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The Women's Home luncheon shines light on inspiring stories of recovery

Women's Home luncheon shines light on inspiring stories of recovery

Women's Home Luncheon 2015 Honorees:  Sippi Khurana, Elaine Turner, Alden Clark, Michael Gott, Gindi Vincent
Honorees Sippi Khurana, from left, Elaine Turner, Alden Clark, Michael Gott and Gindi Vincent. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Women's Home Luncheon 2015 Bryson Blair, Paula Paust
Bryson Blair and Paula Paust. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Women's Home Luncheon 2015 Chau Nguyen, Deborah Duncan
Chau Nguyen and Deborah Duncan. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Women's Home Luncheon 2015 Karina Barbieri, Hector Villareal, Donae Chramosta
Karina Barbieri, from left, Hector Villareal and Donae Chramosta. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Women's Home Luncheon 2015 Carine McCandless, Mandy Kao
Guest speaker Carine McCandless and Mandy Kao. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Women's Home Luncheon 2015 Jill Thompson Shull, Michael Pearce
Jill Thompson Shull and Michael Pearce. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Women's Home Luncheon 2015 Marie Dang, Hector Villareal
Marie Dang and Hector Villareal. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Women's Home Luncheon 2015 Layla Asgari, Nancy Almodovar, Anika Jackson, Dena Winkler
Layla Asgari, from left, Nancy Almodovar, Anika Jackson and Dena Winkler. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Women's Home Luncheon 2015 Honorees:  Sippi Khurana, Elaine Turner, Alden Clark, Michael Gott, Gindi Vincent
Women's Home Luncheon 2015 Bryson Blair, Paula Paust
Women's Home Luncheon 2015 Chau Nguyen, Deborah Duncan
Women's Home Luncheon 2015 Karina Barbieri, Hector Villareal, Donae Chramosta
Women's Home Luncheon 2015 Carine McCandless, Mandy Kao
Women's Home Luncheon 2015 Jill Thompson Shull, Michael Pearce
Women's Home Luncheon 2015 Marie Dang, Hector Villareal
Women's Home Luncheon 2015 Layla Asgari, Nancy Almodovar, Anika Jackson, Dena Winkler

What: The Women's Home Lester and Sue Smith WholeLife Luncheon.

Where: The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa.

The 411: The focus was on recovery and helping others as guest speaker author Carine McCandless shared her story of overcoming the scars of a violent and dysfunctional upbringing while former Women's Home client Bryson Blair spoke on beating her struggles with addiction.

The luncheon honored rheumatologist Dr. Sippi Khurana, accessories designer Elaine Turner, Salon on Kirby owner Alden Clark and his partner, the Rev. Michael Gott of Unity Church. Also honored was the Women's Energy Network.

Who: The Rev. Howard Cesar, Valerie Dieterich, Hector Villareal, Mandy Kao, Tammy Tran Nguyen, Karina Barbieri, Michael Pearce, Anika Jackson, Ajay Khurana, Donae Chramosta, Natalie Wall, Kristen Andreasen and Steve Kirkland.