This Week in Houston’s Buzz: Memorial Hermann’s Razzle Dazzle Luncheon 2017 and More!

Memorial Hermann’s Razzle Dazzle Luncheon 2017

                Jacqueline Kinloch, Merele Yarborough and Gina Gaston

The 8th Annual Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle “Radiance” Luncheon recently took place at the Westin Houston Memorial City Hotel. Since 2010, Razzle Dazzle has generated more than $1.95 million to support breast cancer patients and their families through the Bobetta C. Lindig Breast Care Center. Len Cannon, co-anchor of KHOU-TV’s 4 and 10 p.m. newscasts, served as the emcee for the luncheon. Rev. Mary Gracely provided the invocation with the co-chairs, and Memorial Hermann Foundation CEO and EVP Anne E. Neeson, breast cancer survivor Leigh Rozelle, and the event’s honoree Hallie Vanderhider addressed guests as they enjoyed lunch. The Center is a comprehensive breast health facility with a full range of advanced screening, diagnostic services, and cutting-edge technologies. Over $300,000 was raised in the fight against breast cancer. The event was chaired by philanthropist Philamena Baird and Regina Garcia. The event was attended by more than 500 men and women who are passionate about breast cancer awareness and breast cancer research. Funds from this event will benefit early detection and outreach programs at the Bobetta Lindig Breast Care Center at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. For more information on breast cancer programs at Memorial Hermann Memorial City, visit or call 713.242.3000.

                                           Susan Sarofim and Kelly Krohn

                                    Len Cannon and Bernadette Verzosa


Engagement Announcement

She said, “Yes!” This past weekend at the H.M.A.A.C., a surprise engagement was pulled off in a spectacular surprise. Khalil Jackson proposed to Brittney Bradley and she said yes! Wedding details to come. Congratulations to the lovely couple!


For All Humanity Luncheon 2017

                                     Nelson Bowman and Janicca Lee

The Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston recently held a For All Humanity Luncheon 2017 themed “We Are One” that was recently held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at the Hilton Houston Post Oak Hotel in the Galleria Area. Proceeds from this luncheon will benefit the work of the Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston organization that serves more than 2,000 refugees each year fleeing persecution and violence in their homelands. The luncheon chairs were Mrs. Jennifer Moayyad along with Mr. & Mrs. Kohur “Mani” Subramanian. Dr. Shahin Tavackoli & Mrs. Nadia Tajalli were honored with the 2017 Refugee Services Humanitarian Awards. President and CEO of Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston Mr. Martin B. Cominsky welcomed everyone to the luncheon and reiterated how important it is for people to give to the organization. Mistress of Ceremonies was Fox 26 Meteorologist Casey Curry. Wonderful music was provided by the Freedom Jazz Ensemble. Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston brings people of diverse faith traditions together for dialogue, collaboration, and service, as a demonstration of shared beliefs.

                             Dr. Shahin Tavackoli and Mrs. Nadia Tajalli

                                   Alan Watkins and Wendy Ballard

                                    Martin Cominsky and Paula Sutton