The Fab Four does it again at the 10th Annual
presented by McGladrey benefiting LeukemiaTexas
(November 5, 2012)
The Trinity Ballroom at the Omni Hotel Dallas was packed as
guests visited with friends during the reception, enjoyed a
fabulous dinner, and never left the dance floor with The Fab
Four at the 10th annual BeatLeukemia Ball presented by McGladrey
The air was filled with excitement as guests entered the
ballroom to the sounds of the Highland Park High School string
quartet, posed on the red carpet in front of the Hollywood
backdrop, and were treated to cocktails and hors d’ouervres.
For those who don’t know, The Fab Four - The Ultimate Tribute to
The Beatles! is the spectacular musical show for which The
BeatLeukemia Ball is renowned and patrons look orward to every
The stage was offset with two huge media screens and surrounded
with beautiful draping, which also set the base at the tables,
topped with priceless pieces of guitar and musical artwork
decorated by LeukemiaTexas patients at Cook Children’s Hospital
– all available as a donation.
Dinner began with Tomato Mozzarella and Lobster salad followed
by a perfectly executed filet and shrimp duo accompanied by a
seared potato terrine, vegetables and white chocolate mousse and
raspberry cake with truffles. All enhanced by Hess Chardonnay,
Banif Pinot Grigio and Main Street Winery Cabernet Sauvignon.
Jay Cresswell, Assistant Program Director, 98.7 KLUV, and Roger
LeukemiaTexas Board President welcomed guests and explained how
meaningful donations are to those who suffer with this sometimes
fatal disease. Donations in any amount are always welcome as
guests were directed to the tall donation tower, lit from inside
LeukemiaTexas logo, making a striking presence and visited often
They were followed by Honorary Chair and Retired Southwest
Airlines Captain, Dick East who shared his story of losing is
daughter Muffy to leukemia close to 30 years ago.
Captain East emphasized the importance of continuing the fight
against leukemia and remaining dedicated to the LeukemiaTexas
Following Captain East, Keith and Jude Cobler joined the stage
to share 8 year old Jude’s story with leukemia. After the
audience was inspired by this young boy’s courage and
determination, LeukemiaTexas representatives surprised Jude and
his father with a patient
aid check for $1,000.
Immediately following the surprise gift, Dallas Mayor Mike
Rawlings declared October 27th through November 2nd at
LeukemiaTexas Week in
To continue the excitement, Jay Cresswell came back to the stage
to announce the musical trivia contest, “KLUV 98.7 FM has joined
with Northpark Center to offer a spectacular prize package, so
get ready! The table that wins this year’s music trivia contest
receives $100 in Northpark Gold for each person at the table.”
The Battle of BeatLeukemia Ball tables ensued. As sixteen song
snippets played, entries were made and Table # 1 scored the
After much applause, the audience was teased with an historic
and entertaining film highlighting the history of The Beatles.
The ballroom went black and then bright with excitement as The
Fab Four took the stage dressed in trademark suits and ties,
singing “I Saw Her Standing There.”
The dance floor was full beginning with the first refrain. After
the first break, The Fab Four dazzled, dressed in Sgt. Pepper’s
Lonely Hearts Club Band full satin regalia, singing all of our
favorites. The second break brought the Fab Four back dressed
more subdued, with
“John” singing “Imagine” and ending with an encore of “Hey,
Jude” with everyone swaying with raised arms in beat and tribute
to The Beatles. The best part of the finale was when the Beatles
serenaded 8 year old LeukemiaTexas patient, Jude Cobler on
stage, where he
later shared “that was the second best time in his life!”….
second to beating leukemia.
To find out more about the ball or LeukemiaTexas, please visit
or call LeukemiaTexas at 214-265-7393.
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
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
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 and the only
organization of its kind in Texas where leukemia funds are
raised in Texas and stay in Texas. LEUKEMIATEXAS CONTACT: Mandy
O’Neill, Chief Executive Officer, LeukemiaTexas, 214- 265-7393