April 13, 2017

Non-Billowy Beach Dresses!

Sometimes billowy beachwear isn’t everyone’s favorite item. Therefore, we’ve found some great alternatives for you!

Zara: Off-the-shoulder poplin dress


COS: Cotton Poplin Dress


Stories: Oversized dress


Lisa Says Gah: Denim Tie Dress


Mango: Crochet Dress



*Great suggestions from Elle.

April 11, 2017

Alzheimers Memory Gala 2017!

“Researchers all over the world are working fervently on a cure to end Alzheimer’s. And once we unlock the mystery of ending Alzheimer’s, we’ll be well on our way to relieving caregiver stress.

That is the Quest of the Alzheimer’s Association. Ending Alzheimer’s disease and providing hope to caregivers worldwide. Pursuing a cure while ensuring care and support services – that’s our mission. Regretfully, we haven’t found the right key yet. But until we do, the Alzheimer’s Association will continue to partner with investigators across the globe, and will provide funding to keep the Quest for a cure on track, and a top priority.”

We were so honored to be coordinating with Alzheimer’s Association and working with such an amazing cause!

Here’s some amazing images by Thomas Garza Photography!

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April 10, 2017

TEP Results for Eating Disorder Awareness Month!

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March 30, 2017

The Children’s Cancer Fund Annual Gala

14732160_1250006438356146_4240657335674660586_nThe Children’s Cancer Fund Annual Gala, a NYC-themed “Broadway Nights and Runway Lights” event, is the nonprofit’s 29th annual fundraiser for pediatric oncology research and treatment programs.  The Gala features live and silent auctions, a children’s fashion show, dinner, drinks and dancing to musical entertainment by DJ Lucy Wrubel. It will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017, at 6 p.m. (champagne reception), 7:15 (dinner and program), at the Hilton Anatole Hotel, 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway. A fashion show presented by Dillard’s and produced by RSC Show Productions will feature children who are undergoing treatment for cancer at Children’s Health in Dallas. The children, “models” for the fashion show, are escorted down the runway by Honorary Event Chairmen Troy Aikman and Roger Staubach, along with many other celebrities and sponsors.  Gala event Chair Pamela Moayedi, will kick off the program with Aikman and Staubach, who will turn it over to CBS11 News Anchor Karen Borta, mistress of ceremonies.


Proceeds from the Gala, slated to raise more than $1 million, go to Children’s Cancer Fund to support pediatric cancer research and treatment programs at Children’s Medical Center. Since 1982, Children’s Cancer Fund has donated almost $8 million to the cause. The Children’s Cancer Fund spring event is the organization’s largest annual fundraiser for pediatric cancer, hosting over 1,000 guests from North Texas and across the nation.


“When I was diagnosed with a tumor in 2009 at UT Southwestern, I was terrified about what would happen next. Thankfully my tumor was benign, but my fear was real,” said Gala Chair Pamela Moayedi. “My experience has made me so much more passionate about helping children in that kind of situation. I’m committed to supporting local research that saves lives, especially young kids.”

Children’s Cancer Fund brings together local celebrities, dignitaries, philanthropists, sponsors, and media personalities to serve as runway escorts for these young patients modeling in the fashion show. Honorary Event Chairs Aikman and Staubach have been involved for many years: Aikman for 20 and Staubach since the event’s inception 29 years ago. Additional celebrity escorts include current Dallas Cowboys players, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Station #19 Dallas Fire Dept., Dallas SWAT, Julie Dobbs-Fox Sports Southwest Dallas Stars Commentator, Alisha Laventure-WFAA, Jane McGarry-WFAA, Scott Murray, Mrs. Texas America Sissy Hester, the Pink Heals Firefighters, and Amy Vanderoef.

In addition to DJ Lucy Wrubel, entertainment throughout the event will be provided by the Jordan Kahn Orchestra, Next Step Dance, Avery-Jai Andrews, and Jacoby Pruitt.


Individual tickets are $300 or $2,750 for a table of 10. Contact Children’s Cancer Fund at 972-664-1450 or visit www.ChildrensCancerFund.com/Gala for reservations and more information. 

The finale of the show each year is a special time for all the children, both those currently battling cancer and young cancer survivors.  As they join together on stage, they will be introduced by the evening’s special entertainment, DJ Lucy Wrubel.

“You have to see the look on these kids’ faces as they walk down the runway. It’s what inspires us in our work and in everything we do,” said Jennifer Arthur, CCF Executive Director of Development. “They are fighters and survivors every day, but on that night, they’re stars and they’re shining brightly for their families, for the audience, and for each other.”

Children’s Cancer Fund was founded 35 years ago by a coalition of parents whose children were receiving cancer therapy at Children’s Medical Center. The organizers have since been joined by community leaders, dedicated volunteers, and health professionals in their fundraising efforts. CCF is one of the nation’s leading fundraising groups in supporting local research toward treatment and prevention of childhood cancers.

Sponsors include: $100,000: Centurion American; $50,000: Texas de Brazil; $25,000: Jennifer Stroud Foundation; Marianne and Roger Staubach, Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Medical Center; $15,000: Emergency Physicians at Presbyterian Hospital; $10,000: Troy Aikman; Aimbridge Hospitality; Albertsons – Tom Thumb; American Airlines; Lisa and Clay Cooley; Headington Companies; Swift Transportation; $5,000: Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo, LLP; Fischer; The Kitchell/Leete FamilyKroger; The McCullough Foundation; Relief Institute-Greg Young; Fashion Sponsor: Dillard’s; Media Sponsors: CBS11/TXA21; Good Life Family Magazine; and My Sweet Charity.

March 27, 2017

Spring Current Favorites!





March 17, 2017

2017 Spring Trends!

Happy Friday! We are loving all of the new looks for Spring and we are going to give you a break down of what you should be wearing this Spring. Which trend is your favorite?

  1. Stripes
  2. Khaki coats 
  3. Shades of yellow
  4. Banker stripes 
  5. Single shoulder cutouts 
  6. sleeve slits
  7. white shirt dresses
  8. waist clinchers
  9. boyscout shash
  10. robes 


*all images from Elle.com

March 8, 2017

Spring 2017 Trends: Denim is back!

Hello everyone! We cannot believe the day’s are getting warm with more sunshine! It’s our favorite time of the year! Today, we are sharing how denim is back and you need to be sporting it this Spring season.  From denim dresses to denim shoes, we’ve got you covered!

February 14, 2017

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! We hope today is filled with lots of love, laughter, and hugs. We are all about pampering one another and we’ve found some great last minute gift ideas for someone you love.

  1. We love these darling flats with intricate heart details. They are perfect for any Spring or Summer day. The red is a great way to add a pop of color to any outfit. loeffler-randall-ss17-heartla-red-3q_2
  2. We love this adorable “Be Kind” decorative piece. It’s a great piece to put near your door so you have a wonderful reminder every time you head out the door.


3. There’s something amazing about a two for one bag! We adore this Lauren Conrad convertible bag. It’s perfect for the day and night.


4. Filling the void between those who can and those who cannot feasibly use the traditional dry shampoo, Stranded lends itself to all hair colors—blondes, brunettes, and redheads—all the while leaving locks freshly perfumed and viable for another day without washing.


5. Body Oil is the ultimate way to keep your skin hydrated and soft. Zen Jenn has one of our favorites. It’s made with rich oils to nourish and hydrate the skin, with a sweet, yet fresh scent that lingers long after it’s applied. Absorbs best when used directly after shower or bath.

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February 9, 2017

Bryan’s House- Non Profit Organization Spring Luncheon!

Join us May 4th at 3015 at Trinity Groves for our Everyone has Special Needs Luncheon featuring children’s fashion designer Mindy Scheier from Runway of Dreams. They will also be honoring the following with the Wisdom’s Hope Award: Judge Clay Jenkins, Martin Woodall (Woodall Foundation), Nancy Roe (Board Member), Mary Mallory-Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (UT Southwestern Medical Center) and Bank of America. Sponsorship opportunities and individual ticket sales are available at http://www.bryanshouse.org/spring-luncheon.

Bryan’s Story

We were founded at the peak of the HIV/AIDS crisis to care for children suffering from that dreaded, often fatal infection. Little Bryan Allen, whose mother contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion, was the inspiration for our name. In 1985, at only 8 months old, Bryan become one of the first Dallas area children to die from AIDS. Later, his mother Lydia and older brother Matthew also succumbed to AIDS.

Shifting Need

Over the years, while we served more than 15,000 children, easing their suffering and helping the families lead fulfilling lives, medical advances and education shifted the need. Today, happily, few children are born with HIV/AIDS. Treatment for those few is significantly more effective, they can lead good, long lives.

Evolving Model

But HIV/AIDS is still prevalent among adults, and their children are born into unstable, fragile households. These children can thrive within the special medically-managed care model that Bryan’s House has perfected. Moreover, that model extends smoothly to other medical needs of children. We have shown that our medically-trained caregivers can meet the needs of children with cerebral palsy, autism, Down Syndrome, and more.

Thanks to Bryan’s House, these families can hold down jobs, support one another, receive critical counseling and education, and create safe, fulfilling households where their children can thrive.

What We Do

Today with capacity to serve over 1,200 people a year, we continue to honor the legacy of baby Bryan, Lydia and Matthew by providing services to comfort and support families in our community through:

  • Medically Managed Care
  • Respite Care
  • Social Services

Under our Medically Managed Care, 90% of children 0-5 years of age, 9% are their sibilings, and 1% are their families.

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January 30, 2017

Children’s Cancer Fund Gala!

Join us for our 29th signature fundraiser benefiting Children’s Medical Center on Friday, April 21, 2017 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. The program will begin with a champagne reception at 6PM, with doors opening at 7:15PM. The program will feature live and silent auctions, a raffle drawing, a fashion show featuring pediatric oncology patients from Children’s, a call for cash to fund a local research project, live entertainment provided by DJ Lucy Wrubel, and dancing following dinner. The theme is New York City. The attire is cocktail.

You can purchase tables and tickets for the CCF Annual Gala here. If you would like to sponsor the CCF Annual Gala at any amount between $5,000 and $100,000, click here or email Jennifer Arthur at jennifer@childrenscancerfund.com for more information about sponsor benefits.

20160523 Children’s Cancer Fund Gala from Jeffrey McWhorter on Vimeo.

The CCF Staff and Board of Directors would like to say a big THANK YOU to all of our sponsors, celebrities, children, and guests for making the 2016 CCF Annual Gala a giant success!
With your help, we raised a record-breaking $950,000
for pediatric cancer research at Children’s Medical Center.
We can’t wait to see you next year!

For a full list of CCF Annual Gala sponsors, check out the Gala event page.
You can also view the full Gala photo album on our Facebook page.