Queenie really wanted to attend the annual photo shoot Tuesday afternoon for the Children’s Cancer Fund with Honorary Chairs Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman. Alas, Queenie wasn’t able to because of a nasty head cold. With watery eyes and a runny proboscis, she appeared to need a plumber more than a doctor. Evidently Troy was in worse shape. He was the latest victim of the flu that’s been making the rounds.
Luckily, a MySweetCharity stringer filed this report on great kids meeting with a great, healthy quarterback:
“Children’s Cancer Fund held its annual photo shoot for the 25th Annual Luncheon & Fashion Show. The annual luncheon, which will take place on May 3, serves as Children’s Cancer Fund’s largest fundraiser for pediatric cancer research and treatment programs at Children’s Medical Center and UT Southwestern Medical Center.
“Twenty-two children, who are being treated for cancer at Children’s Medical Center and will serve as featured runway models and artists for the spring luncheon, were excited to have their pictures taken and meet long-time Children’s Cancer Fund Luncheon Honorary Co-Chairs Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman. With Troy out sick with the flu (Roger suggested that he could be airbrushed into the group shot), Roger went solo with the kids who brought footballs, helmets, books, cards, glasses and even cowboy boots for him to sign.
“As he signed a ball for 5-year-old Margaret Strand, he told her he was sorry he wasn’t Justin Beiber. But she didn’t seem to mind. After signing her football, he had her back up a bit across the room and proved to the crowd that he still has “the arm” as she victoriously caught his pass …as did every other child who brought a football for him to sign! There was no shortage of smiles throughout the room.
“The photo shoot also included Luncheon Co-Chairs Jennifer DeLaughter and Elizabeth Farr, Camille Cain of Children’s Cancer Fund, and physicians from the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Medical Center and UT Southwestern Medical Center also attended the photo shoot.
Each child’s individual portrait and work of art will be featured in the Inspiration Book, which will be unveiled and sold at the luncheon. Proceeds will support pediatric cancer research and treatment programs at Children’s Medical Center and UT Southwestern.
The 2013 luncheon is slated to raise over $300,000 for pediatric cancer research.Since 1982, Children’s Cancer Fund has donated over $7 million to the childhood cancer cause. The luncheon will be at the Hilton Anatole. Tickets are $150 each or $1,250 for a table of ten. Visit www.childrenscancerfund.com or call 972.664.1450.
Photos provided by Children's Cancer Fund