Over 20 Stars walked the Red Carpet Friday night March 30th for Karen Steele’s Red Carpet Party to raise awareness for the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation and to honor the memory of Holly Harwood Skolkin, sister of Cindi Harwood Rose and Aunt to Erica Rose.
HOUSTON, April 3, 2012 — 20 Stars of today and tomorrow including Movie, Reality TV, & Music stars walked the Red Carpet at Saks Fifth Avenue Friday night March 30th for Karen Steele’s Red Carpet Party to raise awareness for the Rose Ribbon Foundation and to honor the memory of Holly Harwood Skolkin, sister of Silhouette Artist Cindi Harwood Rose and Aunt to Reality TV star Erica Rose.
Ruben Dominguez & Dave Morales of BackstageOL.com Friday mornings on Fox 26 News acted as Masters of Ceremonies interviewing Wes Brown of “True Blood”, “Private Practice”, and upcoming new show “Scandal” airing April 2012 along with Reality TV star Erica Rose of “The Bachelor” and “Bachelor Pad” and upcoming horror movie “WTF” on Fox News on Friday morning along with introducing and interviewing dozens of stars as they walked the Red Carpet Friday night.
The evening began at Saks Fifth Avenue with cocktails provided by Cru Wine Bar as the many stars walked the red carpet. Stars in attendance along with Houston’s Favorite Reality Princess Erica Rose & True Blood’s Wes Brown included Day 26’s R&B bandmember and MTV’s Making The Band Brian Angel, Brittany Booker- Miss Texas USA 2012, New Zealand pop sensation Shelley Mac, Actor & Director Joe Grisaffi, Actor Grant Goodman, R & B singer ZOE. Jenn Gershutz winner of “The Bachelor” Rome, Reality Super Star & three-time Survivor All-Star RUSSELL HANTZ along with nephew Brandon Hantz of Survivor were among the special guests along with Kristen Bredehoeft; who will be starring on “Flipped Off”, a new reality TV show airing April 28 on A&E.
Critically acclaimed Concert Pianist & Piano Prodigy REUEL MEDITZ mesmerized the crowd at Saks while mixing classical styling and improvisation as he performed his signature dubstep piano music.
The Texas Rocker Rod Williams performed at the fabulous after party at Deborah Colton Gallery along with Nashville Country Singer Allen Duhon & award winning singer Kristine Mills. Dinner & dessert was provided by El Meson Restaurant & Haute Crepe. The stars graciously stayed late into the night to mingle and celebrate with the guests & pose for tons of photos with those in attendance. Among the many guests were Dr. Franklin Rose, Catherine Anspon, Bruce Padilla, Paige Camus, Angelica Chapman, Ashley Guidry, Emily Petersen Arnim, Barbara Davis, Deborah Colton, Marissa Fellows, Jaclyn Martinez, Natalie Martin, Shana Boutte’, Haley Harloquin, Amber Akers, Riyad Abu-Taha, Anand Varadarajan, Jason Cohen, Renee Dillenseger, Mary Tipton, Joey Darwish & Pat Darwish.
All funds raised by the event went to benefit the Rose Ribbon Foundation. The success of the fundraiser is a testament to the life work of Holly Harwood Skolkin. Cindi Harwood Rose announced that the Rose Ribbon Foundation will soon be re-named the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation in honor of her sister Holly, who recently passed away in February after a heroic 15 year battle against terminal stage four breast cancer. Even in the last stages of breast cancer, Holly was more worried about others than herself, friends and relatives said.
Celebrity Plastic Surgeon Dr. Franklin Rose and Cindi Rose joined forces with entertainment publicist Karen Steele to put on their star studded Red Carpet Party to benefit the The Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation.
Established in 2005 by Houston Plastic Surgeon Dr. Franklin Rose and philanthropist and silhouette artist Cindi Harwood Rose the Rose Ribbon Foundation aims to improve the emotional health of those with critical illness by providing free reconstruction to both uninsured and under-insured individuals of all ages and both sexes. Yearly, twelve to fifteen people receive free breast reconstruction from the Rose Ribbon Foundation. All the money donated goes directly to the patients, including their total hospital cost, all nurses, medicines and other doctors. Recently, the foundation has included non- human hair wigs, comfortable robes, pillows, permanent eyebrows and psychological support to those with critical sickness.
Several years ago, Cindi Rose’s sister, Holly Harwood Skolkin, was diagnosed with breast cancer and told she had three months to live. After learning of their sister’s illness and that more than 45 million Americans are without health insurance, Dr. Franklin Rose and Cindi Rose made it their mission to help those in need. The Rose Ribbon Foundation is a non-profit charity organization 501 (c) (3), soon to be re-named the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation.
Special Thanks to our Wonderful Chairs, Sponsors, & Hosts:
Directors Chairs: Dustin Price, Cindi Rose, George Boyd and Erica Rose
Sponsors: Saks Fifth Avenue, Crate Interiors, Price Land and Energy, Deborah Colton Gallery, Cru Wine Bar, El Meson Restaurant, Haute Crepe, Nice Winery, Dryden Event Productions, Emerge Productions
Host Committee: CATHERINE ANSPON, ANDREW COIT, SIR MARK HAUKOHL, RUBEN DOMINGUEZ, ROCKY SAM, LESTER MARKS & DR. PENELOPE MARKS, ERICA GILLUM, MARIANNE FANNING, SHERIDAN FAYE, DEBORAH COLTON, LYNDSY WALTERS, LAUREN TOMA, DEBRA STEVENSON, ALEXIS CLAIRE TRIPPLEHORN, ANGELICA XIMENES, MEHRNAZ GILL