Monday, November 9, 2015

St. Jude Evening Under the Stars 2015 Raises Over A Million Dollars To Find Cures and Save Children

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photography c/o Kristina Bowman for St. Jude's


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. 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. 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. 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. "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.”

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent, and we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. To learn more, visit https://www.stjude.org