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21st Annual Black & White Gala Raises $175,000 for Texas Health Cleburne Programs

FORT WORTH, Texas — More than 500 guests attended the 21st annual Black & White Gala on August 3 at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel, and their generosity was apparent in the more than $175,000 net raised. Their giving spirit benefits thousands of Johnson County residents through Shots for Tots, Mammograms are a Must!, Know Your PSA and H.O.P.E. Clinic.

Attendees at the 2013 Black & White Gala

Attendees at the 2013 Black & White Gala.

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These free health care programs provide childhood immunizations, mammography and prostate screenings, educational materials, and community outreach to men, women and children who would otherwise not receive these services.

This year’s Gala proceeds will also be used to purchase an advanced ultrasound system for Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne. The ultrasound will be used primarily for breast exams as part of the hospital’s focus on women’s well-being in Johnson County.

During the evening of dinner and dancing, attendees raised $50,000 during the live auction, with the big board and silent auction items raising more than $25,000. The popular Pick-a-Package boxes and Wine Pull bottles sold out.

Top sponsors for the evening included:

Black Diamond Sponsor
George and Margaret Marti

Three-Minute Challenge Sponsor
Liberty Hotel/Caddo Street Grill (thanks to this generous sponsorship the Three-Minute Challenge raised more than $28,000)

Emerald Sponsor
Community Bank

Valet Parking Sponsor
Cleburne Ford

Diamond Sponsor
Kay and Sam Walls

The success of the Gala would not have been possible without all those who sponsored a table, donated to the Three-Minute Challenge, bid on an auction item or purchased a Pick-a-Package box or bottle of wine in support of Texas Health Cleburne and the Johnson County Community.

The Black & White Gala is hosted by the Black & White Gala committee and the Texas Health Resources Foundation.

About Texas Health Resources Foundation
Texas Health Resources Foundation strives to enhance the delivery of quality patient care by joining with committed donors to sustain the long-term fiscal viability of Texas Health Resources. The Foundation raises funds that support clinical, educational and research programs across the Texas Health system. Together with generous supporters, the Foundation fulfills a critical role in continuing the mission of Texas Health to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve. For more information about Texas Health Resources Foundation, visit

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne is a 137-bed acute-care, full-service hospital that has served Cleburne and the Johnson County area since 1986. The hospital’s services include surgery, women’s services, urology, orthopedics and ear, nose and throat care. Texas Health Cleburne, an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, has been recognized with the 2007 Premier/Carescience Select Practice National Quality Award. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit


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