Cancer Therapy and Research Center Hosts Annual Fundraiser
By Ellie Leeper
Photography By Greg Harrison
THE SCENE: Sandi and Bob Kolitz recently hosted a cocktail reception in their home that honored committee members of the Cancer Therapy and Research Center at UT Health Science Center San Antonio. It was a precursor to the 22nd Annual San Antonio Express-News Book and Author Luncheon, benefitting the Institute for Drug Development (IDD), the Phase I Clinical Research program of the Cancer Therapy and Research Center (CTRC). Committee members were invited to the Kolitz’s home to meet the authors highlighted at the luncheon the following afternoon. The reception honored six authors of newly published books by Kay Bailey Hutchison, Scott Anderson, Jamie Deen, Kathleen Kent, A. Scott Berg and Bob Staake.
THE VIBE: Guests mingled, sipped beverages, and were treated to a culinary experience catered by the RK Group, while the table arrangements and embellishments were designed by Flair Floral.
THE CAUSE: The luncheon is an annual philanthropic event that has raised over $3 Million for Phase I Clinical Research in 22 years. Proceeds from the luncheon help the IDD develop new ways to prevent cancer and novel cancer treatments, including targeted, viral-based and immune therapies, as well as combinations of agents with diverse ways of attacking cancer cells. CTRC is one of only four National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in Texas.