CancerForward’s Summer Standard Gala Dazzles 

By Jen Roosth
Photography by Jenny Antill and Priscilla Dickson

Over two hundred guests enjoyed CancerForward’s third annual Summer Standard gala at the Houston Country Club. The crowd was a sea of light and breezy summer gowns and white dinner jackets blending perfectly with the colorful and elegant club foyer and ballroom designed by Rebekah Johnson of Begner & Johnson Design.

Donna and Bob Bruni and Ellie and Michael Francisco chaired the evening honoring cancer survivor Denise Monteleone and Terry Zmyslo. This was a particularly special group of CancerForward supporters of all ages, thanks to honorary chairs Lisa and Mike O’Leary, Liz and Robert Rigney, as well as Tribute committee chairs Estela and David Cockrell, Stephanie and Ernie Cockrell and Millette and Haag Sherman, and founder Beth Sanders Moore.

After dinner, there were moving tributes to the honorees, followed by dancing to the Richard Brown Orchestra. The event raised over $225,000 for CancerForward, whose mission is to connect and educate cancer survivors.


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