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Heroes for Children Announces 11th Annual Heroes & Handbags Event Auction Benefits Families with a Child Battling Childhood Cancer


What: The 11th Annual Heroes & Handbags event, featuring a silent auction and seated luncheon, benefiting Heroes for Children

Who: Heroes for Children

            Event Chair: Natalie King

           Honorary Chair: Yvonne Cormier

           Advisory Chair: Chay Taylor

           Mistress of Ceremony: Caroline Harper Knapp

           Guest Speaker: Melissa Wilson, Fox 26 Houston news anchor

When: Thursday, April 27, 2017, 10 a.m.

Where: River Oaks Country Club, 1600 River Oaks Blvd., Houston, TX 77019

How: Register online at:

            $250 for an individual ticket

            Tables range from $2,500–$10,000

Details: The 11th Annual Heroes & Handbags auction benefits Heroes for Children’s mission to advocate for and provide financial and social assistance to families with children (0-22 years of age) battling cancer. More than 400 guests peruse a silent auction of new, vintage and luxury handbags and accessories followed by a seated brunch and message from guest speaker Melissa Wilson. Melissa Wilson, anchor for Fox 26, has experienced firsthand the challenges of battling a childhood cancer diagnosis with her son Caleb, who recently completed his last round of chemotherapy after battling cancer for three years.

Sponsors: Elaine Turner, Trentino Gelato, Paper City, Deutsch and Deutsch, Kraitman Photography

About Heroes for Children

Heroes for Children is a unique nonprofit organization that provides financial and social assistance to families with a child battling cancer. Since 2005, Heroes for Children has helped alleviate families’ worries, giving them comfort and a brief respite from the everyday challenges of fighting cancer and caregiving. Since its inception, more than $5 million has been given to over 4,200 families in need. To learn more about Heroes for Children, please visit

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