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Former First Son Houston-Bound: Steve Ford To Honor First Lady Betty Ford As Special Guest at Main Street Theater ‘Production,‘Bald in the Land of Big Hair’

Former First Son Houston-Bound: Steve Ford To Honor First Lady Betty Ford As Special Guest at Main Street Theater ‘Production,‘Bald in the Land of Big Hair’

by Toria Walker / No Comments / 89 View / July 8, 2010

HOUSTON, TX – July 8, 2010 – Steve Ford, son of the late President Gerald Ford, will be the featured guest July 31, at a special one-time exclusive production of “Bald in the Land of Big Hair,” a cancer-themed performance at the Main Street Theater.

Ford is attending in honor of his 92-year-old mother Betty Ford, who lives in Rancho Mirage, CA. The former first lady famously and publicly fought breast cancer in 1974.

The play is based on the humorous and poignant 2002 New York Times best-selling book of the same name by Texas writer Joni Rodgers, who was diagnosed and treated for cancer when she lived in the Houston-area suburb of Sugar Land. Rodgers, who has since moved north to The Woodlands area, will be a guest at the one-woman play starring award-winning Houston actress Lisa Hamilton.

Pink Ribbons Project, a nonprofit organization that supports the fight against breast cancer is presenting the event and Houston-based Hope Tree Home Loans is a major sponsor along with media sponsor KUHF-Houston Public Radio. Proceeds from the event will go to The Rose, a nonprofit breast cancer organization that provides screening, diagnosis and access to treatment for all women, regardless of their ability to pay.

Tickets are available for $100. Sponsorship opportunities are also available starting at $1,000.

Event Facts:
Bald in the Land of Big Hair – an exclusive one-time production
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Main Street Theater – at Chelsea Market
4617 Montrose Blvd.
Houston

6 p.m. – Reception
7 p.m. – Curtain Call
Panel Discussion following – with Steve Ford, Joni Rodgers and Dorothy Weston Gibbons, Co-Founder and CEO of The Rose.

To purchase tickets or learn about sponsorship opportunities, call Michelle Hansen at The Rose, 281-464-5165. For more information about The Rose, visit www.therose.org. For more information about Pink Ribbons Project, visit www.pinkribbons.org.

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