The American Cancer Society’s premier fundraising luncheon honoring exceptional Houstonians

Friday, April 21, 2023

The Post Oak Hotel


Tickled Pink is the American Cancer Society’s premier fundraising luncheon honoring exceptional Houstonians who have made significant contributions to our community. We are thrilled to announce our 2023 Tickled Pink Honorees: Suzan Deison, Winell Herron, Denise Monteleone, Rosanne Oelfke, Dr. Kent Osborne, and Donna Grace Vallone. The afternoon will feature a VIP Reception, an informal fashion show hosted by TOOTSIES, and our featured keynote speaker, Houston Designer, Christy Lynn, who will share a meaningful message of HOPE.

Additionally, please save the date for our 2023 Kickoff Party presented by TOOTSIES on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 from 5:30-7:00pm.


Suzan Deison
Winell Herron
Denise Monteleone
Rosanne Oelfke
Dr. Kent Osborne
Donna Grace Vallone

Event Chairs

Donna Lewis
Allison Lewis Cattan
Emily Lewis

Honorary Chairs

Leisa Holland-Nelson Bowman
Millette Sherman

Every Dollar Makes a Difference

At the American Cancer Society, no donation is too small – each and every dollar counts. Your donations help fund groundbreaking cancer research, patient care programs, and much more, making a real difference in communities like ours. With every donation, you are helping the American Cancer Society save lives.


American Cancer Society has funded $5 billion in cancer research since 1946


Free transportation through Road To Recovery transportation grants for the neediest patients in 2021


Active cancer research grants across Texas


Currently funding in active grants

Our Sponsors


We would be ‘tickled pink’ for you to join us as a sponsor in honor of these exceptional Houstonians!


The American Cancer Society is the largest nonprofit funder of cancer research, contributing to nearly every major cancer research breakthrough in recent history. Proceeds from this event will fund patient programs and assist with funding the $78 million in breast cancer research that the American Cancer Society funds annually. In addition to research, the American Cancer Society helps nearly 1 million people touched by cancer each year get the help they need, when and where they need it.


Invested in breast cancer research grants annually


Research grants funded relating to breast cancer annually


Free rides provided to patients in treatment through our transportation program


Breast cancer patients served through our one-on-one support services through our Reach to Recovery program