Sure North Texas Giving Day seemed to suck all the fundraising air out of the area on Thursday, September 19, but North Texas proved that there was still room for more nonprofit activities. While the CMA was making big CW news in Preston Hollow, Leukemia Texas‘ 7th Annual Concert for a Cure was literally getting a eyeful of Texas country musician Pat Green on stage at The Eye. Here’s a report from the field:
The Eye at The Joule was packed as guests visited with friends under twinkling lights, enjoyed fabulous bites and drinks, and danced the night away with Pat Green at the 7th annual Concert for a Cure benefiting Leukemia Texas.
While this is the 7th annual Concert, it is the first at The Eye at The Joule in downtown Dallas, thanks to the incredible generosity of Headington Companies, The Joule Hotel, and returning Title Sponsor, Texas Oncology.
Sybil Summers with media sponsor 98.7 KLUV, welcomed guests and introduced Emcee Jenny Anchondo. A Leukemia Texas Board member, Jenny expressed her excitement to be a part of this event and explained how meaningful donations are to those who suffer with this sometimes–‐fatal disease.
Jenny was followed by Event Chairs Tyler Kennedy and Hilary Kennedy. Honorary Co-Chairs Travis and Stephanie Hollman and their boys, Chance Hollman and Cruz Hollman, were recognized for their years of tremendous support to Leukemia Texas. Then Stephanie reminded the importance of giving back, including a simple cheek swab that could save a life through a bone marrow match. Guests were encouraged to do so at the event at the DKMS booth.
Event chairs welcomed survivor and family, Paetyn to the stage where 9-year‐old Paetyn personally shared her journey with leukemia. After the audience was inspired by this young girl’s courage and determination, chairs surprised Paetyn’s family with a check for $1,000 to help with the expensive costs of treatment, prescriptions and other basic needs.
Immediately following the motivating patient story, Pat Green was introduced and brought the crowd to their feet with his hits such as “Carry On” and “Wave On Wave,” but the best part wasn’t only that Pat live auctioned his hat with autograph to a generous winner, or celebrating North Texas Giving Day, or even hanging out with guests Annie and Jordan Spieth, but it was when Pat brought Paetyn and her brother on stage to sing and dance with him reminding the crowd that this is what it’s all about.
2020 dates will be announced soon so be sure and save the date as it is expected to sell out quickly.
To find out more about Leukemia Texas, please visit www.LeukemiaTexas.org and @LeukemiaTexas on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, or call Leukemia Texas at 214.265.7393.