The Rose Shrimp Boil Is Back in Person Raising $120,000 for Patients
On Saturday, June 26, over 500 meals were served at the 32nd Annual Shrimp Boil presented by the Bill and Helen Crowder Foundation in honor of their dear friend Bob and The Domec family. Hosted by Houston-based breast health organization The Rose, guests enjoyed returning for in-person fun including delicious meals, silent and live auctions, live music and entertaining remarks from returning Emcee Freddy Cruz of KRBE 104.1. Thanks to the incredible generosity of all who participated, organizers succeeded in raising over $120,000, including $22,000 from the live auction alone. The funds raised will make it possible for the organization to provide hundreds of patients with much-needed access to quality breast healthcare. The fundraising goal for the annual event was exceeded thanks to The Rose’s many generous supporters and advocates.
Generous sponsors of the event included: The Bill and Helen Crowder Foundation, Texas Citizens Bank, Albemarle Foundation, Buchanan Shaklee Health & Wellness, Southfork Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram, Oates Industries, Inc./Blast Bag and Dorothy and Patrick Gibbons.
Upon their arrival at this year’s Shrimp Boil, guests were greeted by more than 25 Survivor Celebration Signs honoring breast cancer survivors, placed around the Pasadena Convention Center. Volunteers deftly delivered pre-ordered meals to the drive-thru line while tables of guests enjoyed the music and cool air indoors. The live auction featured enticing items such as boxing gloves signed by Muhammed Ali and a homemade cake with a custom-designed cake plate that sold for $2,500.
Meals included plates of shrimp prepared by Mark Meeker and The Rose Cooking Team. The cooking team has been an instrumental part of the event for the last 20 years, and continues to offer their invaluable support to The Rose. This year 1,000 pounds of shrimp were cooked up in addition to a delicious array of sides.
The organization has come a long way. Thirty-five years ago, The Rose had one mammography machine and a handful of staff and supporters. At that time, one of those dedicated supporters, Marsha and her husband Jim Anderson, decided to throw a fundraiser to help the nonprofit and called it the Shrimp Boil. Today, one of Pasadena’s longest running fundraisers goes down in the books as yet another success for the community and for those seeking care at The Rose.