Purple Songs Can Fly 
is celebrating its 
10th Anniversary this year!

To commemorate this significant milestone and to honor the more than 1,250 children who have written and recorded songs in the Purple Songs Can Fly recording studio at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers, we will host our first ever Purple Tie Gala.
The title of our Gala is inspired by Purple Songs Can Fly’s original musical, Journey to Hope, starring six pediatric cancer patients/survivors sharing their beautiful stories and songs of hope. This musical, written, directed and produced by Purple Songs Can Fly, will be performed prior to dinner as part of the evening’s celebrations. Carol Herron, Periwinkle Arts in Medicine Program Coordinator at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers, is our Gala honoree.

$25,000 Hope Is Always Here

Dinner and Musical Performance for twenty,

event recognition, and VIP seating

 

$10,000 My Hopes Are My Strengths

Dinner and Musical Performance for ten,

event recognition, and VIP seating

 
Journey to Hope Gala
Saturday, October 8, 2016
The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
800 Bagby Street, Houston, Texas
 
6:00pm - Cocktail reception
7:00pm - Journey to Hope musical in Zilkha Hall
8:00 - 10:00pm - Dinner, program and Grand Finale in Grand Lobby of Sarofim Hall
 
Attire: Purple Tie/Purple Formal

Gala Honoree Carol Herron, Periwinkle Arts in Medicine Program Coordinator, Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers Gala Emcee Melissa Wilson 

Gala Sponsors Ron Black, Marie Bosarge, Charles & Lisa Cusack, Pamela Griffin-Minnich & Gene Minnich, Burdine Johnson & Christophe Venghiattis, Pin Oak Charity Horse Show, Jill A. Schaar & Giorgio Caflisch, Dr. Richard & Barbara Schilling, Melissa & Doug Schnitzer, Lester & Sue Smith Foundation, Sudha & Wendi Sudhakar, Texas Children's Hospital Gala Chairs Pamela Griffin-Minnich, Jill A. Schaar Board of Directors Anita Kruse, President; Pamela Griffin-Minnich, Vice President; John Singer, Treasurer; Regina Elliott, Secretary; J. Todd Frazier Advisory Board  Ron Black, Anthony Brandt, Dr. David Eagleman, Burdine Clayton Johnson, Alecia Lawyer, C. Mark Murrah, Scott Parazynski, Dr. David Poplack, Laura Puzio, Doug Suggitt, Risa Taub-McDonald, Glenn Taylor, Pamela Taylor-Glass, Melissa Wilson

Founder & Executive Director Anita Kruse 

$5,000 Celebration Of Hope

Dinner and Musical Performance for ten,

event recognition, and VIP seating 

 

$1,000 Hope Is Everywhere

Dinner and Musical Performance for two

 

$500 Hope Is In Everyone

Dinner and Musical Performance for one