North Texas’ Cattle Baron’s Ball is one of the fall season’s biggest fundraisers with more than 3,000 guests partying to raise funds for cancer research in North Texas with the American Cancer Society. Since its establishment in 1974, it has not only raised more than $85M but it has become the “world’s largest single night fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.”
With all this history and need for funds, 2020 Cattle Baron’s Ball Co-Chairs Diana Hamilton and Heather Randall have been working around the clock to find a way to hold this year’s fundraiser safely in this world of COVID-19.
Despite their best efforts, they just announced “the cancellation of the 2020 Cattle Baron’s Ball which was originally scheduled for October 17th.”
According to Heather, “The families and individuals affected by cancer are counting on us to fight this disease no matter the circumstances. We are forever grateful to volunteers and donors during this pandemic.”
While the concert and dining around will not take place, the CBB committee of 100 volunteers is charging ahead to provide funds. Details are still in the works, but “the committee will unveil opportunities to support their fund-raising efforts in mid-August.”
Diana added, “We are still committed to moving forward with raffle, silent auction and mission fundraising. We will reveal the logistics and ways to participate very soon.”
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