Children's Health receives $12 million gift from the Moody Foundation

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Moody Foundation Gift Announcement

$12 million Moody Foundation gift will transform medical research

The Moody Foundation has made a one-of-a-kind, $12 million gift to Children’s Health in support of the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern.

The commitment provides for a $5 million gift to create a new Robert L. Moody, Sr., Faculty Scholar endowment, which will support the research of a leading scientist in CRI. In addition, the Moody Foundation will fund world-class medical research at CRI for at least 10 years with a distribution of $700,000 or more every year.

This latest gift from the Moody Foundation brings the organization’s total funding for CRI and Children’s Health to more than $17 million, placing it among the top 10 largest cumulative donors to Children’s Health.


DID YOU KNOW?¬†CRI scientists and physicians at Children’s Health work side-by-side in the Genetic and Metabolic Disease clinic to discover new disease-associated genes in children and identify new treatment options and develop new diagnostic tools. Our physicians see more than 250 patients with known or suspected genetic diseases each month.

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Russell Vittrup

Talented musician takes on leukemia

Russell Vittrup was in his first year at college when his mother had him return home because he had a persistent sickness that would not go away. She was shocked when her son got off the airplane. “She said I was pale as a ghost and didn’t look very good,” Russell Vittrup recalled. A blood test indicated he had leukemia.

Party Citiy

Make your party extra special

When shopping at Party City for the upcoming holidays, birthday parties, or any occasion, make your purchase count for more by contributing $1, $3 or $5 at the register. All donations made at Party City locations in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Alabama and Tennessee will support enhancements to the Children’s Medical Center Dallas Emergency Department. Give at the register at Party City now through Dec. 26.

Holiday Cards

Make a gift and send holiday cheer!

Celebrate and honor your loved ones this holiday season by participating in the Children’s Medical Center Foundation Holiday Honor Card program. To participate, submit your donation and list of card recipients at

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast With Santa

Celebrate the holiday season with your family and friends and join the Women’s Auxiliary to Children’s Medical Center Dallas on Dec. 2 for a morning full of cheer at the 29th annual Breakfast With Santa at the historic Adolphus Hotel. Festivities include photographs with Santa Claus, face painting, balloon artists, character appearances, clowns, magicians and much more. For additional information, contact

Santa's Workshop

Santa’s Workshop

The Women’s Auxiliary to Children’s Medical Center Plano presents Santa’s Workshop Sunday, Dec. 3, from noon to 3 p.m. at Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park, 5805 Granite Parkway in Plano. Each guest will enjoy a photo with Santa, delicious brunch buffet, holiday crafts and toy building in Santa’s Workshop, and holiday entertainment. For more information, visit

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Women’s Auxiliary Holiday Cards



Order your personalized holiday cards, address labels and stickers through the Women's Auxiliary to Children's Medical Center Dallas. The 2017 selection includes traditional and photo-card options, and all cards feature artwork created by patients of Children's Medical Center. Orders, which can be made online, need to be placed by December 8 to ensure pre-holiday delivery.


Lights at Legacy Tree Lighting


November 19

Light up the holidays on Sunday, Nov. 19, at the Lights at Legacy Tree Lighting at The Shops at Legacy. Celebrate with family and friends as the Women’s Auxiliary hosts several holiday activities to benefit Children’s Medical Center Plano. Be sure to stop by the Auxiliary tents and purchase a fun item for the kids while enjoying the many family fun activities. From performing groups to strolling holiday entertainers to arts and crafts, there are free activities for all ages to enjoy. Email for more information.

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