Houston Lifestyles & Homes March 2010
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Construction is well under way on Houston’s fifth Pink Ribbon House®, a designer showcase home being built to “raise the roof” for breast cancer research. Benefiting the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine, the multi-million dollar showcase home —located at 10807 Bridlewood Street in Hunters Creek Village—will be open for public tours April 16-18 and April 23-25. Chairs for the 2010 Pink Ribbon House are Deb Parks, Trish Hayes and Gail Rauhut. Honorary chairs are Diane and John Riley.
Established in 2003 by the Breast Center Advisory Council at BCM, the Pink Ribbon House project raises funds and awareness for breast cancer research and patient care at BCM through the design, decorating and touring of showcase homes. Since its founding, the Pink Ribbon House project has raised more than $2 million for breast cancer research at BCM.  
Built by Levitt Partnership, Ltd. and marketed by Ann Lerner, listing agent with John Daugherty Realtors, the 6,000-square-foot stone and stucco French Country-style home will feature 5 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, vaulted ceilings, a fabulous walk-through wine room and an outdoor kitchen with a fireplace. Well-known Houston designers Cindy Dickerson, Julie Dodson, Trish Dodson, Katie Galliano, Leslie Sinclair, Suzanne Duin, Julie Blailock, Leslie Strauss and Christine Ho will decorate the home, listed for $2,725,000. Following public tours, the house will be sold. Tour tickets are $15 and will be available at the door.
A preview party scheduled for April 10 will give Houstonians a first-hand look at the house. For ticket information, visit http://connect.bcm.edu/pinkribbonhouse.
Funds raised from sponsors, individual donations, donations of products and services in the building of the home, special event tickets
and tour tickets will benefit the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at BCM. The event is expected to raise more than $350,000 for breast cancer research and patient care.  
Deb Parks, 2010 Pink Ribbon House  chair, cites the importance of cutting edge research in finding a cure to a disease that strikes one in eight women.
“I want breast cancer to be the polio or smallpox of my granddaughter’s generation—something of the past,” Parks said. “Innovative research is the only way to eradicate breast cancer, and BCM’s Smith Breast Center is at the forefront of research aimed at finding a cure for this disease. ”
Internationally recognized for his work in breast cancer research, Dr. C. Kent Osborne is the director of the Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at BCM, and  the Smith Breast Center. Dr. Osborne and his renowned team of researchers established the Breast Center in 1999 and are noted for their work in breast cancer prevention, detection and treatment. Their research program has been designated by the National Cancer Institute as one of nine Specialized Programs of Research Excellence in Breast Cancer in the United States.
The Smith Breast Center at BCM offers a wide variety of patient services, including the only completely digital mammography center in the world.

The Lester and Sue Smith
Breast Center
The Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center is the cornerstone of the Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center of Baylor College of Medicine. A designated cancer center by the National Cancer Institute, it is one of only a few comprehensive breast care centers in the country focused exclusively on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer and breast disease, all in one location. Patient care is supported by an internationally recognized research program, ensuring state-of-the-art treatment based on the latest scientific findings and expediting the search for a cure. For more information, visit www.breastcenter.tmc.edu.

The Pink Ribbon House®
The Pink Ribbon House project was created in 2003 to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research at Baylor College of Medicine through the design, decorating and touring of showcase homes. Since its founding, hundreds of volunteers and sponsors have helped generate more than $2 million for breast cancer research. Funds raised from sponsors, individual donations, donations of products and services in the building of the home, special event tickets and tour tickets will benefit breast cancer research at the Smith Breast Center at BCM. For more information, visit http://connect.bcm.edu/pinkribbonhouse.
Artist’s rendering of the 2010 Pink Ribbon House® located at 10807 Bridlewood St.
Pink Ribbon House® 2010 Nears Completion
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