The 30th anniversary celebration of the Children’s Cancer Fund gala was the most successful on record, raising more than $1.2 million to support pediatric cancer research and treatment programs at Children’s Health and UT Southwestern Medical Center. It was also the first time in the event’s history that an in-memoriam video did not have to be shown honoring a child who had previously participated as a runway model.
This year, 22 boys and girls, ages 5 to 15, matched with celebrity escorts lit up the runway in their fashions provided by Dillard’s for a star-studded fashion show. Longtime co-chairs Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman were among the celebrities escorting oncology patients. They were joined by Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, firefighters, Dallas SWAT officers, Belle of Beauty and the Beast, Batman, Candice and Tony Romo, and Dak Prescott, among many others.