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The Cancer Vixen has them laughing at Razzle Dazzle Pink! — and HBO jumps on board

The Cancer Vixen has them laughing at Razzle Dazzle Pink! luncheon

Bethany Buchana, from left, Amy Pierce and Melissa Edwards at the Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle Pink Luncheon October 2013
Bethany Buchanan, from left, Amy Pierce and Melissa Edwards at the Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle Pink Luncheon. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Marisa Arcocella Marchetto and Silvano Marchetto at the Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle Pink Luncheon October 2013
Guest speaker Marisa Arcocella Marchetto and Silvano Marchetto at the Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle Pink Luncheon. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Robin and Jerry Mueck at the Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle Pink Luncheon October 2013
Chairs Robin and Jerry Mueck at the Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle Pink Luncheon. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Lori Wolterman, left, and Bobetta Lindig at the Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle Pink Luncheon October 2013
Lori Wolterman, left, and Bobetta Lindig at the Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle Pink Luncheon. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Caroline and Will Brown at the Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle Pink Luncheon October 2013
Caroline and Will Brown at the Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle Pink Luncheon. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Susie Distefano, from left, Renee Reimer and Ileana Trevino at the Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle Pink Luncheon October 2013
Susie Distefano, from left, Renee Reimer and Ileana Trevino at the Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle Pink Luncheon. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Tony and Donna Vallone at the Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle Pink Luncheon October 2013
Tony and Donna Vallone at the underwriter reception at Tony's for theMemorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle Pink Luncheon. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Larry and Susie Johnson at the Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle Pink Luncheon October 2013 THIS.jpg
Larry and Susie Johnson at the Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle Pink Luncheon. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Dan and Lori Wolterman, from left, with Mary and Will Williams at the Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle Pink Luncheon October 2013
Dan and Lori Wolterman, from left, with Mary and Will Williams at the underwriter party at Tony's. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Cyndy Garza-Roberts, from left, Leisa Holland-Nelson and Soraya McClelland at the Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle Pink Luncheon October 2013
Cyndy Garza Roberts, from left, Leisa Holland-Nelson and Soraya McClelland at the Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle Pink Luncheon. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Jo Lynn Falgout, left, and Sherry Smith at the Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle Pink Luncheon October 2013
Jo Lynn Falgout, left, and Sherry Smith at the Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle Pink Luncheon. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Bethany Buchana, from left, Amy Pierce and Melissa Edwards at the Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle Pink Luncheon October 2013
Marisa Arcocella Marchetto and Silvano Marchetto at the Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle Pink Luncheon October 2013
Robin and Jerry Mueck at the Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle Pink Luncheon October 2013
Lori Wolterman, left, and Bobetta Lindig at the Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle Pink Luncheon October 2013
Caroline and Will Brown at the Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle Pink Luncheon October 2013
Susie Distefano, from left, Renee Reimer and Ileana Trevino at the Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle Pink Luncheon October 2013
Tony and Donna Vallone at the Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle Pink Luncheon October 2013
Larry and Susie Johnson at the Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle Pink Luncheon October 2013 THIS.jpg
Dan and Lori Wolterman, from left, with Mary and Will Williams at the Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle Pink Luncheon October 2013
Cyndy Garza-Roberts, from left, Leisa Holland-Nelson and Soraya McClelland at the Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle Pink Luncheon October 2013
Jo Lynn Falgout, left, and Sherry Smith at the Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle Pink Luncheon October 2013

She's a famed graphic artist, a cartoonist for Glamour and The New Yorker, and a breast cancer survivor who penned a hilarious, informative account of her battle, titled Cancer Vixen. Marisa Acocella Marchetto flew in from home base in New York to share her story at the fourth annual Razzle Dazzle Pink! Luncheon held at the Westin Houston Memorial City.

Marchetto entertained the crowd with the sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant story of her personal breast cancer experience. Joining her on the brief Houston trip was her husband, famed restaurateur Silvano Marchettowho has a key role in that story. The big news is that her book is being scripted for an HBO movie starring Cate Blanchett.

The luncheon, benefiting the Bobetta Lindig Breast Center at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, was chaired by Robin Mueck and honored breast cancer survivor and luncheon co-chair Suzie Johnson. With more than 620 attendees, the event raised more than $250,000.

The scene stealer at the event was Caroline Brown, who presented her touching story of being diagnosed with breast cancer at age 30.

The turnout included Bobetta Lindig, Memorial Hermann Foundation CEO Ileana Trevino, Lori Wolterman, Jerry Mueck, Cyndy Garza Roberts, Bethany Buchanan, Diane Lokey Farb, Linda Gayle White, Donna Vallone, Janet Gurwitch, Larry Johnson, Jo Lynn Falgout, Sherry Smith, Caroline and Will Brown, Soraya McClelland and Amy Pierce.