Darrel K Royal Research Fund Honors Dallas Donors
Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease Honors Dallas Donors with Dinner and Announcement of Reaching $3M Fundraising Goal
On May 11th, the DKR Fund celebrated reaching the fundraising milestone of $3 million by honoring and thanking its Dallas donors at a recent dinner held at the Pecan Room at Old Parkland on Maple Avenue. Guests mixed and mingled during a cocktail hour, while watching a video slideshow of Edith and Darrell Royal and friends. Throughout the dinner, catered by the prestigious Parigis, DKR Fund officers and directors thanked supportive Dallasites and discussed future DKR Fund plans, the upcoming “4th and Goal Gala” and the impact the funds raised have had on continued research efforts. UT Southwestern President, Dr. Daniel Podolsky, praised the organization for reaching the $3M fundraising milestone and complimented the group for its rigorous way science is scrutinized before funding the researchers that are dedicating their careers to find a cure for the deadly disease. Additionally, DKR Fund grant recipient Dr. Steven Patrie spoke on behalf of the 2014 and 2015 grant recipients and the organizations dedication to continue funding the research efforts and their impact.
IN THE CROWD were Ava and Steve Late, Julie and Ben Crenshaw, Sammye and Mike Meyers, Rita and Henry Hortenstine, Debbie Hanna, Dr. Daniel Podolsky, Dr. Hunt Bajer, Forrest Hoglund, Allan McBee, Dr. Marc and Beth Diamond, Lisa Dawson and Tom Maurstad, Heike Cullum, Caran McGratty, Jimmy Westcott, Sarah Losinger and many more.
The DKR Fund is committed to excellence in Alzheimer’s research and care for Texans, the nation and the world. The organization is dedicated to raising awareness and funding research initiatives throughout Texas for Alzheimer’s disease. The DKR Fund serves as an educational resource for patients, caregivers, physicians and the general public for the Alzheimer’s disease. Key influencers, board members and legacy council members of the DKR Fund throughout Texas have continued to build upon the legacy of Coach Royal and fight to find a cure for this deadly disease.