The Rose Hosted Annual Fundraiser at The Ensemble Theatre


The leading breast cancer detection and prevention organization, The Rose, hosted its third annual The Rose at The Ensemble fundraiser, sponsored by Merrill Lynch. The event was Chaired by Ashley Turner and Zawandi Bryant, with emcee Kim Roxie, founder of LAMIK Beauty. The special guest speaker was the Mayor of the City of Houston, Sylvester Turner, who shared an engaging, interactive discussion on the importance of African-American women putting their health first and getting screened annually. Mayor Sylvester Turner also declared June 5th as The Rose Day in Houston in front of an audience of 140 people.

R4Since its inception in 2014, The Rose at The Ensemble Theatre has garnered more than $125,000 in fundraising dollars, which goes back into the community to provide sponsored mammograms for African-American women. This year’s event raised $43,000 with a sold out show of 193 seats.

The presenting sponsors at the event were Merrill Lynch and Lane Staffing. Additional sponsors and individual donors included Angels Surviving Cancer, Inc., Dominion Chapel Houston, LAMIK Beauty, Eileen Campbell, Garden Oaks Church of Christ, Greater Grace Outreach Church, Houston Lady Lions Club, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Owens Management System, Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance, Sutton’s BBQ, and more.

Among the guests were Mayor Sylvester Turner, Ashley Turner, Kim Roxie, Marcus Manson, Misha McClure, Carl Davis, and other community leaders.  To learn more about The Rose’s annual programming, please visit

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