After the Event: A Recap of our BeatLeukemia Ball

Our biggest fundraising event of the year was a few weeks ago, and the 19th Annual BeatLeukemia Ball was a huge success. This year’s event was completely sold out with the most tables we’ve ever had, including over 550 guests in attendance. And best of all, we exceeded our fundraising goal of $400,000 with over $455,000 in donations. That made this year’s event our most successful Ball ever!

Sarah Rizy Photography
Sarah Rizy Photography
Sarah Rizy Photography
Sarah Rizy Photography

It was a night of touching stories, emotional tributes, and inspiration for the future. Our guests enjoyed dinner, drinks and dancing in the Omni Fort Worth ballroom. There was live music by the Fab Four and a great live and silent auction. Some lucky guests went home with Beatles and sports memorabilia, and others will be going on a fabulous trip in the near future!

The Fab Four
The Fab Four

We want to give big, special shout outs to everyone involved in making this year’s Ball such a success:

  • Event Chairs John and Leslie Enlow
  • Honorary Chairs Dr. Ken and Jennie Heym
  • Guest of Honor Natalie Turner
  • Lead Volunteer Coordinator Erin Lowe
  • Volunteer Chairs Dr. Paul and Lois Bowman
  • Celebrity Emcee Jenny Anchondo
  • Dean McCurry, Kayla Aalbers and their team at DM Auction Services
  • The entire LTX Host Committee
  • All of our amazing volunteers
  • Our top sponsor Whitley Penn and all of our other great sponsors
  • All of our wonderful vendor partners:
    • Park Place Motorcars
    • Shindig Addict
    • CausEffects
    • Fort Worth Magazine
    • North Texas Cookie Jar
    • MirMir Photo Booth
    • Alpha Lit Letters
    • Camp Crafty
    • Hope Van
    • J. Patrick Diamonds
    • Kendra Scott
    • Sarah Rizy Photography
  • Our friends at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel
  • And of course our fabulous live band The Fab Four!
Dean McCurry (Sarah Rizy Photography)
Dr. Ken Heym (Sarah Rizy Photography)
Natalie Turner (Sarah Rizy Photography)
Dr. Paul and Lois Bowman, Jessica Dunn and Jay Cresswell (Sarah Rizy Photography)
Sarah Rizy Photography

Congratulations to our 2nd Annual Dr. Paul and Lois Bowman Come Together Award winner… Jay Cresswell! Jay was nominated by the Ball Committee and voted the awardee from his amazing support of our last 19 Balls as our musical trivia emcee.

John and Leslie Enlow (Sarah Rizy Photography)
Jay Cresswell
Mandy Flaming and daughter Tatum (Sarah Rizy Photography)
Sarah Rizy Photography
Sarah Rizy Photography
Sarah Rizy Photography
Sarah Rizy Photography

We had so much fun, we raised a lot of money to support our mission, and we’re already looking forward to next year’s Ball, which will be our 20th anniversary celebration!

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Thank you to our amazing volunteers!