Thursday October 15, 2015

Dell Children's Medical Center Foundation of Central Texas presents Give Hope 2015 Benefiting Dell Children's Blood & Cancer Center featuring The Band Perry with special performance by The Mrs.

DELL CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER and the DELL CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION have announced their first time benefit, “GIVE HOPE” with headlining entertainment by Grammy Award Winners, THE BAND PERRY and special guest performance by local sensation, THE MRS.

The event, designed to raise awareness of childhood cancer and blood disorders in Central Texas, will benefit the Dell Children’s Blood & Cancer Center (CBCC); raising critical funds to support the growth of the center serving thousands of children in the region spanning across 46 counties.

The event will also be the first for Dell Children’s Medical Center; hosting a dedicated fundraiser for a specific program of the Medical Center.  “With nearly 1,200 Texas children diagnosed with cancer each year, the Blood and Cancer Center is up to nearly 14,000 inpatient/ outpatient hematology and oncology visits a year.  Dell Children’s will seek to eradicate cancer through effective prevention awareness and augmented cancer treatment and research”, said Dell Children’s Medical Center President, Dr. Mark Shen.

The inaugural soiree, chaired by Congressman Michael and Linda McCaul, kicks off at the W Hotel with a VIP Cocktail Reception on Thursday, October 15th followed by a performance by the local band The Mrs. and will conclude with the headliner The Band Perry at ACL Live. “This deadly disease remains the leading cause of death in American children.  I am proud that Dell Children’s and the community are taking action together to lead the way to ending pediatric cancer,” Congressman McCaul said. Congressman McCaul founded the Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus shortly after he was first elected to Congress and has since been championing cancer care initiatives.

“At the CBCC, we believe that providing emotional support for a sick child is as essential as providing relief of physical symptoms,” says CBCC program manager, Lori Boucher.  “Proceeds from Give Hope will help expand and sustain important CBCC psychosocial programs that provide care for the mind, body and spirit.  Patients will benefit from Hungry Bunch teen support, art therapy, and school resiliency services, all to help ease the stress that children and their families face during difficult diagnoses and treatment.  Our ultimate goal is to support patients so they can maintain good health and lead happy, fulfilling lives after the cancer experience.”

For more information on sponsorship opportunities and additional details about Give Hope or to sign up to receive further announcements about the event, visit: www.givehopecbcc.org. General ticket sales for The Band Perry and The Mrs. visit will open on August 28, 2015.

About CBCC

The mission of the Blood and Cancer Center is to cure and prevent childhood cancer and blood disorders.  The medical and mental health team at CBCC provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary services for the initial diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of children with cancer and blood disorders.  In the last 12 years the number of children diagnosed with cancer has almost doubled and Dell Children’s Blood and Cancer Center opens its doors to over 100 new cancer patients per year and an additional 300 children with a variety of blood disorders. CBCC is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for each child served through individualized treatment, leading edge compassionate care, and ongoing research.

Doors: 7:00 PM · Show: 8:00 PM

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