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St. Jude Evening Under the Stars sponsor party creates main event buzz

St. Jude Evening Under the Stars sponsor party creates main event buzz

Pennie and Alan Marshall
Pennie Marshall, Alan Marshall  Photo by Greg Blomberg
Lydia Haggar Novakov and Lynn McBee
Lydia Haggar Novakov, Lynn McBee Photo by Greg Blomberg
Elizabeth Smith, Nancy Dennis, Jaclyn Dennis, Natalie Smith
Elizabeth Smith, Nancy Dennis, Jaclyn Dennis, Natalie Smith Photo by Greg Blomberg
Marian Bryan and Jerry Crawford
Marian Bryan, Jerry Crawford Photo by Greg Blomberg
Karen and Mark Carney
Karen Carney, Mark Carney Photo by Greg Blomberg
Janna and Gary Lewis
Jana Lewis, Gary Lewis Photo by Greg Blomberg
Todd Diener, Kevin Carroll, Doug Brooks
Todd Diener, Kevin Carroll, Doug Brooks Photo by Greg Blomberg
Dr. Tanja Gruber, Sarah Harmeyer and Elizabeth Smith
Dr. Tanja Gruber, Sarah Harmeyer, Elizabeth Smith Photo by Greg Blomberg
Diane and Mike Gruber
Diane Gruber, Mike Gruber Photo by Greg Blomberg
Cindy and Charlie Feld
Cindy Feld, Charlie Feld Photo by Greg Blomberg
Bonnie Strauss,  Margo Keyes
Bonnie Strauss, Margo Keyes Photo by Greg Blomberg
Pennie and Alan Marshall
Lydia Haggar Novakov and Lynn McBee
Elizabeth Smith, Nancy Dennis, Jaclyn Dennis, Natalie Smith
Marian Bryan and Jerry Crawford
Karen and Mark Carney
Janna and Gary Lewis
Todd Diener, Kevin Carroll, Doug Brooks
Dr. Tanja Gruber, Sarah Harmeyer and Elizabeth Smith
Diane and Mike Gruber
Cindy and Charlie Feld
Bonnie Strauss,  Margo Keyes

The much-anticipated St. Jude Evening Under the Stars Party is fast approaching. So, to get people excited, Karen and Mark Carney hosted a small, intimate event to thank those who are making this big-deal fundraiser possible.

Event co-chairs Marian Haggar Bryan and Lydia Haggar Novakov shared a few remarks with supporters as they enjoyed cocktails, passed hors d'oeuvre and music from the Mike Drake Group. But the real treat came when Dr. Tanja Gruber spoke about the Pediatric Children’s Genome Project (PCGP) she is leading at St. Jude.

She explained to attendees — including Laura Flores, Regina Bruce, Perry Smith, John Strauss, Lynn McBee, Pennie and Alan Marshall, Marian Bryan, Jerry Crawford, and Margo Keyes what generous support from event sponsors does to help the hospital and its important research.

The St. Jude Evening Under the Stars Party, set for October 26 at Omni Dallas, supports St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in its mission to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. No child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay. Tickets can be purchased online.