Children's Medical Center Foundation
Take a Minute for Children’s
April 2016
Red Balloon Run & Ride

Finish line is in sight for Red Balloon Run & Ride

April 23 is closing in fast, but it is not too late to sign up for the Red Balloon Run & Ride, presented by Capital One and Denbury Resources, taking place at Children’s Medical Center Plano and produced by Passion for Children’s. By signing up – whether for the 1K or 5K run/walk, or the 23, 36, 57 or 72 mile bike rides – you will be helping children present and future who are facing the road ahead. Run individually or as part of a team. There are hundreds to choose from – each with a different focus – that are racing against time to make a difference in the lives of young patients at Children’s. In addition to running or riding for a great cause, bring your friends and family for a day of fun, including games, family activities, entertainment and food trucks. Last year more than 13,000 participants and supporters converged on the Plano campus, located at 7601 Preston Road, and raised more than $500,000.

Register now and start fundraising at

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ArtCure has big dreams of beating cancer
Dallas-based artist Doyle Glass is hosting ArtCure this Friday, April 15, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at “The Loft” at Gilley’s Dallas. The event benefits the Kim Hazelwood Glass Endowment at Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) and metastatic breast cancer research at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

ArtCure, previously known as Art to Beat Cancer, last year raised $165,261 for childhood cancer research at CRI and $200,000 for metastatic breast cancer research at the University of Louisville. ArtCure honors Mr. Glass’ late wife, Kim Hazelwood Glass. The Glass Foundation will match all sales from works of art sold at the event, with proceeds directly benefiting cancer research.

During the event, guests can participate in a silent auction for unique art of all kinds, including sculptures and paintings, as well as other items such as tickets to a quartet concert. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served throughout the evening.

Even budding artists like Children’s patient Iyana Jones, 15, will have works in the show. Iyana was recently accepted to Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. She has been a sickle cell patient at Children’s since age 3. Read more about Iyana here.

Prior to the event, an online auction featuring over 50 pieces of art from acclaimed artists will be available at the Bidding for Good website. The online auction will end at 9:30 p.m. CDT on April 15. Online bidding is currently open.

To purchase event tickets or bid on art, please visit:

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$330,817 gift from Kohl’s promotes childhood safety
  Family Night at Six Flags
On an early spring day in March, Kohl’s presented Children’s Medical Center Foundation with a check for $330,817 to support the Children’s Health Kohl’s Play Well Stay Well outreach program, which promotes safe play when walking or biking, on playgrounds and in the sun. District Manager Franky Pipes and her team of store associates handed out reflective pedestrian safety bracelets and let young attendees spin the wheel to win water bottles and other giveaways.

Kohl's commitment to Children’s Health is made possible through the Kohl's Cares cause merchandise program, through which Kohl’s sells $5 books and soft toys, where 100 percent of net profit benefits children’s health programs nationwide.

To learn how you can help, visit
Tunes for The Trust
  Tunes for the Trust
Join The Children’s Trust members on Thursday, May 12, for the group’s first event of the year. Hal Ketchum and special guest Max Stalling will perform at an event to benefit Children’s Medical Center Foundation. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the tunes begin at 7 p.m. at Chicken Scratch/The Foundry, 2303 Pittman St., Dallas, Texas 75208.

Between 1991 and 2006 Hal Ketchum had 17 entries on the Hot Country Songs charts. Three of his singles – “Small Town Saturday Night,” “Past the Point of Rescue” and “Hearts Are Gonna Roll” – all reached No. 2, and three more were in the top 10. Max Stalling is a Texas country music singer/songwriter born in Uvalde. His latest album earned both a Best Album and a Best Male Vocal nomination in the 2011 Lone Star Music Awards. To purchase tickets, go to

To join the Children’s Trust or to learn more about this group that plays an important role in helping Children’s Medical Center fulfill its mission to make life better for children, visit Members consist of couples and individuals who are passionate about pediatric health care and dedicated to providing leadership through service and philanthropic support to the hospital. The Children's Trust has grown to include nearly 300 members annually and has given more than $1,270,000 to Children’s.
Upcoming Events

One Mission Buzz Off for Kids with Cancer

The One Mission Buzz Off for Kids with Cancer is returning to Dallas-Fort Worth. Join Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, 14-time All-Star baseball legend and Texas Rangers Hall of Famer, and official Buzz Off Ambassador, and hundreds of buzzees at Globe Life Park in Arlington for a fun and unforgettable event in which participants shave their heads in honor and support of kids battling cancer.

The event benefits the Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Medical Center. To register to be a shavee or to volunteer, please visit