Medical Miracle

Houston hospital celebrates more than $2 million in donations from supporters

Houston hospital celebrates $2 million in donations from supporters

8 David and Estela Cockrell, from left, and Drs. Julie and Marc Boom at the The Society for Leading Medicine party February 2015
 David and Estela Cockrell, left, with Drs. Julie and Marc Boom, Houston Methodist president and CEO. Photo by © Wilson Parish
2 Eddy and Kelli Blanton at the The Society for Leading Medicine party February 2015
Incoming Society for Leading Medicine Appreciation chairs Eddy and Kelli Blanton. Photo by © Wilson Parish
4 Steven and Cabrina Owsley at the The Society for Leading Medicine party February 2015
Incoming Society for Leading Medicine chairs Steven and Cabrina Owsley. Photo by © Wilson Parish
6 Kelli Blanton, from left, Dr. Julie Boom, Cabrina Owsley and Marcy Taub at the The Society for Leading Medicine party February 2015
Kelli Blanton, from left, Dr. Julie Boom, Cabrina Owsley and Marcy Taub. Photo by © Wilson Parish
5 Caroline Finkelstein, left, and Katherine Murphy at the The Society for Leading Medicine party February 2015
Caroline Finkelstein, left, and Katherine Murphy. Photo by © Wilson Parish
3 Bruce and Barbie Ross at the The Society for Leading Medicine party February 2015
Bruce and Barbie Ross. Photo by © Wilson Parish
7 Danny and Isabel David at the The Society for Leading Medicine party February 2015
Danny and Isabel David. Photo by © Wilson Parish
1 Estela and David A. Cockrell at the The Society for Leading Medicine party February 2015
Outgoing society chairs and party hosts Estela and David Cockrell. Photo by © Wilson Parish
8 David and Estela Cockrell, from left, and Drs. Julie and Marc Boom at the The Society for Leading Medicine party February 2015
2 Eddy and Kelli Blanton at the The Society for Leading Medicine party February 2015
4 Steven and Cabrina Owsley at the The Society for Leading Medicine party February 2015
6 Kelli Blanton, from left, Dr. Julie Boom, Cabrina Owsley and Marcy Taub at the The Society for Leading Medicine party February 2015
5 Caroline Finkelstein, left, and Katherine Murphy at the The Society for Leading Medicine party February 2015
3 Bruce and Barbie Ross at the The Society for Leading Medicine party February 2015
7 Danny and Isabel David at the The Society for Leading Medicine party February 2015
1 Estela and David A. Cockrell at the The Society for Leading Medicine party February 2015

Incoming chairs of Houston Methodist's Society for Leading Medicine have a tall order to fill following in the footsteps of 2014 inaugural chairs Estela and David Cockrell. The duo recorded just under $2.1 million raised during their tenure.

In celebration of that generosity, the Cockrells opened their home for a sincere thank-you to the society membership which made the windfall possible.

Houston Methodist president and CEO Dr. Marc Boom thanked the gathering as well and pointed to the impact of the society's gifts in the hospital's translational research, spiritual care and medical education. He was joined in the brief program by Dr. Evan Collins, Center for Performing Arts Medicine chairman, who provided updates on the center's recent advancements.

Incoming society chairs Kelli and Eddy Blanton and Cabrina and Steven Owsley also addressed the gathering and were proud to report that 2015 is off to a fast start with 135 memberships and more than $800,000 secured to date.

Joining in celebration of the annual giving society were Dr. Julie Boom, Eleanor and Dan Gilbane, Katherine and Paul Murphy, Marcy Taub, Janet and Ernie Cockrell, Duncan Underwood, Sarah Jane and Ross Canion, Jane and Ed Parker and Isabel and Danny David.

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