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Ronald McDonald House of Dallas Hosts Under the Moonlight and Into the Garden Gala
The 18th annual gala to raise critical funds to provide a home-away-from-home for seriously ill children
DALLAS (April 4, 2023) – Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD) will host Under the Moonlight and Into the Garden on Friday, April 14 from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. featuring a festive floral theme at Northwood Country Club. The event, presented by LiquidAgents Healthcare, will feature music by Goga, delicious fare, a live auction and dancing with music by DJ Frat Boy.
Since 2006, the annual fundraiser has raised nearly $2.5 million for RMHD, which has served as a home-away-from-home for more than 42,000 families of seriously ill children who have traveled to Dallas seeking medical treatment in area hospitals. This year, the event chairmen are Laura Petka and Lauren Pond. RMHD’s mission is especially important to Petka because in 2019 she traveled to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital with son Hayes who was seriously ill and stayed at Ronald McDonald House with her family while there.
“The Ronald McDonald House made it possible for us to all be together during such a tough time,” said Laura Petka, Gala Co-Chair and RMHD Board Member. “We were amazed at how they went above and beyond to equip us with everything we needed to support our baby in the hospital, while still being with the other three kids. After Hayes became healthy, we knew we wanted to give back to a place that gave us so much and get involved with our Ronald McDonald House locally, in Dallas. Giving them support, so they can continue supporting families who need them, means the world to us.
Auction items include a 5-night scenic couples’ trip to Iceland, a 7-night luxury home escape in Seagrove Beach, Florida, a Texas Rangers Founders Suite with food, beverage and tickets for 18 plus parking, a luxury local shopping spree including LaVie Maxi Caftan, Petra jewelry and Carolina Herrera sunglasses, a Summer “Fun in the Sun” party for the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas families and much more!
LiquidAgents Healthcare | Presenting Sponsor
Janice and Tim Go | Gold Sponsor
Sewell Automotive Companies | Valet Sponsor
Sharon and Jon Kelley | Silver Sponsor
Paige and Richard Reupke | Silver Sponsor
Katie and Robert Allen | Bronze Sponsor
RMHC of Greater North Texas | Bronze Sponsor
Meredith and Andrew Clavenna | Bronze Sponsor
Southwestern Medical Foundation/UT Southwestern Medical Center | Bronze Sponsor
Dossett/Emmons/Reynolds | Bronze Sponsor
Cecilie and Ronnie Holman | Bronze Sponsor
Scottish Rite for Children | Bronze Sponsor
Jean and Tom Walter | Bronze Sponsor
Laura and Matt Petka | Bronze Sponsor
Jennifer Schaulin | Bronze Sponsor
Children’s Health | Bronze Sponsor
Whitney Cameron | Bronze Sponsor
Brett Crawford | Bronze Sponsor
Mike and Sally McWilliams | Bronze Sponsor
Lauren Pond and Adelaide Erickson | Bronze Sponsor
AMN Healthcare | Bronze Sponsor
Lacee and Matt Carter | Bronze Sponsor
Carol and Sam Dalton | Couple Sponsor
The Kershaw Foundation | Couple Sponsor
Kim Besse | Couple Sponsor
Christina and Greg Gray | Couple Sponsor
Radha and John Michels | Couple Sponsor
Lauren and Stephen Swann | Couple Sponsor
Lindy and Brad Berkley Family Foundation | Couple Sponsor
Kacy and Carter Tolleson | Couple Sponsor
April and Chad Cook | Couple Sponsor
Cate and Jeremy Ford | Couple Sponsor
Holland and James Carroll | Couple Sponsor
Kathryn and Gavin Sontag | Couple Sponsor
McDonald’s Dallas Field Office | Couple Sponsor
Beth M. Tomlin, DDS, MS | Couple Sponsor
Kendell and Andrew Mountain | Couple Sponsor
Sponsorship and individual tickets for Under the Moonlight Gala benefiting RMHD are selling out fast for $500 with sponsorships ranging from $2,000 to $25,000, with a goal to raise $450,000. More information on sponsorships and tickets are available at https://rmhdallas.org/events/under-the-moonlight/ .
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 42,000 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 www.rmhdallas.org.
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