We just left Dr. McLaughlin. “Good reports, even including bone marrow. . . . Big stack of reports, all good.”
Maintenance? Inconclusive. Reports say no for large cell. PRIMA trials underway to determine if maintenance effective for small cell (aka folicullar). See you in six months (3-month CT scan and blood work in Houston).
“Bone marrow says no lymphoma.”. We feel great!
(Community Matters) Off this morning to Houston where I’ll meet Michael Mitchell for a consultation with his oncologist at MD Anderson.
Then catching another flight to Harlingen where I’ll meet up with regional Obama director, Adrienne Donato. We’re headed to Brownsville – where we’ll meet Juan Sepulveda and Michael Montano – for Carla & Tony Martinez’ Obama fundraiser this evening. Henry Cisneros is the guest of honor.
Carla & Tony known for their Texas-sized hospitality and hacienda. Looking forward to the evening. (In a conference call yesterday, Joe Biden said stay alert, citing an AP poll saying we were only even.)
(Community Matters) Habitat’s first annual The Build was a super success yesterday during lunch. Not sure how much attendees donated but looked like a lot at our table which included Rudy Green, Mike Cook, Nav Sooch, John Thornton, Bill Bock, Will Meredith, Amanda Chiampi, Shobi Partos and Jon (the volunteer featured in the campaign). A total for the luncheon and pics forthcoming.
Over 200 people gathered to celebrate the work of Habitat in Austin and to honor Nav Sooch who was recognized “Changing Lives Award” for his philanthropy and investments in affordable housing. Austin Ventures’ John Thornton served as emcee. Michael Willard providing the narrative and story. Silicon Labs co-founder, David Welland, also joined us.
At the end, we announced a $250,000 Habitat grant from the Chestnut Commons fund at the Austin Community Foundation. This a part of the money raised from the Meredith family donation of land at Featherlite and the partnership with Momark Development, EF, et al. Habitat will use these funds to renovate longtime, low income Chestnut neighborhood residents’ homes. The Entrepreneurs Foundation and Silicon Labs presented another $50,000 grant to fund Habitat’s administrative costs for this program.
congrats Michael Kellerman on organizing a successful event
(Community Matter) I snuck out from the FuseBox party early to join Kent & Lauren Mayes, Janet Harman, Kelly & David Sooch at Ruth Chris’ to celebrate Kent’s 50th! birthday.
Kent & Lauren Mayes
Kelly, Janet & David
Kent & I have super duper friends since 1991. His daughter Lauren is my goddaughter. Love seeing them in their new family with Janet, Kelly & David. What a great bunch. Much more celebrating this weekend at the Llano ranch, though I just get to attend Friday night (headed down with Amy & Kirk Rudy) since five generation Sepulveda reunion taking place at our ranch on Saturday.
Happy 50th! Birthday, Kent
(Community Matters) Steven, Amy Rudy and Ron Berry organized a FuseBox friend raiser at our house yesterday evening. Lots of folks, mostly artists, here to discuss the April ’09 festival. Love seeing the city wide collaboration may expand to include UT as well as Art House, AMOA and other important Austin art institutions. Steven, Amy & Brent Hasty are helping Ron launch a separate 501(c)(3). Artists from around the world; the merger of performance art (theatre & dance) with visual art – a new website launching in two weeks.
btw, hors d’oeuvres from Primavera rock!