Annual St. Jude party and Golf Classic raises over $2.3 million
Over 1,250 guests came together last month and collectively raised more than $2.37 million dollars for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at the 18th Annual Evening Under the Stars Party. Now the top revenue-generating dinner event for St. Jude in the country, the DFW Metroplex’s Evening Under the Stars Party and Golf Classic continues to break records and amaze crowds year after year.
Hosted by Event Chairs Holly and Doug Brooks, this annual two-day fundraising event helps to ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food—because all they should worry about is helping their child live. This year’s party honored the efforts of well-known Philanthropists David and Carolyn Miller and their generous support of St. Jude and the Dallas community. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since it opened more than 50 years ago.
“It’s incredible to see the Dallas community come together to support the mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Through the hard work of committee members, sponsors, and donors the St. Jude Evening Under the Stars Party continues to set a new fundraising record each year in support of the mission of St. Jude. Because of events, like Evening Under the Stars, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food—because all they should worry about is helping their child live,” said Kathy Fairbanks, Regional Executive Director.
COURTESY: Gretchen Darby, PHOTOS: Kristina Bowman