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2018 St. Jude Evening Under the Stars Party


Date: Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

Time: 6:00pm – 11:00pm 

Location:Omni Hotel Dallas

Benefiting:St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Mission:Finding Cures. Saving Children 

Event Website:

2018 Event Theme: ABC’s of Cancer 

# Guests: 1,250


Event Chairs: Holly and Doug Brooks 

Honoring: Tim & Sherice Brown, NFL Hall of Fame Football Star  

Speakers: Richard C. Shadyac, Jr. (President & CEO, ALSAC), Heather (St. Jude Parent) & Corbin (St. Jude Patient)  

Emcee:Scott Murray

Presenting Sponsor: T-Mobile, Operated by Amtel, LLC

Other Major Sponsors: David B. Miller Family Foundation, Janet & Tom Whitener, Chili’s, Jani-King International, Cindy & Charlie Feld, Sewell Automotive Company, 7-Eleven, ORIX Foundation, On Partners, Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group

Auctioneer: Yve Rojas 

Entertainment:Ice House Band  

Magazine Sponsor: PaperCity Magazine

Floral:Garden Gate

Partner Volunteer Organizations: Tri Delta Sorority, Epsilon Sigma Alpha



Facebook Event Invite:

Hashtags: #StJude #StJudeDallas



Photo Credit: ALSAC/St. Jude


037                  Marian Bryan, George Bryan

053                  Pennie Marshall, Alan Marshall, Jennifer Paradise, Mitch Paradise 

060                  Julie Forte, Joe Haggar III 

062                  Trey Higginbothan, Isabell Novakov, Lydia Novakov, Dan Novakov 

068                  Rick Shadyac, Sherice Brown, Tim Brown, George Bryan 

070                  Eddie Sweis, Airib Sweis, Kelly Tadros, George Tadros

071                  Charlie Feld, Cindy Feld 

087                  Tim Brown, Sherice Brown, Holly Brooks, Doug Brooks

130                  St. Jude Patient, Corbin and friends 

188                  Doug Brooks, Holly Brooks, Taylor Brooks, Laura Brooks, Kyle Brooks



Appearance by the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders(Lauren & Gabby) from 6pm-8pm


St. Jude freely shares its groundbreaking discoveries, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists can use that knowledge to save thousands more children around the world. And now St. Jude is sharing even more information about childhood cancer with the launch of St. Jude Cloud, an online data-sharing and collaboration platform that provides researchers access to the world's largest public repository of pediatric cancer genomics data.


Developed as a partnership among St. Jude, DNAnexus and Microsoft, St. Jude Cloud provides accelerated data mining, analysis and visualization capabilities in a secure cloud-based environment to researchers around the world. ?


St. Jude is making it possible to leverage the collective power of the global research community to make more discoveries more quickly in the rarest childhood diseases.


The World Health Organization has designated St. Jude Children's Research Hospital its first WHO Collaborating Centre for Childhood Cancer. The designation represents a new push by both organizations to expand efforts that will advance pediatric cancer survival rates worldwide. As a Collaborating Centre, St. Jude is partnering with WHO to develop strategies that strengthen the global resources, organization and planning needed to identify and treat pediatric cancer.

WHO brings its expertise in working with government, civil society and leaders across health systems regionally and globally. St. Jude offers experience working with multidisciplinary care providers essential to implementing and sustaining successful programs in countries around the world.


ABC’s of Cancer – Patient Descriptions “T – Thankful” 

We are Thankful for St. Jude helping us get healthy! 

Thank you Doctors

Thank you Nurses

Thank you Scientist 

Thank you Volunteers

Thank you Donors

I am thankful for all the people here!!

Love, Pyper 


Give to Live – The 2018 Give to Live portion of the program began with a couple challenging the audience to raise $250,000 in which if they did they would match the amount. Give to Live prior to the match, raised a record $349,000 for St. Jude.


CORBIN – diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma an aggressive cancer of the soft tissue at age 3, then diagnosed again at age 15 in the 9thgrade with Osteosarcoma an aggressive cancer of the bone. Corbin tested positive for a syndrome which makes him genetically predisposed to develop cancer. St. Jude removed 15 cm of bone to save his arm. Corbin (Patient) Quote – “I knew it was St. Jude, and I knew I’d be in good hands.”; performed Sweet Child O’Mine on the Guitar. 



6:00 p.m.                 Party Begins and Silent Auction Opens

7:00 p.m.                 Doors to Ballroom Open

7:15 p.m.                 Invocation and Welcome Remarks 

Scott Murray, Emcee

Holly and Doug Brooks

2017 Event Chairs

T-Mobile, Operated by Amtel, LLC

Presenting Sponsor

Honoring Sherice and Tim Brown

8:15 p.m.                 Richard C. Shadyac, Jr.  

President and Chief Executive Officer 

ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Corbin and Heather

St. Jude Patient Family

8:45 p.m.                 Live Auction 

Yve Rojas, Auctioneer

9:15 p.m.                 Entertainment by Ice House Band


2018 St. Jude Evening Under the Stars GOLF CLASSIC


Date: Monday, November 5th, 2018

Time: 10:30am Lunch; 12noon tee time 

Location:Stonebriar Country Club – Frisco, Texas

# Players: 250

Golf Teams: 62

Winning Team(s): Fazio Course – Elite Surgical Affiliates; Country Club Course – Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group

Event Chairs: Joe Haggar III and Lou Grabowsky

Major Sponsors: Leviate Air, Mercedes Benz of Plano, Ozona Grill and Bar, The Rhodes Group 



Facebook Event Invite:

Hashtags: #StJude #StJudeDallas



Photo Credit: Leaderboard 



Sunny and temps 60’s-70’s; Golfers enjoyed afternoon round of golf; Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception Followed Play; Joe Haggar III and Lou Grabowsky (Golf Tournament Co-Chairs) Announced Winners and Shared St. Jude Information. 



Gretchen Stofer Darby, President

Gretchen Darby Consulting, LLC (GDC)

Phone: 214-707-8217


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