Evening of Dreams Gala Raises $270K for Ovarian Cancer Research
The fifth annual Evening of Dreams Gala benefiting Colleen’s Dream Foundation took place in February at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge and raised approximately $270,000, with the majority of the funds going to TGen for an ovarian cancer treatment clinical trial.
The evening featured a silent auction, hosted cocktail hour, dinner and live auction. The program included a review of the foundation’s year by co-founder and chair of the Board of Directors Billy Cundiff. Then, the 2017 Dreamer of the Year, was awarded to Chloe Cundiff.
Chloe is the granddaughter of Colleen, the foundation’s namesake, and the daughter of co-founders Billy and Nicole Cundiff. The 9-year-old raised nearly $10,000 for the foundation by selling lemonade during her summer break.
Emmy Award-winning writer and television host Teresa Strasser served as the evening’s emcee.