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1 Dr. Ronald DePinho, from left, Runsi Sen and Rob Heifner at the Ovarcome Gala May 2014
Dr. Ronald DePinho, from left, Runsi Sen and Rob Heifner. Photo courtesy of © Rgueta Photography
6 David and Tiffany Harmon at the Ovarcome Gala May 2014
David and Tiffany Harmon. Photo courtesy of © Rgueta Photography
10 Nomaan and Kamila Husain at the Ovarcome Gala May 2014
Nomaan and Kamila Husain. Photo courtesy of © Rgueta Photography
9 Dr. Alpa Nick, left, and Rosanne Hu at the Ovarcome Gala May 2014
Dr. Alpa Nick, left, and Rosanne Hu. Photo courtesy of © Rgueta Photography
7 Gary and Debbie Pate at the Ovarcome Gala May 2014
Gary and Debbie Pate. Photo courtesy of © Rgueta Photography
5 Karen Francis, from left, with Betty and NAME Mr. White at the Ovarcome Gala May 2014
Karen Francis, from left, with Betty and NAME White. Photo courtesy of © Rgueta Photography
4 Sonia Azad, left, and Lisa Slater at the Ovarcome Gala May 2014
Sonia Azad, left, and Lisa Slater. Photo courtesy of © Rgueta Photography
3 Kaitlyn Schuetz, from left, Brandon Schuetz, Paula Schuetz and Megan Schuetz at the Ovarcome Gala May 2014
Kaitlyn Schuetz, from left, Brandon Schuetz, Paula Schuetz and Megan Schuetz. Photo courtesy of © Rgueta Photography
2 Supryo Sen, left, and Dr. Anil Sood at the Ovarcome Gala May 2014
Supryo Sen, left, and Dr. Anil Sood. Photo courtesy of © Rgueta Photography
8 Barbara Weedle at the Ovarcome Gala May 2014
Barbara Weedle. Photo courtesy of © Rgueta Photography
1 Dr. Ronald DePinho, from left, Runsi Sen and Rob Heifner at the Ovarcome Gala May 2014
6 David and Tiffany Harmon at the Ovarcome Gala May 2014
10 Nomaan and Kamila Husain at the Ovarcome Gala May 2014
9 Dr. Alpa Nick, left, and Rosanne Hu at the Ovarcome Gala May 2014
7 Gary and Debbie Pate at the Ovarcome Gala May 2014
5 Karen Francis, from left, with Betty and NAME Mr. White at the Ovarcome Gala May 2014
4 Sonia Azad, left, and Lisa Slater at the Ovarcome Gala May 2014
3 Kaitlyn Schuetz, from left, Brandon Schuetz, Paula Schuetz and Megan Schuetz at the Ovarcome Gala May 2014
2 Supryo Sen, left, and Dr. Anil Sood at the Ovarcome Gala May 2014
8 Barbara Weedle at the Ovarcome Gala May 2014

What: Ovarcome's first annual fundraising gala.

Where: Houston City Club.

The 411: With raising awareness of ovarian cancer and raising funds for research and patient aid as its goals, Ovarcome played to a full house, a milestone for the non-profit's founder and president Runsi Sen. The impressive first-time effort included a keynote address by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center president Dr. Ron DePinho and presentation of award grants to four young scientists involved in breakthrough ovarian cancer research. The event honored Dr. Anil Sood for his research work in the field.

KTRK Channel 13's Sonia Azad and Lisa Slater served as emcees of the evening that included entertainment from ComedySportz and a musical presentation by Zhu Zhu and Lin Ma of Rice University's Shepherd School of Music.

Who: Special guests were Rob Heifner, CEO of St. Luke’s Sugar Land, and Nomaan Husain, South Asian Chamber of Commerce president. Supporters included Dr. Alpa Nick, Supryo Sen, Dr. Anirban Maitra, Rick Pal, Juuhi Ahuja, Lisa Ward, Dr. Nicole Fleming, Dr. Priya Bhosale, Bhavana Bajaj, Karen Francis and Joya Shukla.

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