Memorial Hermann Hospital’s recently hosted the Cancer Survivors’ Celebration of Life and Cupcake Contest. More than 275 people in attended the event, which featured classes for survivors and caregivers, a resource fair with 25 exhibits, and a program that was designed to align with the American Cancer Society’s national theme of “more birthdays.”
The highlight of the event was a cupcake “throw down” featuring five local bakeries: Memorial Bakery, Memorial Hermann Catering, Ooh La La, Three Brothers Bakery, and the Westin Houston Memorial City. Judges for the cupcake contest included State Rep. Dwayne Bohac; executive chef Michael Cordua of Cordua Restaurants; Betti Guzman, vice president of the American Cancer Society’s High Plains region; Steve Sanders, CEO of Memorial Hermann The Woodlands; Donna Vallone, a breast cancer survivor; and Rameen Zahed, a colorectal cancer survivor.
The winning bakery was Three Brothers Bakery, which designed a cupcake entitled “Well-Deserved Vacation.” Thanks to generous donors, they received a prize package valued at more than $1,500.