2019 Recap

 

Houston Lone Star Huddle Up

2020 Recap

Thank You

Auction Donors

Pucolos Art Houston
Houston Astros
Scott & Cathy Aulds
BASH Houston
Jenn Baskett
Therese Bertrand
Jason Brantley
Keith Budd
William & Dr. Lauren Byers
Bruce & Carol Ann Campbell
Stewart & Kelli Carr
Rue Ann Claybrook
Summer Moon Coffee
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Nita Dixon
The Westin Houston Downtown
Karen Eaton
Sara Elias
Helfman Ford
Brown Forman
Vanessa Gaidosik
Don & Michele Gibbons
Gordon Harmon
Matt & Lourdes Hatten
Greg Henicke
Marisa Heymach
Children’s Museum of Houston
Tim and Diane Jenkins
Laura Jones
Louis & Stephanie Kruger
Bill & Tami Lantz
Denise Ledbetter
Helen and Dennis Montesinos
John Ross Palmer
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie
Bobby & Donna Priestley
Dusty Rhodes
Angela Schwarzbach
Kendra Scott
Randy and Nanette Spain
Rex & Lisa Spain
Proximo Spirits
Erin Taylor
Martha Taylor
Golden Thread
Kathy and Tommy Thompson
Southern Trash
Ernest Trigo
Sara Valentine
Lindsey Vaughn

Sponsors

The Longhorn

High Roller Sponsorship

Dusty Rhodes

The Silver Spur

Jackpot Sponsorship

Keith Budd
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Rex & Lisa Spain

The Cattleman

Wildcard Sponsorship

Joy Knox Insurance Agency, Inc.
The Schwarz Family & The Springer Family
Brett Springston
James Valentine IES Commercial & Industrial, Inc.
Glenn & Sara Valentine
Schlanger Silver LLP
Thompson Knight
Family Law Friend of Rexanna's Foundation

The Cowboy

The Hard Eight Sponsorship

Jose Cuervo
Dr. & Mrs. John Ricks

Special Thanks

To our Underwriters

Louis & Stephanie Kruger - DJ
Gary Henry - Donated & Created Table Centerpieces
Nanette & Randy Spain - Photo Booth Props & Table Decorations
Justing & Christi Ray - Table Numbers

Grant Awards

1st Annual

Lance Bertrand Grant

 
 
 

2020 Recipients
Primary Investigator:
Dr. Tina Cascone
Collaborators:
Dr. Reuben
Dr. Kadara
Dr. Wang.

A total grant of $50,000 was given to Dr. Cascone & her team for research that addresses the recurrence of cancer after surgery alone. The benefits to patients of this research is the development of therapeutic strategies that will overcome immune suppression and reverse resistance to treatments.

Pictured from left to right: Lisa Spain (Executive Director of Rexanna's Foundation), Monica Vega (Lance Bertrand's Sister), Brent Bertrand (Lance Bertrand's Brother), Therese Bertrand (Lance Bertrand's spouse), Dr. Tina Cascone, Dr. Alexandre Reuben, & Dr. John Heymach.

1st Annual

Tamra Hissom Budd Grant

 
 
 

2020 Recipients
Primary Investigator:
Dr. Ferdinandos Skoulidis
Collaborator:
Dr. John Heymach

A total grant of $50,000 will be funding research focused on KRAS mutant non-small cell lung cancer. The research this scientist has done previously (which included funding by Rexanna's Foundation) has been groundbreaking and he was awarded the Career Development Award from the U.S. Department of Defense in 2017 and the 2019 NextGen Stars Award from the American Assoc. of Cancer Research.

Pictured from left to right: Lisa Spain (Executive Director of Rexanna's Foundation), Dr. Ferdinandos Skoulidis, Keith Budd (Tamra Hissom Budd's spouse) and Dr. John Heymach.

1st Annual

Pamela Henicke Grant

 
 
 

2020 Recipients
Primary Investigators:
Dr. Monique Nilsson
Dr. Le
Dr. John Heymach

The total grant of $50,000 will be focused on developing new strategies for enhancing anti-tumor immunity in EGFR-mutant non-small cell lung cancer. The identification of new and effective therapies for EGFR-mutant, TKI resistant tumors is currently a critical unmet need.

Pictured from left to right: Lisa Spain (Executive Director of Rexanna's Foundation), Dr. Le, Kenedy Henicke (Pamela's daughter), Greg Henicke (Pamela Henicke's spouse), Lawson Henicke (Pamela Henicke's son), Dr. John Heymach.