Susan G. Komen Houston Pink Honor Roll Acknowledges Houstonians Who Collectively Raised More Than $300,000 to Fight Breast Cancer

HOUSTON (April 18, 2019) – Susan G. Komen® Houston inducted into its 2019 Pink Honor Roll and Pink Power League its top fundraisers who supported the 2018 Race for the Cure®. The annual dinner event, held Tuesday, April 16th at The Houstonian Hotel and Conference Center celebrated volunteers whose commitment and dedication jointly raised more than $300,000 to fight breast cancer, including:

PINK HONOR ROLL

Anonymous Katie Denton Ryan Weis Sheryl Oldroyd
Jennifer Butler Marchelle Cleveland Jacqueline Stabell Cindy Mixon
Anna Szurgot Brandy Gum Lisa Engel Taylor Morris
Ashley Russell Heather Colmenter Cindy Joutraw Carrie Brinsden
Debbie Scanlon Anne Meyn Michael Till Adriana Serrano
Edward Guerrero Mary-Anne LeBlanc Lawrence Roberts Debra Cole
Hilary Ware Barbara  Giordanelli Margaret Kelly Raquel Cavazos
Linda Kubena Betty Bezemer Michelle Rolewicz Jenn Brooks
Andrea Hernandez Jo Castilleja Donna Anderson Marjorie Landry
Kathy Nicholson Jodi Navaretta Jennifer Simpson Rakesha Rogers
Molly Bobrow Warren Hall Linda Bliese Sharon Madkins
Janice Jucker Christina Nieves Catherine Louvier Aaron Muscarella
Kristen Barley Alicia De Leon Tara Ready Carlos Compain
Kavin Vickery Tommie Grant Niki Virani Joan Stewart
Denine Hughes Jordan Denton Mary Lynn Gammill Lynn Bell
Brenda Pattillo Khambrel Marshall Michelle Luo Wanda Harrell
Michele Hoefling Marianella Foschi Ana Baskharone Cecilia Sarabia
Mary Lynn Kallina Kristin Thrasher Darla Litton Leigh Tomaski
Wendy Bernstein Cindy Saenz Tequila Rheams Susan Boggess
Jaclyn Parmigiano Lynette Lamey Betsy Kamin Cindy Lewis
Pat Vice Marilyn Taylor Roxanne Tyler Ginny Kirklin
Denise Cansler Shirley Jolly Karen Rayford Rose Messer
Linda McCasland Alicia Henderson Tracie Schmitt Gina Wyszynski
Billie Froggatt Michelle Casper Michael Portnoy Dorothy Paterson
Karen Hodge Leslie Gray Anja Hunter Marc LeBlanc
LaTonya Lester Diana Moore Pamela Loyd Geron Morgan


PINK POWER LEAGUE

  1. Pasadena ISD Komen Team: $63,276
  2. Cheniere Energy Inc.: $25,491
  3. CenterPoint Energy: $22,656
  4. Team Kelsey-Seybold: $22,766
  5. Phillips 66: $18,770
  6. Just “CURE” It: $13,973
  7. Cruising for a Cure: $13,151
  8. Karen’s Krew: $12,651
  9. Molly’s Posse: $12,360
  10. The BUstlers: $11,220

The Pink Honor Roll consists of those individuals who raised $1,000 or more, going above and beyond to advance the fight against breast cancer. Pink Power League consists of the teams that raised at least $10,000. Event emcee and 2018 Race Co-Chair, Khambrel Marshall of KPRC, welcomed the honored guests, most dressed in pink, and introduced speaker Dr. Alastair Thompson, the co-Director of Baylor College of Medicine’s Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center. After learning about individualized breast cancer care from Dr. Thompson’s remarks, guests dined on a feast generously underwritten by The Houstonian, and then were formally inducted into the 2019 Pink Honor Roll and Pink Power League.

“Komen Houston is committed to saving lives locally and fighting cancer globally. We are investing more than $1 million in the community through research, grants and direct services,” said Julie Voss, Executive Director of Susan G. Komen® Houston. “We are grant makers, change makers, and innovators. Every major advance in the fight against breast cancer has been touched by us, and many of those advances have taken place right here in Houston at the world-renowned Texas Medical Center. Komen Houston is definitely so much more than ‘pink.’ Komen is where the end of breast cancer begins.”

With more than 8,000 participants, the 2018 Race for the Cure, Komen Houston’s annual signature event, raised more than $1.2 million to invest in research, education, screening and diagnostic services.

Susan G. Komen has long been known for funding research advances to fight breast cancer. Since the inception of its research program nearly 30 years ago, Houston researchers have received $93.5 million for 208 innovative grants to help identify and treat breast cancer. Last year alone, four Houston researchers received grants totaling $2 million. Additionally, through its community grants and direct services, last year Komen Houston provided more than 60,000 screening, diagnostic and support services to uninsured and underinsured women throughout Houston and its six surrounding counties.

Komen Houston’s Board President, Betsy Kamin, shared that Komen receives no fees for services and relies fully on the generosity of its supporters, who are rallied by volunteers like this year’s inductees.

The 2019 Komen Houston Race for The Cure® is scheduled for Saturday, October 5th. For more information, visit www.komen-houston.org or call 713-783-9188. To view the full photo gallery from the Pink Honor Roll Dinner, click here.

ABOUT SUSAN G. KOMEN® HOUSTON
SUSAN G. KOMEN® HOUSTON is committed to saving lives locally and fighting breast cancer globally. Komen Houston is the only local breast cancer organization attacking the disease on all fronts through education, screening, treatment, support, advocacy and research and has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent by 2026. The organization serves women and men throughout Harris and its surrounding six counties battling breast cancer by removing barriers to care and eliminating health disparities.

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