This year’s annual St. Jude Evening Under the Stars Party on Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Omni Dallas Hotel, and the St. Jude Golf Classic on Monday, Oct. 26, at the Stonebriar Country Club in Frisco, Texas, raised more than $1 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® to support its mission: Finding cures. Saving children.
|Doug & Holly Brooks, Taylor & Laura Brooks, Kyle Brooks|
Event co-chairs Doug and Holly Brooks hosted approximately 1,000 guests at the “cowboy chic” party that included a cocktail reception, sit-down dinner and both live and silent auctions. The Dallas String Quartet Electric provided the entertainment, and many big-ticket items were auctioned off, including two tickets to the final round of the Masters Golf Tournament, a private sailboat getaway through the British Virgin Islands and two private dinners at Chef Kent Rathbun’s house.
|Lawrence & Katy Bock|
Emcee David Feherty, commentator, author, show host and former pro-golfer welcomed Richard Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for a presentation to the women of Delta Delta Delta Fraternity (Tri Delta) that recognized their ongoing commitment to St. Jude families. Following his speech, St. Jude patient Hailey shared her personal battle against cancer.
|Kelly Donohue, Stephanie Fox, Isabell Novakov, Lana Constantine|
Following dinner, more than 250 young professionals gathered for an after party hosted in the Katy Trail Ballroom of the Omni Dallas Hotel. The event featured live entertainment, cocktails and hors d’oeurves.
|Pennie and Alan Marshall|
"Nothing is more meaningful to my wife Holly and me that we can co-chair a weekend of events organized to support the mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital," Event co-chair Doug Brooks said, "The advances at St. Jude are helping to save children everywhere, including Texas, because its research is freely shared with other doctors and scientists worldwide.”
|Jeff & Erin King, Jason Wilson, Doug Comings|