The Founders of The Rose: Dorothy Gibbons and Dixie Melillo
What: Celebrating 25 years of providing breast cancer screening and paying tribute to the special honorees.
Where: Houston Marriott South
When: Thursday, November 10, 2011
Ticket Prices: $250 individual ticket
Beneficiary: The Rose
Host(s): The Rose
Master of Ceremonies: Khambrel Marshall
Honoree(s): Eileen Campbell, Mohamed Haq, Vicky Reynolds, Connie Yates, Casa Ole, Alden Clark, KPRC Local 2
Gala Chairperson(s): Jeanne Gillen
Honorary Chairperson(s): Judge Ed Emmett and Gwen Emmett
Committee Members: Debra Blenderman, Karen Campbell, Ellen Cohen, Dorothy Gibbons, Jeanne Gillen, Michelle Hanson, Brahana Howard, Bernice Joseph, Myrleen Knott, Yolanda Lopez, Pamela Lyle, Leach Lynch McFadden, Michelle Meissner, Anne Meyn, Leonidas Miranda, Donna Mittendorf, Helen Perry, Vicky Reynolds, Amy Rigsby, Toiee Roubein, Cody Siebert, Sherry Moore Trainer, Tom Watson, Mary Ann Webb, Deborah Williams
Sponsors: Oscar: Marathon Oil, Pinnacle Financial Strategies Foundation. Emmy: Woodforest National Bank.
Menu: Watermelon Gazpacho, Cucumber-Wrapped Garden Salad, Petite Filet with Mushroom Demi and Citrus Shrimp over Grits Cake, Trio of Key Lime Torte, Lenzer Torte and Mocha-Chocolate Torte with White and Dark Chocolate Cigar
Attire: Cocktail Attire
Event Coordinator: Michelle Hanson
Board of Directors: Bob Domec, Cherise Esparza, Jess A. Fields, James W. Freyer, Jeanne Gillen, Garrick Hatfield, Myrleen P. Knott, Michelle Meissner, Donna H. Mittendorf, Maria Todd, Corkey Turner, Tom Watson, Theodore Yang
Blacktie Photos by: Roswitha Vogler/photosbyrovo.com
The Rose reached 25 years of service, celebrating those they served, saying a 'thank you' to their supporters and remembering those they lost. On Thursday, November 10, 2011 the Houston Marriott South was the venue for this special celebration. The evening started with a reception and a silent auction, cancer survivors and supporters of The Rose mingled and bid on those many auction items.
The dinner and award presentation started at 7pm. Khambrel Marshall welcomed the guests to this special evening, followed by the invocation by Reverend Carol Bruse.
Honorary Chairs Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and Gwen Emmett gave their remarks before founder Dorothy Gibbons and Dixie Melillo took the stage and honored Helen Perry with the Rose Lifetime Achievement Award.
Dorothy Gibbons and Khambrel Marshall gave a multimedia review of 25 years of The Rose, which the guests filled with laughter and tears. After this review the award presentation continued and in closing Dorothy Gibbons asked all breast cancer survivors on the stage to celebrate their life and to remember those who they lost. The award celebration concluded with a rain of rose petals on the survivors.
About The Rose
The Rose was created by women who shared a passion for life and women's issues. Dr.Dixie Melillo's main concern was saving lives. She had seen too many advanced breast cancers and had watched too many women loose their battle. Dorothy Weston-Gibbon's passion was the value of women. If a woman could be convinced that she was worth the cost of a mammogram, then she'd believe she was worth something.
Since the beginning, The Rose has depended upon community support. Civic groups, foundations, corporations and indivudals along with the unwavering commitment of employees, physicans and volunteers all helped to create an organization that has changed the lives of countless women and families.
Find more information at www.TheRose.org