Subcommittee chairs and caterer of UTHCT’s Celebration 2007 announced

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler’s Celebration 2007 Committee has named the chairs of the subcommittees that are in charge of preparations for Celebration 2007, said Joanne Idell, a co-chair of the Celebration 2007 Committee.

The theme of Celebration 2007 is “XXX Out Cancer.” All proceeds from this annual fund-raising gala will be used locally for cancer research and treatment at UTHSCT, Ms. Idell said.

The Health Center also is commemorating 30 years of partnership with The University of Texas System. UTHSCT officially became one of six health institutions in the system on Sept. 1, 1977.

Celebration 2007 will take place on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Harvey Convention Center in Tyler. Ms. Idell and Annette Findley are co-chairs of the Celebration 2007 Committee.

In addition, G-Texas Custom Catering of Fort Worth has been selected to cater the gala event, Ms. Idell said. G-Texas has the resources to handle what has grown to become the largest, sit-down plated event in East Texas, she added.

The subcommittee chairs and their subcommittees are: Shirley Boone, Entertainment; Jeanette Calhoun, Beverages; Geri Cohen, Invitations; Debby Davis and Marsha Nelson, Decorations and Floral; Genelle Gann, Valet; LaVerne Gollob, Publicity; and Laura Hyde, Catering.

For the third year in a row, Wagner Cadillac has donated the opportunity to drive a new Cadillac every three months for a year and Susan Robinson Jewelry has donated a $2,000 shopping spree, Ms. Idell said. As an additional fund-raiser, tickets for drawings to win these fabulous prizes will soon be available for purchase.

Tickets for the Wagner Cadillac are $100 each and tickets for the Susan Robinson Jewelry shopping spree are $5 each or five for $20.

Last year’s celebration raised $175,000 for UTHSCT’s new Aging Research and Treatment - or ART - Unit, part of UTHSCT’s Center for Healthy Aging.

Since the first gala in 2002, more than $700,000 has been raised for life-saving initiatives at UT Health Science Center.

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