On Saturday, May 5th, 2012 restaurant owner, Johnny Vasallo, owner of Mo‘s…A Place for Steaks, located in Houston, TX will host the 5th Annual Run for the Roses Kentucky Derby Party honoring Holly Harwood Skolkin and Benefitting The Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation.


The Kentucky Derby themed event, chaired by Chyra Blackaller and Lori Lemon-Geshay is poised to be the largest event to date for Mo‘s, with such noteworthy sponsors as Momentum Volvo, Lexis Florist and Festari for Men. The afternoon event is destined to be the most fashionable, for both men and women. So grab your seersucker, linen suits and your grandest hat as this “Greatest 2 Minutes in Sports” event will feature complimentary mint julep’s, derby-tini’s (pink martini), Mo’s quesadillas, Carolyn Farb guacamole with wonton chips, and assorted sushi, along with betting, a hat contest, and a silent auction of items ranging from diamond rings, sports memorabilia, clothing, spa services, weekend getaways and so much more! Ticket Information: Advance Ticket Purchases: $40.00 each | Day of the Event: $50.00 each. To learn more about the event and to purchase tickets, please visit www.roseribbon.org or contact Autumn Ayers at (713) 622-3610.


Since its inception in Houston, Texas, in 2005, the Rose Ribbon Foundation, in collaboration with Cindi Rose, Dr. Franklin Rose and Tony Rotondo, CEO of the First Street Surgical Center, has helped breast cancer survivors, including women, men and children receive free reconstructive surgery. Its mission is 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 Holly 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.