Stokes
Dorothy Ables, Tony Bradfield
Susan Sarofim, Kelly Krohn
Ann Cazalot, Dr. Sherri Levin, Nini Hale, Annie Tan
Bill King, Steve Tyrell, Arthur Baird boasting their brooches
Christine Napier, Grace Kim
Donna Vallone, Carol Linn, Diane Lokey Farb, Sallie Sargent
Jayne Johnston, Holly Radom, Kathryn Swain
Robin Muecke, Caroline Brown
Rosemary Schatzman, Christie Sullivan, Kristina Somerville
Trini Mendenhall, Mary Bergeron
Steve Tyrell, Regina Garcia, Philamena Baird, Hallie Vanderhider, Anne Neeson, Leigh Rozelle, Len Cannon
Susan Sarofim, Kristina Somerville, Sandy Barrett, Cheryl Byington
Suzie Johnson, Tatiana Seligman
Kim Padgett, Lara Bell
Sylvia Forsythe, Sidney Faust, Tamara Bonar
Shannon Wiesedeppe, Kathleen Beirne
What could make midday sweeter than the lyrical sounds of song man/producer Steve Tyrell? The Houston native brought it home for Memorial Hermann‘s Razzle Dazzle “Radiance” luncheon where he serenaded a swooning group of more than 500 women and a sprinkling of men.
The ballroom of the Westin Memorial City Hotel was awash in shades of pink and rose as the gathering fashionably celebrated Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The $300,000 raised at the eighth annual luncheon goes to the Bobetta C. Linding Breast Care Center at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.
Luncheon chairs Philamena Baird, Houston Arts Alliance board chair, and Regina Garcia, owner of the specialty shop Events, added the “radiance” to the always colorful Razzle Dazzle luncheon. The creative duo designed pearl and rhinestone brooches for every guest, the sparkling pins tucked inside dazzling gift boxes. “As a sign of unity,” Baird told the eager crowd, “we ask that you wear this brooch and make a commitment to share your radiance in the world.”
Noting that true radiance comes from within, the chairs joined the gathering in honoring Hallie Vanderhider — a managing partner with Denver-based SFC Energy Partners, community leader, three-time breast cancer survivor and a self-admitted fashionista. In introducing Vanderhider, Anne Neeson, Memorial Herman Foundation CEO and EVP, noted “Hallie is a woman of substance and style. Her commitment to this community is inspiring and we are honored she is an amazing supporter of Memorial Hermann.”
The fast paced program included leadership of emcee Len Cannon, KHOU Channel 11 news anchor, and contributions from breast cancer survivor Leigh Rozelle and Bill King, who conducted the live auction in his typically charming manner. Adding to the bottom line was Tenenbaum Jewelers, which contributed a $10,000 gift card with entry to win a $25 donation.
Who: Memorial Hermann Health System president and CEO Chuck Stokes, Susan Sarofim, Dr. Yvonne Cormier (in her pink scrubs), Sandy Barrett, Carol Linn, Donna Vallone, Tony Bradfield, Kristina Somerville, Gina Gaston, Bobbie Nau, Merele Yarborough, Soraya McClellan, Fady Armanious, Robin Mueck, Bobetta Lindig, Franelle Rogers and Stacy Johnson.