Saffie Farris

Guests will spend an “Evening in Paris” at hospital’s signature event

(DALLAS – September 30, 2009) — Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children will host its 14th annual Treasure Street, a live and silent auction event benefiting TSRHC, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 22, 2009. Highland Park Village (at Preston Road and Mockingbird Lane) will be transformed into an “Evening in Paris,” filled with music by Beatles cover band A Hard Night’s Day and catering by the restaurants of Highland Park Village.

The community is invited to gather with hospital friends, Treasure Street board members and event and host committee members for the annual event in support of TSRHC patients. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on magnificent auction items such as a Ralph Lauren private shopping experience, an iPod loaded with 3,000 of local deejay Lucy Wrubel’s favorite songs as well as an original painting created by TSRHC patients and local artist Christopher H. Martin. Party attendees also will have the opportunity to view a fashion show featuring the latest fall trends found in Highland Park Village retail stores.

The 2009 honorary event chairs for Treasure Street are Pat and Claude Prestidge, M.D.  The event chairs for Treasure Street are Peggy and Dan Meyer, M.D.

“With the support of local merchants, hospital friends and volunteers, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring Paris to Dallas,” said Peggy Meyer, 2009 Treasure Street event chair. “On October 22, this historic shopping center will play host to a French-inspired, magical evening with fine cuisine, fashion and an exciting live auction. We invite everyone to join us in support of this wonderful hospital that serves the state of Texas so generously.”

Treasure Street was established in 1996 by a group of TSRHC patient families with children affected by Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC). The event has grown from a small gathering to an outdoor gala under the stars with more than a thousand attendees, extravagant auction items, exquisite cuisine and proceeds to date exceeding $6.3 million. To accommodate its growth and increasing popularity, Treasure Street, which was once held on the hospital’s grounds, will be held at Highland Park Village for the third consecutive year.

“Treasure Street has seen tremendous growth over the years but continues to be a great evening where friends come together and celebrate Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children," said Dodge Carter, Treasure Street chairman of the board and a TSRHC patient parent. "We are so proud to have a hand in the great work at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, specifically with the remarkable progress of the Tuberous Sclerosis Complex clinic under the leadership of Dr. Steven Sparagana. Thanks to the incredible support from the community, we are also proud to say Treasure Street not only benefits the Tuberous Sclerosis Complex clinic, but the entire hospital as well. Our family continues to marvel at what, together, a group of dedicated individuals can accomplish."

For more information about Treasure Street or to purchase event tickets, please visit the Treasure Street Web site at www.treasurestreet.com, email treasure.street@tsrh.org or call (214) 559-7656.
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is one of the nation's leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopedic conditions, certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. There is no charge to patient families for treatment at the hospital, and admission is open to Texas children from birth to 18 years of age. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, please call (214) 559-5000 or (800) 421-1121 or visit www.tsrhc.org.

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