Community Immunity Spring Luncheon 2017

The 8th Annual Community Immunity Spring Luncheon was a resounding success! The ballroom of the River Oaks Country Club was filled with leaders and immunization supporters from our community, all convened to support TIP's work to protect Texans from vaccine-preventable diseases.

April 20,2017 at 11:30 am

Chaired by:

Selby DeVault, Catherine Mitchell, and Shannan Sturgis

Honorary Chairs:

Dr. Eric Haufrect and Joyce Haufrect

The Luncheon featured:

  • An enlightening panel discussion from local immunization experts on The Hidden Faces of HPV Cancers
  • The honoring of the recipient of the Ralph D. Feigin, M.D. Award for Excellence  and the "John R. Boettiger, Jr." Award for Community Partnership for lifelong dedication to vaccines across generations
  • A scrumptious lunch at the River Oaks Country Club

Panel Discussion: The Hidden Faces of HPV-Related Cancers

The lively panel discussion on The Hidden Faces of HPV-Related Cancers served up a variety of perspectives on how HPV-related cancer affects our communities at all levels. This year's panelists, Bert Noojin, Kara Million, Dr. Erich Sturgis and Dr. Stanley Spinner, discussed the link between HPV and cancer and shared some their emotional and moving experiences with HPV-related cancers.

The Ralph D. Feigin, M.D, Award and the John R. Boettiger, Jr. Award

It was, once again, a privilege to honor individuals and organizations who have dedicated their lives to advancing immunization in our community.  Julie Boom, MD was honored with the Ralph D. Feigin, MD Award for Excellence for her lifelong dedication to vaccines, and her generous and ongoing support of TIP, its programs and its mission.  MD Anderson was honored with the John R. Boettiger, Jr. Award for Community Partnership for their commitment to preventing cancer through vaccination. 


Thank You For Your Support!

Thank you to everyone for their generous contributions and for your participation in our Community Immunity Luncheon 2017.  Your involvement and support positively impacts our efforts to reduce vaccine-preventable diseases through timely immunizations throughout the state of Texas. 

While TIP has coupled with our formidable medical community during the past twelve years in creating great synergy toward improving our community’s immunization rates, as long as there is a single child or adult who becomes ill from a preventable illness, our work remains incomplete.  

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