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2019-02-14 Print

North Texas Cancer Foundation Supporting Adolescent Cancer Patients Announces its 2019 Gala Celerity Speaker, Babe Laufenberg

Former Dallas Cowboy, Babe Laufenberg to headline The Ruth Cheatham Foundation gala and fundraiser on May 3, 2019


Dallas, TX - The Ruth Cheatham Foundation (TRCF), a nonprofit focused on supporting adolescent youth through all phases of cancer treatment, announced today that Babe Laufenberg has agreed to speak at the Foundation’s 2019 gala and fundraiser.

Babe, originally drafted by the Washington Redskins in 1983, played 8 years as a quarterback in the NFL and finished his career playing two seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. With combined success in both the NFL and broadcasting, Babe Laufenberg is one of the most popular sports personalities in North Texas. Entering his 26th season with the Dallas Cowboys Radio Network, he was the lead sports anchor for KTVT CBS 11 for 17 years and was twice selected as the Sportscaster of the Year in the state of Texas by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. Helping adolescent cancer patients is a personal mission for Babe, as his son Luke was diagnosed with Burkitt leukemia in December of 2017. After the fight of his life, Luke is now cancer free!

“Each year we work to include a celebrity with strong ties to Texas, and more importantly, an individual who shares our passion and commitment to changing the lives of adolescent cancer patients. Babe was a perfect match for us; he is a massive personality in North Texas. On top of his celebrity status, what really makes this special is that it is also a personal mission for Babe and his family,” said Douglas Whittemore, Treasurer and Co-Founder. “We are humbled and overwhelmed with gratitude that he accepted our invitation!”

“I am honored to be a part of the Ruth Cheatham Foundation Gala, providing support, education services and financial aid to help young adults diagnosed with cancer,” said Babe Laufenberg. “It’s a privilege to help inspire hope for those battling through treatment and generate funds to support survivors in completing their college education.”

As a tribute to the Laufenberg family, the foundation, at its 2019 Gala, will announce the recipient of a unique scholarship in honor of Luke Laufenberg and his inspiring story of his battle with Burkitt leukemia. Luke is a great example for others that with hope and drive, anything is possible.

The Gala will be held in Las Colinas, TX at the Omni Mandalay Hotel on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 6:00PM.
Corporate sponsorships, group packages, VIP and individual tickets will soon be available for purchase on TRCF website under its Gala page. Pre-sale package will start the first week of February and will be opening to the general public soon thereafter. They expect to continue to announce details of the night and the program in the coming months.

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Contact Info
The Ruth Cheatham Foundation
8519 Lakemont Drive
Dallas, TX 75209]

Phone: 801-792-7050