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The Wilkinson Center Food Pantry is ready to Stock Up for Summer, with a goal of collecting 10 tons of food (20,000 pounds) in 10 weeks beginning May 3.

 

While Stock Up for Summer, presented by Kroger, is an annual campaign that seeks to provide kids with healthy, nutritious food during the summer and to reduce the number of food insecure households in Dallas, the need for summer 2021 greater this year.

 

“Hunger, one of our city’s most urgent problems, has only grown worse because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic causing so many in our community to be sick or out of work,” said Anne Reeder, executive director, Wilkinson Center. “Wilkinson Center’s Food Pantry in southeast Dallas serves more than 2,000 individuals a month. Even before the pantry opens in the morning, a line of cars stretches across the parking lot!  Families have been hit hard by the crisis, and before that by low wages and high living expenses. This forces families to make extreme decisions – do I buy food or pay rent? Which meal do we skip to make the food last longer?”

 

The community can support the Stock Up for Summer campaign in a variety of ways:

  • Host a food drive: Great for families, schools, faith-based groups, corporations, scout troops and organizations, large and small. 

 

  • Donate: A financial gift will help provide nutritious foods for kids, families and seniors.  Click to give - https://bit.ly/3d6647k.

 

  • Volunteer at Wilkinson Center’s Food Pantry: Tasks may include stocking shelves, packing and distributing food boxes.  For more information, visit https://bit.ly/ServePantry.

 

Stock Up for Summer is managed through Wilkinson Center’s Food Pantry, located in southeast Dallas, and supports its Food and Emergency Services program.  For more information visit https://www.thewilkinsoncenter.org/stockup/or contact Bob Munro, bob_munro@wilkinsoncenter.orgor 972.284.0301.

  

About Wilkinson Center: 

Wilkinson Center is just that – a center. A starting point for pathways that lead to better things. Since 1982, we’ve helped transform the lives of Dallas families in crisis by setting them on their paths. Whether it’s a path that leads to employment. Or a path that puts food on the table every day. We’re here to give them the brightest green light they’ve ever seen, signaling the beginning of their journey to self-sufficiency.

 

Our formula for success is case management, a compassionate staff, dedicated volunteers and effective, individualized programming that provides food, adult education and jobs. We believe that everyone deserves a little hope and encouragement, especially in times of adversity. And we can all get from where we are to where we want to be much sooner if we move Forward, together.

 

For more information, visit wilkinsoncenter.org. 

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As the leader in connecting volunteers with nonprofit service opportunities for the past 50 years, VolunteerNow© announces a daily challenge to celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Week. There is not a better time to bring people together, in-person and virtually, to serve the greater community. 

 

From April 18-24, the daily goal is for 50 new people to create a profile on VOLY.org©, the web-based volunteer recruiting, management, and reporting platform for the K-12 school market, municipalities, and nonprofits. This challenge kicks-off VolunteerNow’s long-term goal of 1M volunteers in the next five years.

 

VolunteerNow identifies areas with the most need and provides support to nonprofits who might not originally thrive without volunteers to help them further their mission. With its proprietary software, VOLY.org, VolunteerNow is able to nimbly connect volunteers with local service opportunities.

 

“Volunteers play an essential role in the outreach and support that The Senior Source provides our community’s older adults and their families," said Kristin Dupont, director of marketing and communications, The Senior Source.  “VolunteerNow’s innovative volunteer recruiting platform, VOLY.org, has helped us successfully recruit and activate dependable volunteers, including the wonderful groups and individuals who spend their time engaging with seniors in nursing homes, many of whom, without these volunteers, would never receive visitors.”

 

Celebrate the country slowing opening back up by connecting with people through impactful service. As more service opportunities open, VOLY.org is the best way to discover the greatest need and fill service gaps in your community. With opportunities in education, health, hunger, homelessness, social services, animal welfare, the arts and other sectors, there are options for everyone to be involved with an inspiring nonprofit. Currently, the most urgent needs are for volunteers at the COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Fair Park, mentors for kids from 8ththrough 12thgrade, and food packers with small local food pantries in the DFW area. There are also over 40 virtual ways to volunteer. As an incentive, one lucky new volunteer on VOLY.org will be entered to win our daily prize.

 

For more information, visit Voly.org.

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CBB co-chair Diana Hamilton, Golf co-chair Nancy Gopez, CBB co-chair Heather Randall and Golf co-chair Kristi Bare

The Cattle Baron’s Ball announces Mary Kay and toldright as title sponsors for the Cattle Baron’s Ball Golf Tournament on Monday, May 3, at the award-winning TPC course at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas. 

 

This year, the Cattle Baron’s Ball Committee is bringing back the Golf Tournament as an additional way for the Dallas community to Double Down Against Cancer. As COVID-19 forced local cancer patients to delay or alter treatments, the Cattle Baron’s Ball stepped up its efforts to raise funds for the American Cancer Society to provide free resources to cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers. These services are aimed at helping offset the feelings of isolation and provide crucial support for those families facing cancer during these incredibly difficult times. 

 

“Imagine more people surviving cancer, getting the best care possible from diagnosis to survivorship – no matter where they live or what their circumstances.” said Heather Randall, Cattle Baron’s Ball co-chair. “Our hope is that people will continue to support the phenomenal progress we’ve made fighting cancer, improving lives, and saving lives right here in the Dallas community.”

 

Since 1974, Cattle Baron’s Ball has raised over $86 million towards the ongoing pursuit of a cure for cancer. The organization, comprised of an all-women committee of dedicated volunteers, is the largest single-night fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

 

Chaired by Kristi Bare and Nancy Gopez, the Cattle Baron’s Golf Tournament will include a four-player shamble, lunch, interactive stations, signature bars, contests, awards, a silent auction and more. The day will culminate with a cocktail reception.

 

Top donors will get the chance to play with local celebrities, including former Dallas Stars Marty Turco and Brenden Morrow; The Ticket’s George Dunham; KLUV’s Jeff Miles; ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla; and 96.3’s “Hawkeye.” 

 

To register, or for more information, check out their website cattlebaronsball.com/golf

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Norah Jones

Wilkinson Center will host its 9th annual Can Do!  luncheon as a virtual Lunch In on Friday, April 9, 2021 at noon.

 

Chaired by Jan Worrall, the event will be emceed by sports writer Tim Cowlishaw and will include a cooking demonstration by renowned Dallas chef Kent Rathbun and special appearances by former Dallas Stars Marty Turco and WFAA-TV sportscaster Dale Hansen.  A highlight will be the recognition of Get Shift Done, recipient of the 2021 Can Do! Award, given to those who exemplify entrepreneurship in philanthropy and the “can do” spirit that makes great things happen in our community. Get Shift Done founders Patrick Brandt and Anurag Jain had the innovative idea to hire out-of-work restaurant employees to provide manpower to non-profit agencies that had lost staff and volunteers due to COVID-19.  

 

Texas-native and Grammy award winner Norah Jones will perform a special recorded performance in her home just for Wilkinson Center luncheon attendees.

 

“We are so honored to recognize Get Shift Done with our annual Can Do! Award, sponsored by longtime supporters Ashlee and Chris Kleinert,” remarked Anne Reeder, executive director of Wilkinson Center. “Through the efforts of these workers, Wilkinson Center Food Pantry has been able to serve over 2,200 individuals per month during the pandemic.  Their support helped not only our organization and the clients we serve, but many others throughout the community.”

 

Past recipients of the Can Do! Awards include Carolyn and David Miller, Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas, Bishop Lynch High School, Kathy and Larry Helm, Junior League of Dallas, Jesuit College Preparatory School, Dr. Joyce Pickering, ORIX Foundation, Kaden Newton, Ashlee and Chris Kleinert, The Real Estate Council, Regina Montoya, North Texas Food Bank, Carlin Morris, Communities Foundation of Texas, Anne and Terry Conner, The Women of Saint Michael, John and Ellen McStay and Highland Park United Methodist Church.

 

The 2021 Can Do! Lunch Inwill be held virtually on April 9, 2021 at 12 p.m.  Individual tickets are $250 and include Kent Rathbun’s BBQ lunch for one, $500 - $1,500 ticket levels include Kent Rathbun’s BBQ lunch for two.  Sponsorships begin at $2,500 and all levels will include lunch by Kent Rathbun delivered to attendees.  For information contact the Wilkinson Center, 214.821.6380 or visit https://www.thewilkinsoncenter.org/event/can-do-luncheon-2019/.

 

About Wilkinson Center: 

Wilkinson Center is just that – a center. A starting point for pathways that lead to better things. Since 1982, we’ve helped transform the lives of Dallas families in crisis by setting them on their paths. Whether it’s a path that leads to employment. Or a path that puts food on the table every day. Our formula for success is case management, a compassionate staff, dedicated volunteers and effective, individualized programming that provides food, adult education and jobs. And we believe we can all get from where we are to where we want to be much sooner if we move Forward, together.  For more information, visit wilkinsoncenter.org.

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The Sally and Forrest Hoglund Family

VolunteerNow® will host the 14th annual Hearts of Texas Luncheon, which showcases the importance of volunteerism in the community by recognizing outstanding leaders, on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at noon. 

                                                                                                                         

Chaired by Bill Braxton of Pacenote Capital, this year’s luncheon is planned as an in-person event at the Belo Mansion, but with alternative plans in place should they be needed. A highlight will be the celebration of the Hoglund Family with the VolunteerNow Lifetime Achievement Award and The Senior Source with the Ruth Collins Sharp Altshuler Award. In addition, Liz Murray, a nationally renowned inspirational speaker and best-selling author, will share her triumphant journey from homelessness to Harvard University as this year’s featured speaker.

 

“As our organization commemorates our fiftieth birthday this year, it is only fitting that we recognize two Dallas treasures who have significantly impacted our community, the Hoglund family and The Senior Source,” remarked Tammy Richards, CEO of VolunteerNow. “Both have set high standards for others through their dedication to the community - the Hoglund family for their ongoing leadership and philanthropy, and The Senior Source, which serves as an advocate for older adults. We are extremely honored to celebrate both of these inspirational award recipients.” 

 

The spirit of volunteerism runs deep through three generations of Hoglunds. Sally and Forrest Hoglund founded the Dallas-based Hoglund Foundation more than 30 years ago. Since then, their daughters and grandchildren have joined the organization’s cause to give back. As this year’s Lifetime Achievement Awardrecipient, the Hoglund Family joins an esteemed group of former honorees, including the late Ruth Collins Sharp Altshuler, Laura Bush, Lyda Hill, Charlotte Jones, Gene Jones, Dr. Bobby B. Lyle and Roger Staubach.

 

The Ruth Collins Sharp Altshuler Award, named in her memory and legacy of service, will be bestowed on The Senior Source. They are recognized for the exemplary way they leverage volunteers to further their missionof assisting older adults. The Junior League of Dallas was the first recipient of the award in 2019.

 

The Hearts of Texas Luncheon would not be possible without the generosity of its 2021 sponsors, including: 

Diamond: Lyda Hill Philanthropies

 

Ruby: The Hoglund Foundation

 

Gold: Carolyn and David Miller; Texas Instruments

 

Silver: Phyllis Bernstein; Hunt Consolidated, Inc., The Sarah and Ross Perot Jr. Foundation; Carolyn and Karl Rathjen

 

Bronze – Cheryl and Roy Alson; Bill and Bonnie Braxton/Ben and Sue Casey; Children’s Health; Chuck Eikenberg; Kristi Estes/Marissa Solis; J.M. Haggar, Jr. Family Foundation; Karen and Alan Katz; Lisa and Peter Kraus; Oncor Electric Delivery Company; Vin and Caren Prothro Foundation; The Senior Source; Mr. and Mrs. William T. Solomon; Southern Methodist University; and Kathy Quinn/Tammy Richards

 

Patron: LaRhonda Brown-Barrett; Linda Buford; Linda and Bill Custard; GXA; Erle Nye; and Lisa and Ron Ragland.

 

Sponsorships range from $2,500 - $50,000; Patron level tickets, with seating for two, are $500; and individual tickets are $200. Visit https://www.volnow.org/heartsoftexas or contact Tammy Richards, trichards@volnow.org or 214.818.9858.

  

About VolunteerNow®
With 50 years of experience, VolunteerNow transforms lives through volunteerism and community engagement. Last year, VolunteerNow mobilized 310,000 volunteers who gave 1.6 million hours to 3,500 local nonprofits, driving a $41 million economic impact. VOLY.org, powered by VolunteerNow, is the 24/7 connection between volunteers and local service opportunities. As a national thought leader in volunteerism and one of the largest volunteer centers in the country, VolunteerNow provides a wide range of programs and services that build capacity for school districts, nonprofits, and municipalities. www.volnow.org

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Maggie Kipp, luncheon chair Melinda Knowles, Nancy Gopez

St. Valentine’s Day Luncheon & Fashion Show patrons and event leadership were treated to a special “pop by” celebration at Highland Park Village’s Carolina Herrera on Thursday, January 28 in honor of the upcoming virtual fundraiser benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 

 

Luncheon chair Melinda Knowles and Carolina Herrera general manager Morgan Williams welcomed small pre-scheduled groups of four, donning masks, as a thank you for their support of this year’s event.  While champagne and sweets were a “to go” treat in keeping with health protocols, attendees did have time to peruse the boutiques stunning collections, including a gorgeous selection of pink and red Valentine-inspired clothing and accessories.

 

Carolina Herrera is one of the Highland Park Village retailers that will be featured in the February 11 virtual fashion show, in addition to Alice & Olivia, The Conservatory,  Veronica Beard, Roller Rabbit, Lela Rose and MARKET.

 

2021 St. Valentine’s Day Luncheon & Fashion Show sponsors include: HOPE - Margot Perot; and Melody and Rick Rogers; DIAMOND - Highland Park Village; Louise and Guy Griffeth; and Sewell; SAPPHIRE – Robyn and Don Conlon; Rusty and Bill Duvall Family / Lincoln Property Company; and Ruth Robinson; EMERALD - Lyda Hill Philanthropies; RUBY - The Baldridge Foundation; Benchmark Bank; The Boone Foundation; Children’s Health; Condon, Tobin, & Sladek;/Janie and David Condon/Melinda and Mark Knowles; Maura Costello; Elbit Systems of America; Claire Emanuelson; Janet Evans and Rusty Duvall; Zoe and Todd Hart; Angie Kadesky and Shelle Sills; Maggie Kipp and Jen O’Neal; Dawn and Jon Mellon; Marie Keese LeLash Foundation; PaperCity; Sidley Austin LLP; Donosky Family; Fox 4; Active Pure; Ms. Nancy Perot; Planet Productions; Integer Group; Sandra Roberdeau; and TONI&GUY. 

 

The Saint Valentine’s Day Luncheon and Fashion Showwill be held virtually on February 11, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.   Event highlights will include an online silent auction, recognition of 2021 award recipients, and a runway style show featuring fashions by Highland Park Village and produced by Jan Strimple.  Special treats will be delivered to all sponsors and ticket holders in advance of the event.Sponsorships and tickets are still available at www.SaintValentinesDayLuncheon.org.   

 

The 2021 luncheon committee includes: advisors Nancy Gopez and Maggie Kipp; underwriting chairs Roz Colombo, Angie Kadesky, Dee Dee Lee, Lisa Shirley and Shelle Sills; “Fund the Fight” chair Jennifer LeLash; kickoff and patron party chairs Mason Custard, Pilar Henry, Marcia King and Sara Stroud; table sales chairs Dianne La Roe and Alison Pearl; live auction chairs Jennifer Davis and Jen O’Neal; raffle chairs Zoe Hart and Jennifer Lake; children’s chair Nikki Webb; and design chair Katherine Coker. 

 

Founded by Janet Evans and Rusty Duvall, the Saint Valentine’s Day Luncheon and Fashion Showhas raised more than $13 million in its 37 years, funding research in Texas, including UT Southwestern Medical Center.   Since its inception some patient survival rates have doubled and countless advances have been made with new safer treatments for patients.

  

For additional information, contact Jamie.Thom@lls.org.

 

 

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Community Partners of Dallas(CPD) will take its 2020 Toy Drive virtual! Now through December 11, community members can help bring hope to thousands of abused and neglected children in Dallas county by fulfilling a holiday wish through CPD’s online Holiday Toy Shoppe presented by The Moody Foundation.

 

“This year normalcy and joy is even more important to the kids served by Community Partners of Dallas.  With that in mind, we are so thrilled to launch our online Holiday Toy Shoppe generously presented by The Moody Foundation,” remarked Paige McDaniel, president and CEO of Community Partners of Dallas.  “For many of the children that CPD serves, this will be the first time they have ever received a present, and for all it will be a time that makes them feel special and one that they remember.  Thank you in advance for helping bring hope to the abused and neglected children of Dallas County.”

 

Rather than choosing from printed wish cards as in year’s past, CPD’s virtual Holiday Toy Shoppe will allow donors to read through descriptions on its dedicated website to select the child(ren) they would like to fulfill wishes for; even searching by age.  Wishes can then be fulfilled in just a few easy online steps.

 

The Holiday Toy Shoppe will be available October 28 through December 11 at 5 p.m. There are special opportunities for companies who commit to filing 100+ wishes, please email corinne@cpdtx.org for additional details. 

  

2020 Toy Drive sponsors include: Presenting Sponsor- The Moody Foundation; Jingle Bells Sponsors - Apex Clearing and Santander Consumer USA; Frosty the Snowman Sponsor – Toyota; Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Sponsors: Buyers Barricades; McGuire, Craddock & Strother; Sammons Corporation; and Thompson & Knight Foundation; and Media Sponsors – MySweetCharity; CW33 and Hot 93.3. 

 

For more information on participating in the Toy Drive, visit https://www.cpdtx.org/get-involved/drives/toy-drive/or contact Corinne Karp at corinne@cpdtx.org.

 

About Community Partners of Dallas

Since 1989, Community Partners of Dallas has ensured safety and restored dignity and hope to abused and neglected children by providing crucial resources and support to the caseworkers of Dallas County Child Protective Services.  Community Partners of Dallas provides items such as winter coats, diapers and formula, holiday gifts, school uniforms, personal hygiene products, food and more,  to send the abused children in our community the message that someone does care.  Please visit www.communitypartnersdallas.orgfor more information.

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The Friends of Wilkinson Center announce The Spirit of Taos Online Auction, presented by American Airlines, available for bidding now through Friday, September 25, 2020.  

 

While this year’s Spirit of Taos fundraising event has been cancelled due to the current health crisis, the community is invited to continue to support Wilkinson Center by bidding on a curated offering of three exciting auction packages including:

 

  • The Great Treasure Chest, sponsored by SHM Architects: Your treasure awaits with a cornucopia of gift cards from popular eateries and favorite stores including Bird Bakery, Chili’s, Dugg’s Burger, El Vecino, Flower Child, La Madeleine, Maggiano’s, Mesero, Oriental Trading, Target, The Juice Bar and Tiff’s Treats.

 

  • Dreamscape:  The Great Staycation! Decorate your patio area with creative yard art from Yard Art Patio & Fireplace, and light things up with Landscape Lighting Supply.  Spend time planting seasonal flowers donated by Ruibals Plants of Texas and learn how to create your dream yard from Master Gardner Dave Forehand at the Dallas Arboretum.If you need something fixed, call ABC Home Services offering a wide range of home services.  For the kiddos, watch birds at home with a beautifully handcrafted birdhouse designed by Charles Myers and plan a yard party with Pinky’s Personalized Yard Cards. When you are finally ready to travel, enjoy 100,000 American Airlines miles.

 

  • Bonanza Extravaganza featuring a “little something for everyone” for the winning bidder.  Learn how to unleash your potential in a Master Class offered by Brave Leadership taught by TEDx speaker, author and leadership guru Kimberly Davis; and attend a virtual workshop with 9 of your friends and develop vision boards by Creative Oasis coach Jill Bryan.  To capture special family moments enjoy packages from Gittings Photography and Parkhill Fine Portraits.  Top it all off with travel using your 100,000 American Airlines miles.
  • For those wishing to make a monetary donation to help Wilkinson Center continue to evolve to meet the challenges of poverty while keeping the same commitment to dignity and self-respect Gifts of Love in any amount are important and greatly appreciated.

 

The Spirit of Taos Online Auction would not be possible without the following sponsors: Presenting Sponsor- American Airlines; Kick-Off Sponsor – Sewell; The Great Treasure Chest Sponsor – SHM Architects; Wall of Fame Champion Sponsor – Cohen Electric; and WFAA-TV’s Dale Hansen.

 

Click hereto register to bid; or for more information contact Andrea Jones, andrea_jones@wilkinsoncenter.org.

 

About Wilkinson Center: 

Wilkinson Center is just that – a center. A starting point for pathways that lead to better things. Since 1982, we’ve helped transform the lives of Dallas families in crisis by setting them on their paths. Whether it’s a path that leads to employment. Or a path that puts food on the table every day. Our formula for success is case management, a compassionate staff, dedicated volunteers and effective, individualized programming that provides food, adult education and jobs. And we believe we can all get from where we are to where we want to be much sooner if we move Forward, together.

 

For more information, visit wilkinsoncenter.org.

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CPD Back to School Drive 2020

Community Partners of Dallas announces its 27thannual Back to School Drive, benefiting abused and neglected children in Dallas County – but this year with a virtual twist!

 

“At Community Partners of Dallas, school supplies are the great equalizer that empowers our kids to start the new school year on equal footing with their peers, giving them the opportunity to focus on learning and thriving at school,” remarked Paige McDaniel, CPD president and CEO.  “With the safety of our donors, volunteers, staff, CPS caseworkers and kiddos as our top priority, this year’s drive will be virtual, and we are asking the community for their support to ensure that the 3000 children we will serve this year will be ready to start school whether learning at home or on campus.”

 

Rather than collecting supplies, CPD has purchased pre-assembled kits of age-appropriate school supplies that will be distributed to the children through their CPS caseworker. Monetary donations are requested to offset the costs of the supplies already purchased. Knowing many companies and organizations are working remotely, customized donation links can be made so that companies and groups can participate collectively to an online drive.

 

Just $15 will supply one child with age appropriate new school supplies, however multiple donation levels are available through the CPD website.

 

For more information visitwww.communitypartnersdallas.orgor contact Corinne Karp at Corinne@cpdtx.org.

 

About Community Partners of Dallas:            

Since 1989, Community Partners of Dallas has ensured safety and restored dignity and hope to abused and neglected children by providing crucial resources and support to the caseworkers of Dallas County Child Protective Services.  Community Partners of Dallas provides items such as winter coats, diapers and formula, holiday gifts, school uniforms, personal hygiene products, food and more, to send the abused children in our community the message that someone does care.  Please visit www.communitypartnersdallas.orgfor more information.

 

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Melinda Knowles, 2021 Saint Valentine's Day Luncheon & Fashion Show chair

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) announces Melinda Knowles as chair and Louise and Guy Griffeth as honorary chairs of the 2021 Saint Valentine’s Day Fashion Show & Luncheon. The annual fundraiser will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.

 

“Plans are already underway for the 2021 St. Valentine’s Day Luncheon, which I am thrilled to announce will include amazing live auction items and inspired fashions from Highland Park Village,” remarked Knowles, luncheon chair.  “I am so grateful to the Griffeths for their leadership as our honorary chairs, as well as our hard-working event committee for their dedication to ensuring the event’s success.  The luncheon raises important funds to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission to find cures for cancer and help improve the quality of life of patients and their families, something very near and dear to my heart having lost my own mother to cancer.”

 

“Guy and I are so honored to be a part of the 2021 luncheon and to continue to support the work of LLS,” said Louise Griffeth, honorary co-chair.   “Through our participation, we hope to raise awareness of the importance of research and the great strides being made by the organization for all cancers, including multiple myeloma, which Guy has been battling for 5 years. We hope the community will join us!"

 

Event highlights will include a champagne reception, a raffle, recognition of 2021 award recipients, a live auction, and a runway fashion show produced by Jan Strimple and featuring fashions by Highland Park Village – all followed by a seated luncheon.  The inimitable Clarice Tinsley, Fox4 anchor, will return as mistress of ceremonies.

 

The 2021 luncheon committee includes: advisors Nancy Gopez and Maggie Kipp; underwriting chairs Roz Colombo, Angie Kadesky, Dee Dee Lee, Lisa Shirley and Shelle Sills; “Fund the Fight” chair Jennifer LeLash; kickoff and patron party chairs Mason Custard, Pilar Henry, Marcia King and Sara Stroud; table sales chairs Dianne La Roe and Alison Pearl; live auction chairs Jennifer Davis Long and Jen O’Neal; raffle chairs Zoe Hart and Jennifer Lake; children’s chair Nikki Webb; and design chair Katherine Coker.

 

Founded by Janet Evans and Rusty Duvall, the Saint Valentine’s Day Luncheon and Fashion Showhas raised more than $13 million in its 37 years, funding research in Texas, including UT Southwestern Medical Center.   Since its inception some patient survival rates have doubled and countless advances have been made with new safer treatments for patients.

 

The Saint Valentine’s Day Luncheon and Fashion Show will be held on February 11, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, located at 2301 Flora Street in the Dallas Arts District.  Sponsorships start at $5,000, tables are $3,000 and tickets are $300 each, and will be available August 1, 2020 at www.SaintValentinesDayLuncheon.org.  For additional information, contact Jamie.Thom@lls.org.

 

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is a global leader in the fight against cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care. 

Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET. 

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