An Evening with a Legend honoring
Michael Phelps

Thank you for supporting our 12th anniversary of An Evening with a Legend honoring gold medal legend, Michael Phelps.

This year’s event was presented by Wells Fargo and raised critical funds for pediatric cancer research at Texas Children’s Cancer Center, which is the largest pediatric cancer and blood disease treatment program in the United States and where all children are treated, regardless of their families’ ability to pay.

Two special patients participated in the event including long-term survivor, Christian Spear sang the national anthem, and Peyton Richardson, who rang the bell the day prior to the event, led the invocation. A special tribute video narrated by Bob Costas introduced Michael Phelps to the stage, where he joined Andrea Kremer from the NFL Network, HBO and CBS Sports, who moderated the live interview. Michael shared insight into each of his four Olympic games, spoke about his adversity, determination and quest to become the greatest Olympian of all time. He also spoke about his family and his passion to improve the lives of children through the Michael Phelps Foundation. Michael and Andrea had visited the hospital during the afternoon and visited with several of the patients in the Cancer Center’s in-patient unit. They signed autographs, took photos with the patients and spoke about their visit with our brave patients during the interview. It was a golden evening!

If you were unable to join us but would like to support Texas Children's Cancer Center, you can make a donation. Thank you so much for your support!

Event Co-Chairmen
Shelley Barineau
Julie Bergen
Ned Torian
Kathy Zay

Honorary Chairmen
Carmen and Butch Mach
Kelli and John Weinzierl

View all photos from the event.

Previous Legends
2016 – Chancellor William H. McRaven
2015 – President George W. Bush
2013 – Paul Azinger, Butch Harmon, Mark O’Meara and Ken Venturi
2012 – Gloria Gaynor, Nile Rodgers and The Pointer Sisters
2011 – Robert Duvall
2010 – The Junction Boys of Texas A&M
2009 – Col. B. Aldrin, Capt. A. Bean, Capt. G. Cernan and Capt. J. Lovell
2008 – Denton A. Cooley, M.D.
2007 – Darrell K Royal
2006 – Roger Clemens
2005 – Lance Armstrong

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