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Ted Kennedy Jr. talks about his bone cancer battle, shares family stories with River Oaks crowd

Ted Kennedy Jr. talks about his cancer battle, shares family stories

14 Lynn Wyatt, left, and Isabel David at the CancerForward luncheon November 2013
Lynn Wyatt, left, and Isabel David at the CancerForward luncheon. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
19 Donna Teichman, from left, with Harry and Cora Sue Mach at the CancerForward luncheon November 2013
Donna Teichman, from left, with Harry and Cora Sue Mach at the CancerForward luncheon. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
13 Lacy Baird, from left, Ceron and Renee Lewis Cary at the CancerForward luncheon November 2013
Lacy Baird, from left, Cerón and Renee Lewis Cary at the CancerForward luncheon. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
15 Mark McMurrey, from left, Beth Sanders Moore, Ted Kennedy Jr. and Bill Hamilton at the CancerForward luncheon November 2013
Mark McMurrey, from left, Beth Sanders Moore, Ted Kennedy Jr. and Bill Hamilton at the CancerForward luncheon. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
17 Pat Breen, from left, Candace Bennett McMurrey and Rose Cullen at the CancerForward luncheon November 2013
Pat Breen, from left, Candace Bennett McMurrey and Rose Cullen at the CancerForward luncheon. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
11 Ian and Kathryn Fay at the CancerForward luncheon November 2013
Ian and Kathryn Fay at the CancerForward luncheon. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
10 Steve and Joella Mach at the CancerForward luncheon November 2013
Steve and Joella Mach at the CancerForward luncheon. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
9 Carmen and Butch Mach at the CancerForward luncheon November 2013
Carmen and Butch Mach at the CancerForward luncheon. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
8 Arvia Few, from left, Brenda Love and Jane Parker at the CancerForward luncheon November 2013
Arvia Few, from left, Brenda Love and Jane Parker at the CancerForward luncheon. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
7 Tena and Tyson Faust at the CancerForward luncheon November 2013
Tena and Tyson Faust at the CancerForward luncheon. Photo by © Wilson Parish
6 Rosemarie and Matt-Johnson at the CancerForward luncheon November 2013
Rosemarie and Matt Johnson at the CancerForward luncheon. Photo by © Wilson Parish
5 Lindsey Love at the CancerForward luncheon November 2013
Lindsey Love at the CancerForward luncheon. Photo by © Wilson Parish
3 Lisa Malosky, left, and Lisa-Holland Nelson at the CancerForward luncheon November 2013
Lisa Malosky, left, and Lisa Holland Nelson at the CancerForward luncheon. Photo by © Wilson Parish
2 Danielle Ellis, left, and Liz Rigney at the CancerForward luncheon November 2013
Danielle Ellis, left, and Liz Rigney at the CancerForward luncheon. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
1 Alissa Maples, left, and Virginia Steppe at the CancerForward luncheon November 2013 THIS
Alissa Maples, left, and Virginia Steppe at the CancerForward luncheon. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
14 Lynn Wyatt, left, and Isabel David at the CancerForward luncheon November 2013
19 Donna Teichman, from left, with Harry and Cora Sue Mach at the CancerForward luncheon November 2013
13 Lacy Baird, from left, Ceron and Renee Lewis Cary at the CancerForward luncheon November 2013
15 Mark McMurrey, from left, Beth Sanders Moore, Ted Kennedy Jr. and Bill Hamilton at the CancerForward luncheon November 2013
17 Pat Breen, from left, Candace Bennett McMurrey and Rose Cullen at the CancerForward luncheon November 2013
11 Ian and Kathryn Fay at the CancerForward luncheon November 2013
10 Steve and Joella Mach at the CancerForward luncheon November 2013
9 Carmen and Butch Mach at the CancerForward luncheon November 2013
8 Arvia Few, from left, Brenda Love and Jane Parker at the CancerForward luncheon November 2013
7 Tena and Tyson Faust at the CancerForward luncheon November 2013
6 Rosemarie and Matt-Johnson at the CancerForward luncheon November 2013
5 Lindsey Love at the CancerForward luncheon November 2013
3 Lisa Malosky, left, and Lisa-Holland Nelson at the CancerForward luncheon November 2013
2 Danielle Ellis, left, and Liz Rigney at the CancerForward luncheon November 2013
1 Alissa Maples, left, and Virginia Steppe at the CancerForward luncheon November 2013 THIS

What: CancerForward's "We Can Go Forward" luncheon.

Where: River Oaks Country Club.

The 411: Cancer survivor Ted Kennedy Jr. held the gathering of 300 to rapt attention as he spoke on his experience with bone cancer at age 12 and his experience serving as caregiver to his father, Sen. Edward Kennedy Sr., who died in 2009 from a brain tumor. The fundraiser honored Harry and Cora Sue Mach, herself a two-time cancer survivor, and their sons and daughters-in-law, Butch and Carmen Mach and Steve and Joella Mach. The luncheon was chaired by Tena and Tyson Faust, Rosemarie and Matt Johnson and Lindsey Love, all past cancer caregivers themselves. Honorary chairs were Arvia and Jason Few, Brenda Love and Ed Jones and Jane and Ed Parker.

Who: Guests included designer Bill Hamilton in from New York, lead underwriter Brian Teichman with Andrew Cordes, Lynn Wyatt, Vivian Wise, Rose Cullen, Ann Wolf, Tama Lundquist, Millette and Haag Sherman, Ceron and CancerForward founder Beth Sanders Moore.