MD Anderson events benefit vital cancer research, cancer treatment programs
Legendary figures lend names to cancer center's signature fundraising events, helping raise nearly $2.5 million
Since 1990, A Conversation With a Living Legend® events across the country have raised almost $37 million for MD Anderson Cancer Center. The tradition continued in 2017 with three successful events raising nearly $2.5 million for vital cancer research and cancer treatment programs at MD Anderson.
Architect, artist and engineer Santiago Calatrava, Ph.D., was the honoree at a Sept. 14 luncheon featuring an interview with Judy Woodruff, anchor and managing editor of "PBS NewsHour." Proceeds support MD Anderson Cancer Center's Moon Shots Program™, a comprehensive effort to significantly reduce cancer deaths and transform cancer care.
Event Chair: Su-Su Meyer, Dallas
Presenting Sponsors: Andrews Distributing and Lyda Hill
Red Carpet Underwriters: Rosewood Corporation and Sewell Automotive
Broadcast journalist Janet Shamlian led the Nov. 15 conversation with philanthropist Rich Kinder, executive chairman of Kinder Morgan Inc. The MD Anderson Cancer Center dinner event broke the fundraising record for past Living Legend events throughout Texas, raising approximately $1.3 million.
Co-chairs: Denise Monteleone and Ellie and Michael Francisco
Honorary Co-chairs: Patsy Fourticq, Barbara and Charles Hurwitz, Kelli Kickerillo and Todd Forester, Joan Schnitzer Levy and Cyvia Wolff
Valet Parking Underwriter: Sewell Automotive
A Nov. 28 luncheon honored UT System Chancellor William H. McRaven, interviewed by Fox News' Chris Wallace. The MD Anderson Cancer Center benefit featured remarks by William Henrich, M.D., president, UT Health San Antonio (UTHSA), and honored police officers from UTHSA and UT San Antonio for their help in Houston during Hurricane Harvey.
Co-chairs: Kathy and Bill Johnson and Marsha and John H. Shields
Honorary Chairs: Mary and Bill Henrich, Kelly and Marshall Hicks, Peggy and Lowry Mays, Charline and Red McCombs
Title Sponsor: The Lewis Energy Group and The Rod & Kim Lewis Foundation