“KISSED BY AN ANGEL” GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT EVENT TO RAISE FUNDS
FOR CLAYTON DABNEY FOUNDATION FOR KIDS WITH CANCER
“Cuffs for Care,” by Houston Exotic Handbag Designer Alexandra Knights will be featured
The Clayton Dabney Foundation for Kids with Cancer will host its “Kissed by an Angel” Girl’s Night Out event, themed “Pretty in Pink,” on Wednesday, March 30, 2010, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Memorial home of Amy and Peter Shaper . Women in the Greater Houston area are invited for an evening of food, fun, and cocktails in the Shaper’s elegant home. The event will feature a silent auction of luxury items and Cuffs for Care by Alexandra Knight.
Sisters-in-law Raquel Segal and Jennifer Segal, M.D., have joined forces to co-chair this year’s event. Attire for the evening is “girls-night-out chic”-think pink. Complimentary Valet parking will be provided. Tickets are $150 per person in advance or $175 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased by calling the Clayton Dabney Foundation Houston Headquarters at 713-737-5139. Out of each ticket purchased, $75 is considered a charitable contribution and will go to the Clayton Dabney Foundation for Kids with Cancer to help ease the emotional and financial burden for families facing terminal childhood cancer.
“The Kissed by an Angel event is a great opportunity to raise awareness of the Clayton Dabney Foundation for Kids with Cancer and its important work on behalf of families facing terminal childhood cancer,” said Raquel Segal, event co-chair. “This will be an incredible party, in a gorgeous home; but most of all, the funds raised will have a real impact in assisting families at the end of their fight with childhood cancer, allowing them to spend precious time together and create memories that will remain with them.”
Highlights of the evening include champagne by Moet, great auction items from Lisa Freede, Polo Ralph Lauren, Pratesi, Past Era, and designer Michael Lupardo. Kissed by an Angel has for purchase Houston designer Alexandra Knight’s custom alligator cuffs in the colors of the season, pink and white. The cuffs, which retail for $165, are available for $100, and with each cuff purchased the buyer will receive a chance to win a chic Chanel purse that will be raffled the evening of March 30. Cuffs for Care may be purchased on line prior to the event http://claytondabney.org/kiss2011/ or at the Kissed by an Angel event.
Created in memory of Clayton Dabney, a Dallas child who lost his battle with cancer in 1995, the Clayton Dabney Foundation for Kids with Cancer helps grant anonymous gifts, last wishes, and financial assistance to families facing the last stages of terminal childhood cancer. Clayton’s parents founded the nonprofit with a desire to provide the financial and emotional support that many parents need when faced with the terminal cancer diagnosis of a child. These gifts allow families to fulfill last wishes and simply be there with their children at the end of life.
Since 1995, the Foundation has served over 1,600 families throughout the United States and has distributed over $3 million in gifts, wishes and financial assistance. More than 300 of those requests have been fulfilled in the Houston area since 1998, and more than $500K in financial assistance has been distributed to families in the Greater Houston area. Whether it is a wish from a child for a party, trip, or shopping spree, or a request from a family for assistance with rent, utilities, or time off from work, the Clayton Dabney Foundation fulfills the request, anonymous to the child.
“Peter and I are incredibly excited to host `Kissed by an Angel’ for such an incredible organization that works tirelessly on behalf of families facing terminal childhood cancer,” said Amy Shaper, event hostess. “We are grateful to contribute to the Clayton Dabney Foundation’s mission of make devastating circumstances more bearable for families and their children. We look forward to opening our home to women in the community, and we thank our sponsors and contributors for their generous support.”
For more information or to purchase tickets to the Kissed by an Angel event, please call the Clayton Dabney Foundation Houston at 713-737-5139 or visit www.claytondabney.org.
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The Clayton Dabney Foundation for Kids with Cancer is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization founded in 1995, that provides needy families with children in the last stages of terminal cancer with assistance in creating everlasting memories. This assistance is arranged through the parents and is anonymous to the child. Since its inception, the Foundation has served over 1,600 families throughout the United States and distributed over $3 million in gifts, wishes and financial assistance. The Clayton Dabney Foundation Dallas headquarters is located at 6500 Greenville Ave. Suite 342, Dallas, TX 75206. (Phone) 214-361-2600. The Houston headquarters is located at 12335 Kingsride #347, Houston, TX 77024. (Phone) 713-737-5139. For more information, please visit the Clayton Dabney Foundation Web site at www.claytondabney.org or call the Dallas headquarters at 214-361-2600.