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Houstonians in Aspen celebrate MD Anderson achievements at party with a Latin beat

Houstonians in Aspen celebrate MD Anderson achievements at Hines party

Dr. Marshall Hicks, Gerald Hines, Barbara Hines, Jim Ray at Aspen MD Anderson
Dr. Marshall Hicks, Gerald Hines, Barbara Hines, Dr. Jim Ray. Courtesy photo
Rick Thielke, Claire Cormier Thielke, George Lancaster at Hines Aspen MD Anderson
Rick Thielke, Claire Cormier Thielke, George Lancaster. Courtesy photo
Kelly Hicks, Regan Hicks, Tadd Pullin at Hines MD Anderson Aspen
Kelly Hicks, Regan Hicks, Tadd Pullin. Courtesy photo
Dr. Vivek Subbiah, Dr. Ishwaria Subbiah, Katie Hwu, Dr. Patrick Hwu at Hines MD Anderson Aspen
Dr. Vivek Subbiah, Dr. Ishwaria Subbiah, Katie Hwu, Dr. Patrick Hwu. Courtesy photo
Tom and Lesha Eisenbrook, Ellie and Mike Francisco at MD Anderson Hines Aspen
Tom Eisenbrook, Lesha Eisenbrook, Ellie Francisco, Michael Francisco. Courtesy photo
Allison and Jack Jensen at Hines MD Anderson Aspen
Allison Jensen, Dr. Jack Jensen. Courtesy photo
Dr. Marshall Hicks, Cathy and Giorgio Borlenghi at MD Anderson Hines Aspen
Dr. Marshall Hicks, Cathy Borlenghi, Giorgio Borlenghi. Courtesy photo
Dr. Yvonne Cormier, Regina Rogers, Dr. Patrick Hwu, Katie Hwu at MD Anderson Hines Aspen
Dr. Yvonne Cormier, Regina Rogers, Dr. Patrick Hwu, Katie Hwu. Courtesy photo
Dr. Marshall Hicks, Gerald Hines, Barbara Hines, Jim Ray at Aspen MD Anderson
Rick Thielke, Claire Cormier Thielke, George Lancaster at Hines Aspen MD Anderson
Kelly Hicks, Regan Hicks, Tadd Pullin at Hines MD Anderson Aspen
Dr. Vivek Subbiah, Dr. Ishwaria Subbiah, Katie Hwu, Dr. Patrick Hwu at Hines MD Anderson Aspen
Tom and Lesha Eisenbrook, Ellie and Mike Francisco at MD Anderson Hines Aspen
Allison and Jack Jensen at Hines MD Anderson Aspen
Dr. Marshall Hicks, Cathy and Giorgio Borlenghi at MD Anderson Hines Aspen
Dr. Yvonne Cormier, Regina Rogers, Dr. Patrick Hwu, Katie Hwu at MD Anderson Hines Aspen

Barbara and Gerald Hines welcomed more than 200 guests to their Aspen home to celebrate MD Anderson Cancer Center's 19th annual Making Cancer History Seminar earlier that day at Aspen Meadows Resort.

The party pulsed with a Latin beat underneath a round white tent decorated in "south Florida chic" with contemporary white sofas, banana palm chandeliers, lush hanging ferns, and potted plants, as a xylophone player played Caribbean tunes near the banks of the Roaring Fork river.

Guests dined on beef fajitas, rice and black beans, Cuban mushroom tamales, and Carbondale tortillas, with such desserts as apple pie empanada, banana custard tarts, mini churros, and arroz con leche.

MD Anderson interim president Dr. Marshall Hicks; Dr. Patrick Hwu, division head, Cancer Medicine; and Dr. Jim Ray, head of research for the Neurodegeneration Consortium at the Institute for Applied Cancer Science, spoke to the crowd.

Barbara Hines, a noted artist, donated an abstract oil painting titled "The Rio Grande Trail II," which went for $17,500 in a silent auction, delighting the winning bidders Sheree and Norman Frede. In all, the event brought in $81,000 to support MD Anderson programs.

Houstonians in the crowd included Allison and Dr. Jack Jensen, Cathy and Giorgio Borlenghi, Estela and David Cockrell, Dr. Vivek Subbiah and Dr. Ishwaria Subbiah, Katie Hwu, Dr. Yvonne Cormier, Denise Monteleone, Regina Rogers, Kelly Hicks, Regan Hicks, Tadd Pullin, Tom and Lesha Elsenbrook, Ellie and Michael Francisco, Claire Cormier Thielke and Rick Thielke, and George Lancaster.

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