We are thrilled to welcome Pulitzer Prize winner and best selling author, Gail Caldwell as our speaker for the 16th Annual Butterfly Luncheon!
  
Caldwell was born and raised in Amarillo, and although she’s lived on the verdant East Coast since 1981, the arid, high plains of Texas serve as a backdrop for much of her writing. She served as the chief book critic for The Boston Globe where she was awarded the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. Today Caldwell lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  
 
Caldwell wrote the 2006 memoir, A Strong West Wind: A Memoir and 2010’s, Let's Take the Long Way Home, a memoir of her friendship with author Caroline Knapp who died of lung cancer at 42. Caldwell’s third memoir, New Life, No Instructions, is a stunning story of her childhood bout with polio.
  
Caldwell will sign copies of Let’s Take the Long Way Home. She mines the deepest levels of devotion, and courage in this gorgeous memoir about treasuring a best friend, and coming of age in midlife. Let’s Take the Long Way Home is a celebration of the profound transformations that comes from intimate connection—and it affirms why Gail Caldwell is recognized as one of our bravest and most honest literary voices.
 

Proceeds from the Butterfly Luncheon fund
Houston Hospice operations and its Butterfly Program of pediatric hospice care. 
 

The 16th Annual Houston Hospice Butterfly Luncheon

  
Registration begins at 11 a.m. 
 Table Sponsorship (Seating for a table of ten)  Individual Tickets
  The Purple Emperor $25,000
Provides 100 patients with medical equipment.
 Blue Morpho $1,000
 

The Tawny Emperor $15,000

Provides routine home care for 4 patients for 1 month.
 Butterfly Wings $500                        
 

The Monarch $10,000

A 6-day stay for 3 patients in our patient care center.    
 Chrysalis $250
 
The Red Admiral $5,000  

7 days of continuous home care.

 Winged-Heart $150
 

The Pearl Crescent $2,500

Respite care for 5 days.
  
 The Mosaic $1,500

Provides routine home care for 10 days.

  
For Table Sponsorship or Individual Tickets, Contact Cynthia Nordt.
Phone: 713-677-7123  Fax: 713-677-7288
Or Fax This Butterfly Luncheon Reply Form to 713-677-7288