Bibbentuckers Supports Cancer Research Charities

Bibbentuckers cares about donating to the charities it cares about to not only benefit the charities themselves, but it is a deeply rewarding experience.  Millions of people give to charity on a regular basis to support causes they believe in.  Additionally people give to charities for the positive effect it has on their own lives.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month! Cancer doesn’t fight fair at any age.  Perhaps no cancer is more emotionally devastating than those that occur in children. In the United States, cancer kills more children than any other disease; more than asthma, AIDS, congenital anomalies, cystic fibrosis, and diabetes combined. Parents need information, support and, most of all, hope. The fear and uncertainty these young patients and their families face can hardly be measured. The American Cancer Society is deeply committed to finding new answers to benefit every child with cancer.

This year is Cattle Baron’s Ball’s 46th Anniversary.  The money raised during the Ball’s Live Auction Paddle Raise will support pediatric cancer research through the American Cancer Society. Since its inception, Cattle Baron’s Ball has raised over $81 million.  This evnt has grown to become the largest single-night fundraiser in the world for the American Cancer Society. It has also been replicated in over 45 markets across the United States.

In the past 45 years, Cattle Baron’s has funded some major advancements in cancer treatment and detection including, but not limited to:

  • A cure for many types of childhood leukemia;
  • Development of a PSA screening test for prostate cancer;
  • Development of mammography for the detection of breast cancer;
  • Discovery of genes for inherited colon and breast cancer;
  • Development of Tamoxifen to treat breast cancer and the development of monoclonal antibodies to treat breast cancer (Herceptin) and lymphoma (Rituxan);
  • Development of ACS’ Clinical Trials Matching Service which connects patients with more than 64,000 different treatment options; and
  • Provided entertainment in hospitals and offsite for thousands of children undergoing cancer treatment.

The Dallas Cattle Baron’s Ball combines great food, top-tier entertainment, and a philanthropic spirit to make a huge difference in the lives of those affected by cancer in North Texas. Prior Cattle Baron’s Ball performers are practically a hall of fame of country music: Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Barbara Mandrell, Crystal Gayle, The Oakridge Boys, Alabama, Loretta Lynn, Charlie Daniels Band, George Strait, Clint Black, Vince Gill, Mark Chesnutt, Tricia Yearwood, Wynonna, Dwight Yoakum, Martina McBride, Pat Green, Toby Keith, Brooks & Dunn, Brad Paisley, Big & Rich, Sugarland, Alan Jackson, Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts, Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw and Zac Brown Band.

This year’s event will once again be held at Gilley’s Dallas and will feature performances by two-time Grammy winner, Travis Tritt and current CMA/ACM Entertainer of the Year, Keith Urban.

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