According 2019 Cattle Baron’s Ball Co-Chairs Wendy Messmann and Lisa Shirley,
“Cattle Baron’s has raised more than $80 million for cancer research projects in North Texas since its inception forty-five years ago. Our wish is that the community will join us in our goal to eradicate cancer by becoming underwriters of the 2019 Cattle Baron’s Ball.
“We plan to unveil the 2019 theme and ball details in late January and encourage anyone interested in joining our campaign to contact us.
“The first Cattle Baron’s Ball was as a full-fledged Texas barbecue under the chairmanship of Patti Hunt and Jacque Wynne. The event was a sellout with more than 500 guests attending the western theme party at Toddie Lee Wynne’s Star Brand Ranch. Through ticket sales and an auction, the Park Cities Branch of the American Cancer Society raised $56,000.
“Forty-five years later, more than 100,000 guests have been entertained at the annual event which has become the world’s largest single event fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The Cattle Baron’s Ball Committee and the American Cancer Society have expanded the ball’s purpose to include a myriad of services that provide services for cancer patients and their families.
“We hope you will join us by becoming an underwriter of the 2019 Cattle Baron’s Ball. Visit www.cattlebaronsball.com.”