For the kids
Cowboys greats team up to score $2 million at 2023 Children's Cancer Fund gala
What: Children's Cancer Fund 2023 "Light It Up" Gala
Where: Hilton Anatole
The 411: Sports stars, big celebrities, and generous philanthropists came together April 21 to "light it up" for kids who've experienced some darkness in their lives. Cowboys legend Roger Staubachlast year passed the torch as honorary co-chair to current Cowboys QB (and reigning NFL Man of the Year) Dak Prescott, who teamed up with Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman for a winning event. Heather Randall and Blake Stephenson served as co-chairs for the 33rd annual gala.
The event, presented by Flexport, recognized and celebrated cancer patients, survivors, and their families. The highlight of the evening (and one that tugs at the heartstrings) is always a fashion show in which celebs such as former Cowboys Zeke Elliott and Tony Romo, fashion icons Nicky and Kathy Hilton, influencer Dani Austin, and more acted as as runway escorts for 20 pediatric cancer patients.
The evening also featured silent and live auctions, raffles, dinner, dancing, and a call for the cure.
In total, the glittering gala raised more than $2 million to support treatment and research programs for North Texas children with cancer.
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 $6 million for pediatric cancer research and Child Life services, creating four additional endowments for Children’s Health.
Who: Children's Cancer Fund CEO Jennifer Arthur, Allison Drake, Andy Beal, Olya Sinitsyna, Ben O’Quinn, Hollie Siglin, Kimberly Whitman, Brian Bollke, Courtney and Kyle Noonan, Nathaniel Prescott, Landrie Lay, Doug Cochran, Lynae Fearing, Jonathan Roumie, Hannah Bisharah, Karis Renee, Monique Hardin, Kelli Little, Liz Thrash, Katy Brooks, Emberli Pridham, Tina Craig, Amari Lemon, Leigh Anne Clark, Dave Clark, Robert Rodriguez, Meredith Land, and hundreds more participants, attendees, and generous donors.