In Houston, A Stand-Up Night For The Broach Foundation With Comedian David Spade Gets Plenty Of Laughs

June 27, 2024
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12th Annual Stand Up For Brain Cancer Gala Features Comedy Show From The Saturday Night Live Comedian

By Rob Giardinelli     Photography Courtesy of The Broach Foundation

THE SETTING: River Oaks Country Club was the setting for an evening of great food, fun, laughter, and a worthy cause. Over 450 of the city’s most notable sociables and philanthropists attended The Broach Foundation’s 12th Annual Stand Up for Brain Cancer Gala.

THE VIBE: The cocktail attire featured an elegant mix of metallics, floral prints, pastel, and bright color Spring ensembles which created a welcoming environment for all. The evening began the evening with a VIP cocktail reception in the foyer outside the River Oaks Country Club Ballroom where guests mingled while sipping on their favorite spirit of choice. The action then moved into the ballroom of the venue for the main program. More than a few jaws dropped as patrons entered the room, which was transformed into a stunning pallet of blue and teal hues against the backdrop of white hydrangea centerpieces and silver Charivari chairs.

Emcee Ilona Carson kept the evening moving at a fun, brisk pace. As guests dined on their multi-course meals, they were treated to words from event and organization leaders. The main event of the evening was an appearance by David Spade, who took to the stage for a comedy show. The Saturday Night Live alum showed off his legendary comedic chops, capping off a fabulous evening that those fortunate enough to be a part of will not soon forget.

THE NON-PROFIT: The 12th Annual Stand Up For Brain Cancer Gala, led by Jamie Broach Byrd, Jeff Byrd, and their children, raised funds for The Broach Foundation. Since its founding in 2011, the organization has raised over $6 million for adult brain cancer research. The Broach Foundation was founded in honor of the late James Broach, who founded the organization along with Jamie as he courageously battled the disease.

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