MISSION

Dallas based Foundation advocating LGBTQ Social Justice & Defeating Cancer.

Join us for our annual main event on December 8, 2018.

| Since 2009 | 

BENEFICIARIES

OUR STORY

The philanthropic brainchild of Co-Founder Jason Hanna in 2009 was to host a gathering amongst his social peers whilst making a difference in the lives of others, so he chose Children’s Health as it was his dream to one day have children of his own and be the kind of parent his parents had been for him.

Sadly in November of 2011 his mother was diagnosed with Cancer and his co-founders rallied around him to create the first “official” Teddy Bear Party with intentions of cheering his mother on to beat this deadly disease. To their surprise the local LGBTQ community rallied significantly with their efforts, to create a very successful event.

Unfortunately Kaye Hanna lost her courageous battle the following spring along with a few other significant loved ones connected to the key contributors to the event which lead to the 2012 event doubling in size (500 guests), (8) corporate partners and the addition of financial beneficiary Stand Up To Cancer, Family Equality Council and Equality Texas.


A special thank you to all of our Founders, Hosts, and Corporate Sponsors!!!  Due to their continued generousity, 100% of your donation goes directly to the beneficiaries.

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FOUNDERS / BOARD MEMBERS

Jason Hanna

Joe Riggs

Joseph Riggs

Jason Hanna

Steve Rahhal

Steve Rahhal

Gary McDonald

Gary McDonald

Mike Richardson

Mike Richardson

Julio Gonzalez

Julio Gonzalez

Mark LeDoux

Mark LeDoux

Bryan Carr

Bryan Carr

Mark Clay

Mark Clay

2018 SPONSORS

PRESENTING SPONSOR

PLATINUM SPONSORS

EXCLUSIVE VODKA SPONSOR

2018 SILVER SPONSORS

2018 BRONZE SPONSORS

2018 HOST SPONSORS

2018 IN KIND SPONSORS