This year’s annual St. Jude Evening Under the Stars Party at the Omni Dallas Hotel hosted 1,100 people there to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Event chairs Holly and Doug Brooks joined emcee Doug Dunbar of CBS 11 in a celebration of the St. Jude mission to help ensure 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.
The evening, co-chaired by Margo and Jim Keyes, honored longtime St. Jude supporter Dallas Mavericks Head Coach Rick Carlisle for his participation in Hoops for St. Jude – an annual season-long fundraising and awareness campaign that unites the NBA community around the St. Jude mission after a cocktail reception and silent and live auctions. The evening wrapped with amazing entertainment by the Dallas String Quartet Electric.
The event would not have been possible without the support of presenting sponsor T-Mobile, operated by Amtel, LLC, as well as title sponsors 7-Eleven, Inc. and Chili’s Grill & Bar.
The day following the party, the St. Jude Golf Classic at Stonebriar Country Club hosted 240 for the annual golf scramble, lunch, end-of-day cocktail reception and awards ceremony.
Collectively the events raised a grand total $1,164,962 for an amazing cause.
Stay tuned for the Save the Date for next year!
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
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.