Those who support Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children know that this organization always puts the “fun” in “fundraiser.” This is especially true with the eagerly anticipated fall event Treasure Street.
Treasure Street was founded in 1996 by Dee and Dodge Carter, whose daughter was treated at Scottish Rite Hospital for tuberous sclerosis complex. It began as an intimate gathering of close friends and families, who brought a small “treasure” to auction among one another.
The party has since blossomed into an outdoor extravaganza attended by thousands. By 2007, it had proved so popular that the hospital officially named the gala its signature event.
This year’s celebration, chaired by Hadleigh Henderson, takes place October 13, 6:30-10:30 pm, at Old Parkland. Attendees can expect five-star cuisine from Parigi, a concert from Emerald City Band, and, of course, the event’s namesake: outstanding treasures offered up for silent auction.
Texas-based artist Christopher H. Martin will once again lend his talents, working with Scottish Rite Hospital patients to create a one-of-kind masterpiece that you can first admire and then bid on during the event. Last year more than 1,300 people attended to show their support, so be prepared to make a bid if you see something you desire.
All proceeds from the event benefit Scottish Rite Hospital’s mission of treating, researching, and pioneering pediatric orthopedic care. To date, Treasure Street has raised more than $12 million in support of giving children back their childhood.
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is one of the nation’s leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopedic conditions and sports injuries, as well as certain related arthritic and neurological disorders, and learning disorders such as dyslexia. Patients receive treatment regardless of the family’s ability to pay.
For more information, visit the Treasure Street website.