Memorial Hermann In the Pink of Health Luncheon raises $800,000
On Friday, October 12, the 18th Annual Memorial Hermann’s In the Pink of Health Luncheon was held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott for day of fundraising, education, and to support family, friends, neighbors and colleagues battling breast or ovarian cancer.
From the silent auction and boutique to the incredible speech by Scott Hamilton, this year’s event was one to remember and raised more than $800,000, the highest to date.
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At the 18th Annual @memorialhermann #InThePinkofHealth Luncheon with the Olympic Gold Medal Winning Skater @scotthamilton84 speaking at the SOLD OUT event at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott. Honor a loved one by making a donation at https://www.memorialhermann.org/give-volunteer/make-a-gift-to-in-the-pink-of-health/ Learn more about the event at https://www.hellowoodlands.com/scott-hamilton-in-the-pink-of-health-luncheon/ #InthePinkofHealth #TheWoodlands #MemorialHermann
The four-time world and U.S. champion, philanthropist, author, television personality, and three-time cancer survivor Scott Hamilton was keynote speaker and shared an inspirational and moving message including his own battle with cancer. Scott Hamilton, best known for capturing the hearts of millions during his Olympic Gold medal performance in Sarajevo in 1984, knows a thing or two about cancer. Following his mother’s passing from cancer in 1977, Hamilton has journeyed three consecutive cancer diagnoses of his own, collectively setting him on a mission to support cancer research, treatment and care.
Founded in 2001, Memorial Hermann In the Pink of Health raises money to be reinvested into the greater Montgomery County area to fund cancer-related programs and services for patients and their families. Since its inception in 2001, In the Pink of Health has raised over $5 million, which has been redistributed directly into Montgomery County and surrounding communities to support breast and ovarian cancer.
View photos from the event on the Hello Woodlands Facebook page!
The sold out 2018 Memorial Hermann In the Pink of Health luncheon hosted over 1,200 attendees, included a jewelry pull for a .5 carat diamond solitaire on a gold chain donated by Robichau’s Jewelry, raffle for a two year, pre-paid lease on a 2019 BMW 440i convertible provided by BMW of Houston North and BMW of The Woodlands, and numerous silent auction items – all to raise funds for local cancer-related programs and services for patients and their families.
Josh Urban, Senior Vice President and CEO of Memorial Hermann The Woodlands and Northeast Hospitals, welcomed luncheon guests and Pastor Mark Sorensen, Associate Pastor of Harvest Contemporary Service of The Woodlands United Methodist Church, led the invocation to start the program. Brady Hull was the Emcee of the grand event including Committee Co-Chairs Cheryl Brady and Tiffany McClung, Amy and Tom Hauser who shared their testimony of battling and surviving cancer, a special musical performance by Mark Swayze, Pastor of Contemporary Music and Community Growth at The Woodlands United Methodist Church, and the inspirational message by guest speaker Scott Hamilton.
2017 In the Pink of Health allocations were highlighted in the program, including $227,000 to Canopy, a cancer survivorship center on the campus of Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center that is the first-ever center in Greater Houston that offers programs and support for cancer patients, survivors and caretakers. Allocations were also received by Interfaith Community Clinic, Judith L. Robinson Foundation, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center Oncology Nurse Navigator, The Rose, and more. Read about previous In the Pink of Health distributions here.
Learn more about In the Pink of Health and 2018 luncheon at www.inthepinkofhealth.org.