EVERYTHING’S COMING UP ROSES: THE 9TH ANNUAL HOLLY ROSE RIBBON FOUNDATION DINNER

By Jennifer Roosth  Photography by Herb Hochman

TSD1 Chairs Kim Padgett,  John Evatz, and Jessica Rossman
Chairs Kim Padgett, John Evatz, and Jessica Rossman

We love a great party, don’t you? Especially for a worthy cause.  Recently, everything was coming up roses – and so much more – at the 9th Annual Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation Dinner at Fleming’s River Oaks that was sold out to the restaurant’s capacity before a single invitation could be mailed.

Over 200 guests attended the “Shade of Roses” dinner which raised $100,000 and included a wine-pairing five-course dinner and a fete of the best wines from around the world, thanks to Fleming’s River Oaks and operating partner Sam Governale. What’s not to love about that?

Roses by Lexus Florist and cookies by Mr. French's Bakery
Roses by Lexus and cookies by Mr. French’s Bakery

The event was chaired by Kim Padgett, Jessica Rossman, and John Evatz, and honored Diane Caplan and Alex Martinez with the Tracey Hilfman Award. Founders of the foundation, Dr. Franklin and Cindi Rose, and their children, Erica Rose and Ben Rose, with his fiancée Laura Max Nelson, presented the award to the honorees.

Shelby Kibodeaux, Cindi Rose, and Bruce Padilla
Shelby Kibodeaux, Cindi Rose, and Bruce Padilla

The highlight of the evening was a proclamation from Mayor Annise Parker declaring Sept. 14, 2014 Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation Day in Houston.

The charity, named for Cindi Rose’s late sister Holly Skolkin, helps uninsured patients in need of reconstructive surgery after undergoing cancer treatment. For more information, visit http://www.hollyroseribbon.org

David Hilfman and Estelle Love
David Hilfman and Estelle Love