Welcome, everyone, to Out and About – here to catch you up on what’s happening in the Lake Houston area!
Over 600 people attended the Mothers Against Cancer luncheon in December and because of all that amazing support, MAC was able to present a check for $332,000 to Texas Children’s Cancer Center for pediatric cancer research! What a fantastic job by the committee! Now they are turning their attention to the Virginia Gandy 5K Run & Walk being held Saturday, April 27, at Kingwood High School and the Be The Match registry drive for bone marrow transplantation. All it takes is a simple cheek swab. For patients diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma and other life-threatening diseases, a bone marrow or cord blood transplant may be their best or only hope for a cure. Seventy percent of patients who need a transplant do not have a fully matched donor in their family. They depend on Be The Match supporters to find a match to save their life.
The Kingwood Area Alumnae Panhellenic Association (KAAPA) will host Sorority 101, an informational meeting on the sorority recruitment process, Saturday, March 30, at 1 p.m. The presentation will be held at Kingwood High School in the LGI Room 2210. The presentation is expected to be an hour long followed by a question-and-answer segment with the KAAPA executive board. This presentation is open to high school juniors, seniors, college students and their parents who are interested in learning more about the sorority recruitment process. Topics that will be addressed during the program include an introduction to the recruitment format, sorority academic and financial expectations, as well as what to expect after becoming a member of a sorority. Alumnae members of KAAPA, as well as the executive board, will be on hand to answer questions and offer advice. This is a great opportunity to hear more about the entire Greek Life experience and help those interested in participating in sorority recruitment put their best foot forward. We encourage all interested young women and their parents to attend to learn more about sorority sisterhood.
In The Pink is underway after the official Kickoff Party, held at Gwendolyn Crawford’s lovely home, with fun upcoming events leading to October’s luncheon. In The Pink co-chairs Cynthia Calvert and Tom Broad welcomed everyone as they mixed and mingled. Denise Krieger, Gina Remmes, Patsy Oliver, Julie Martin, Millie Garrison, Kelly Paull, Marilyn Mann, Isa Gould, Anne Marie Blacketer, Dr. Roger Brown, Connie Chandler, Tamara Paul, Brenda Miller, Pam McNair, Kathy Adkins, Tracy Hobson, Trey Hill, Tim Baker and a whole host of supporters gathered around to sign up for the different committees. Announcements will be made as to the various activities like Play for the Pink Golf Tournament and the HISD Pink Out as soon as we can. I can share that the Lights of Pink Awards Committee, which celebrates the dedication, hard work and outstanding accomplishments of just some of the exceptional people who are helping cancer patients, cancer survivors, and the dedicated caregivers and fundraisers, are now taking nominations for the different categories.
The Tribune’s own Patsy Oliver slipped away for a private ceremony March 9 and married fiancé Michael Villanueva. The two say they’ll have a small reception in the near future to celebrate with friends and family.
I can also announce that you all have another occasion to wear that fabulous hat or fascinator that you didn’t get to wear at the Derby. The Pink Tea will be held at The Nathaniel Center June 1 and will have two seatings. The first will be a children’s tea at 11, so get your little darlings their fairy wings and tiaras soon. Later in the afternoon will be for adults only with tables for two, four and eight available and, of course, pink champagne! I expect this one to sell out quick so book early as soon as the tickets go on sale. For more information on both the Lights of Pink Awards and the Pink Tea, go to northeasthospitalfoundation.org and check often as we continue to update information on the various events.