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Brit Hume and Condoleezza Rice at the Houston Living Legend fundraiser dinner May 2014
Fox News' Brit Hume and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Photo by Pete Baatz
Todd Forester, from left, Kelli Kickerillo and Mary and Vincent Kickerillo at the Houston Living Legend fundraiser dinner May 2014
Todd Forester, from left, Kelli Kickerillo with Mary and Vincent Kickerillo. Photo by Pete Baatz
Janet and Michael Fourticq, from left, and Patsy and Greg Fourticq at the Houston Living Legend fundraiser dinner May 2014
Janet and Michael Fourticq, left, with Patsy and Greg Fourticq. Photo by Pete Baatz
Vijay and Marie Goradia at the Houston Living Legend fundraiser dinner May 2014
Vijay and Marie Goradia. Photo by Pete Baatz
Brit Hume, from left Dr. Ron DePinho and Wayne Gibbens at the Houston Living Legend fundraiser dinner May 2014
Brit Hume, from left, Dr. Ron DePinho and Wayne Gibbens. Photo by Pete Baatz
Melvyn and Cyvia Wolff at the Houston Living Legend fundraiser dinner May 2014
Melvyn and Cyvia Wolff. Photo by Pete Baatz
Shawn and Barbara Hurwitz, from left, with Dr. John Mendelsohn at the Houston Living Legend fundraiser dinner May 2014
Shawn Hurwitz, from left, Barbara Hurwitz and Dr. John Mendelsohn. Photo by Pete Baatz
Lisa Lyon, from left, Charles Hurwitz and David Lyon at the Houston Living Legend fundraiser dinner May 2014
Lisa Lyon, from left, Charles Hurwitz and David Lyon. Photo by Pete Baatz
John Arnoldy and Denise Monteleone at the Houston Living Legend fundraiser dinner May 2014
Scotty Arnoldy and Denise Monteleone. Photo by Pete Baatz
Joan Schnitzer Levy and Irvin Levy at the Houston Living Legend fundraiser dinner May 2014
Joan Schnitzer Levy and Irvin Levy. Photo by Pete Baatz
Ginger Blanton, from left, with Eddy and Kelli Blanton
Ginger Blanton, left, with Eddy and Kelli Blanton. Photo by Pete Baatz
Dr. Tom Buchholz and Mara Buchholz at the Houston Living Legend fundraiser dinner May 2014
Dr. Tom Buchholz and Mara Buchholz. Photo by Pete Baatz
Dr. Lynda Chin, from left, Debbie Gibson and Cyvia Wolff at the Houston Living Legend fundraiser dinner May 2014
Dr. Lynda Chin, from left, Debbie Gibson and Cyvia Wolff. Photo by Pete Baatz
Anne Mendelsohn, from left, Dr.Christopher Logothetis and Nancy Ames at the Houston Living Legend fundraiser dinner May 2014
Anne Mendelsohn, left, Dr. Christopher Logothetis and Nancy Ames. Photo by Pete Baatz
Barbara Hurwitz, left, and Elyse Lanier at the Houston Living Legend fundraiser dinner May 2014
Barbara Hurwitz, left, and Elyse Lanier. Photo by Pete Baatz
Brit Hume and Condoleezza Rice at the Houston Living Legend fundraiser dinner May 2014
Todd Forester, from left, Kelli Kickerillo and Mary and Vincent Kickerillo at the Houston Living Legend fundraiser dinner May 2014
Janet and Michael Fourticq, from left, and Patsy and Greg Fourticq at the Houston Living Legend fundraiser dinner May 2014
Vijay and Marie Goradia at the Houston Living Legend fundraiser dinner May 2014
Brit Hume, from left Dr. Ron DePinho and Wayne Gibbens at the Houston Living Legend fundraiser dinner May 2014
Melvyn and Cyvia Wolff at the Houston Living Legend fundraiser dinner May 2014
Shawn and Barbara Hurwitz, from left, with Dr. John Mendelsohn at the Houston Living Legend fundraiser dinner May 2014
Lisa Lyon, from left, Charles Hurwitz and David Lyon at the Houston Living Legend fundraiser dinner May 2014
John Arnoldy and Denise Monteleone at the Houston Living Legend fundraiser dinner May 2014
Joan Schnitzer Levy and Irvin Levy at the Houston Living Legend fundraiser dinner May 2014
Ginger Blanton, from left, with Eddy and Kelli Blanton
Dr. Tom Buchholz and Mara Buchholz at the Houston Living Legend fundraiser dinner May 2014
Dr. Lynda Chin, from left, Debbie Gibson and Cyvia Wolff at the Houston Living Legend fundraiser dinner May 2014
Anne Mendelsohn, from left, Dr.Christopher Logothetis and Nancy Ames at the Houston Living Legend fundraiser dinner May 2014
Barbara Hurwitz, left, and Elyse Lanier at the Houston Living Legend fundraiser dinner May 2014
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
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Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke candidly on subjects ranging from Russian president Vladmir Putin to the terrorist attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi during the seventh annual M.D. Anderson Cancer Center's "A Conversation With a Living Legend." 

It was a standing-room-only crowd of 930 that packed the ballroom of the Westin Galleria Hotel for the evening that raised more than $1 million for the cancer center's Moon Shots Program

Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume joined Rice on stage where he handled the subjects that included Rice’s recent  withdrawal as commencement speaker at Rutgers University. 

Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff chaired the fundraiser that has saluted such "legends" as James A. Baker III, Dallas Cowboys Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith and Katie Couric. They were joined by dinner co-chairs Kelli Kickerillo and Todd Forester, who have signed on to chair the 2015 fundraiser. Serving as honorary chairs were Vicky and Harris Pappas.

The evening's program included remarks from Anderson president Dr. Ron DePinho and Dr. Christopher Logothetis, chair  of Genitourinary Medical Oncology and co-chair of the Prostate Cancer Moon Shot.

All ears during the Q&A were Kelli and Eddy BlantonPatsy and Greg Fourticq, Janet and Ernie Cockrell, Scotty Arnoldy, Denise Monteleone, Barbara and Charles Hurwitz, Joan Schnitzer Levy and Irwin Levy,  Dr. Lynda Chin, Ginger Blanton, and Elyse Lanier.

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