Pink Ribbon Ladies at it Again

Buying a house and finding a cure for cancer aren’t things you’d normally think have anything in common, but in northwest Houston there’s a multi-million dollar home for sale. And whoever buys it will be doing a lot for cancer research. Bill Stamps explains.

“Who are these people and what are they doing in our pink house?” (joking).

The house isn’t really pink. But they call it the Pink Ribbon House because they use it to raise money for breast cancer research. Last December, we told you about the fundraiser when the house was under construction. Well now it’s finished and available for viewing.

“It’s very nice. There’s some very unusual touches that you don’t normally see in houses like the mudroom or things you might see in the north or northeast.”

That was Bob Batten one of the many people who’ve been stopping by to take a look. It’s a five bedroom, 6-thousand square foot house that includes a wine room and an outdoor fireplace. It took seven designers to decorate the interior. Cindy Dickerson was in charge.

“Each designer was given a space. Some designers got two rooms and some got like the master suite is one space is huge.”

Most of the women involved in the pink ribbon house?fundraiser have either had breast cancer or know someone who has. The women get together and have a lot of fun when they get together for this cause, but volunteers like Joan Luftborrow have some pretty emotional stories to tell.

“I’ve been cancer free for five years. Went through chemo and radiation and my last radiation treatment when I rang the bell was five years ago, so it was a great day.”

This is the fifth pink ribbon house and so far they’ve raised nearly 400-thousand dollars. When the house is sold the builder will also make a donation to the fund. Chairwoman Deb Parks says every dollar makes a difference and maybe one day breast cancer will be a thing of the past.

“There’s a real possibility with the research at Baylor right now, that it could be. So that’s why we are so invested in this now, for our children and our grandchildren.”

As for the house, if you haven’t guessed by now, it’s not cheap.

“If I want to stay in this house tonight, what do I have to do?”
“2.5 MILLION and it’s yours Bill.”

Sure why not…it is for a good cause, right.

To read the December story,?click here.?