Olympic great Shannon Miller shares survival story at first CancerForward benefit luncheon

Mar. 4, 2012Culture Map

Olympic gold medal gymnast Shannon Miller and HBO Films personality Dee Dee Ricks, both cancer survivors and advocates for women’s health, were in the spotlight at the Hilton Americas-Houston for the first annual #ICanGoForward: The Spirit That Inspires luncheon benefiting CancerForward.

With Lisa Malosky moderating the discussion, the women shared their personal experiences of overcoming cancer as did luncheon honorary chair Shara Fryer. Serving as luncheon chairs were Arvia and Jason Few, Jane and Ed Parker, Brenda Love and Ed Jones.

Helping the event raise $150,000 were guests including City Councilwoman Ellen Cohen, the Rev. Suzette Caldwell, Nancy and Bob Peiser, Sidney and Don Faust, Cora Sue and Harry Mach, Cabrina Owsley, Kelli Blanton and CancerForward founders Beth Sanders Moore, Brian Cruver and Bo Bothe.