Ovarcome Gala

Ovarcome celebrates triumphs in fight against ovarian cancer at Gatsby-style gala

Triumphs in fight against ovarian cancer celebrated at Gatsby gala

Ovarcome gala, Zory Ernull, Jerri Morre, Runsi Sen, Bhavana Bajaj, Scylla Lopez
Zory Ernull, Jerri Morre, Runsi Sen, Bhavana Bajaj, Scylla Lopez. Photo by Art Giraldo
Houston, Ovarcome Gala, May 2016, Sharron Melton, Ruchi Mukherjee
Sharron Melton, Ruchi Mukherjee. Photo by Art Giraldo
Ovarcome gala, Dr. Margaret Foti and Rob Heifner
Dr. Margaret Foti, Rob Heifner. Photo by Art Giraldo
Houston, Ovarcome Gala, May 2016, Liz Stegall, Karen Shayne, Nancy Hernandez
Liz Stegall, Karen Shayne, Nancy Hernandez. Photo by Art Giraldo
Houston, Ovarcome Gala, May 2016, ballroom
Couples danced the night away. Photo by Art Giraldo
Houston, Ovarcome Gala, May 2016, Dr. Anil Sood, Kelly Sood
Dr. Anil Sood, Kelly Sood. Photo by Art Giraldo
Houston, Ovarcome Gala, May 2016, Betty White, Mike Beck
Betty White, Mike Beck. Photo by Art Giraldo
Houston, Ovarcome Gala, May 2016, Sandy Miller, Tonya Childress
Sandy Miller, Tonya Childress. Photo by Art Giraldo
Ovarcome gala, Zory Ernull, Jerri Morre, Runsi Sen, Bhavana Bajaj, Scylla Lopez
Houston, Ovarcome Gala, May 2016, Sharron Melton, Ruchi Mukherjee
Ovarcome gala, Dr. Margaret Foti and Rob Heifner
Houston, Ovarcome Gala, May 2016, Liz Stegall, Karen Shayne, Nancy Hernandez
Houston, Ovarcome Gala, May 2016, ballroom
Houston, Ovarcome Gala, May 2016, Dr. Anil Sood, Kelly Sood
Houston, Ovarcome Gala, May 2016, Betty White, Mike Beck
Houston, Ovarcome Gala, May 2016, Sandy Miller, Tonya Childress

What: Ovarcome's Over the Moon: Great Gatsby Gala.

Where: Hotel Sorella.

The scoop: Ovarcome's third annual gala had a Roaring '20s vibe, as more than 250 guests were asked to come dressed in Great Gatsby style. The evening, which raised funds for the ovarian cancer foundation founded by Runsi Sen in 2012 in memory of her mother, had a celebratory air as cancer survivors, caregivers and those battling the disease, who call themselves "Teal Warriors," danced to the empowering song, "I Will Survive," sung by the Bubba and Greg Duo.

Dr. Margaret Foti, CEO of American Association for Cancer Research, was honored with the Ovarcome Excellence Award. Other honorees included Lynnsey Tirey, Angelisa Hood, Betty White, Tonya Childress, Pat Ferreira, and Deborah Garcia.

Who: Joining in the celebration were Ovarcome board members Dr. Priya Bhosale, Mike Beck, Rob Heifner, Juuhi Ahuja, Dr. Aparna Kamat, Betty White, Dr. Anil Sood, and Dr. Anirban Maitra.

Also enjoying the evening were Rob Heifner, Jerri Moore, Zory Ernull, Bhavana Bajaj, Scylla Lopez, Juuhi Ahuja, Dr. Nicole Fleming, Dr. Priya Bhosale, Sandy Miller, Joya Shukla, Kelli Elizondo, Dr. Ashish and Dr. Aparna Kamat, Ruchi Mukherjee, Karen Shayne, Dilip and Devina Bhojwani, and King Banerjee.

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