2010 Light Up a Life

You are invited to support of our 9th Annual Charity Fundraiser, the “Light up a Life” Celebration at the candleroom of Dallas. 

Both of our beneficiaries are Children’s Charities – CITY House (Collin Intervention to Youth) and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  Our event has been ranked in the Top 20 Metroplex Fundraisers by the Dallas Business Journal, and we typically attract over 300 local business owners to our event.  Since inception, the Foundation has donated nearly $900,000 to our deserving charities.

Anything you could donate would be very much appreciated and we will be sure that your organization gets the recognition among our group to ensure a continued steady stream of KBIC-related business!

City House provides a number of resources for over 3,000 children and families in Collin County, Texas and the surrounding counties.  Each year in Collin County, more than 400 vulnerable children are removed from their homes due to physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, abandonment or neglect. Sadly, there are less than 100 foster families in the county.  As a result, children are often sent far from their familiar neighborhoods in search of emergency shelter.

The biggest recent initiative with City House is My Friend’s House, which provides emergency care and shelter to children (newborn up to 17 years old) who have been removed from their unsafe homes.  While they are being provided all the comforts of a caring and safe home, they receive 24 hour care provided by a highly trained staff.  They also receive medical care, case management services and counseling.  They attend local schools, participate in therapeutic activities, and have access to friends and family members for visitation.

We also support Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a form of MD that typically limits itself to male youth.  Symptoms usually appear before age 6, and by age 12, most patients are confined to a wheelchair.  There is no known cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Treatment aims to control symptoms to maximize quality of life.  The Association’s programs are funded almost entirely by individual private contributors.  MDA seeks no government grants, United Way funding or fees from those it serves.  We are personally connected to this cause as one of our own Partner’s sons has been diagnosed with the disease.  We are hopeful to provide funding for a cure.

We encourage you to become a sponsor, patron, or donor of this event and join us in supporting these fine charities. Together we can make a lasting impact and make this a memorable event. Call us to explore how your donation can make a difference.