Kansas Gala Raises $260,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
August 1, 2008
At the Heart of America chapter’s Gala at the Glen: Betting on a Cure in May, 110 guests gathered in Olathe, Kansas to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, raising $260,000 for research toward a cure for CF.
Details That Made a Difference
Event Chair Beau Guyette attributes the evening’s success to “putting on one heck of a classy party that everyone wants to attend.” Against the backdrop of a Vegas nightclub, guests dressed in black tie, smoker’s jackets, sequins and pearls, sipped martinis, played blackjack and hummed along to the songs of Sinatra-style lounge singer Frankie Vig. Roulette, blackjack, and crap tables were packed, with players donating all winnings to the CF Foundation.
Event Chair Beau Guyette and daughters Kyla and Cali enjoy the games and glamour of Betting on a Cure.
Two related events raised additional dollars: a golf day with celebrated University of Kansas basketball coach Bill Self and a progressive evening of art, south-of-the-border cuisine, and chocolate desserts for the ladies of Cedar Creek.
“In the past 12 years, we’ve raised over a million dollars and helped make huge advances towards a cure,” Guyette says.
Thanks a Million
Many thanks to the following Board members who worked so tirelessly behind the scenes:
- Crista McPherson
- Sara Tarvin
- Marty King
- Miles Schnaer
- Greg Orman
- Gary Hruby
- Pet Bello
- Janine Young
- John and Angella Garrison
- Sharon Dahmer
- Holly Malkames
Thank you to our corporate sponsors, who helped make the evening a success:
- AGC Industries
- Guardian Industries
- US Bank
- Strickland Construction
A special thank you to Coach Bill Self, who shared his time and winning personality with our golfers.