Galas That Give

Former first lady helps passionate Dallasites fight for breast cancer cure at art-inspired gala

Former first lady helps passionate Dallasites fight for cancer cure

Former First Lady Mrs. Laura Bush
Former first lady Laura Bush Photo by Jason Janik
Taylon Childers, Ali Steinbrunner, Amanda Redus, Carly Tobias
Taylon Childers, Ali Steinbrunner, Amanda Redus, Carly Tobias Photo by Jason Janik
Darrell Johnson, Grace Johnson
Darrell Johnson, Grace Johnson Photo by Jason Janik
Lori Leatherwood, Diana Chansombat, Sarie Morrison, Claudia Torres
Lori Leatherwood, Diana Chansombat, Sarie Morrison, Claudia Torres Photo by Jason Janik
Brittany Lee, Brittney Grimes
Brittany Lee, Brittney Grimes Photo by Jason Janik
Susan Arledge, Lolette May, Mary Yost, Claudia Coleman
Susan Arledge, Lolette May, Mary Yost, Claudia Coleman Photo by Jason Janik
Christine Jones, Scott Jones, Charlotte Gajewski
Christine Jones, Scott Jones, Charlotte Gajewski Photo by Jason Janik
Eddy Badrina, Rachel Badrina, Micah Davis
Eddy Badrina, Rachel Badrina, Micah Davis Photo by Jason Janik
Jody Feil, Douglas Feil
Jody Feil, Douglas Feil Photo by Jason Janik
Kim Page, Carrie Waggner, Rick Waggner
Kim Page, Carrie Waggner, Rick Waggner Photo by Jason Janik
Janeth Quijano, Mario Quijano
Janeth Quijano, Mario Quijano Photo by Jason Janik
Kyle May, Becca May, Ryan Buell, Christine Witzsche, Bryan Witzche
Kyle May, Becca May, Ryan Buell, Christine Witzsche, Bryan Witzche Photo by Jason Janik
Alisa Turner, Jeoff Leber, Amy Leber
Alisa Turner, Jeoff Leber, Amy Leber Photo by Jason Janik
Austin Green, Chris Kahle
Austin Green, Chris Kahle Photo by Jason Janik
The Potter's House of Dallas
The Potter's House of Dallas Photo by Jason Janik
Former First Lady Mrs. Laura Bush
Taylon Childers, Ali Steinbrunner, Amanda Redus, Carly Tobias
Darrell Johnson, Grace Johnson
Lori Leatherwood, Diana Chansombat, Sarie Morrison, Claudia Torres
Brittany Lee, Brittney Grimes
Susan Arledge, Lolette May, Mary Yost, Claudia Coleman
Christine Jones, Scott Jones, Charlotte Gajewski
Eddy Badrina, Rachel Badrina, Micah Davis
Jody Feil, Douglas Feil
Kim Page, Carrie Waggner, Rick Waggner
Janeth Quijano, Mario Quijano
Kyle May, Becca May, Ryan Buell, Christine Witzsche, Bryan Witzche
Alisa Turner, Jeoff Leber, Amy Leber
Austin Green, Chris Kahle
The Potter's House of Dallas

What: Art of Hope Gala

Where: Dallas Museum of Art

The 411: More than 300 guests joined the National Breast Cancer Foundation for an inspirational evening of art and fundraising in the Dallas Arts District. Attendees walked the pink carpet to enter the DMA, which featured pink-lit walls, orchids, and a pink tree centerpiece. Anyone seeing a trend here? Guests enjoyed cocktails both inside and out, followed by a sit-down dinner and music from both the Unify Band and Serenata Strings. The crowd was also delighted by a surprise performance by Grammy award-winning Potter's House Choir.

Former first lady Laura Bush delivered the most powerful speech of the evening when she spoke to raise awareness and financial support for the organization that helps women both here and abroad. NBCF provides cancer support through its national mammography program, patient navigation, breast health education, and research programs. It's founder, Janelle Hail, confirmed that the organization has provided over $1 million in services in its 25-year history. She herself is a 37-year breast cancer survivor.

Who: Lance Hamilton, Kevin Hail, Ronald Brooks, Patty and Nathan Sheets, Monique and Reed Williams, Todd Doshier, Daphne and Jay Shipowitz, Dr. Phil Evans, and Dr. Mien-Chie Hung