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Starlight Gala
May 19, 2009

Jennifer Reyna, Mistress of Ceremonies for The 2009 Starlight Gala

Here’s the news clip that ran Friday night as I emceed the 14th Annual Starlight Gala. The black-tie event took place at the beautiful Rice Hotel overlooking downtown.

I had a pleasant evening…meeting wonderful people who’s lives will forever be altered due to their illnesses. I met a father who had survived two different types of cancer. I couldn’t imagine what it had been like to hear the diagnoses and go through treatments – twice! He looked great though. I met a best friend who knew what it was like to have her friend go through treatment at a hospital. She shared a beautiful slide show and story with us. There were family members and supporters in attendance as well.

The goal of Starlight Gala Houston is to cultivate the next generation of Houston community leaders while raising money for the American Cancer Society. This year, Starlight Gala broke records bringing in more than $125,000 for a grand total of over $1.4 million since its inception! But, more research is needed. To make a donation and to help find a cure please visit:
http://community.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=19070&pg=entry

It was a great honor for me to host such an important event. I hope that one day, we conquer cancer.

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Jennifer Walker (ACS), Jen and Kristen Belote (Event Chair)

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The Jennifers…enjoying dessert, of course!

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Jennifer Walker (ACS), Jhonathan Shaikh (cancer survivor & scholarship recipient) and Jen

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