This afternoon the Cattle Baron’s Ball gals held their Fall Luncheon at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse in Uptown. Not only did it let the new members get to know CBB vets like 2019 CBB Co-Chairs Wendy Messmann and Lisa Shirley and past CBB chairs Vicki Chapman (1996), Cara French (2016), Kristi Hoyl (2010), Olivia Kearney (2006), Mary Parker (2013), Mary Martha Pickens (2015), Cindy Stager (2014), Anne Stodghill (2017), Sunie Solomon (2017), Jill Tananbaum (2014), Cindy Turner (2000), Andrea Weber (2016) and Tia Wynne (2015), it also provided the opportunity for 2018 CBB Co-Chairs Katy Bock and Jonika Nix to present a record-breaking check of $4.8M for the American Cancer Society.
That’s the net, not the gross amount, that resulted from last month’s 45th anniversary celebration at Gilley’s. The CBB-ers have come a long way since that first ball in 1974 that resulted in more than $56K. Up until today, the CBB has provided $77M for cancer research. Thanks to Katy and Jonika, they have now surpassed the $80M mark.