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Rainbow hues and big celebs encourage Dallas gala-goers to color out cancer

Rainbow hues + celebs encourage Dallas gala-goers to color out cancer

Tina Craig, Kathy Hilton, Nicky Hilton, Stacey Bendet, Nancy Rogers
Tina Craig, Kathy Hilton, Nicky Hilton, Stacey Bendet, Nancy Rogers Photo courtesy of Children's Cancer Fund
Dak Prescott, Roger Staubach, Troy Aikman
Dak Prescott, Roger Staubach, Troy Aikman Photo courtesy of Children's Cancer Fund
Scott Everett, Brittney Everett, Natalie Buffet, Dak Prescott
Scott Everett, Brittney Everett, Natalie Buffet, Dak Prescott Photo courtesy of Children's Cancer Fund
Drew Herrell and Bumblebee
Drew Herrell and Bumblebee Photo courtesy of Children's Cancer Fund
Will McKie and Michael Good Blue Origin Astronaut
Will McKie and former astronaut Michael Good Photo courtesy of Children's Cancer Fund
Memorial dancer and painter
A dancer and painter united for a memorial performance. Photo courtesy of Children's Cancer Fund
Nancy Rogers, Andy Beal, Olya Sinitsyna
Nancy Rogers, Andy Beal, Olya Sinitsyna Photo courtesy of Children's Cancer Fund
Jennifer Arthur and Amanda Dillard Shufeldt
Jennifer Arthur and Amanda Dillard Shufeldt Photo courtesy of Children's Cancer Fund
The Dillards family
The Dillard family Photo courtesy of Children's Cancer Fund
Jacob Pletan and Roger Staubach
Jacob Pletan and Roger Staubach Photo courtesy of Children's Cancer Fund
Leigh Anne Clark and Kelly Cheeseman
Leigh Anne Clark and Kelly Cheeseman Photo courtesy of Children's Cancer Fund
Troy Aikman
Troy Aikman Photo courtesy of Children's Cancer Fund
Marty Turco, Ben Jones
Marty Turco, Ben Jones Photo courtesy of Children's Cancer Fund
Sharon Lee and Max Clark
Max Clark and Sharon Lee Photo courtesy of Children's Cancer Fund
Dave Clark
Dave Clark Photo courtesy of Children's Cancer Fund
Dallas SWAT and Beckett Burge
Dallas SWAT and Beckett Burge Photo courtesy of Children's Cancer Fund
Tina Craig, Kathy Hilton, Nicky Hilton, Stacey Bendet, Nancy Rogers
Dak Prescott, Roger Staubach, Troy Aikman
Scott Everett, Brittney Everett, Natalie Buffet, Dak Prescott
Drew Herrell and Bumblebee
Will McKie and Michael Good Blue Origin Astronaut
Memorial dancer and painter
Nancy Rogers, Andy Beal, Olya Sinitsyna
Jennifer Arthur and Amanda Dillard Shufeldt
The Dillards family
Jacob Pletan and Roger Staubach
Leigh Anne Clark and Kelly Cheeseman
Troy Aikman
Marty Turco, Ben Jones
Sharon Lee and Max Clark
Dave Clark
Dallas SWAT and Beckett Burge

Dallas sports legends, fashion icons, and even a Transformer were on hand to helps raise as much money as possible for Children's Cancer Fund during its Color Out Cancer gala at the Hilton Anatole on April 22.

Chaired by Amanda Schufeldt Dillard, the night was also a celebration of cancer patients, survivors, and their families.

Honorary chairs and Dallas Cowboys hall-of-famers Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman have been involved with Children’s Cancer Fund for 33 years and 23 years, respectively, and Staubach chose tonight to pass his philanthropic torch to current quarterback Dak Prescott.

"When Troy gave me a call to fill in for Roger Staubach, I didn’t care what he said next," said Prescott. "Count me in. Just following these guys’ footsteps on the field is amazing enough, but to be able to do it off the field is a privilege, and there’s nothing I take for granted about it."

The event started with a silent auction and VIP reception, followed by the dinner and program featuring cancer survivors modeling their bravery and fashions provided by Dillard’s.

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo joined his blue-and-silver brethren, along with Dallas Stars legend Marty Turco, fashion icons Nicky and Kathy Hilton, Alice + Olivia founder and CEO Stacey Bendet, former astronaut Michael Good, Dude Perfect's Tyler Toney, and and other celebrities as runway escorts for 20 pediatric cancer patients, ages 6-17.

Emcee and NBC 5 anchor Meredith Land introduced each participant, as well as Dave Clark, Amazon's CEO of Worldwide Consumer and representative of the evening's presenting sponsor.

Thanks to generous donors, a live auction, raffle, and call for the cure, more than $1.5 million was raised to support pediatric cancer research and treatment programs at Children's Health and UT Southwestern.

Children’s Cancer Fund was founded in 1982 by a coalition of parents whose children were receiving cancer therapy at Children’s Medical Center. In the past five years, CCF has raised over $5 million for pediatric cancer research and Child Life services, creating four additional endowments for Children’s Health.

CCF is one of the nation’s leading fundraising groups in supporting local research toward treatment and prevention of childhood cancers.