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Best-selling author mesmerizes luncheon audience with keyboard riff and tales of travel

Best-selling author charms crowd with keyboard riff and travel tales

Hospice Butterfly Luncheon, March 2016, Mitch Albom, Cynthia Nordt, Marsha Hyslop, Bill Hyslop
Mitch Albom, Cynthia Nordt, Marsha Hyslop, Bill Hyslop. Photo by Dave Rossman
Hospice Butterfly Luncheon, March 2016, Ben Broston, Micki Bronston
Ben Broston, Micki Bronston. Photo by Dave Rossman
Hospice Butterfly Luncheon, March 2016, Jan Carson, Elizabeth DeLuca, Rosemary Schatzman
Jan Carson, Elizabeth DeLuca, Rosemary Schatzman.  Photo by Dave Rossman
Hospice Butterfly Luncheon, March 2016, Sue White, June Stobaugh
Sue White, June Stobaugh. Photo by Dave Rossman
Hospice Butterfly Luncheon, March 2016, Dr. Betsy Strauch, Shadow Sloan
Dr. Betsy Strauch, Shadow Sloan. Photo by Dave Rossman
Hospice Butterfly Luncheon, March 2016, Suzy Freeman, Joe Freeman, Mike Prasek, Lou Anne Kellman
Suzy Freeman, Joe Freeman, Mike Prasek, Lou Anne Kellman. Photo by Dave Rossman
Hospice Butterfly Luncheon, March 2016, Terri McClain and Doris Looper
Terri McClain, Doris Looper. Photo by Dave Rossman
Hospice Butterfly Luncheon, March 2016, Tara McMahon, Bill McMahon
Tara McMahon, Bill McMahon. Photo by Dave Rossman
Hospice Butterfly Luncheon, March 2016, Jes Hagle, Cynthia Nordt, Nancy Ruez
Suzy Freeman, Joe Freeman, Mike Prasek, Lou Anne Kellman. Photo by Dave Rossman
Hospice Butterfly Luncheon, March 2016, Harriet Foster, Joe Foster
Harriet Foster, Joe Foster. Photo by Dave Rossman
Hospice Butterfly Luncheon, March 2016, Mitch Albom, Cynthia Nordt, Marsha Hyslop, Bill Hyslop
Hospice Butterfly Luncheon, March 2016, Ben Broston, Micki Bronston
Hospice Butterfly Luncheon, March 2016, Jan Carson, Elizabeth DeLuca, Rosemary Schatzman
Hospice Butterfly Luncheon, March 2016, Sue White, June Stobaugh
Hospice Butterfly Luncheon, March 2016, Dr. Betsy Strauch, Shadow Sloan
Hospice Butterfly Luncheon, March 2016, Suzy Freeman, Joe Freeman, Mike Prasek, Lou Anne Kellman
Hospice Butterfly Luncheon, March 2016, Terri McClain and Doris Looper
Hospice Butterfly Luncheon, March 2016, Tara McMahon, Bill McMahon
Hospice Butterfly Luncheon, March 2016, Jes Hagle, Cynthia Nordt, Nancy Ruez
Hospice Butterfly Luncheon, March 2016, Harriet Foster, Joe Foster

What: Houston Hospice Butterfly Luncheon.

Where: The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa.

The scoop: Best-selling author, screenwriter, playwright and journalist Mitch Albom enchanted the gathering of more than 250 with tales of his travels and the impact of everyone that he meets. His presentation included a keyboard riff, reading from his new book, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, and tying it all back to the work of hospice.

Marsha and Bill Hyslop chaired the luncheon that raised close to $175,000 for the Butterfly Program, which is a national leader in pediatric hospice care.

Who: President and CEO Jim Faucett, Sarita Hixon, Nancy Ruez, Cynthia Nordt, Harriet and Joe Foster, Elizabeth DeLuca, Rosemary Schatzman, Rich Walton, Jes Hagale, and Mary Williams.

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