|November 12: BeatLeukemia Ball presented by McGladrey|
|by Sharon Adams||Sun, Aug 28, 2011, 01:06 PM|
Cru Hosts the Kick Off for the 9th Annual BeatLeukemia Ball
Cru – A Wine Bar in
“We are honored to announce McGladrey as our presenting sponsor again this year,” said Stephen Young, executive director for beneficiary, LeukemiaTexas. “98.7 KLUV is also returning as a sponsor and has joined with American Airlines to offer a spectacular prize package, so brush up on your music trivia. The table that wins this year’s music trivia contest receives round-trip airfare on American Airlines for each person at the table, a value of $9,000.”
Photo: Jacob Dunn, Manager, Cru; Stephen Young, Executive Director, LeukemiaTexas; Kim Miller, Ball Co-chair; Lina Street, Cru; Janie Condon, Ball Co-Chair; Julie Turner, Honorary Chair; Roger Hendren, McGladrey, Presenting Sponsor, BeatLeukemia Ball 2011.
The BeatLeukemia Ball presented by McGladrey benefits LeukemiaTexas
LeukemiaTexas is an independent, nonprofit corporation dedicated to improving the lives of those with leukemia through the funding of research and patient aid exclusively in Texas.
Through its Research Grant program, LeukemiaTexas awards grants for translational research to advance the understanding and treatment of this life-threatening blood cancer.
This research has been conducted at Baylor Research Institute, UT Southwestern, MD Anderson and UT San Antonio Health Science Center. Its results have been recognized with publication in such leading journals as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Through its Patient Aid program, LeukemiaTexas provides much-needed financial assistance to leukemia patients to pay for their treatment expenses.
Founded in Dallas in 1970, LeukemiaTexas is not affiliated with any other leukemia or charitable organization. The majority of its contributions are from special events including The BeatLeukemia Ball.
Sponsor: Returning as the Presenting Sponsor is McGladrey, the 5th largest provider of assurance, tax and business consulting services in America.
Who: The 2011 Ball Co-Chairs are Janie Condon and Kim Miller. 2011 Honorary Chairs are Julie and Jim Turner.
Attire/Event Timing: Attire is black tie or Sgt. Pepper chic. The evening begins at 6:30 PM with a cocktail reception followed by a seated dinner. At 9 PM guests will enjoy dancing and the spectacular musical show for which The BeatLeukemia Ball is renowned, starring The Fab Four – The Ultimate Tribute to The Beatles!
Tickets: Underwriting begins at $1,000. Individual tickets are $250 each. Visit the web site below for details and benefits.
Information: To find out more about the Ball or to register online, please visit www.beatleukemia.org or call LeukemiaTexas at 214-265-7393. To see a highlight video of the Ball on YouTube – just search “beatleukemia.”