Rhonda Sargent Chambers
Producer and Owner of RSC
The 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 Family; Kroger; The McCullough Foundation; Relief Institute-Greg Young; Fashion Sponsor: Dillard’s; Media Sponsors: CBS11/TXA21; Good Life Family Magazine; and My Sweet Charity.
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?
*all images from Elle.com
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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:
Under our Medically Managed Care, 90% of children 0-5 years of age, 9% are their sibilings, and 1% are their families.
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 email@example.com for more information about sponsor benefits.
When the new year is upon us, well its the time we love incorporating new things in our life. Whether, its a new statement piece to something in your diet. We are all about trying new things and experimenting. We believe a new start should require all of us to try new things! Today, we are sharing some of our current favorites and items we did incorporate in our lives currently. Which one is your favorite?
Add color to your kitchen: We love adding a pop of color in your kitchen like rose gold because it can feel you completely changed it, but it’s such a minor change.
Grey Assemble: We are never against anyone having color in their wardrobe, but during the winter we love having the same color from head to toe with neutral pants. The best part of this look is you can wear these items separately year round!
Healthy Snack: We know the new year brings those healthy resolutions, but they can become extremely monotonous. For example, the same green juice can become very bland! Here’s a great way to have some veggies in your diet, but in a fun way!
Pantone 2017: This year is all about greenery! Pantone’s color of the year is going to make all of us a little more boho with a twist. Here’s a great way to bring in this wonderful color in your home.
So today, we’re sharing some of the goals and resolutions Team RSC has set out to accomplish in 2017.
Take a peek below, and be sure to share your 2017 resolutions in the comments!
1. Take time to relax
2. Clear out the clutter
3. Eat more veggies
4. Schedule more workouts
5. Take more vitamins
6. Unplug for a couple of hours
7. In the words of Eleanor Roosevelt, “Do one thing every day that scares you.”
8. Be more present
9. Find a charity to give back to
10. Don’t forget to splurge on yourself once and while