Welcome, everyone, to Out and About – here to catch you up on what’s happening in the Lake Houston area!
The Hot Pinks, chairs of the different committees for In The Pink of Health 2019, have been hard at work gearing up for the many different events leading up to the annual luncheon Oct. 18 at the IAH Marriott. Head Pinks Cynthia Calvert and Tom Broad, together with Brooke Baugh, have gathered the Hot Pinks and have been keeping us on task. Committee members include Gwendolyn Crawford, Kelly Paull, Gina Remmes, Tracy Monk, Trey Hill, Claire King, Ginger Bertrand, Diane Blanco, Dixie Frantz, Deborah Rose Miller, Patsy Oliver, Kathy Adkins, Angi Lewis, Pam McNair, Marilyn Mann, Marco Olivedes, Sylvia Saumell and Rebecca Tribo. Look out for various community partners who are donating proceeds through Partners in Pink. The first event this year was the Pink Tennis Tournament held at The Clubs of Kingwood. The Tennis Ladies raised over $9,000 that will support the mission of In The Pink and Project Mammogram. If you haven’t yet, gather a foursome for Play for the Pink, our second annual golf tournament, that will be held at Oakhurst Sept. 20.
New at this year’s tournament is Putt for the Pink, which is for those who aren’t so great at golf but love a fabulous time enjoying delicious light bites, wine and spirits, shopping AND learning a thing or two about the game of golf on a gorgeous putting course. Putt for the Pink participants will gather at 4 p.m. and join the golfers for dinner and post-tournament festivities after the Play for the Pink Golf Tournament. This year’s Humble ISD Pink Out game will be Atascocita High School vs. Summer Creek High School Oct. 25. Look out for those T-shirts to be available for purchase from volunteers at the high schools, then wear them on the day of the game to turn the stands pink!
Nominations are now being accepted for the Lights of Pink, which will be awarded at the annual In The Pink Of Health luncheon at the IAH Marriott Oct. 18. The Lights of Pink Committee celebrates the dedication, hard work and outstanding accomplishments of just some of the exceptional people who are helping cancer patients, cancer survivors and dedicated caregivers and fundraisers. Our committee is proud to recognize the impact and contributions these individuals and organizations have on the lives of so many in the fight against cancer. We hope that these awards will encourage those still in the fight and inspire the next generation of cancer warriors. Help us shine a rosy light on the many around us who tirelessly help out in any way they can in the battle against this disease. Nomination forms and information about the luncheon and the mission of the Northeast Hospital Foundation are available at northeasthospitalfoundation.org.
In 2015, Demi Janak, Linsey Tomlinson, Loren Dempsey, Magan Unroe, Madi Cloberdants, Madi O’Neal, Shay Watson, Dakota Hoech, Devyn Yanello, Maggie McCloskey, Holly Soniat, Kylie George, Cameron Taylor, Josie Moore, Amber Fillibrandt, Savanna Cate and Ashley Sypert, collectively known as the Hargrave Lady Falcons softball team, made Huffman history as state champions and for their efforts a monument was erected on their field and championship rings were bestowed to the players. Fast forward to 2019 and Alli Humphries, Madison Anderson, Hagen Pike, Dez Cardenas, Lainie Jensen, Kenzie Gates, Talynn Morace, Christin Haygood, Kyndel Berard, Lauren Reese, Kelly Farrell, Katy Janes, Tiegan Boyd, Rilea Morace, Andrea Hortch, Skylar McCrary, Lindsey Gonzalez, Bella Reid and Kylen Padgett did it again, winning the coveted state champion title. To fund their own commemorative monument and championship rings, the Lady Falcons started an online fundraiser that raised almost $13,000 and the community is rallying around them. With some funds contributed by the school and more fundraising drives along the way, this group has shown that they can get the job done. Congratulations!
Congratulations, Tony and Leslie Raffa, on Amedeo’s 34th anniversary! At their celebration, scattered around the room, were a whole lot of familiar faces, including Danell Fields, Cheryl Austin, Eileen Booher, Linda Prator, Melissa Shoemaker and Marcia McIver.
Happy Birthday, Cynthia Calvert, Millie Garrison and Gwendolyn Crawford, who, together with Kelly Paull, celebrated with a fun birthday lunch at Pappasito’s. What’s with not wearing the sombrero? Next time, y’all get to take turns!