So many times gallant efforts are made for raising funds, but the complex-behind-the-scenes are lost in the over-the-head brilliance of the experts. The spot on the X-ray, the imbalance of the blood work and the confusion of professionals facing patients with reality. . . it’s simply mind-boggling to say the least.
The Cattle Baron’s Ball gals are and aren’t like that. Yes, they understand the over-the-top brilliance of medical/science experts in dealing with cancer, but they also appreciate the make-it-simple appreciation of donors, committee members and, most importantly, patients.
For this reason, Cattle Baron’s Ball, American Cancer Society, UT Southwestern Harold C. Simmons Cancer Center and 2011 CBB Chair Jennifer Dix and husband Richard are taking charge and offering “an evening of education and discussion with UT Southwestern researchers and physicians” about “scientific discoveries that are shaping the future of cancer care.”
Who will be on the docket? Well, cancer survivor Ray Johnston and his band will perform from 6 to 7 p.m., then Dr. James Brugarolas will discuss “Kidney Cancer: Personalized Medicine and Research Translation,” followed by Elizabeth Maher, who will discuss “The Molecular Revolution: How Molecular Medicine Can Transform Brain Cancer Care.”
Yes, the high-powered experts and subject titles all sound highfalutin, but the long and short of it is that cancer needs to be done away with instead of flourishing.
Quite frankly and honestly, Cattle Baron’s, the American Cancer Society and all similar organizations should be put out of business. Guess what? They’d like to be unemployed, too. All of the people and organizations would gladly turn off the lights, if they could rid the world of cancer.
Why should you care? Great question! Just think of the friends and family that have been removed from your life because of this deadly disease.
OK, that was long enough. Now, realize that it’s only through education, effort and earning funds that cancer will be conquered. By attending this “Scientists Give Cancer the Boot,” you’ll be taking a step to beating this killer of children and adults.
Hope to see you at Simmons Biomedical Research Building, 6000 Harry Hines Blvd., in UT Southwestern Medical Center, on Monday, May 7.
Remember to RSVP. Your mom would be oh-so disappointed if you didn’t.