Children's Cancer Fund Candy-Themed Gala is Expected to Raise $1 Million

April 21, 2018 - Dallas Morning News

The Dallas-based Children's Cancer Fund will celebrate its 30th anniversary Friday with a candy-themed gala that's expected to raise more than $1 million.

Honorary chairs Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman will join event chairs Candice Romo and Holly Siglin at the Children's Cancer Fund Sweet 30th Anniversary Gala at the Hyatt Regency Dallas.

The gala will also present pediatric patients in a Dillard's fashion show escorted by Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys players and cheerleaders, and other familiar faces.

"This night is all about the kids," said development director Jennifer Arthur. "They spend the day getting runway ready and reuniting with their friends backstage, and when the spotlight comes on, you will see some of the sweetest smiles."

Sponsors include:

$50,000: Anne Davidson and Texas de Brazil.

$25,000: Children's Health, Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation, Tiffany and Mark Cuban, Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and Marianne and Roger Staubach.

$10,000: Troy Aikman, Albertsons-Tom Thumb, Andy Beal, Lisa and Clay Cooley, Headington Cos., Jennifer Stroud Foundation, Barbara Lipshyand Sewell Automotive.

$5,000: Lindy and Brad Berkley; Kenneth Cooper; Dirk Nowitzki Foundation; Stacey and Kenny Doré; Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo LLP; Hawk+Sloane;  McCullough Foundation; Pacific Union Financial LLC; Holly and Barry Pennett; the Prather family; and Simple Automotive.

In-kind donors are American Airlines, Dillard's, Gro Event Design, Hyatt Regency Dallas, Katy Sky Group, Kendra Scott, National Fantasy Football Convention, NorthPark Center, OBoy! Productions, Outfront Media, Patty Foppen Photography, Primera Cos., Reunion Tower, RSC Show Productions, Rsoul Royal Studios, Sugarfina and Matthew Trent.

The media sponsors are KTVT-TV (Channel 11)/KTXA (Channel 21), CultureMap Dallas and Good Life Family Magazine.

Seats are $300 each at, and you can also buy tickets for cancer patients and their family members.


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