Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Saint Valentine’s Day Luncheon & Fashion Show® by Stanley Korshak
by Sharon Adams
Thu, Nov 21, 2013, 12:22 pm
Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, the The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Saint Valentine’s Day Luncheon and Fashion Show® by Stanley Korshak is one of the leading fundraising events for the North Texas Chapter and one of the top fundraising galas for the Society nationwide.
Now is the time to put tables together. The fact sheet and contact information is below.
WHEN: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Champagne Reception sponsored by The Bernadette Schaeffler Collection starts at 10:30 a.m.
Fashion Show starts at 11 a.m
Luncheon begins at the conclusion of the fashion show in the Meyerson lobby.
A champagne reception at Stanley Korshak immediately follows the luncheon.
WHERE:Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
2301 Flora Street
Dallas, TX 75201
WHO:Jan Miller and Jeff Rich, Honorary Chairs. Carmaleta Whiteley, Luncheon Chair.
Now in its 30th year, the 2014 Luncheon is expected to raise more than $400,000, adding to nearly $8 million generated over the past two decades.Funds are raised not only through table and ticket sales but also through a raffle of high-end items retailing anywhere from $500 to $5,000.
ATTENDING:The Luncheon draws an audience of 800 social and civic leaders from Dallas, Fort Worth, and the entire North Texas region.This must-attend event is popular not only in the social community but also with members of the area’s fashion industry, as it is the first runway show of the new season on the calendar each year.
Designers in attendance have included Bill Blass, Christian Louboutin, Mark Badgley & James Mischka, Loree Rodkin, and most recently Rodarte, Brian Reyes and Chadwick Bell.Local “stars” that have walked the runway include Angie Harmon, Janine Turner, and members of the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, and the Dallas Stars.Local media celebrities have also participated in our shows, and the Luncheon receives coverage in print and on air.
HOW:Thanks to the generosity of our fashion sponsor, Dallas’ premier specialty store Stanley Korshak and Crawford Brock, along with the fashion show director, Jan Strimple, professional model and experienced producer, the Luncheon is a full runway production comparable to any major fashion event.
Clarice Tinsley, anchor for the Dallas/Fort Worth Fox TV affiliate, has graciously emceed our program year after year, helping us raise awareness of the event and its cause by developing public service announcements aired during primetime.The positive energy generated throughout the community by this event has been key to 29 years of successful fundraising for the North Texas Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Recent support from sponsors and foundations includes contributions from Stanley Korshak, Park Place Motorcars Dallas, Inc., The Boone Foundation, The Perrin Foundation, The Perot Foundation, Modern Luxury Dallas, American Airlines, Tiffany & Co., Bernadette Schaeffler Collection, My Sweet Charity, Baker Botts L.L.P., Sewell Automotive Companies, Tom Thumb, Fox 4 News, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts and Baylor Health Care System.
Current underwriters include Al G. Hill, Jr., Jennifer and Doug Houser, Maura Costello, Julie Harrison, Susan Holman, Lillie Young, Patricia Mast George, Maggie Kipp and Angela Choquette.
WHY:The Saint Valentine’s Day Luncheon & Fashion Show is always an upbeat, glittering affair enjoyed by everyone in attendance, but we try never to lose sight of our very serious mission.
Two awards are presented at the Luncheon: The Spirit of Tom Landry Character Award and The Lynda Adleta Heart of Gold Award.
The Spirit of Tom Landry Character Award recognizes a youth with courage, integrity, dignity and dauntless spirit who has battled blood cancer through personal experience or who has volunteered extensively on behalf of others who suffer from blood cancer. We are honored each year to have Mrs. Tom Landry, a beloved figure in Dallas, make this award presentation.The cause is close to her heart, as she lost her husband to blood cancer.This year’s Spirit of Tom Landry award winner is six year old, Margaret Strand.
The Lynda Adleta Heart of Gold Award recognizes an adult individual or couple with a “heart of gold”, who has been affected by a blood cancer or has helped to raise awareness to help find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.This year’s Lynda Adleta Heart of Gold Award winner is Dawn Mellon.
TICKETS:Underwriting begins at $3,000. Individual tickets start at $200. Individual Patron tickets start at $300 and include invitation for 2 to the Patron Party.
Tickets can be purchased here:
For Additional Information:Call Emile Blaine at 972-996-5932, or visit or
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society®, headquartered in White Plains, NY, with chapters in the United States and Canada, is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. The Society’s mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since its founding in 1949, the Society has invested $875 million in research specifically targeting leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.