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.