Last night, Lou and I attended a special committee meeting to help plan and execute a fund-raiser to help those with NF in the Houston area. The fund-raiser will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at the Hotel Derek, in the Galleria area of Houston.
I am proud to be Honorary Chairman of this important event and I hope all of my friends can join me in this very worthy cause! Below is a letter from our Houston Highlights Chairman, Ishma Blackwell, detailing the event. It’s going to be a lot of fun!
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“Please join me in participating in the 10th Annual “Houston Highlights, Celebration of the Chefs.” We have over 25 chefs participating in the event. Becoming a sponsor or table host gives you the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Texas children and their families who struggle with neurofibromatosis every day.
As a sponsor or table host, you will enjoy a four-course dinner for 10 at one of the area’s finest restaurants. Your meal includes an appetizer, salad, entree and dessert, with both, red and white wine.
It is my privilege to be this year’s chairperson for Houston Highlights. As a mother of a child with neurofibromatosis, I know firsthand how this disorder can affect the family. My son, Tyrese, struggles with facial tumors, a common manifestation, coupled with the fact that there is no treatment or cure, has been hard to bear. However, the Texas Neurofibromatosis Foundation has been a godsend in our hour of need. I cannot express my gratitude to you for making a difference in the lives of more than 8,000 patients throughout Texas who are afflicted with this disease.
By joining us as a sponsor or table host, you will be invited to attend the pre-party on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at the Hotel Derek. The night will feature silent and live auctions, samplings from a few participating chefs, entertainment and spirits. Please take this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Texas children and their families.
For further details regarding this event, please contact Carolyn Reber, Program Coordinator at 972-868-7943 or email her at [email protected].
2008 Houston Highlights Chairwoman