MD Anderson 75th Anniversary Gala

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee

On Thursday, November 10, 2016, MD Anderson held its Diamond 75th Anniversary Gala celebrating seventy-five years of making cancer history on Fannin Street and Holcombe Boulevard – Texas Medical Center. The mission of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education of undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public. Masters of Ceremonies were Bob Schieffer and Gerald McRaney, and many distinguished guests included: Joe Biden (Vice President of the United States) who gave Remarks, James A. Baker III (Former Secretary of State), William McRaven (The University of Texas System Chancellor), Yolanda Adams (Grammy Award-Winning Musician) and Houston Celebration Chorus directed by Ernest Walker, Ronald A. DePinho, M.D. (MD Anderson President), Reba McEntire (Singer, Actress), and Houston Children’s Chorus.

Ambassador Edward, Francoise Djerejian,  Mark and Christina Hanson

Ambassador Edward, Francoise Djerejian, Mark and Christina Hanson

Justin and Terri-Ann Bird

Justin and Terri-Ann Bird

Melissa Wilson and Khambrel Marshall

Melissa Wilson and Khambrel Marshall

Ronald and Regina Jackson

Ronald and Regina Jackson

Congressman Al Green and Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush

Congressman Al Green and Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush

Tyrone Willis and Dr. Carolyn Farb

Tyrone Willis and Dr. Carolyn Farb

Yolanda Adams

Yolanda Adams