Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Children’s Cancer Fund Gala “Sweet 30th Anniversary”

The Children’s Cancer Fund Gala “Sweet 30th Anniversary” celebrates 30 years of sweet smiles, sweet styles, and sweet stories of survival in a candy-themed wonderland.  The Gala will take place on Friday, April 27, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Dallas (new location this year) beginning at 6 p.m. with a silent auction and VIP reception and 7 p.m. for the dinner and program.

Co-Chairs Candice Romo and Hollie Siglin join longtime Honorary Co-Chairs Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman to kick off the evening.  The event is expected to raise more than $1 million to support pediatric cancer research and treatment programs at Children's Health and UT Southwestern. Staubach, who has been involved all 30 years, and Aikman, now in his 21st year, join other celebrities and sponsors as runway escorts for 22 featured pediatric cancer patients, ages 5 – 15, who model fashions by Dillard’s for the annual fashion show, produced by RSC Productions.

The evening features the Ray Johnston Band and concludes with dancing and music provided by the Jordan Kahn Orchestra and special Guest DJ Tony Romo, CBS NFL Commentator and former Dallas Cowboy.

The gala, which is the organization’s largest annual fundraiser for pediatric cancer, is sponsored by CBS 11 and features Karen Borta as mistress of ceremonies. Since 1982, Children’s Cancer Fund has donated over $8 million to the childhood cancer cause. Individual tickets are $300 or $2,750 for a table of 10. Contact Children’s Cancer Fund at 972-664-1450 or visit for reservations and more information. 
Co-Chairs Romo and Siglin are also moms and best friends who are passionate about championing children.  The mission of Children’s Cancer Fund and the importance of this fundraiser led them both to say yes when asked to be this year’s co-chairs of the gala.
“With a passion for children and a love of fashion, my heart is happy to be part of the Children’s Cancer Fund 30th Anniversary Fashion Show,” said Candice Romo.

A native Texan and Dallas resident, Romo has three sons with Tony Romo. She is co-owner with Siglin of Hawk + Sloane, a line of children’s sprays they created. Siglin and her husband, Chris, reside in West Plano and also have three children.

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. In addition to Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman, escorts include Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys players and cheerleaders and Rowdy, the Cowboys mascot, as well as Juanika & Monta Ellis (of the Indiana Pacers, NBA); Kiss FM Crew (Kellie Rasberry, Big Al, JC and Jenna); Miss Texas Margana Wood; Medieval Red Knight; Pink Heals Firefighters; Batman; Dallas SWAT; Dallas Fire Station #19; Belle of Beauty and the Beast; and Children’s Cancer Fund alum Russell McKeown.

“This night is all about the kids,” said Jennifer Arthur, CCF Executive Director of Development. “They spend the day getting runway ready and reuniting with their friends backstage, and when the spotlight comes on, you will see some of the sweetest smiles. This is a night they have looked forward to all year. The grand finale, which features CCF models from the past 30 years, is one of the most incredible moments of the evening. These sweet stories of survival are a testimony to the impact CCF is making in our community.”

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

2018 Taste of the Cowboys


April 8, 2018 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm - VIP
6:30 pm – 10:00 pm - Main Event

Join our team for the 2018 Taste of the Cowboys, held at the Ford Center at the Star in Frisco! Hosted by the Dallas Cowboys Offensive-Line, led by Travis Frederick, former Dallas Cowboys Chad Hennings and Preston Pearson,  and Chef Kent Rathbun, the event will feature past and present Dallas Cowboys players, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, live entertainment, and 30 gourmet tailgate food stations from North Texas’ hottest restaurants and chefs.

All proceeds will provide critical funds to support the nutritional needs of the one in 4 children in North Texas who is food insecure.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lora Farris at

Celebrity Hosts
Chad Hennings
Dallas Cowboys Offensive Line led by Travis Frederick
Preston Pearson
Chef Kent Rathbun

Join us after Taste of the Cowboys for the our official TOTC After Party, hosted by Concrete Cowboy!  Once the main event concludes, please walk across the street to enjoy drinks and bites with Concrete Cowboy.  20% of all sales the evening of April 8 will be donated to NTFB! Open until 2AM.

Just Say Yes Invites You to "Tell Your Story"

Just Say Yes
Invites You to

"Tell Your Story"

Just Say YES 8th Annual Celebration
Special Guest Speaker:
Jenna Bush Hager

Honorary Chair:
Former Dallas Police Chief
David Brown

2018 Coach Avery Johnson
Youth Impact Award:
Tavia & Clark Hunt

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
6:00 pm
The Pavilion at Belo Mansion

Purchase your tickets today:

Sunday, March 18, 2018

12th Annual FashionCITED benefiting Legal Hospice of Texas

The 12th Annual FashionCITED benefiting Legal Hospice of Texas happens on Friday, April 13, 2018 at the Old Red Museum of Dallas History and Culture, located at 100 South Houston Street. 

           Chaired by Francisco Flores, Cathy Garcia and Gary Walden, this fabulous and fun event is themed Fashion on the Rocks, Shaken, Stirred and Styled and features a locally produced fashion show highlighting up and coming Dallas clothiers and designers. Held every spring, FashionCITED is one of Dallas’ premier fashion events. Judge Dominique Collins is Honorary Chair. 

           Designers Confirmed as of February 7th are Francisco Flores, Cathy Preslar, Silk Threads by Ruby Bhandari, Haggar, La New Onda, Sweet Baby Vintage, Yomono, Raj Bhandari, Radkeem Sims, Kara Lackey, Misael Sepulveda, Keyla Garrido, Mario Gallegos, Rachel McCubbins, Bladi Duran, Gina Tran.            
FashionCITED was launched in summer 2006 by Francisco Flores in efforts to give back to LHT for “giving him his life back.” Each year this event has continued to grow with the support of local designers and the community.

           Francisco Flores and his husband, Jeff Cook leaned on Legal Hospice when Jeff stopped receiving his retirement and benefits from his former employer. With the help of Legal Hospice, the former employer was required to make all back payments for lost pay and Jeff maintains his retirement pay through today. Legal Hospice of Texas is honored to be associated with Francisco Flores in launching FashionCITED and thanks him for untiring efforts in making it a reality. 

           Since 1989, Legal Hospice of Texas has been providing timely and compassionate legal services, at no cost, to low income individuals with terminal illnesses or HIV disease.
          Sponsorships and underwriting are available starting at $1,500. Individual tickets are $60. All underwriting opportunities and tickets are available through and can be purchased online at

Tuesday, March 13, 2018


The Academy of Country Music® announced that eleven-time ACM Award winner Charles Kelley of multi-platinum trio Lady Antebellum, and multi-platinum country music star Darius Rucker will host the first-ever ACM Lifting Lives® Topgolf Tee-Off on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Topgolf Las Vegas at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino during the highly-anticipated 6th Annual ACM Party for a Cause®.
An update to the ACM Lifting Lives Golf Classic, the inaugural event will provide fans a unique opportunity to take in LIVE performances from the hottest new talent in country music, all while artists compete in a tournament of golf skills. Fans can reserve premium Topgolf bays with stage views, food and beverage, and compete in their own competition to win various prizes, including an artist meet & greet. For non-golfers, general admission tickets are available for fans to hangout and enjoy the show. Performers will be announced in the coming weeks.
Following in the legacy of the ACM Lifting Lives Golf Classic, the ACM Lifting Lives Topgolf Tee-Off will raise funds and awareness for the ACM Lifting Lives Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Established in 2007 by former Academy of Country Music and ACM Lifting Lives Board Chair Gayle Holcomb, in honor of her mother, the Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund responds quickly to unforeseen, immediate financial needs of music related organizations and individuals.
The ACM Lifting Lives Topgolf Tee-Off is part of the 6th Annual ACM Party for a Cause® festivities set to take over the Las Vegas Strip April 12-15, 2018 leading up to and immediately following the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, which will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy Reunite to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of the DALLAS TV Series

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the debut of the original DALLAS TV series with legendary cast members Linda Gray (Sue Ellen Ewing), Patrick Duffy (Bobby Ewing), Charlene Tilton (Lucy Ewing) and Steve Kanaly (Ray Krebbs) March 30-31, 2018. Enjoy exclusive fan events in Dallas, Texas, and Southfork Ranch and experience up-close-and-personal memories as the cast reminisces about their careers and their time on the iconic show: DALLAS.

VisitDallas and Southfork Ranch have partnered to produce a weekend of events to commemorate one of the most popular TV shows in American pop culture history – with events Friday, March 30, and Saturday, March 31. Start the weekend Friday with Southfork tours and a meet-and-greet with the legendary cast members, and close out Saturday with a bang as you party at the historic Longhorn Ballroom.
Southfork Fan Day
4-8 p.m.
Friday, March 30 Southfork Ranch3700 Hogge Dr, Parker, TX 75002

Enjoy a meet-and-greet with Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy, Charlene Tilton and Steve Kanaly; tour the Ewing Mansion; and relive exciting moments from the series in the “Dallas Legends” exhibit, featuring an exciting array of memorabilia from the show. See the gun that shot J.R., Lucy’s wedding dress, the DALLAS family tree and Jock’s Lincoln Continental. Come dressed as your favorite Ewing for a chance to win fabulous prizes.

Dallas Fan Party
6-10 p.m.
Saturday, March 31 Longhorn Ballroom216 Corinth Street Road, Dallas, TX 75207

Party like a Ewing at this exciting 40th anniversary reunion celebration at the iconic Longhorn Ballroom, the filming location for many of the series’ original bar scenes. Event features live entertainment by country favorite Neal McCoy, food and drink, and interviews with the cast moderated by the popular Jody Dean from Dallas’ KLUV radio. Engage in DALLAS trivia, sponsored by the Dallas Film Society, for a chance to win exclusive prizes. VisitDallas will unveil a new “Welcome to Dallas” sign at the Longhorn Ballroom. *Ticket price includes admission, food, two drink tickets and valet parking. Event is 21 and up.

Tickets are $125 per person and include admission to both Friday and Saturday events. Tickets are on sale now at

Monday, March 5, 2018

World Kidney Day is March 8. Free Kidney Screening Available.

On World Kidney Day, March 8, 2018 and throughout the month of March - National Kidney Month - the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is reminding all Americans to “Heart Your Kidneys.”
More than 30 million American adults are estimated to have kidney disease, the 9th leading cause of death in the U.S., and growing in prevalence. To further raise awareness among the young and the young at heart, NKF has partnered with 10-year-old America’s Got Talent singer and kidney transplant recipient Angelica Hale. NKF and Angelica are advancing the “Heart Your Kidneys” public awareness campaign introduced last year to elevate knowledge about, and concern for, kidneys to the level of the body’s other, better-understood, vital organs such as the heart. 

People also need to know that kidneys are the foundation for a healthy heart.  Kidney healthy is also heart healthy, so when you “heart your kidneys,” you also show love for your heart!  The number one cause of death in people with kidney disease is heart disease.

At age 4, Angelica’s kidneys failed. Her mother, Eva Hale, donated one of her own kidneys to her daughter to save her life. Today, both mother and daughter are healthy.  Angelica’s story is a reminder that when your kidneys stop working, so do you. Dialysis or a transplant is needed just to stay alive.  

“Eat right, exercise, drink water, and keep your kidneys healthy, because whatever you’re good at, there’s only one you,” said Angelica as part of a new series of “Heart Your Kidneys” video public service announcements she recorded for NKF. Also, earlier this week, Angelica became NKF’s newest face of kidney advocacy on Capitol Hill during this year’s Kidney Patient Summit in Washington, D.C., where she helped support key NKF legislative priorities.

NKF Serving Texas urges anyone with diabetes, hypertension, or a family history of kidney disease to speak with their doctor this month, or anytime, and ask about getting tested for kidney disease.  “It takes just two simple tests at the doctor’s office to check your kidney health.  Even if you inherit kidney disease, you may be able to slow down progression of the disease with lifestyle changes,” said Neil Foote, local board chair.
 On Thursday, March 8, 2018, from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM
the National Kidney Foundation and Dallas County Health & Human Services Department (DCHHS) will offer free kidney screenings at DCHHS, 2377 North Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75207.  No appointment necessary!  What to expect: Risk survey, blood pressure check, body mass index measurement, an opportunity to speak with a healthcare professional, free educational materials and for individuals at risk, an ACR urine test for albumin (a type of protein). Must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

To further commemorate World Kidney Day and bring awareness to the disease the NKF is hosting a Patient & Community Education Seminar & Luncheon on Sunday, March 11 from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM at the DoubleTree Hotel Dallas Campbell Centre. For more information about these events, contact the NKF office at
214.351.2393 ext 655.
Join the conversation on social media by looking for and posting the #HeartYourKidneys hashtag.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas' Annual Awards Luncheon with Cynthia Nixon

Friday, March 23, 2018
12:00 pm

Hilton Anatole Hotel
Dallas, TX  75207

Joyce Goss | Selwyn Rayzor

The 28th Dallas Annual Awards Luncheon is a signature event that directly supports Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas' healthcare and education services for women, men and young people in North and Central Texas.

Sponsor Levels range from $2,500 - $50,000
Individual Tickets are $250
Click here for tickets.


Cynthia Nixon, Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award-winner, is a star of stage, screen, and television. From her iconic role as “Miranda” in HBO’s Sex and the City, to her performances on Broadway in Rabbit Hole and The Little Foxes, to her critically acclaimed roles in recent films A Quiet Passion and James White, Cynthia is an artist of the highest order.


The Gertrude Shelburne Humanitarian Award


Lyda Hill is a Dallas entrepreneur, philanthropist, and the only single woman to make the 2013 Philanthropy list of most generous donors. She currently serves as president of LH Holdings and is the namesake of the Lyda Hill Foundation, dedicated to making 
transformational advances in nature and science research and improving local communities.

In recent years, Miss Hill has focused her life sciences philanthropic efforts on game-changing advances including a $50 million pledge to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Moon Shots Program, a $20 million grant to her alma mater, The Hockaday School, to fund a STEM program, $3 million to the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Veterans Health and Trauma Clinic, $25 million to UT Southwestern to start the Lyda Hill Bioinformatics department, as well as grants to fund efforts by the Nature Conservancy and Pew Charitable Trusts. Locally, she has been instrumental in the funding and development of Dallas’ Klyde Warren Park, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, among others. For a complete list of Miss Hill’s affiliations and honors, please visit

As part of her desire to leave a lasting mark on society, Miss Hill became a member of The Giving Pledge in 2010 and has pledged to donate the entirety of her wealth to charity. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the prestigious President’s Volunteer Action Award and an appointment on President Ronald Reagan’s Advisory Council on Private Sector Initiatives for her project, The Volunteer Connection, the Linz Award and the YPO Global Impact Award.


Dallas Leadership Council Founding Members:

Becca Delozier | Autumn East | Alex Kalebjian 
Soraya Quiroga | Anders Smith | Katie Tinch

For more information or to reserve a sponsorship, email

Saturday, March 3, 2018