Mission Possible for Judy’s Mission Annual Luncheon
A record setting crowd of 400 guests attended the Houstonian Hotel on May 4 to support the Annual Judy’s Mission Possible Luncheon. Chaired by designer David Peck and his wife Michelle Phillips they shared the reason they are passionate about raising funds to fight this cancer. Michelle’s mom was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer a few weeks before their wedding in 2007. She passed away from the disease in 2010.
Cindy Winton, Board President and Honorary Chair along with Host Committee Chairs Jill Reno Simpson and Geoffrey Simpson, applauded the record breaking funds raised of over $160,000. The luncheon special guest and speaker Susan Baker shared her personal journey as a survivor of ovarian cancer. Peck thanked everyone for all their support and for the impact they will have on Judy’s Mission early detection awareness programs as well as ovarian cancer research at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Robert Hillman shared the perspective of the physician and the impact the funds from the event will make on the research.
Judy’s Mission Ovarian Cancer Foundation was inspired through one woman’s fight to beat ovarian cancer Judith Liebenthal Robinson, a NASA scientist who was diagnosed with late-stage ovarian cancer and passed away in 2010. The disease that is hard to detect, has few distinctive symptoms, and is often misdiagnosed.