Veteran CBS Journalist Bob Schieffer Highlights His Recent Visit To Texas Children's Hospital Cancer Center

February 28, 2011

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Last week, we had a very special visitor at Texas Children’s Cancer Center: legendary journalist and Texas native Bob Schieffer. During his visit, Mr. Schieffer toured the Cancer Center and met with our own Dr. ZoAnn Dreyer. Well, this visit made a big impression on the veteran reporter, because on Sunday’s Face the Nation, Mr. Schieffer praised Texas Children’s and spotlighted the unprecedented $9.1 million recently raised for the genomic research program at Texas Children's Cancer Center.

This wonderfully successful "Evening with a Legend" and the opportunity to share our vision with Mr. Schieffer would not have been possible without the Legends Committee of the Texas Children’s Cancer Center Advisory Board. So I want to thank the members of this committee. They make this event happen every year and stepped up again this year: Lynn Baird, Shelley Barineau, Flo Crady, Emily Crosswell, Susan Solcher and Ned Torian.

I also want to express my sincere gratitude to Lester Smith and his wife Sue, who chaired the dinner and program. The Smiths made it the highest-grossing event ever for Texas Children's Cancer Center by matching every donation made with funds from The Lester and Sue Smith Foundation.

If you have been inspired by what you’ve watched or read here today, I encourage you to visit the Heal Sick Children website to learn more about how you can get involved in our mission.

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