Event chairs Kim Gilchrist and Carmen Surgent welcomed guests to Gilley’s Dallas for the 3rd Annual Boots & Blessings Gala benefiting Ally’s Wish. This country chic affair garners funds to grant wishes for young mothers battling terminal illnesses in North Texas and across the country.
Presented by Lisa and Greg Drew and emceed by radio host and TV personality Kellie Rasberry, the evening featured the Breckenridge Band, whose notoriety includes performances for five U.S. presidents; a grand Texas barbecue buffet; an extensive silent auction; a pop-up shop from Pratiksha Jewelry; boot shining from Cowboy Nation Boot Repair; and make-up touchups for the ladies courtesy of Blushington.
“At Ally’s Wish they tell the terminally-ill mothers they serve to ‘dream big, no matter what.’ We selected SHE DREAMS as the theme of this year’s event to inspire us as we raised dollars to help make those wishes come true,” said Gilchrist and Surgent.
A special “Wish Wall” featuring the stories and wishes of over 20 moms currently on the waiting list allowed guests to donate directly to granting a wish that touched their heart.
Since its inception, Ally’s Wish has granted 56 wishes to mothers who’ve battled inflammatory breast cancer, leukemia, colon cancer and other terminal illnesses. The nonprofit currently has 27 moms waiting to have wishes granted with new requests arriving daily.