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Ally’s Wish’s Boots And Blessings Kicked Off With Krispin Munchies, Champagne And A 10% Give Back At Draper James
With the holiday season just days away, Thursday, November 15th was the perfect time to learn about plans for Ally’s Wish’s Boot And Blessings Gala at Draper James especially with the store’s providing a 10% give back. Here’s a report from the field:
Southern charm and southern hospitality couldn’t have made for a more perfect night at the new Draper James boutique in Highland Park Village on Thursday, November 15. The 3-year-old nonprofit organization Ally’s Wish hosted a kick-off celebration for the annual Boots And Blessings Gala. The organization that grants wishes for terminally ill young mothers (many of whom are fighting terminal cancer diagnosis), celebrated with southern inspired bites by Wendy Krispin Caterer and Korbel California Champagne Non-Vintage Brut Rosé. Read more
On Thursday, November 15th Ally’s Wish hosted a kick-off event at the new Reese Witherspoon inspired retail boutique, Draper James, to celebrate the upcoming 3d annual Boots & Blessings Gala to be held on Saturday, April 29 at Gilley’s Dallas. Tickets will start at $150 with tables & sponsorships from $1,500. Ally’s Wish has served over 40 terminally ill moms granting wishes so that their children and families will have lasting memories. CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photographs from this event. www.ohsocynthia.com
Friends and supporters gathered at Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James boutique for an evening of shopping, sipping, and socializing for a cause. The sweet soirée gave guests a taste of what’s to come at the Boots & Blessings Gala on April 29, 2017. Ten percent of the evening’s sales went to Ally’s Wish, giving attendees an excuse for early holiday shopping. Draper James surprised all by donating their extremely popular Contrast Stripe Tennessee Tote to be auctioned off at the April event. Read more
Ally’s Wish Second Annual Boots & Blessings Gala recently featured in 2016 “Food & Wine” issue of PRIME Living
GILLEY’S DALLAS • 4.30.16
With the combined efforts of honorary chair Tricia Sims and gala chair Laura Downing, the country chic affair emceed by The Real Housewives of Dallas star LeeAnne Locken garnered funds to grant wishes for young mothers battling terminal illnesses in North Texas and across the country. Host committee members Cathy and Tommy Vieth, Tom Irwin, Kersten Rettig, and Scott and Kunthear Douglas and Ally’s Wish founders Missy Phipps, Melissa Cary, Holly Reed and Heather Bryan donned their best getups as they welcomed more than 300 guests. The evening featured the Breckenridge Band, whose notoriety includes performances for five U.S. presidents, a grand Texas BBQ buffet and a live and silent auction.
Photographer | BOB MANZANO
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The 1st annual Cancer Roping was a success!! A total of $15,500 was raised for the charity Ally’s wish who grants wishes for mothers who have a terminal illness. Thanks to Louis Addison and all the volunteers who made this event a huge success. The winners of the of the open roping are Zayne Dishion and Jade Corkill. 2nd went to Kaleb Driggers and Jake Long and 3rd went to Travis Tryan and Jake Long.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of terminally ill children and young teenagers.
But what about when a mom of young children is stricken with a serious illness?
The Texas-based organization Ally’s Wish grants wishes of mothers struggling with terminal illnesses.
Lamesa resident and former O’Donnell teacher Angie Harrison and her family received a trip to DisneyWorld in Orlando, Fla., last month courtesy of Ally’s Wish.
“It really is a place where dreams come true. Being at DisneyWorld gave us a chance to forget, for a little while, our problems. And that’s what a vacation is supposed to do,” said Marshall “Rowdy” Harrison. In 2009 Harrison was diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent two surgeries and 17 rounds of chemotherapy and was assured by her doctors that she was in remission.
A group of ladies held a special event at Painting with a Twist in The Woodlands, Texas. They reserved a private party and allowed guests to sign up online. At the party, a donation jar was available for Ally’s Wish, along with snacks, wine, and lots of paint! All of the guests were devoted followers of Allyson Hendrickson’s blog and have been touched by her story and continuing strength. Event organizer Caroline Crawford states, “They all love her like they have known her for years.” Raising over $350, this impromptu yet successful event reaffirms the significance of doing “what you can, where you can.” Events like this continue to allow Ally’s Wish to bless new moms struggling with terminal illness. Thank you, PWaT ladies from The Woodlands for your support!
For the most part, Missy Phipps kept her composure as her friend, Allyson Hendrickson, spoke about her struggles — the cancer, the grueling treatment and the feeling of helplessness with each new piece of bad news.
But when Hendrickson mentioned her children, it hit Phipps close to home. Read the full article here.