Houston Texans & Socialites Masquerade for a Cure-Jamie’s Hope 4th Annual Gala

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On October 23, 2015, “Old Hollywood Glam Attire” and masks were worn by guests who attended one of the most anticipated, celebrity packed, fundraising events in Houston- the fourth annual Jamie’s Hope Foundation Masquerade for a Cure Gala. The Jamie’s Hope team works year-round to support personalized medicine research at M.D. Anderson.

Upon arrival at the Corinthian, guests were greeted by a mob of paparazzi decked out in 1940’s attire and a duo of live Oscar statues flanking the grand staircase. Passed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails flowed as a solo artist entertained the crowd, a magician kept the surprises coming and Marilyn Monroe mingled with guests. The main event kicked off with The Richard Brown Orchestra welcoming everyone into the ballroom. Houston Texans football player guests included: Brian & Megan Cushing, Garrett & Ericka Graham, Chris & Jenny Myers, Chester & LaToya Pitts, Kevin & Caroline Walter, and John & Amanda Weeks.

Houston’s favorite weather girl, KHOU’s Chita Johnson, and former original Houston Texan, Chester Pitts, emceed the evening. Houston Texan’s former all-pro center, Chris Myers, took the stage as auctioneer and raised nearly $20,000.00. The foundation honored, 3-year supporter, Bob Allen who is battling a rare form of T-Cell Lymphoma. Jamie’s Hope presented Dr. Tsimberidou with a check for $101,000.00, displaying the funds raised in 2014 for targeted therapy research.

Who: Jamie’s Hope Founder Jamie Gilmore, Honorary Chairs Timothy Bedore, Pete Bell & Carrie Broussard, Jamie’s Hope Founders Garrick Glascock & Cindy Barnes; Executive Director, Amanda Abiassi: and Board Members Mark Levesque, Neera Patidar, Andrew Pidgirsky and Nancy Smith. The “Queen & King of the Ball” award was presented to John and Elizabeth Ehrman for their outstanding fundraising efforts.

In the crowd: Dr. Quang & Staci Henderson, Brian & Lois de Armas, Billy Frank and Yessica Quintana, Dr. Charles & Tammie Johnson, Dr. Roy & Raakhee Kumar, Angela Lipsey, Trey and Jessica McCreary, Brent Milam and Lara Bell, David Thomas and Lauren Thomas, Dennis & Andrea Thompson, and Lee & Seliece Womble.

Event sponsors: EnVouge Events, DJU Productions, Johanna Terry Events, Peli Peli, Security National Mortgage Company, Squeezed Juice, Bayview USA Holdings LLC, Southwest Infiniti, Glacier Pool Supplies & Spas, IW Marks Jewelers, Greenberg, Grant, and Richards, TCP Capital Partners, Lasher Consulting Services, ProActive Media Group, Brand New Media, Jackson and Company, House of Hough, EB Inc., For Heaven’s Cake, Mike’s Dance Floor Rentals and Signature Aspen Imaging LLC. Media partners included Absolutely Memorial Magazine, KHOU Channel 11 and Houston Modern Luxury Magazine. Photography sponsors; EarchPhoto, Quy Tran Photography, Omar Marcos Photo and Hung L. Truong Photography, and hair and makeup sponsors; Makeup by Wendy and Blush and Company.

The Jamie’s Hope team supports personalized medicine research at M.D. Anderson while helping those directly affected by cancer and raising awareness on cancer prevention and early detection. The success of Jamie’s Hope is credited largely to sponsors who lend their names and financial support. By participating as a sponsor, your organization can benefit from extended exposure through media campaigns and promotional efforts.

Do not miss Jamie’s Hope’s next event the Angel Tree Mission Project at The Capital Grill in City Centre on Wednesday November 18th. Help brighten Christmas for families struggling with cancer. Purchase tickets for only $50, which includes complimentary drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and a door prize ticket. Tickets are available at Jamie’s Hope Angel Tree Mission Project .

For small donations companies enjoy excellent exposure to an important segment of their target audience while helping Jamie’s Hope accelerate groundbreaking cancer treatments and aiding cancer patients in need. For more information on becoming a Jamie’s Hope sponsor, please contact Executive Director, Amanda Abiassi, at Amanda@JamiesHope.org. Be sure to purchase your tickets early next year for Jamie’s Hope’s 5th Annual Masquerade for a Cure Gala. This event always sells out, and it is an event you do not want to miss!

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