The Patient Institute’s Gala Honors Survovors
By Cindy Dickerson
Photographed by Greg Harrison
THE SCENE: Guests gathered at the Eilan Hotel for The Patient Institute’s annual gala. This awards ceremony paid tribute to three cancer survivors who have publicly shared their stories to encourage community awareness and this year’s honorees were Vivian Bucay, M.D., Henry Cisneros and Leslie Mouton.
THE CAUSE: Co chairs for the event were Cynthia Kirksey, Shari Pullman and Angela Zarnotti. The Patient Institute is an independent not-for-profit charitable research and educational institution whose mission is to empower patients and their caregivers to navigate the healthcare system. The Institute accomplishes its mission by providing free educational programs, developing and disseminating healthcare navigating tools and performing research both directly and in partnership with other organizations in the community.