I am pleased to present another great evening in Dallas presented by the Young Friends of Ronald McDonald House of Dallas benefitting RMHD. A special event called Hops for the House is a benefit at Community Beer Company scheduled for Friday March 3 from 8 pm to midnight.
The 14th annual party is a staple on the young professionals party scene, and will be chaired by Hannah Kohler and Emily Wickman.
Young Friends of RMHD is an auxiliary organization of 300 Dallas professionals ranging in age from 24-35 who lend their visibility and efforts to support RMHD. This year’s event will feature the Jordan Kahn Orchestra and beer brewed on-site by the experts at Community Beer Company, which touts “Beer for The Greater Good”. Creative food stations by Food Glorious Food will incorporate the craft beers, and will be followed by a silent auction and dancing. All-inclusive tickets for the event at 1530 Inspiration Drive on the edge of the Design District are available for $100 and can be purchased online at yftickets.com. There are also sponsorships available from $500 to $15,000. A limited number of VIP tickets are also available for $130, which offer a valet fast pass, private brewery tour and food pairing during the party, and swag.
“Our annual Young Friends party is a fun-filled opportunity for our volunteers, their friends and colleagues to let loose while raising funds and awareness for the House,” said Jill Cumnock, chief executive officer of RMHD. “The Young Friends community is made up of emerging philanthropists and community leaders who generously contribute to the energy of this evening and the future of our cause.”
All proceeds from the annual Young Friends party directly fund operational expenses for RMHD, which hosts 1,200 families each year while their children are receiving treatment for illnesses or injuries at Dallas hospitals. As a home-away-from-home for seriously ill or injured children and their families, the House serves a critical need for families who stay there, all of whom come from distances greater than 40 miles away from Dallas. Although RMHD asks guest families to contribute only $15 per night, no family is ever turned away for an inability to pay.
Tickets and sponsorships for “Hops for the House” are available by visiting rmhdallas.org/young-friends/ or by contacting Bailey Kafer, Special Events Manager of RMHD, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214.624.5363.
ABOUT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF DALLAS:
Established in 1981, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas has served as a home-away-from-home for more than 36,000 families of seriously ill children who have traveled to Dallas seeking medical treatment in area hospitals. By providing a caring, supportive, home-like environment, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas keeps the family intact and helps allow a family to establish a normal routine in the midst of crisis. It also provides families with the opportunity to share their concerns with other families in similar circumstances. For more information, please contact Ronald McDonald House of Dallas at 214.631.7354, or visit rmhdallas.org.
There could be over 200,000 women converging on Washington DC on January 21, 2017 as part of a grassroots movement to send a message the day after President Trump’s inauguration. Since the election on November 8 it seems like the world has experience a whirlwind of emotion and upheaval with what seems like very different and opposing forces going head to head in extreme polarity on issues. If it isn’t clear on where I am politically I am very independent. At my base I am liberal and almost progressive when it comes to social issues and yet I am also very conservative when it comes to economic issues. This can be a challenging balancing act for me politically but one that requires I pay close to attention to actions and voting records of my elected officials.
The Women’s March in Washington is sending a message on January 21, 2017 that aims to “send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights.” Sister marches will be held in other major metropolitan areas around the world.
Here in Dallas-Fort Worth there will be marches and rallies along with other major cities in Texas especially at the State Capitol in Austin as well as in San Antonio, Houston and other cities. Here are the ones locally in North Texas.
I will be attending the one in Dallas this Saturday at 10 AM.
Get more information at womensmarch.com
Austin Facebook Page – marchonaustin.com The march in Austin takes place at the Texas State Capitol from Noon to 3 pm.
Speakers include: former Senator Wendy Davis, Representative Senfronia Thompson, motivational speaking sensation Lizzie Velasquez, award winning singer/songwriter Gina Chavez, and showstopping Tameca Jones.
Official Fundraising T-shirt for the Austin event
The march in Dallas will be held at Dallas City Hall and is put on by State Representative Victoria Neave and also co-hosted by:
Texas Young Democrats
Moms Demand Action
Women Organizing Women Democrats
Together We Will East Dallas
Texas Coalition of Black Democrats Dallas Chapter
Dallas County Democratic Party
Texas Organizing Project
Saturday, January 21, 2017
The march will begin at Dallas City Hall and head out onto Live Oak St ending at the CWA Hall at 1408 Washington Ave. The entire route is about 2 miles long.
To participate or for more info, please email info@VictoriaforTexas.com.
See the official Facebook Event here for more details!
Women’s Rally in Denton Square – begins at noon until 2 PM
Parking information in Denton:
Take the train to Denton and take a 10 minute walk once you arrive:
Starts at noon at the 1895 Tarrant County Courthouse (100 W Weatherford St, Fort Worth, TX) and makes a loop on Main St down to the Convention Center and back to the court house on Houston St.
WHERE TO MEET ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 21:
Women’s March on Texas State Capitol @ 12PM
1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Women’s March at Linear Park @ 11AM
1534 E 6th St, Brownsville, Texas 78520
Dallas Women’s March and Mega Phone Bank at Dallas City Hall @ 10AM
1500 Marilla St, Dallas, Texas 75201
Women’s Rally on Denton Square @ 12PM
110 W Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201
Women’s March on the Border at Armijo Park @ 12PM
705 E 7, El Paso, Texas 79901
Somos Una + We Are One at San Jacinto Plaza @ 1PM
111 E Mills Ave, El Paso, Texas 79901
Women’s March at Houston City Hall @ 12PM
901 Bagby Street, Houston, Texas, 77002
RGV for Reproductive Rights at Abortion Access-Whole Woman’s Health @ 9AM
802 S Main St, McAllen, Texas 78501
Women March Against Hate at San Antonio City Hall @ 11AM
100 Military Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
If you are aware of a local rally and want it listed here, please contact me.
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