Ritz-Carlton restaurant Fearing’s has the prettiest patio on which to party, so it’s no surprise that hundreds of charitable young Dallasites RSVP’d for BubblyQ, the annual fundraiser thrown by Young Texans Against Cancer.
Event chair James Carroll, honorary chair Katherine Harper, and chef chair Dean Fearing formed the welcoming committee, then encouraged attendees to explore the fare prepared by some of Dallas top restaurants, including Parigi, Five Sixty, 18th & Vine, The Joule, Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, Uchi, and, of course, Fearing’s.
For drinks, famed barman Eddie “Lucky” Campbell mixed up craft concoctions like Moscow Mules. True to theme, champagne flowed from multiple bars —which is never a bad thing.
While DJ Jennifer Miller spun tunes, guests roamed around, snapping pictures in the Social Light photo booth and bidding in the silent auction. Items up for grabs ranged from spa treatments to staycations and various sports experiences, like front-row tickets to the Cowboys game on Thanksgiving Day. Trips were also hot commodities; a long weekend in Nantucket and a visit to the Breakers in Palm Beach (including airfare) received a lot of attention.
Guests — including Jason Ko, Kim Brown, Taylor Stewart, Holley Cadwell, Leila Bergquist, Tori Reed, Tom Moecher, Leigh Barbolla, Lindsay Claussen, Vodi Cook, and Brian Donlinger — went home with their choice of cake pops from the Hospitality Sweet or cupcakes from Unrefined Bakery. We promise not to judge those who took both.
BubblyQ is YTAC Dallas’ biggest fundraiser of the year. The 2016 beneficiaries include 1 Million 4 Anna, First Descents, Hope Lodge Dallas, Leukemia Texas, Clayton Dabney, Medical City (Camp I-Hope), Bridge Breast Network, and research at the Mary Crowley Cancer Research Center and UT Southwestern through Dr. Erin Lampson.