Thursday, December 15, 2011

Treasure Street Raises Over $1.2M for TSRH

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) celebrated its 90th birthday in October with more than 1,500 guests at Treasure Street, the hospital’s signature fundraising event. Friends from across the state joined in the momentous occasion that raised more than $1.2 million for the hospital. The 16th annual Treasure Street featured a live performance by Grammy-award winning artist Lee Ann Womack. Treasure Street honorary event chairmen were President and Mrs. George W. Bush, and the event chairmen were Carolyn & Karl Rathjen, M.D.
Hal Urschel; Christi Urschel; Linda Carter; Don Carter
Photo by Dana Driensky

In celebration of the hospital’s birthday, a nine-foot-tall birthday cake served as the centerpiece for the room. A champagne toast and traditional singing of “Happy Birthday” complimented the festive event. More than 200 unique items were available in the silent auction ranging from gorgeous jewelry to kids items and unique sports packages for party guests to browse.
Karl Rathjen; Carolyn Rathjen (2011 Treasure Street Event Chairman); J. C. Montgomery, Jr.
Photo by Dana Driensky

A highlight of the evening included an exhilarating live auction thanks to a donor who contributed a custom-made ranch and hunting buggy. After bidding reached an all time high on the item, he agreed to donate another buggy so that both bidders could receive one. The evening was a true celebration of the more than 200,000 patients the hospital has treated since it opened in 1921 and the generosity of the many friends who support the hospital’s mission. Stubbs Davis; Holly Davis; Lynn McBee; Allan McBee
Photo by Daniel Driensky

Treasure Street was established in 1996 by a group of TSRHC patient families with children affected by Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC). Through the years, event proceeds have provided important funds for the hospital’s TSC Clinic. These funds support advances in research such as the development of a commercial DNA test for TSC, a landmark breakthrough that benefits all children. Thanks to the support of Treasure Street, the TSC Clinic is a model clinic throughout the world today.

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