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Jeannette Walls is the featured speaker

 New York Times best-selling author Jeannette Walls will be the featured speaker at the 18th Annual Pot of Gold luncheon benefiting Rainbow Days, Inc. to be held in the Chantilly Ballroom at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas on Friday, April 24th.

 Co-chaired by Karen Currie and Brooke Andrews, the luncheon also features a silent auction chaired by Nicole Williams and festive entertainment by Eddie Coker and the children of Rainbow Days, Inc.

 Jeannette Walls is a journalist and author of the memoir, The Glass Castle, which has been on the New York Times Best-Sellers list for more than six years. The book has sold four-and-a-half million copies in the U.S., been translated into 30 languages, and was named one of the “Top 10 Books of the Decade” by Her story gives hope to those facing challenges and makes them realize anything is possible. Her follow-up books, Half Broke Horses: A True Life Novel and The Silver Star, were both New York Times Best-Sellers as well. As a journalist, her work has appeared in New York Magazine, Esquire, USA Today, and on MSNBC. The Glass Castle is being made into a movie starring Jennifer Lawrence. A release date has not been announced.

 “Jeannette’s nomadic childhood of living out of the family car or in rundown houses with her siblings, alcoholic father and mentally unstable mother, as captured in her memoir, is similar to the situations of many of the children we serve,” said Cathey Brown, Founder and CEO, Rainbow Days, Inc. “We are excited to bring this well-known author and speaker to Dallas, to share her story which we believe will not only be captivating, but inspiring.”

 Mrs. Nancy Ann Hunt, 2012 Luncheon Honoree said, “I continue to support Rainbow Days because they are an organization that is dedicated to their mission of helping thousands of children and youth in need in our community.”

Underwriting and sponsorships are available. Individual tickets are $150. Contact Emily Candee at 214-217-3833, via email at or visit the website for more information at 



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