Luncheon chairs, Kristi and Ken Breaux, with honorary chairs, Annette and George Strake, welcomed over 450 guests to honor Dr. Blair Justice at the River Oaks Country Club for the “Let’s Talk Luncheon,” on March 7, 2013, benefiting the Houston Aphasia Recovery Center (HARC). The event was a touching tribute to Dr. Justice, who, after suffering a stroke in 2008 with resulting aphasia, helped found HARC and made it his legacy.
Luncheon speaker, Sean Maloney, former Chairman of Intel China, shared the compelling story of his life with aphasia and inspirational journey to find his voice again. Maloney, who has been described as “one of the world’s best communicators,” captivated the guests with his dynamic words expressing that, even faced with aphasia, the most important lesson is to “NEVER GIVE UP.”
Our Second Annual Let's Talk Luncheon was held on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at the Houston Country Club.
Our featured speaker, New York Times best-selling author Diane Ackerman, spoke about her most recent book, "One Hundred Names for Love, A stroke, A marriage, and the Language of Healing." The book is a tribute to her husband, Paul, who suffered a stroke resulting in aphasia.
With honoree Guy Lewis and a ballroom full of HARC support, how could it be anything less than fabulous?
The event, chaired by Susan Cook, with the assistance of Honorary Chair Rose Cullen, raised more than $135,000 for HARC.
Thank you to everyone!
FIRST ANNUAL LET'S TALK LUNCHEON Our First Annual Let's Talk Luncheon was held February 23, 2011, at the Houston Country Club. Chaired by Eloise Adams Jones. With honorees, Grace and Don Ison, and our keynote speaker, Audrey Holland, Ph.D., who is a world-renouned expert in aphasia, how could it not be tremendous? HARC wishes to thank everyone who attended and/or contributed to the success of our luncheon in some way. HARC would not be possible without each and every one of you!
HARC OPENING EVENT AT OUISIES TABLE
The HARC event, March 2010, at Ouisie's Table was an unqualified success. We made lots of new friends. How could we help with almost 300 attending? It seems Houston was really ready for an aphasia center. Many people were eager to participate in the program or volunteer in assisting loved ones and friends. Please read more in the HARC HAPPENINGS section.