What: M.D. Anderson’s Volunteer Endowment for Patient Support 25th Anniversary luncheon.
Where: River Oaks Country Club.
The scoop: M.D. Anderson president Dr. Ron DePinho captivated the gathering of 350 with his talk on the future of cancer care. Joining the program were Rick Reitz, chair of the VEPS disbursement committee and Melvyn Klein, chair of M.D. Anderson’s Board of Visitors.
Since its founding by the late George Vietor in 1991, VEPS has distributed more than $2.7 million for programs that provide special care, education and assistance to M.D. Anderson patients.
Who: Helen Vietor, Barbara Bush, Tadd Pullin, Ellie and Don Knauss, Dorothy Paterson, Judy and Charles Tate, Muffin Clark, Nancy Moncrief, Soraya and Scott McClelland, Malcolm Paterson, Jeannie and Greg Frazier, Jane McCarroll, and Tio Suman.