The American Cancer Society’s mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

Friday, September 9, 2022

River Oaks Country Club


Tickled Pink is the American Cancer Society’s premier fundraising luncheon honoring prominent Houstonians in the Greater Houston area who have made significant contributions to our community. The afternoon will highlight the incredible accomplishments of these pioneering individuals. Additionally, the afternoon will feature a VIP Reception and memorable moment from our keynote speaker, Valorie Kondos Field, who will share her message of HOPE.

Introducing our 2022 keynote speaker Valorie Kondos Field.

Ms. Field is a highly acclaimed UCLA Women’s gymnastics coach of 7 NCAA championships, a breast cancer survivor, and author of “Life is Short, Don’t Wait to Dance”.  Valorie Kondos Field, has no background in gymnastics. She never tumbled, flipped, or played any type of organized sport. And yet she became a legendary, hall of fame coach, through curiosity, creativity, attention to detail, and unwavering care for the overall well-being of her athletes. Valorie will share her personal story explains how her diagnosis with breast cancer actually turned into one of the best years of her life. It’s not about winning and losing, it’s about choreographing your life and owning the choices you make, as she shares in her book, “Life is Short, Don’t Wait to Dance.”

Where The Money Goes

Money raised by Tickled Pink will provide vital funds to support patient programs and assist with funding the $71 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. ACS helps patients and their families with their most pressing needs: getting rides to life-saving treatment, navigating the health care system, and dealing with the side effects of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. 


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

For more information, please contact Jenny Todd at jenny.todd@cancer.org or (713) 472-0866.

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