According to Red Tie Gala Co-Chairs Sharon and Dr. Gill Kirkpatrick and Shelly and Dr. Lalan Wilfong,
“We are proud to co-chair the 3rd Annual Red Tie Gala, which will be held on Saturday, November 11, at The Warwick Melrose Hotel, with proceeds benefiting Cancer Support Community North Texas (CSCNT), the leading non-profit providing emotional and social support to people living with cancer and their families across North Texas.
“A CSCNT client, 56-year-old tennis professional Sheila Broadus, recently shared her story. Sheila was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018 and says that finding Cancer Support Community North Texas ‘changed everything for her.’ She shared, ‘Cancer affects everything – your relationship with your partner and your kids…they thought everything was OK after my lumpectomy, but I was still dealing with this ‘I am a cancer patient’ feeling and didn’t feel normal. My life and mental state had changed, but I looked the same on the outside. CSCNT support groups were amazing, and the staff helped me with insurance problems, too, and we read about different medicines together. They reassured and validated me, and I didn’t have to be the mom or the wife, I can be the frustrated, scared cancer patient.’
“Cancer Support Community North Texas impacted the life of Sheila and so many others learning to live with cancer and thrive beyond it. We hope you will join us for what promises to be a spectacular evening with a roaring 1920s-theme, complete with professional swing dancers to ‘teach’ and inspire guests to swing dance, signature cocktails, fine-dining stations, live entertainment by Signed Sealed Delivered, and former WFAA Good Morning Texas host and CSCNT advocate Hannah Davis as emcee. And, of course, most importantly an opportunity to support the important programs of CSCNT!
“Sponsorships range from $1,000 to $50,000; gala tickets are $400 for a couple, $225 for an individual and both can be purchased online. Proceeds from the event will provide the ongoing social and emotional support programs and services the organization provides at no cost to all impacted by cancer across DFW.
“We hope to see you on November 11!”
* Graphic/photo provided by Cancer Support Community North Texas