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.