Kids Rock the Runway

Kids steal spotlight from Dallas celebrities at beloved charity luncheon

Kids steal spotlight from Dallas celebs at beloved charity luncheon

Carter Fielding and Roger Staubach, childrens cancer fund annual luncheon
Carter Fielding, Roger Staubach Photo by Juan Pulido
honorary co chair troy aikman and bryce duffy, childrens cancer fund luncheon
Troy Aikman, Bryce Duffu Photo by Jeff McWhorter
Natasha Green and Miss Texas Ivana Hall, childrens cancer fund luncheon
Natasha Green, Ivana Hall Photo by Jeffrey McWhorter
Michelle LeBoeuf, dancer with Texas Ballet Theater; Valeria Renteria, childrens cancer fund luncheon
Michelle LeBoeuf, Valeria Renteria Photo by Hien Ngo
Shelly Slater, Paige Boutilier, childrens cancer fund luncheon
Shelly Slater, Paige Boutilier Photo by Hien Ngo
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Holly Arielle, Summer Evans, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Ashley Nicole
Holly Arielle, Summer Evans, Ashley Nicole Photo by Hien Ngo
Angel Lemus and Andrew Masters, Head Knight, Medieval Times
Angel Lemus, Andrew Masters Photo by Hien Ngo
Collin Boyd and Dallas Cowboy Jason Witten
Collin Body, Jason Witten Photo by Juan Pulido
DeMarco Murray and Bruno Lins De Almeida, childrens cancer fund luncheon
DeMarco Murray, Bruno Lins De Almeida Photo by Jeffrey McWhorter
Candace Bennett and Kellie Stewart, Miss Texas Teen
Candace Bennett, Kellie Stewart Photo by Jeffrey McWhorter
Carter Fielding and Roger Staubach, childrens cancer fund annual luncheon
honorary co chair troy aikman and bryce duffy, childrens cancer fund luncheon
Natasha Green and Miss Texas Ivana Hall, childrens cancer fund luncheon
Michelle LeBoeuf, dancer with Texas Ballet Theater; Valeria Renteria, childrens cancer fund luncheon
Shelly Slater, Paige Boutilier, childrens cancer fund luncheon
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Holly Arielle, Summer Evans, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Ashley Nicole
Angel Lemus and Andrew Masters, Head Knight, Medieval Times
Collin Boyd and Dallas Cowboy Jason Witten
DeMarco Murray and Bruno Lins De Almeida, childrens cancer fund luncheon
Candace Bennett and Kellie Stewart, Miss Texas Teen

More than 1,000 supporters flooded the Hilton Anatole for the 26th annual Children’s Cancer Fund Luncheon, which raises money and awareness for Children’s Medical Center and UT Southwestern Medical Center. It’s one of the most special days on the Dallas charitable calendar because pediatric cancer patients and survivors come together for an unforgettable and heartwarming fashion show in which they get to be the stars.

Honorary co-chairs Troy Aikman and Roger Staubach joined forces with luncheon co-chairs Tyler Kuelbs and Stacie Wells to put on this memorable event, which featured a runway show sponsored by Dillard’s. The kids — sporting an outfit they selected and get to keep — strutted the catwalk hand-in-hand with a celebrity or sponsor of the event. It was an exciting and much-needed respite from from the hospital and treatments.

Participating celebrities included Cowboys legend Drew Pearson; current Cowboys Brandon Carr, DeMarco Murray and Jason Witten; Sidney Fullmer from the American Girl Movie Saige Paints the Sky; Ainsley Bailey from Disney’s Shake it Up; Miss Texas Teen Kellie Stewart; and Miss Texas Ivana Hall. Hometown heroes from the Dallas Fire Department also helped sponsor these kids.

For the grand finale, the children joined Amber Carrington, North Texas native and semi-finalist on season for of NBC’s The Voice, as she performed Kelly Clarkson’s hit “Breakaway.” A few months after Carrington graduated from high school, she lost her mother to breast cancer. Since then, she has been honoring her mother’s life by singing.

“The enthusiasm, support and love in the ballroom was nothing short of inspiring,” said co-chair Wells. “It was beautiful to see everyone come together with their time, treasures and talents for the children. This level of commitment ensures that Children’s Cancer Fund is truly a movement for a cancer-free tomorrow.”

Since 1982, Children’s Cancer Fund has raised $7 million — much of it through this annual luncheon — to fund pediatric research and help improve treatment for hundreds of children throughout the greater North Texas community.