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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Dallas Office Joins the Fab Four to Fight Leukemia

***Today's post comes to us from Trina Kilpatrick, Recruiter in our Dallas, TX office***

The Dallas, TX office of McGladrey has proudly “joined the fight” against leukemia. As Presenting Sponsor and lead fundraiser of The BeatLeukemia Ball, the Dallas office is definitely making a difference.

The BeatLeukemia Ball is an annual “black-tie” fundraising event. All ticket proceeds for the gala go to The Leukemia Texas Research and Patient Center, an organization dedicated to the research and patient aid for those individuals suffering from leukemia in Texas. Roger Hendren, Managing Partner of the Dallas office, helped open the evening by thanking those who took the time to attend and for their numerous contributions to leukemia research. Stephen Young, the Executive Director, of Leukemia Texas also had some kind words to share with those in attendance. The evening began with a cocktail reception and culminated with an epic musical show by the Fab Four which caused those in attendance to travel back in time to the swinging 1960s by performing some of The Beatles most popular songs . This event was an evening of memorable entertainment, learning, and laughter.

The Dallas office has been a corporate partner with this organization since 2006. In an effort to “go the extra mile” in raising awareness and fundraising monies, in 2007, an internal office fundraising campaign was created: Wear Your Jeans: Beat Leukemia. This initiative allowed our employees to wear their jeans on the last Friday of each month for a $5 donation to LeukemiaTexas. In 2008, this concept was expanded further to include every Friday during the summer. During the campaign, weekly “Beat Leukemia Facts” are emailed to all Dallas employees to increase awareness and support of the program. During this time, information about Leukemia, LeukemiaTexas, and The BeatLeukemia Ball are shared. For 2008, an additional $2,700.00 was raised through this initiative. The Ball took place on November 1, 2008.

In 2008, LeukemiaTexas awarded 3 new research grants, totaling $450,000.00.

The Dallas office is proud to be apart of this fight!

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