2012 Pink Ribbon House Fundraiser kicks off The Pink Ribbon House®, one of the largest and most popular fundraisers benefitting research and patient care at the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine, has kicked off its sixth biennial campaign.

The unique project features a designer showcase home. Funds are raised through home tours, corporate and individual sponsorships and individual contributions.

"The Pink Ribbon House project has been an amazing vehicle for the Smith Breast Center in terms of increasing community awareness of what in 2003 was a new breast cancer clinical care and research program in Houston,” said Dr. Kent Osborne, director of the Smith Breast Center. "It has also provided funding to support our missions of research and community outreach, especially the underserved."

Established in 2003 by the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center Advisory Council, the project has raised nearly $2.5 million for the Smith Breast Center.

The Advisory Council is made up of women in the Houston community who together support the Smith Breast Center’s research and patient care missions through various philanthropic activities.
Debby Leighton, chair, and Mary Sapp Fischer, co-chair, both members of the Smith Breast Center Advisory Council, are leading a strong team of volunteers for the 2012 project.

This year’s house is currently under construction in Memorial’s Hunters Creek Village. Designed by Hollenbeck Architects, the French country-style home is being constructed by Levitt Partnership.

The 5,000-square-foot-home will feature a stone and stucco exterior with shutters, five bedrooms, five-and-a-half bathrooms, two studies, three fireplaces, as well as a summer kitchen, playroom, three-car garage, game room, and dining room that opens up to a courtyard with a water feature.

Unlike previous years, the home will not be built as a spec home.

Leading Houston interior designers will decorate the home including Valerie Cook, Julie Blalock, Rachel Reppond, Belinda Bennett, Lauren Amber Prestenbach, Christine Ho, Julie Dodson, Trisha Dodson, Leslie Sinclair, Molly Sullivan Levitt and Molly Oshman.

The home will be available for public tours on the weekends April 27 and May 4.

For more information or to become a sponsor, please contact Kaiti Kling at 713-798-4058 or ekling@bcm.edu.