Welcome to our Ronald McDonald House Houston’s Virtual Spirit of Hope Luncheon! Please watch our virtual program below and hear from our keynote speaker, Cole Dawson. We would like to thank all of our donors and supporters that helped us make this virtual event happen!

The Spirit of Hope Luncheon is a fundraising luncheon celebrating the leadership and contributions of RMH Houston’s partners. Proceeds from the event support RMH Houston’s mission to serve families of children with life-threatening illnesses receiving treatment in the Texas Medical Center.

2020 Honorees
Trafigura – Spirit of Hope Award
Friendswood Development Company – Corporate Group Award and
Houston Alumnae Association of Alpha Delta Pi – Service Group Award

Our KeynoteSpeaker, Cole Dawson knows what it feels like to be a young adult who is sick. He remembers the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual rollercoaster that accompanies serious illnesses. When he was 23, in April 1986, he was diagnosed with acute lymphocyte leukemia (ALL). He was treated with a bone marrow transplant and chemotherapy at MD Anderson. He was cured. Thirty-two years later, the impact of his chemo treatment caused his heart to enlarge and impair its pumping function. He moved into Methodist Hospital on June 27, 2018 and waited to receive a donor heart. His faith, his positivity, his family and his friends supported him on this journey. He is back chasing a schedule he has not known in over 25 years. He is a real Ronald McDonald House Houston hero.

For more information contact Diana Lewis, Stewardship Manager at SpiritofHope@RMHHouston.org or 713-795-3583

Event Chairs:

  • Erin and Shane Kimzey

Host Committee:

  • Noor Iqbal & Muss Akram
  • Maurine Alfrey
  • Agatha Brann
  • Laura & Jerry Garcia
  • Amy & Mark Hammer
  • Robyn & Keith Harrison
  • Peggy Hennessy
  • Shannon & Stewart Hoffer
  • Kristina Keller
  • Donna & Joe Kurka
  • Paula Letbetter
  • Allison & Mark Levine
  • Valerie Madison
  • Flo McGee
  • Marilyn Mogas
  • Melissa & Bill Moss
  • Diane Riley
  • Carey Jordan & Brian Simmons
  • Laura & Thomas Sloan
  • Susie Smith
  • Amy & Ken Snell
  • Bette Thomas
  • Emily & Tyler VanHoutan
  • Starlee Sykes & Al Vickers
  • Sabina & Mani Walia