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TCDr.AmyPass&JoyPR (2).jpg Dr. Amy Pass and Joy Cruse, Founder of TeamConnor at TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Headquarters

TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation donated $250,000 to three research hospitals to study brain tumors, neuroblastoma, and natural killer T cells. The research will be conducted respectively at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine and its affiliated partner Texas Children’s Hospital, and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

 

“Each year we seek out researchers who are innovative in their approach to childhood cancer research,” said Dr. Amy Pass, TeamConnor Board Member. “This year’s recipients are exceptional researchers who have dedicated their talents to find answers to difficult challenges. We have funded three exceptional projects that have great potential to bring us another step closer to finding cures.”

 

Dr. Dasgupta at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital will examine an unexplored, potentially critical factors that sustain intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPGs) that form in the brains of children. DIPGs are rare, incurable brain tumors. Most children live less than two years after diagnosis and the likelihood of survival at five years is 1%.  There is no way to operate on these brainstem tumors due to their location. Radiation and chemotherapy have not proven successful.  

 

Awarded $100,000 Dr. Dasgupta will unravel the genetics and metabolism of the tumors to generate an interactive map of the cellular networks that make up DIPGs. From this map, new therapies can be generated using medications that are identified as targets.  Additionally, this data will be publicly available so that researchers globally can continue to work towards improved treatment for children with DIPGs. 

   

Dr. Tao and her team from Baylor College of Medicine and its affiliated partner Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston received $50,000 to investigate strategies to overcome neuroblastoma resistance to current therapies. She has identified a critical metabolic pathway in high-risk neuroblastoma. She will determine if targeting neuroblastoma metabolism can restore the sensitivity of this aggressive cancer to chemotherapy. Dr. Tao expects their research will provide novel mechanistic insight in drug resistance and will develop clinically translatable approaches that will benefit children who develop resistance to treatment.

 

A $100,000 grant was awarded to Dr. Bassiri at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) who will delve deeper into research involving a type of NKT cells (natural killer T cells) that may have a significant role in high risk tumors.  He and his team at CHOP are hopeful that their knowledge of NKT cells will allow for the development of NKT cell- based immunotherapy for neuroblastoma in the future, providing a new form of therapy that may have improved outcomes with fewer toxic side effects. 

 

“Research is critical to unlocking the mysteries that have bewildered the medical community for decades,” said Joy Cruse, founder of TeamConnor. “As a nonprofit, we must be good stewards of the funds we are entrusted with and we have chosen these researchers and their institutions to take their research to the next level. We must find better solutions to save children diagnosed with cancer and allow them to have a good quality of life once they are in remission.” 

 

Improvement in the treatment, cure and long-term survival of young children with neuroblastoma, continues to be at the heart of the TeamConnor mission. Children with neuroblastoma endure extensive treatments, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and immunotherapy, with 50% of children succumbing to their cancer, due to tumor spread, secondary tumors, or failure of treatment.

 

Since 2008, TeamConnor has donated more than $3 million to numerous hospitals across the country in its mission to fund research that attempts to find new treatment options and cures for the most vulnerable population, children. TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness and funding research and treatment programs to find a cure for all childhood cancers.   

 

Every year, more than 12,500 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of children, yet the federal government allocates less than four percent of its funds to pediatric cancer research. 

 

TeamConnor hosts several events throughout the year to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research, including the 16th Annual III Forks Golf Classic, May 3 & 4, 2020; and the 10th Annual Northwestern Mutual Clay Shoot, November 2, 2020. For more information on TeamConnor events, contact Sydney Little, special events and outreach coordinator, at slittle@teamconnor.org or (972) 663-7302. 

 

For more information on how to join the fight against childhood cancer, please visit teamconnor.org or follow TeamConnor on InstagramTwitterLinkedIn or Facebook.

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CITYROW Allen

CITYROW, the boutique fitness studio that delivers a high-intensity, low-impact, full body workout, continues to make waves with the launch of its first store in Texas. Located in Allen, the store will open February 8, 2020, at McDermott and Alma Roads. 

 

“CITYROW Allen will be an inviting destination for anyone who enjoys a community environment to get or stay in shape,” said David Regelean, owner CITYROW Allen. “CITYROW truly is for all fitness levels. The individual determines how much strength and effort they put into the workout while having an instructor available to push them.”

 

Founded in New York City in 2014, CITYROW is a fitness phenomenon that focuses on smart fitness for the modern consumer. CITYROW pairs a personal instructor with rowing strength and mobility exercises in a 50-minute dynamic HIIT (high intensity interval training) class, creating a workout that works differently for each individual. Each stroke on the row machine utilizes 85 percent of the body's muscles – legs, core and arms, and increases aerobic capacity and efficiency to burn calories while exerting less pressure on the body's joints than traditional cardio exercises. 

 

Featuring 20 rowers, CITYROW Allen welcomes individuals of all fitness levels to the studio for an epic full body workout.

 

CITYROW’s unique 50-minute class format couples high intensity rowing intervals on a water-based rowing machine, plus weighted strength training on the mat, for a workout that works and is making rowing sexy again. 

 

Visit the studio at 1314 W. McDermott Drive #140 in Allen, or head to cityrow.com/tx-allen/ for more information. 

 

ABOUT CITYROW

ROWING REMIXED. CITYROW combines rowing intervals on sexy, water-based rowing machines with dynamic sculpting exercises for the perfect balance of cardio and strength training. Our heart-pumping, sweat-drenched, total-body burn is as fun as it is effective. Since opening in 2014, CITYROW has built a dedicated cult-following, and has been featured in Harper’s Bazaar, Shape Magazine, Vogue, The Today Show and more.

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The holiday season is a time of increased giving across North Texas and Park Place Dealerships’ members united to give back to help those who may need it. 

 

Park Place Motorcars Fort Worth collected non-perishable food and toys throughout November to donate to a local food bank and Toys for Tots. More than 741 pounds of food were collected along with 400 toys with the help of the 149 Park Place members.  

 

All of these efforts are part of the Park Place Cares program, which encourages Park Place’s 2,100 members to volunteer their time and resources to serve the community in which they live and work. 

 

Park Place Dealerships operates 17 full-service dealerships representing luxury brands Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, Karma, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, McLaren, and Maserati. For more info, visit parkplace.com.

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The ninth annual Northwestern Mutual Clay Shoot returned to the Dallas Gun Club for another year of outdoor fun benefiting TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation. The sold out event raised more than $90,000 for childhood cancer research and programs implemented by TeamConnor.

Local media personality Mark Davis with 660-AM The Answer, and Randolph McGee, game warden and reality TV star from Lone Star Law, were guest speakers at the event. 

TeamConnor has donated nearly $3 million to research institutions since it was founded in 2008, following the cancer diagnosis of four-year-old Connor Cruse of Frisco who lost his battle in 2009.

“Events such as this are important to bring awareness and raise critical funds for a disease that is taking the lives of our children,” said Tait Cruse, managing partner of Northwestern Mutual – Dallas. “This event aligns with Northwestern Mutual’s philanthropic commitment to provide funding for pediatric cancer research and resources needed to fight this disease. It’s an honor to have the community join us every year.”

In addition to Northwestern Mutual - Dallas, sponsors included Frost Bank, Fischer, Prestonwood Pond, LLC and Woodlands Denton, WebTPA, Benefits Texas, Wright Construction Company, Town & Country Roofing, Sewell Automotive Companies, Beck, Venture X Frisco, Mullis Newby Hurst, Pitts Birdsong Bonds & Insurance, Christy and Chuck Harbison, Blake Brawner, and Charles Armstrong. 

TeamConnor hosts several events throughout the year to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research, including Smashing Childhood Cancer Tennis Clinic and Exhibition Game, January 25, 2020, and the 16th Annual III Forks Golf ClassicMay 3 - 4, 2020. Contact Lindsay Cleland at lcleland@teamconnor.org for sponsorship opportunities for these upcoming events.

Every year, more than 12,500 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of children; yet, the budget of the National Cancer Institute allocates less than four percent of its funds to pediatric cancer research. TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness and funding research and treatment programs to find a cure for all childhood cancers.   

For more information on how to join the fight against childhood cancer, please visit teamconnor.org or follow TeamConnor on InstagramTwitterLinkedIn or Facebook.

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TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation will host the 3rd Annual Smashing Childhood Cancer tennis clinic and exhibition game Saturday, January 25, 2020. The event will be held at Life Time Plano’s indoor tennis courts (7100 Preston, Plano) located on the northeast corner of Legacy and Preston. 

Smashing Childhood Cancer kicks off at 12:00 pm with registration followed by the first session of drills starting at 1:00 pm. Food, beverages, raffles, and the exhibition game will begin around 3:00 pm. The second round of drills begins at 4:00 pm.  Tennis Pros from area tennis facilities will be leading the drills: AJ Chabria - At The Net, Clint Sumrow - HEAD Penn Racquet Sports, Craig Bell - Bent Tree Country Club, Steve Nolen - Spring Park Racquet Club, Henry Gonzales - Gleneagles Country Club, Rob Van Der Schans - Canyon Creek Country Club, Andres Osorio - Lifetime Fitness, Carlos Aguirre - Stonebriar Country Club.

Formerly a childhood cancer fighter and now a survivor, Clint Sumrow, District Sales Manager for Head/Penn Racquet Sports in North Texas will serve as a committee member of Smashing Childhood Cancer. Sumrow was diagnosed with bone cancer, Ewing’s Sarcoma at the age of five. After a biopsy revealed his cancer spread to his lungs, he underwent numerous rounds of chemotherapy and radiation at Children’s Health in Dallas.  After a year of treatment, he was cancer free and has been healthy to date. Sumrow; now thirty-seven years-old, is happily married with a three-year-old son.   

“Thousands of children are diagnosed with cancer each year and anytime a child is diagnosed with cancer, the child, families, and communities suffer,” said Joy Cruse, founder of Dallas-based TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation. “Smashing Childhood Cancer will help us draw more awareness to childhood cancer, as well as raise much needed funds for research.”

Registration for Smashing Childhood Cancer is open for the January 25th tennis event. The clinic and exhibition match include two hours of tennis drills, food and beverage, raffle and prizes. To register individually or as a ten-player team, please contact Lindsay Cleland at lcleland@teamconnor.org.

In addition to this event, TeamConnor will host the 16th Annual III Forks Golf Classic on May 3 - 4, 2020. Contact Lindsay Cleland at lcleland@teamconnor.org for sponsorship opportunities for these upcoming events.

To date, TeamConnor has donated nearly $3 million for research across the country. Every year, approximately 250,000+ new cases of cancer affect children under the age of 20 worldwide. Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of children; yet the budget of the National Cancer Institute allocates less than four percent of its funds to pediatric cancer research. TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness and funding research and treatment programs to find a cure for all childhood cancers.   

For more information on how to join the fight against childhood cancer, please visit teamconnor.org or follow TeamConnor on InstagramTwitterLinkedIn or Facebook.

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Ashley Plitz

Ashley Piltz, a high school sophomore at Leadership Prep School in Frisco, is an example of how childhood cancer can change your life. But she’s also a great example of how a kid can make a difference for other kids fighting cancer by organizing a Coins for Kids with Cancer campaign, benefiting TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation.   

Ashley was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in 2007 at the age of three.  After enduring multiple forms of chemotherapy, weekly spinal taps, bone marrow evaluations and hair loss, her cancer went into remission in January, 2012.  This year Ashley and Leadership Prep raised a record $16,000 for the Coins for Kids with Cancer program. Since 2015, her school, Leadership Prep, has helped Piltz raise over $36,000 with the Coins for Kids with Cancer program benefiting TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation. Ashley was featured in a 2014 TeamConnor video to help raise awareness about the program.   

"As a childhood cancer survivor, I personally understand the impact TeamConnor is making for kids with cancer,” said Ashley Piltz. “I am grateful TeamConnor continues to raise funds to help other kids who are still fighting cancer today.  I love that Leadership Prep continues to fundraise for TeamConnor year after year. Making a difference now will make a direct impact to the future of other children’s lives.”  

Coins for Kids with Cancer is a national fundraising program to support research on childhood cancers. The program shows how collecting spare change can have a huge impact in the battle against childhood cancer.  

Little is known about what causes each of the various types of childhood cancers. Research has not yet unlocked the mystery of why certain children develop cancers and others do not. Every coin collected through the Coins for Kids with Cancer program impacts research for less intrusive treatments and ultimately finding cures for the many types of childhood cancers.  The average cost to be enrolled in a clinical trial is $2500 per child for care and medicine.  

TeamConnor hosts several events throughout the year to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research, including Smashing Childhood Cancer, January 25, 2020, and the 16th Annual III Forks Golf Classic, May 3 - 4, 2020. Contact Lindsay Cleland at lcleland@teamconnor.org for sponsorship opportunities for these upcoming events.

To date, TeamConnor has donated nearly $3 million for research across the country. Every year, approximately 250,000+ new cases of cancer affect children under the age of 20 worldwide. Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of children; yet the budget of the National Cancer Institute allocates less than four percent of its funds to pediatric cancer research. TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness and funding research and treatment programs to find a cure for all childhood cancers.   

For more information on how to join the fight against childhood cancer, please visit teamconnor.org or follow TeamConnor on InstagramTwitterLinkedIn or Facebook.

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III Forks1.jpg Honorary Chair Steve Eagar, Fox 4; Kathryn Copple; Chris Vogeli, Proprietor, and Executive Chef III Forks; Joy Cruse, Founder of TeamConnor, Tait Cruse, Mark Davis; 660-AM.

The III Forks Golf Classic Auction & Dinner presented by Northwestern Mutual – Dallas benefiting TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation raised a record $615,000 for the fight against childhood cancer.

“We had great community support which helped us surpass last year’s total amount raised,” said Joy Cruse, founder of TeamConnor. “As people learn more about the need for critical research, they are moved to help the kids battling this dreadful disease. It will take the support of companies and the community working together to fund the cures for childhood cancers because the government just isn’t allocating enough funds towards research. We have high expectations for next year’s event.”

TeamConnor has set the dates for the 16th Annual event at III Forks Steakhouse and Gleneagles Country Club in Plano for May 3 – 4, 2020. 

Local media personality Mark Davis with 660-AM The Answer, hosted this year’s III Forks Golf Classic celebratory dinner and auction. Fox 4 reporter and evening news anchor Steve Eagar, served as honorary chair.  

Cook Children’s is moving rapidly toward the incorporation of a Cellular Therapy program at the Cook Children’s Hematology and Oncology Center. As the result of a Call to Action during the III Forks auction, TeamConnor donated more than $85,000 for a Cellular Therapy Clinical Trial for Neuroblastoma. 

More than 250 players came out to support the battle against childhood cancer at the golf tournament at the prestigious Gleneagles Country Club.  Since 2008, TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation has donated nearly $3 million to hospitals and research centers across the country including Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Dana Farber Cancer Institute; UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas; UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, University of Colorado Denver, and Children’s Health Dallas. 

Sponsors for the 2019 III Forks Golf Classic include: III Forks Steakhouse, Title Sponsor; Northwestern Mutual – Dallas, Presenting Sponsor; Park Place Lexus Plano, Automotive Sponsor; Leslie and Alex Beilin, Dinner Sponsor; PlainsCapital Bank, LeaderBoard Sponsor; Peter Millar – Legacy West; Patron Reception Sponsor; BenefitsTexas, Auction Sponsor; D1 Scouting, Valet Sponsor; Town & Country Roofing, Lunch Sponsor; Zigatta, Cart Sponsor; Marsh & McLennan Agency, Bourbon Pull Sponsor; Messick Peacock & Associate, Tent Sponsor; Sally and Jon Quesnel, Wine Pull Sponsor; Candy and Scott Lane, Awards Sponsor; The Beck Group (2), Jordan Flournoy LLP, Becky and Rick Welday, Beverage Station Sponsor; Chamblee Ryan, Driving Range Sponsor; Something Pretty Floral, Floral Sponsor; Dorfman Pacific, Hat Sponsor; Legacy Print Group, Print Sponsor; Candlelight Films, Video Sponsor; City Central, Website Sponsor; and 5 Star Expeditions, Armstrong Accountancy P.C., Charles Armstrong, CPA, Digital Range, Fluellen Cupcakes, Frost Bank, Garrison Brothers Distillery, Living Spaces, Stephanie and Loren Hsiao, Park West Gallery, Performance Medicine, Peter Millar, Legacy West (2), Pockets Menswear, Pudding on Smiles, Tommy Bahama and Maui Jim, Water Event, and Gary Wolfe, MBA, CPA, LUTCF, CLU, ChFC, CLTC, AEP, RICP Wealth Management Advisor (2), Hole Sponsors.

Every year, approximately 250,000+ new cases of cancer affect children under the age of 20 worldwide. Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of children; yet, the budget of the National Cancer Institute allocates less than four percent of its funds to pediatric cancer research. TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness and funding research and treatment programs to find a cure for all childhood cancers.   

TeamConnor hosts several events throughout the year to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research, including the 9th Annual Northwestern Mutual Clay Shoot, November 4, 2019; Smashing Childhood Cancer, January 25, 2020; and 16th Annual III Forks Golf ClassicMay 3 - 4, 2020. Contact Lindsay Cleland at lcleland@teamconnor.org for sponsorship, team and individual player opportunities for the 16th Annual III Forks Golf Classic.  

For more information on how to join the fight against childhood cancer, please visit teamconnor.org or follow TeamConnor on InstagramTwitterLinkedIn or Facebook.

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Clay Shoot 2018

The ninth annual Northwestern Mutual Clay Shoot returns to the Dallas Gun Club for another year of outdoor fun benefiting TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation.  The event raised more than $100,000 for childhood cancer research and programs in 2018 implemented by TeamConnor.

 

“The Clay Shoot is one of our most popular events and we appreciate the dedication and support of such a generous group,” said Emily Allbright, executive director of TeamConnor. “When a child is diagnosed with cancer, their future hopes and dreams seem bleak. With every dollar that is raised, we can commit more funding to prominent researchers who are making great strides in critical research.” 

 

TeamConnor has donated nearly $3 million to research institutions since it was founded in 2008, following the cancer diagnosis of four-year-old Connor Cruse of Frisco who lost his battle in 2009.   

 

“We are so honored to be returning as the presenting sponsor for the 9th Annual Northwestern Mutual Clay Shoot,” said Tait Cruse, managing partner of Northwestern Mutual - Dallas. “This event aligns with Northwestern Mutual’s philanthropic commitment to provide funding for pediatric cancer research and resources needed to fight this disease.”

 

In addition to Northwestern Mutual Dallas, sponsors for the event include Frost Bank, WebTPA, Benefits Texas, Wright Construction Company, Town & Country Roofing, Sewell Automotive Companies, Venture X Frisco, Mullis Newby Hurst, Prestonwood Pond, LLC, Pitts Birdsong Bonds & Insurance, Christy and Chuck Harbison, Blake Brawner, and Charles Armstrong. There are several sponsorship levels available that help fund childhood cancer research. For more details on the sponsorships, contact Lindsay Cleland at lcleland@teamconnor.org.

 

TeamConnor hosts several events throughout the year to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research, including the 9th Annual Northwestern Mutual Clay Shoot, November 4, 2019; Smashing Childhood Cancer, January 25, 2020, and the 16th Annual III Forks Golf ClassicMay 3 - 4, 2020. 

 

Every year, more than 12,500 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of children; yet, the budget of the National Cancer Institute allocates less than four percent of its funds to pediatric cancer research. TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness and funding research and treatment programs to find a cure for all childhood cancers.   

 

For more information on how to join the fight against childhood cancer, please visit teamconnor.org or follow TeamConnor on InstagramTwitterLinkedIn or Facebook.

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The ninth annual Northwestern Mutual Clay Shoot returns to the Dallas Gun Club for another year of outdoor fun benefiting TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation.  The event raised more than $100,000 for childhood cancer research and programs in 2018 implemented by TeamConnor.

 

“The Clay Shoot is one of our most popular events and we appreciate the dedication and support of such a generous group,” said Emily Allbright, executive director of TeamConnor. “When a child is diagnosed with cancer, their future hopes and dreams seem bleak. With every dollar that is raised, we can commit more funding to prominent researchers who are making great strides in critical research.” 

 

TeamConnor has donated nearly $3 million to research institutions since it was founded in 2008, following the cancer diagnosis of four-year-old Connor Cruse of Frisco who lost his battle in 2009.   

 

“We are so honored to be returning as the presenting sponsor for the 9th Annual Northwestern Mutual Clay Shoot,” said Tait Cruse, managing partner of Northwestern Mutual - Dallas. “This event aligns with Northwestern Mutual’s philanthropic commitment to provide funding for pediatric cancer research and resources needed to fight this disease.”

 

In addition to Northwestern Mutual Dallas, sponsors for the event include Frost Bank, WebTPA, Benefits Texas, Wright Construction Company, Town & Country Roofing, Sewell Automotive Companies, Venture X Frisco, Mullis Newby Hurst, Prestonwood Pond, LLC, Pitts Birdsong Bonds & Insurance, Christy and Chuck Harbison, Blake Brawner, and Charles Armstrong. There are several sponsorship levels available that help fund childhood cancer research. For more details on the sponsorships, contact Lindsay Cleland at lcleland@teamconnor.org.

 

TeamConnor hosts several events throughout the year to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research, including the 9th Annual Northwestern Mutual Clay Shoot, November 4, 2019; Smashing Childhood Cancer, January 25, 2020, and the 16th Annual III Forks Golf ClassicMay 3 - 4, 2020. 

 

Every year, more than 12,500 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of children; yet, the budget of the National Cancer Institute allocates less than four percent of its funds to pediatric cancer research. TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness and funding research and treatment programs to find a cure for all childhood cancers.   

 

For more information on how to join the fight against childhood cancer, please visit teamconnor.org or follow TeamConnor on InstagramTwitterLinkedIn or Facebook.

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CapeCreationChallengePP

Park Place Dealerships has partnered with Children’s Health for Cape Day to honor the real superheroes who fight courageously against illness and injury every day. 

As one of eight companies competing in a friendly battle for the best design, Park Place has created a cape that allows young patients to make a powerful and personal statement by finishing the heroic statement, “I am…” with their own words. 

The top two companies with the most votes in the preliminary round will participate in the Children’s Health Cape Day Challenge phone bank on Wednesday, October 30th. The winning cape design will be printed on this year’s capes. 

Voting is open until midnight Friday, October 25th to vote for the Park Place Dealerships cape design. Vote for the design at wfaa.com/capes and help raise awareness for all those fighting for a better tomorrow.

“Park Place is proud to support Children’s Health and the youngest members of our community,” said Dave Evans, Chief Marketing Officer of Park Place Dealerships. “This is a fun and creative opportunity and we are looking forward to seeing the kids proudly wear the winning design on their capes next month.”

Kids at Children’s Health will wear their capes on Cape Day, Thursday, Nov. 7, to raise awareness for all the patients fighting for a better tomorrow. 

Park Place Dealerships employs more than 2,100 people and operates 17 full-service dealerships representing luxury brands including Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, McLaren, Maserati, and Karma. For more info, visit parkplace.com.