What: CancerForward's "The New Summer Standard."
Where: Houston Country Club.
The 411: Gina and Dr. Devinder Bhatia and Millette and Haag Sherman chaired the dinner dance that honored City Councilwoman Ellen Cohen, a 44-year cancer survivor and early sponsor of legislation to create the $3 billion Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas. Following the tribute to Cohen by Rabbi David Lyon and CancerForward founder Beth Moore, the elected official quipped, "I think I just heard my eulogy. Nice job, my friends." Serving as honorary chairs were Donna and Bob Bruni and Ellie and Michael Francisco.
On this night that raised a record $350,000, the Richard Brown Orchestra kept the dance floor packed with the sounds of its new soul and R&B sextet.
Who: Among the 220 guests were Kristy and Chris Bradshaw, Michelle and Alan Smith, Cabrina and Steven Owsley, Lisa and Mike O'Leary, Ellie and Michael Francisco, Denise Monteleone, Kelli and Eddy Blanton, Kathryn and Ian Fay, Liz and Tom Glanville and New York-based fashion designer Bill Hamilton.