Texas Children's Cancer Center celebrates 10th anniversary of "An Evening with a Legend" with President George W. Bush and CBS Host Bob Schieffer


HOUSTON - (Feb. 25, 2015) - The 43rd president of the United States, George W. Bush spoke to a sold-out crowd at the Hilton Americas on Feb. 25, 2015 at the 10th annual "An Evening with a Legend." Presented by Wells Fargo, the event featured an insightful onstage discussion with President Bush conducted by CBS Host Bob Schieffer and raised funds for Texas Children's Cancer Center.

Serving as honorary chairmen for this once-in-a-lifetime evening were Carolyn and David Light along with their family Susan and David Light and Melissa and Mano DeAyala. Longtime Texas Children's supporters Emily Crosswell, Ned Torian, Lynn Baird and Flo Crady served as event chairs. This year's event raised $1.2 million to support research and patient care at Texas Children's Cancer Center, the largest pediatric cancer and blood disease center in the United States.

"The Legends event is a very special one for the Cancer Center, and there's no better way to celebrate the 10th anniversary than with the distinguished company of a former president," said Dr. David Poplack, director of Texas Children's Cancer Center. "We're so grateful for the donors and supporters who have made this evening a success."

Emceed by Dr. Mark Kline, physician-in-chief of Texas Children's Hospital, the event was produced by Ward Ames Special Events and featured a video highlighting President Bush's notable career as well as a presentation by the Houston Fire Department Honor Guard and Texas AM Singing Cadets.

In 10 years, this event has raised more than $47 million for Texas Children's Cancer Center and has featured notable honorees such as Robert Duvall, Dr. Denton Cooley, Gloria Gaynor, the Texas AM Junction Boys and Apollo astronauts.

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Texas Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation, Texas Children’s has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthroughs in pediatric and women’s health. The hospital includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital planned to open in 2017. The organization also created the nation’s first HMO for children, has the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that’s channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. For more information, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news by visiting the online newsroom and Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.