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Deep in the Heart of Texas! Gala

Due to COVID19, the 2020 Gala has been Postponed. We will reschedule and will communicate updates as soon as we have a new date. Contact with any questions.

Thank you for your support!

On Thursday, October 3, 2019, BIG Love Cancer Care hosted the inaugural gala, Deep in the Heart of Texas at Brazos Hall in Austin, TX. The evening began with a rooftop cocktail party with music, delicious food, drinks, photo booth, silent auction and a mystery jewelry pull from Kendra Scott. Following the cocktail party, guests went downstairs to a beautifully decorated ballroom for a seated dinner, live auction, a small program and then ended the night with dancing to live music from The Matchmaker Band.

With over 280 in attendance, the gala raised almost $170,000, which will directly support programs and services offered by BIG Love Cancer Care, such as Weekly Wish Lists, LIFT Program, Comfort Cart, New Diagnosis Baskets, Hospitality Cart, Catered Meals, Scholarships, Holiday Joy, Monthly Craft + Caregiver Hour, Unit Carnivals and many other services BIG Love provides 52 weeks each year at 6 Texas hospitals.

We want to give a B.I.G. Thank you to all our sponsors, donors, volunteers and our ambassadors that came to support BIG Love on this amazing evening!

                    2019 Gala Sponsors

Texas Bluebonnet

The Mike Martin Family

Texas Sunflower

Texas Indian Paintbrush


Brian McCall Charitable Foundation

The Tyler Texas Rose

Allied Fire Protection

CVS Health

Greenberg Traurig, LLP


Michelle McBurney

Chad and Alena Phillips

Texas Wildflower

Alice Thallmayer

Dell Children's Medical Center

Steve and Wendy Hoenig / Julie Morgan

Khurram Khawaja

Methodist Children's Hospital

Texas Children's Hospital

Special Thanks

Jim and Debbie Abney
Aggie Southern Darlings
Alamo Draft House Cinema
Al's Handmade Boots
Amy's Ice Cream
Lance C. Arney, P.C.
Art Attack Graphics
Austin Catering
Aveda Institute
Ballet Austin
Brees Company Inc.
Capital Cruises
Circuit of The Americas
Chasing Chaney Portraits
Chick-fil-A ~ Silverlake
Children's Museum of Houston
Circle E Candles
Dripping Springs Distilling
Bill and Pat Derrickson
Betsy Farkas
Feniex Industries
Wendy M. Foster
George and Donna Gartner
Good Flow Honey
Brandei Goolsby
Margaret and George Gram
Hat Creek Burger Company
Edd and Nina Hendee
Hill Country Cottage AIRBNB
Hotel Contessa
IPH Healthcare Services
Isabelle Ricart
Gabe Jalufka
James Avery
Kelly Tooke Bags - Shelly Kelly
Law Office of Stephen P. Krupp, PLLC
Lake Travis Zipline Adventures
Landmarks, the public art program of The University of Texas at Austin
Lavaggi Jewelry 
Maida's Belts & Buckles
Suzelle Martin
John and Julie Mathew
Jason and Heidi May
McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
William and Jo Meehan
Mint and Thyme Holistic Med Spa
Niko Niko's Greek & American Café
Omni Dallas Hotel
Panera Bread
Premiere Events
Minnie Rogers
Rey and Nancy Roman
Robert and Mary Runkle
Harriet Rutland
Lesley Ryan
Doug and Sara Sahm
Judge Matt Sebesta
Kendra Scott
Mia Spargo
Sherilyn Steele
Snug as a Bug Massage - Mandy Cruz
Carmen and Philip Swift
The Cheesecake Factory
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion
The Musician's Woodshed
Therapy Hair Studio
Top Golf
Trinity Turbine Services
Trinity Turbine Technology
Urban Coop Company
Katherine Vesevick

BIG Love Gala

Honoring - The Honorable Dennis Bonnen Speaker of the House of Representatives

2019 Gala

An Evening of BIG Love

Photos: The Honorable Dennis Bonnen Speaker of the House of Representatives with patient Abigail.

An Evening of BIG Love
Mrs. Abbott and Mrs. Bonnen during a visit to Central Texas Blood and Cancer Center