Awareness event brings out society and survivors
October 11, 2013 by Sarah
It was a celebration of life at the annual Razzle Dazzle Pink! Luncheon earlier this week. The 4th annual fundraising lunch took place at the Westin Hotel in Houston on October 9th, with over 620 breast cancer survivors and supporters attending.
A New Orleans-inspired décor brought a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere to the luncheon. The center stage of the ballroom was backed by a screen representing an almost life-sized picture of a historic New Orleans building. The fashionable attendees, almost all wearing shades of symbolic pink, sipped champagne and enjoyed a catered lunch as they listened to speeches from breast cancer survivors and charitable committee members.
The afternoon’s keynote speaker was cartoonist Marisa Acocella Marchetto, whose works regularly appear in popular national magazines. Her most recent work is an autobiographical journey through her battle with cancer presented in a graphic novel format.
In addition to being a social function, the luncheon also represented an important landmark. Memorial Hermann City Medical Center’s Bobetta Lindig Breast Center was the main beneficiary of the charitable proceeds, and Wednesday’s event marked a fundraising grand total of $750,000 – thanks in no small part to Robin Mueck, who chaired the luncheon and helped raise in excess of $250,000 towards the cause.
Partnering with a local printing company is one way to meet the unique needs of events acting as both fundraisers and social events. Printing companies can create both luncheon necessities, such as place cards and menus, and community promotional items, like flyers and postcards.