Razzle Dazzle 'Em

Lots of Razzle Dazzle at Radiance luncheon with glittery brooches, Steve Tyrell tunes

Lots of Razzle Dazzle at luncheon with glittery brooches, Tyrell tunes

Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle luncheon, Jacqueline Kinloch, Merele Yarborough, Gina Gaston
Jacqueline Kinlock, Merele Yarborough, Gina Gaston. Photo by Michelle Watson/CatchLight Group
Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle luncheon, Rosemary Schatzman, Christie Sullivan, Kristina Sommerville
Rosemary Schatzman, Chrstie Sullivan, Kristina Sommerville. Photo by Dave Rossman
Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle luncheon, Hallie Vanderhider, Steve Tyrell, Philamena Baird, Regina Garcia
Hallie Vanderhider, Steve Tyrell, Philamenia Baird, Regina Garcia. Photo by Michelle Watson/CatchLight Group
Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle luncheon, Holly Alvis, Stacy Johnson, Bethany Buchanan
Holly Alvis, Stacy Johnson, Bethany Buchanan. Photo by Dave Rossman
Susan Sarofim, Kelly Krohn at Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle luncheon
Susan Sarofim, Kelly Krohn. Photo by Michelle Watson/CatchLight Group
Donna Vallone, Anne E. Neeson at Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle luncheon
Donna Vallone, Anne E. Neeson. Photo by Michelle Watson/CatchLight Group
Christine Napier, Grace Kim at Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle luncheon
Christine Napier, Grace Kim. Photo by Michelle Watson/CatchLight Group
Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle luncheon, Len Cannon, Bernadette Verzosa
Len Cannon, Bernadette Verzosa. Photo by Michelle Watson/CatchLight Group
Fady Armanious, Diane Lokey Farb, Tony Bradfield at Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle luncheon
Fady Armanious, Diane Lokey Farb, Tony Bradfield. Photo by Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Sylvia Forsythe, Sidney Faust, Tamara Bonner at Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle luncheon
Sylvia Forsythe, Sidney Faust, Tamara Bonner. Photo by Michelle Watson/CatchLight Group
Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle luncheon, Robin Mueck, Caroline Brown
Robin Mueck, Caroline Brown. Photo by Dave Rossman
Bobbie Lindig, Jona Lindig at Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle luncheon
Bobbie Lindig, Jona Lindig. Photo by Dave Rossman
Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle luncheon, Kim Padgett, Lara Bell
Kim Padgett, Lara Bell. Photo by Dave Rossman
Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle luncheon, Jayne Johnston, Holly Radom, Kathryn Swain
Jayne Johnston, Holly Radom, Kathryn Swain. Photo by Dave Rossman
Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle luncheon, Leisa Holland-Nelson, Susan Sarofim, Sandy Barrett
Leisa Holland-Nelson, Susan Sarofim, Sandy Barrett. Photo by Michelle Watson/CatchLight Group
Trini Mendenhall, Mary Theresa Bergeron at Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle luncheon
Trini Mendenhall, Mary Theresa Bergeron. Photo by Michelle Watson/CatchLight Group
Steve Tyrell sings at Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle luncheon
Steve Tyrell Photo by Michelle Watson/CatchLight Group
Suzie Johnson, Tatiana Seligman at Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle luncheon
Suzie Johnson, Tatiana Seligman. Photo by Michelle Watson/CatchLight Group
Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle luncheon, Jacqueline Kinloch, Merele Yarborough, Gina Gaston
Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle luncheon, Rosemary Schatzman, Christie Sullivan, Kristina Sommerville
Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle luncheon, Hallie Vanderhider, Steve Tyrell, Philamena Baird, Regina Garcia
Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle luncheon, Holly Alvis, Stacy Johnson, Bethany Buchanan
Susan Sarofim, Kelly Krohn at Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle luncheon
Donna Vallone, Anne E. Neeson at Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle luncheon
Christine Napier, Grace Kim at Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle luncheon
Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle luncheon, Len Cannon, Bernadette Verzosa
Fady Armanious, Diane Lokey Farb, Tony Bradfield at Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle luncheon
Sylvia Forsythe, Sidney Faust, Tamara Bonner at Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle luncheon
Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle luncheon, Robin Mueck, Caroline Brown
Bobbie Lindig, Jona Lindig at Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle luncheon
Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle luncheon, Kim Padgett, Lara Bell
Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle luncheon, Jayne Johnston, Holly Radom, Kathryn Swain
Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle luncheon, Leisa Holland-Nelson, Susan Sarofim, Sandy Barrett
Trini Mendenhall, Mary Theresa Bergeron at Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle luncheon
Steve Tyrell sings at Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle luncheon
Suzie Johnson, Tatiana Seligman at Memorial Hermann Razzle Dazzle luncheon

Razzle Dazzle is always the theme of the annual luncheon supporting early detection and outreach programs at the Bobetta C. Lindig Breast Care Center at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. But this year's edition at the Westin Houston Memorial City hotel took on additional sparkle.

At one point early in the program, co-chairs Philamena Baird and Regina Garcia noted that the luncheon theme was "Radiance" and instructed each of the 500 guests who received a gold satin pouch at their table to open it, revealing a sparkling rhinestone brooch the size of fist.

"Whether you are a cancer survivor, a caregiver, or someone who is simply going through a tough time, having a positive attitude can help so many,” Baird said. “As a sign of unity, we ask that you wear this brooch and make a commitment to share your radiance in the world.”

Grammy Award-Winning producer and vocalist Steve Tyrell added his own sparkle by singing six of his favorite songs that had the crowd wanting to get up and dance. Tyrell also moving shared stories about his late wife, Stephanie, whom he lost to cancer 14 years ago.

“Helping those with cancer and caring for their loved ones is God’s work,” Tyrell told the audience.  “We have to roll up our sleeves and get the job done."

Three-time breast cancer survivor Hallie Vanderhider, a managing partner with Denver-based SFC Energy Partners, was honored for her community service. "She's a woman of substance and of style," Memorial Hermann Foundation CEO Anne E. Neeson said in introducing Vanderhider.

"Nobody can do all that we can as a community do by ourselves," Vanderhider said. "It takes us all pulling together."

Many in the audience wore pink, the color of breast cancer awareness, but none could top Dr. Yvonne Cormier, a Best Dressed Hall of Famer who recently dazzled guests in a custom Oscar de la Renta gown at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Grand Gala Ball. For the Radiance luncheon, Cormier donned pink scrubs embroidered with her name.

"I decided to wear my special Memorial scrubs for the luncheon because that is what I do during the day," she explained. "I have always wanted to wear my business attire for  that luncheon — with heals of course."

Others spotted in the star-studded crowd were Memorial Hermann Foundation Board chair Susan Sarofim, Kelly Krohn, Bobbie Nau, Rosemary Schatzman, Kristina Sommerville, Holly Alvis, Bobetta Lindig, Memorial Hermann Health System president and CEO Chuck Stokes, breast cancer survivor Leigh Rozelle, who shared her story with the audience, and Channel 11 anchor Len Cannon, who emceed the luncheon, and his wife, Bernadette Verzosa.

Also enjoying the luncheon were Tenenbaum Jewelers' Tony Bradfield, who donated a $10,000 gift card as a grand raffle item, Diane Lokey Farb, Merele Yarborough, Donna Vallone, Stacy Johnson, Franelle Rogers, Soraya McClelland, Kelley Lubanko, Gina Gaston, Carol Linn, Fady Armanious, and Robin Mueck.

The luncheon raised $300,000, boosted by two opportunities to see Tyrell's holiday show at Café Carlyle at the Carlyle Hotel in New York City, auctioned off by Memorial Hermann Foundation board member Bill King, who also offered a sunset sail in Galveston Bay for 16 offered on his 68-foot yacht.