Can Care Event

25th Silver Anniversary Cancer Survivors Day Luncheon | Houston


We invite you to join us as we celebrate CanCare’s 25th Silver Anniversary Cancer Survivors Day Luncheon.

Each year, CanCare hosts this inspirational Luncheon to celebrate cancer survivors and their caregivers, and remember those who fought courageously. This year marks an incredible milestone of 25 years of survivorship. We hope that you will join in the celebration.

Luncheon Co-Chairs
Kay and George A. Kurisky, Jr.

Thursday, May 9, 2019 | 11:30 a.m. | Luncheon begins promptly at 12 p.m.

The Westin Houston, Memorial City | 945 Gessner Rd, Houston, TX 77024

25th Silver Anniversary Cancer Survivors Day Luncheon Keynote Speaker 

Our Luncheon Keynote Speaker will be Houston’s beloved and award-winning KPRC Chief Meteorologist, Frank Billingsley. In September 2018, Frank publicly announced his prostate cancer diagnosis and his decision to pursue treatment in clinical trials. The procedure infuses gold nano particles into the cancer lesion followed by laser ablation. So far, the treatment has been a success but he will require more monitoring in the future. Despite his diagnosis, his optimism and cheerfulness never waned, even when the cameras stopped rolling. Be among the first to hear his inspirational and powerful story live.


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2019 Sponsors


Emerald Sponsor
Houston Methodist

Sapphire Sponsor
Bank of Texas
Sylvia and Titus Harris/Sue Minton Harris
First Presbyterian Houston
Bryant Bridge of Hope Foundation
Barbara and Peter Forbes
Johnson DeLuca Kurisky & Gould PC
Pat Hogan Korge and Fred Korge
Kay and George A. Kurisky, Jr.
Donna and Norman Lewis
MD Anderson Cancer Center Oceaneering

Pearl Sponsor
Allegiance Bank
Amegy Bank
Bernard M Fields Management Corp Brentwood Baptist Church Shelaghmichael Brown
Kevin “KC” Carmody
Rosie Carrabba
Congregation Beth Yeshurun-
Rabbi Brian Strauss/ Rabbi Steven Morgen/ Leah and Paul Katz
Yvonne and Tim Conklin
Don McGill Toyota
Beverly and Leonard Donaldson
Misty and Don Ellis
HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress
Highland Threads, Inc.
Hunton Andrews Kurth
Jill and Bob Heinrich
Dr. Theophilus and Katie Herrington
Cindy and Bob Holloway
Brandie and Mark Holmes
Cindy and Buz Jochetz
Tracy and Phil Jones
Elizabeth and Cullen Kappler
Susan and Tim Leopold
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church
Memorial Hermann
Susan and Winton Starling
Stuart PC
Cristina and Steve Vetrano
Megan Vondra
Westwood Wealth Management
Marion and Rodney Wilson/Diamond Dialysis
Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church

Turquoise Sponsor
Melissa L DeAyala
Tom and Way Denkler
Karen Feld
Mary and Todd Fuller
Gershenson Consulting, LLC
IBC Bank
Jan and Arnie Miller
Jackie and Bill Minter
Edlyn and David Pursell
Regina Rogers
Rabbi Adrienne Scott
Mallory and James Shaddix
Texas Oncology
Dr. William and Susan Wescott

Media Sponsors
Paige PR
Swoon Memorial Magazine


25th Silver Anniversary Cancer Survivors Day Luncheon Host Committee

Jennie & Michael Baker
Whitney & Eugene Brieck
Shelaghmichael Brown
Cynthia & Joe Bryant
Penny & Kevin Carmody
Rosie Carrabba
Yvonne & Tim Conklin
Melissa DeAyala
Sheri & Brad DeLuca
Jennifer & Jack Doherty
Beverly & Leonard Donaldson
Misty & Don Ellis
Margaret Goldberg & Bernard Fields

Barbara & Peter Forbes
Becky & David Funderburk
Sylvia & Titus Harris
Jill & Bob Heinrich
Cindy & Bob Holloway
Brandie & Mark Holmes
Dana & Millard Johnson
Tracy & Phil Jones
Elizabeth & Cullen Kappler
Pat & Dan Kasprzak
Pat Hogan Korge & Fred Korge
Lynne & Rod Larson
Taylor E. Landry
Jennifer & Lloyd Rachal

Donna & Norman Lewis
Rick Q. Ngo, MD, FACS
Wendy Nguyen, CPA
Linda Wills & Jeff Pyle
Lisa Schwartz
Juanita & Joseph Soliz
Susan & Winton Starling
Christine & Larry Stuart
Bonnie & David Tresch
Kim Trimble
Cristina & Steve Vetrano
Megan Vondra
Cathy & Douglas Wagner
Michael Wiesenthal