St. Barth's in Aspen

Aspen rains don't dampen M.D. Anderson tropical affair at Gerald and Barbara Hines home

Aspen rains don't dampen M.D. Anderson's tropical affair at Hines home

MD Anderson Aspen, July 2016, Ron DePinho, Lynda Chin, Barbara Hines, Gerald Hines
Dr. Ron DePinho, Dr. Lynda Chin, Barbara Hines, Gerald Hines. Photo by Shondia Houtzer
MD Anderson Aspen,  July 2016, Regina Rogers, Rufus Cormier
Regina Rogers, Rufus Cormier.  Photo by Shondia Houtzer
MD Anderson Aspen, Marcy Taub George Lancaster, July 2016
Marcy Taub, George Lancaster. Photo by Shondia Houtzer
MD Anderson Aspen,  Jim Martin, Denise Monteleone
Jim Martin, Denise Monteleone. Photo by Shondia Houtzer
MD Anderson Aspen,  Jim Adler, Marc Ostrofsky, Beverle Ostrofsky
Jim Adler, Marc Ostrofsky, Beverle Ostrofsky. Photo by Shondia Houtzer
MD Anderson Aspen, Alex Dell, Gary Rosenthal
Alex Dell, Gary Rosenthal. Photo by Shondia Houtzer
MD Anderson Andrew McCullough, Laura McCullough, July 2016
Andrew McCullough, Laura McCullough. Photo by Shondia Houtzer
MD Anderson Aspen,  Jeff Dykes, Ann Dykes
Jeff Dykes, Ann Dykes.  Photo by Shondia Houtzer
MD Anderson Aspen, Ann Short, Claire Cooper, Mary Kathryn Cooper
Ann Short, Claire Cooper, Mary Kathryn Cooper. Photo by Shondia Houtzer
MD Anderson Aspen,  party tent, July 2016
The party tent under the clouds in Apsen. Photo by Shondia Houtzer
MD Anderson Aspen, July 2016, Ron DePinho, Lynda Chin, Barbara Hines, Gerald Hines
MD Anderson Aspen,  July 2016, Regina Rogers, Rufus Cormier
MD Anderson Aspen, Marcy Taub George Lancaster, July 2016
MD Anderson Aspen,  Jim Martin, Denise Monteleone
MD Anderson Aspen,  Jim Adler, Marc Ostrofsky, Beverle Ostrofsky
MD Anderson Aspen, Alex Dell, Gary Rosenthal
MD Anderson Andrew McCullough, Laura McCullough, July 2016
MD Anderson Aspen,  Jeff Dykes, Ann Dykes
MD Anderson Aspen, Ann Short, Claire Cooper, Mary Kathryn Cooper
MD Anderson Aspen,  party tent, July 2016

What: University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center's 18th annual "Making Cancer History" seminar and cocktail buffet in Aspen.

Where: Aspen Meadows Resort and the home of Barbara and Gerald Hines.

The scoop: In celebration of the annual seminar spotlighting M.D. Anderson research, more than 200 supporters of the cancer center gathered on the lawn of the Hines home for a St. Barth's themed evening. While rain showers diminished the sunny theme, guests managed to enjoy the festivities.

Imagine tropical flowers, a tiki bar, and cocktails served in coconuts dressed with paper umbrellas, playing out at an altitude of 8,000 feet. A massive white tent with sea-blue and coral-hued drapes and dressed in St. Barth's style decor protected the chichi crowd from the weather. As is tradition with the evening, Barbara Hines, a talented painter, auctioned several of her paintings for the benefit of M.D. Anderson.

Key figures in the gathering were M.D. Anderson president Dr. Ron DePinho, Board of Visitors chair Mel Klein of Corpus Christi, professor/scientist Michael Curran, and Dr. Lois Ramondetta.

Who: Dr. Lynda Chin, Marcy Taub, Denise Monteleone and Jim Martin, Estela and David Cockrell, Laura and Andrew McCullough, Ann and Don Short, Rufus Cormier, Regina Rogers, Veronica Selinko-Curran, Alex Dell, Beverle and Marc Ostrofsky, Jim Adler, and George Lancaster.

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