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Memorial Hermann "In the Pink of Health" Luncheon Sells Out in Record Time

THE WOODLANDS, TX (August31, 2012)

For the first time in its 12-year history, the Memorial Hermann In the Pink of Health Luncheon - The Woodlands' premier breast cancer awareness celebration - has sold out nearly two months before the event.

"The community's response to this year's luncheon has been overwhelming," said luncheon co-chairs Megan Alexander and Ruth Hiller. "In fact, the event sold out before we could get the invitations out the door."

The luncheon also will break attendance records with more than 1,250 seats sold.

"As the calls started rolling in, we had to make a decision. What can we do to accommodate more people? Working with the Marriott, we were able to tweak the event layout and add more tables, which put us at full capacity," added Hiller. "It's been wonderful and so humbling to see area businesses, neighbors, family and friends rally together to support this event and ultimately support women in Montgomery County who are battling breast cancer."

Scheduled for Friday, October 12, the luncheon will kick-off at 10 a.m. with a champagne reception, shopping at the Pink Boutique and a silent auction. Always a crowd pleaser, the silent auction continues to grow and attract the area's most popular vendors and unique items such as:

  • Teen "Glam" Bedroom Suite: Attendees will be able to bid on individual items within the room, including custom bedding, headboard, embellished mirror, lamp, faux painted dresser and night stand, and a "cool" shag rug.
  • A Day of Golf with LPGA Players: One lucky lady will spend the day at Carlton Woods with LPGA greats Angela Stanford and Katie Futcher. Stanford entered the 2012 season ranked 17th in the Rolex World Golf Rankings, and immediately nabbed her fifth professional career win at the HSBC Women's Champions in Singapore, making her the first American to win in Asia this century. Futcher placed fifth at the 2012 HSBC Brazil Cup and eighth place at 2012 ISPS HANDA Australian Open. She also is an elected member of the LPGA Board of Directors.
  • "Come Fly With Me" to the Texas Hill Country: This romantic getaway includes transportation for two in a private Beechcraft Bonanza from Hooks Airport to Gillespie County Airport in Fredericksburg, as well as limo service to and from the Inn on Barons Creek. During the stay, the couple can experience wine tasting, dining, shopping and live music just footsteps from Fredericksburg's historic Main Street.
  • Vintage-inspired jewelry by Penny Preville: 18K white gold and blue sapphire chandelier earrings featuring eight rose cut blue sapphires and 38 brilliant cut diamonds. The necklace retails for nearly $7,500.

The program and lunch will commence at noon and feature husband and wife TV personalities and entrepreneurs, Giuliana and Bill Rancic, who will speak to attendees about the power of a positive attitude. At 1:30 p.m., the Rancics will be on-hand to sign their book, I Do, Now What?: Secrets, Stories, and Advice from a Madly-in-Love Couple.

The 12th Annual In the Pink of Health Luncheon is generously supported by local organizations, including presenting sponsor CB&I; Pink Diamond sponsors Tiffany & Co., ADCETERA, Marta's Boutique, Strike LLC and Américas; Platinum sponsor Richie's Specialty Pharmacy; as well as Executive Leadership Circle members, which include the aforementioned sponsors as well as Baker Hughes, Roger Goertz in memory of Stacey Goertz, H-E-B, The Hiller Family, Kroger, Phillips 66 and Sewell Automotive Companies.

"There aren't enough words to express our heartfelt appreciation for our sponsors," said Alexander. "Their donations truly make a difference right here in our community. Without them, we wouldn't be able to fund mammograms for underserved women. We wouldn't be able to guide our mothers, aunts, sisters and daughters along their journeys from breast cancer to wellness. And, we wouldn't be able to offer the most cutting-edge diagnostic and treatment tools available to those battling this devastating disease. For that, we are eternally grateful."