10th Anniversary of “An Evening with a Legend”
with President George W. Bush and CBS host Bob Schieffer
The 43rd president of the United States, George W. Bush, spoke to a sold-out crowd at the Hilton Americas on February 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. Over 1,125 attendees enjoyed the evening, including special guests President George Herbert Walker Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush.
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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 A&M 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 A&M Junction Boys and Apollo astronauts.
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 Apollo Astronauts: 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
The 2016 Legends event will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. For more information, please contact Jessica Varon at 832-824-6914.