The Compass Winter 2019 - Page 4

SPECIAL EVENT Celebrating Women 20th Anniversary As the featured guest of Baylor Scott & White Dallas Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Celebrating Women luncheon on October 11, Kristin Chenoweth proved that you don’t have to be big to be hugely impactful. he Emmy and Tony Award-winning million to benefit Baylor Scott & White of Care award, which recognizes those singer and actress was inspired to Health’s fight against breast cancer in who have demonstrated unwavering become an advocate in the fight North Texas. During their remarks, Laura commitment to the fight against breast against breast cancer after witnessing Downing, 2019 chairman, and Cheryl cancer at Baylor Scott & White. her mother and aunts battle the disease. Joyner, underwriting chairman, shared that Interviewed by Rowland K. Robinson, funds raised through this year’s luncheon received more than $1 million in support Foundation president, Kristin spoke to an will help launch a High-risk Breast Program, from Al,” shared Robin, “and we are audience of 1,100 supporters—donors, the first of its kind in North Texas. grateful for his friendship, generosity and researchers, physicians, patients, survivors “Over the years, Celebrating Women “Thanks to 20 years of Celebrating the legacy he leaves behind.” and loved ones—sharing how she helped Women, Baylor Scott & White has been support her mother during her two-time able to make significant investments in behind Celebrating Women was best battle with breast cancer. clinical care, technology, research and demonstrated through breast cancer clinical trials to better serve our patients,” patient Jennifer Cordts’ powerful story just crying. Let them cry. Just be there said BSWH CEO Jim Hinton. “And now, of seeking answers and a diagnosis for and try to make them laugh. But if not, just with your help, this new High-risk Breast 11 months. Jennifer is one of the many hold their hand and let them cry. This is Program is just one more investment and reasons why Baylor Scott & White and what it’s about—just supporting the person commitment that Baylor Scott & White is Celebrating Women remain committed and letting them have their good and bad making for our breast cancer patients, now to research and treatments for those days,” said Kristin. “All my life I have been and in the future.” who are fighting this disease. Over the “They will have days where they are on the receiving end of my mother’s love For many in attendance, the “why” Powerhouse couple and longtime last two decades, more than $35 million and care and never had the opportunity to supporters of Baylor Scott & White and be the one to be needed. Until it was my Celebrating Women, Margo and Bill turn, I never had the inkling of what real Goodwin were recognized as this year’s For more information or to support privilege is. It was a privilege.” honorary chairmen for their dedication the High-risk Breast Program or other to making a lasting impact in the lives of breast cancer initiatives, contact Sarah Albertsons for the 15th consecutive year, those in our community. The late Al G. Burdi at Sarah.Burdi@BSWHealth.org this year’s efforts raised more than $1.7 Hill Jr. was also honored with the Circle or 214.820.4721. Presented by Tom Thumb and has been raised. Kristin Chenoweth 1. Kelly Green, Pat McEvoy, Karla McKinley and Nancy Dedman; 2. Leslie Diers, Christie Carter, Becky Good and Pam Perella; 3. Laura Downing, Rowland K. Robinson and Cheryl Joyner; 4. Margo and Bill Goodwin; 5. Ron Hale and Jim Hinton; 6. Lana Andrews, Gayle Stoffel, Sue Justice, Anita Arnold, Aileen Pratt and Michal Powell 1. 4. 4 THE COMPASS / BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE FOUNDATION NEWS / WINTER 2019 2. 5. 3. 6.