Cheers To That

Dallas young professionals party on the patio for annual sparkling soiree

Dallas YPs party on the patio for annual sparkling soiree

James Carroll, Vodi Cook, Phuong Tran, Dean Fearing
James Carroll, ā€‹Vodi Cook, Phuong Tran, Dean Fearing Photo by Desiree Espada
Savannah Thode, Taylor Weakley
Savannah Thode, Taylor Weakley Photo by Desiree Espada
Eddie "Lucky" Campbell
Eddie "Lucky" Campbell Photo by Desiree Espada
Dean Fearing and YTAC members
Chef Dean Fearing and YTAC members. Photo by Desiree Espada
Justin Rains, Annette Leslie, Stephen Pyles, Robyn Clark
 Justin Rains, Annette Leslie, Stephan Pyles, Robyn Clark Photo by Desiree Espada
Nicole Tremblay, Heather Winn, Jennifer Kesterson
Nicole Tremblay, Heather Winn, Jennifer Kesterson Photo by Desiree Espada
William Nelson, Cassondra Taylor
William Nelson, Cassondra Taylor Photo by Desiree Espada
Hughes Brandon, Becca Pope, Gina Compton, Shannon Lawson
Hughes Brandon, Becca Pope, Gina Compton, Shannon Lawson Photo by Desiree Espada
Diana Liu, Chris Jordan
Diana Liu, Chris Jordan Photo by Desiree Espada
Tom Fritsche, Megan Steininger, Marilyne Kpetemey, Judy Ho, Ann Fritsche, Sree Reddy
Tom Fritsche, Megan Steininger, Marilyne Kpetemey, Judy Ho, Ann Fritsche, Sree Reddy Photo by Desiree Espada
Susan Scull, Wanda Gierhart
Susan Scull, Wanda Gierhart Photo by Desiree Espada
Jenn Kapral, Nick Kapral
Jenn Kapral, Nick Kapral Photo by Desiree Espada
Patricia Ridenour, Erica Stuart, Olivia Utley
Patricia Ridenour, Erica Stuart, Olivia Utley Photo by Desiree Espada
Marjon Henderson, Terra Versfelt
Marjon Henderson, Terra Versfelt Photo by Desiree Espada
Bianca Beran, Jackie Berg, Jonathan Rosenberg, Alexis Smith
Bianca Beran, Jackie Berg, Jonathan Rosenberg, Alexis Smith Photo by Desiree Espada
Lizzy Caldwell, Corbin Heizer
Lizzy Caldwell, Corbin Heizer Photo by Desiree Espada
James Carroll, Vodi Cook, Phuong Tran, Dean Fearing
Savannah Thode, Taylor Weakley
Eddie "Lucky" Campbell
Dean Fearing and YTAC members
Justin Rains, Annette Leslie, Stephen Pyles, Robyn Clark
Nicole Tremblay, Heather Winn, Jennifer Kesterson
William Nelson, Cassondra Taylor
Hughes Brandon, Becca Pope, Gina Compton, Shannon Lawson
Diana Liu, Chris Jordan
Tom Fritsche, Megan Steininger, Marilyne Kpetemey, Judy Ho, Ann Fritsche, Sree Reddy
Susan Scull, Wanda Gierhart
Jenn Kapral, Nick Kapral
Patricia Ridenour, Erica Stuart, Olivia Utley
Marjon Henderson, Terra Versfelt
Bianca Beran, Jackie Berg, Jonathan Rosenberg, Alexis Smith
Lizzy Caldwell, Corbin Heizer

It's always wonderful when the weather cooperates for BubblyQ, because a clear night means that Young Texans Against Cancer's annual fundraiser is held on the pretty Fearing's patio at The Ritz-Carlton.

Charitable Dallasites have been raising a glass to this sparkling, must-attend event for a decade now, which has contributed more than $1 million to cancer support and research since its inception in 2008. This year, BubblyQ chairs James Carroll and Vodi Cook joined chef chair Dean Fearing in welcoming the crowd, which was ready to drink, dance, and chow down on small plates from Le Bilboquet, Abacus, Parigi, 18th & Vine, Nobu, and, of course, Fearing’s.

They were also ready to shop, with bids escalating quickly in the silent auction and adventurous gem-lovers buying mystery pieces from the Kendra Scott jewelry pull. Hot-ticket auction items included beauty treatments, sports tickets, travel getaways, and a bourbon tasting for 20.

Bartender Eddie "Lucky" Campbell was more than willing to help everyone loosen their purse strings by pouring old fashioneds and Moscow Mules with a bubbly twist, and several bars stocked with Champagne, beer, and wine encouraged guests to feel generous.

While perusing the auction items, attendees — who included Patricia Ridenour, Erica Stuart, Olivia UtleyJonathan RosenbergLizzy Caldwell, Corbin HeizerBianca Beran, and chef Stephan Pylesā€‹ — got their dessert fix with sweets from Sugarfina, liquid nitrogen-made sorbet from Frost 321, and gourmet cotton candy from Cottonsmith.

All money from YTAC's biggest fundraiser of the year goes to its beneficiaries, which for 2017 include 1 Million 4 Anna, DKMS, Mommies In Need, Carson Leslie Foundation, Hope Kids, Medical City — Camp iHope, Asian Breast Health Outreach Project, and UT Southwestern Medical Center.