Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children's 17th Annual Treasure Street

Event Recap:
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children's 17th annual Treasure Street was a great success! The event, held on the grounds of the hospital, raised nearly $1 million and an estimated crowd of 1,300 guests were in attendance. Guests enjoyed an evening filled with live music, a live and silent auction and signature dishes from 14 renowned chefs across Texas. The weather was absolutely perfect for a party under the stars!

The event was co-chaired by Susan and Stephen Butt and Betsy and Richard Eiseman, Jr.

"Chef Chair" Dean Fearing was instrumental in not only securing some of the best chefs from around Texas to prepare their signature dishes, he also put his talents to use on stage when he and fellow chef Robert Del Grande entertained guests with the band The Barb Wires. Texas music legend Robert Earl Keen played along with them and even sung some of his most popular ballads for the crowd. A highlight of the evening was when two custom-made hunting buggies were auctioned off at the live auction for a total of $70,000. The Christopher Martin painting "Rainbow Mountain" that Chris and several TSRHC patients created was sold to Richard Eiseman who had the highest bid with $9,000.

Guests were also treated to the talents of The Chesterfield’s renowned mixologist Eddie “Lucky” Campbell who created a specialty bourbon concoction named the “Treasure Street Smash.”

About Treasure Street

Treasure Street was established in 1996 by a TSRHC patient family and their friends to raise funds for the Tuberous Sclerosis (TSC) Clinic at TSRHC, where their daughter is treated. They raised $150,000 the first year. In 1998, a Treasure Street Board of Directors was founded and they set a goal of making the hospital's TSC Clinic a "model" clinic for others around the world. They reached their goal and in 2007, the Treasure Street Board voted to utilize funds raised from the event to benefit all patients treated at TSRHC, making it the annual signature event of the Hospital.

About Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is one of the nation's leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopedic conditions, certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. Admission is open to Texas children from birth up to 18 years of age. Patients receive treatment regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, please call (214) 559-5000 or (800) 421-1121 or visit www.tsrhc.org.

 Paula North, Head of Business Development, with Chef Dean Fearing. 

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