Dinner & Drives

Chela and Norman Abdallah, Ty and Courtney Nelson, Holly and Doug Brooks, Emily and Brody Nelson

18th annual St. Jude cocktail and golf fundraisers scheduled for early November

Over 160 guests joined the Dallas St. Jude Leadership Committee to launch the 2019 fundraising efforts in support of the 18th annual St. Jude Evening Under the Stars Party and Golf Classic recently at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse in Dallas’ popular Uptown District.

The kickoff party featured Nine-year-old St. Jude Patient Brody and his family who spoke to the gathered crowd about their journey and experience at St. Jude. Brody’s Mom, Courtney, remarked by saying that St. Jude Donors are “literally changing the face of cancer.” And outgoing Brody followed up by saying, “St. Jude is helping me kick cancer’s butt.” Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since it opened more than 50 years ago.

Approximately 1,200 guests are anticipated to attend the November festivities hosted by event chairs Holly and Doug Brooks and emceed by Scott Murray. This annual Dallas fundraising event helps ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food, because all they should worry about is helping their child live.

The Evening Under the Stars party will take place at 5:30 PM on Saturday, November 2, at the Omni Dallas Hotel. This year’s party will honor the efforts of well-known Philanthropists David and Carolyn Miller and their generous support of St. Jude and the Dallas community. There will be a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, and entertainment by the Emerald City Evolution Band. Last year’s events broke fundraising records and raised over $2 million to support the mission of St. Jude.

Tee time for the Golf Classic is at noon on Monday, November 4 at Stonebriar Country Club on 5050 Country Club Drive in Frisco. Chaired by Joe Haggar III and Lou Grabowsky, the event will begin with lunch at 10:30 AM and conclude with a cocktail reception and awards ceremony.

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