Meet Zachary, our new VIP. Zachary is 8 years old and loves soccer, the Dallas Cowboys, reptiles, lizards and sushi! Zachary was diagnosed with ewing’s sarcoma in his right distal femur at the end of August, 2015. He is being treated at Children’s Medical Center by Dr. Patrick Leavey and will have surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. Zachary’s parents are allowing us to share his story with updates on our website and social media. Please join us in praying for Zachary and his complete healing.
Carol recently attended CureFest 2015 in Washington, DC. CureFest brings together families, advocates and foundations – all with a passion for making a difference in the care and treatment of pediatric cancers. The weekend included organized walks and a rally, a candlelight vigil, and a festival with entertainment and foundation exhibits.
The 4th Annual 1 Million 4 Anna Celebration Dinner & Golf Tournament was recently held on Sunday, September 27th and Monday, September 28th. Sunday’s dinner, at the Hilton Granite Park in Plano, was attended by nearly 300 people. The evening’s program included our special guest, Tony Ostrowski, from New Lenox, Illinois, who shared his journey through and after completing treatment for Ewing’s this past May. Lauren Brown and her Mom, Kitty McGahey, shared an update on Lauren’s health and her participation in a clinical trial. The last guest speaker was Dr. Steve Skapek from UT Southwestern in Dallas. Hearing the plans for the Ewing’s sarcoma research program being developed was very exciting. The evening concluded with a very successful Live Auction.
Monday’s weather was perfect for the golf tourney, which was held this year at Gleneagles CC in Plano. After the purple balloon release, everyone teed off at 12:12. The playoff determined the 2015 overall winners – Jack and Jackson Crain, and David and Cole Wiederkehr. Congratulations to them and enormous thanks to everyone who joined us for both days! It looks like another record setting fundraising year! We’ll be sharing more details and pictures very soon.