FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

EVENT TIMELINE:

*2022 Timeline provided below as example*

6:00 pm VIP Party Presented by Anne Davidson (by ticketed invitation only)

6:30 pm Chris Young performance begins on the Pike Corporation VIP/Live Auction Stage

7:00 pm Cattle Baron’s Ball opens to all guests

8:15 pm Live Auction begins

10:25 pm Raffle winners announced

10:30 pm Old Dominion performance begins on the Andrews Distributing Main Stage presented by Miller Lite

12:00 am CBB After-Party performance by Emerald City AllStars

2:00 am We will see you next year! 

TICKET INFORMATION:

  • Tables and couple seating options for 2023 coming soon!

PARKING:

  • For the easiest access and most enjoyable experience, we encourage ride-sharing. Ride-sharing services do not require a parking pass.

    • Ride-share services:

      • Alto

      • Lyft

      • Uber

      • For bus and shuttle we recommend Premier Transportation and Wynne Transportation​

SILENT AUCTION :

Our Silent Auction will go live in the days before the ball. More information on how to register and bid coming soon!

BALL ATTIRE:

Cattle Baron’s Ball has always been a “boots and jeans” event so bring out your best western chic attire and cowboy boots. We have over 150,000 square feet of food, cocktails, concerts and dancing.

VOLUNTEER:

Our committee is comprised of 100 women who are responsible for all aspects of the event. If you’re interested in becoming a member, please reach out to our Membership Chairs, Joanna Clarke at joannaclarke07@gmail.com, Annie Fernandez at annie@thefernandezes.com, and Taryn McDonald at taryn.mcdonald@haynesboone.com.

RAFFLE TICKET INFORMATION:

Information about the 2023 raffle prizes and tickets is coming soon; if you would like to purchase a raffle ticket at that time, please contact a CBB member or call the CBB Office at 214-443-9222. The drawing will take place at the Cattle Baron’s Ball.

 

A BIG thank you to our 2022 Raffle Sponsors: Cattle Baron's Ball & Southfork Ranch, Park Place, NorthPark Center, Eiseman Jewels and Roberto Coin, PlainsCapital Bank and The American Express 2023.  

PRE-PARTIES:

  • Trailblazer’s Party: Donors who commit and turn in their contracts early to Cattle Baron’s Ball for 2023 are invited to attend a private party to celebrate the early fundraising successes.

  • Live Auction Preview Party: Active members, Past Ball Chairs and donors are invited to get a first-hand look at all of the exciting packages that make the Cattle Baron’s Ball Live Auction so unique.

  • Underwriter's Party: This private event is to show our appreciation to our 2023 sponsors and donors who help make Cattle Baron’s Ball the largest single-night fundraiser benefitting the American Cancer Society. 

 

OUR HISTORY

The first Cattle Baron’s Ball was a full-fledged Texas barbecue under the chairmanship of Patti Hunt and Jacque Wynne, who founded the event to raise funds for cancer research through the American Cancer Society. More than 500 guests attended the western-themed event in 1974, which was held at Toddie Lee Wynne’s Star Brand Ranch. Through ticket sales and the auction, the inaugural event raised $56,000. Today the ball hosts more than 3,000 guests and raises millions each year.

Country music’s most revered performers have entertained at the ball throughout its 49-year history, including Tammy Wynette, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, George Strait, Waylon Jennings, Brooks & Dunn, Clint Black, Dwight Yoakam, Big & Rich, Toby Keith, Sugarland, Brad Paisley, and Dierks Bentley.

While some might be hand-wringing at the prospect of continuing a legacy of ensuring more cancer research dollars are spent in Dallas than anywhere else in the country, they probably aren’t familiar with the members of the Cattle Baron’s Ball. Fortunately, the Cattle Baron’s Ball Committee is not comprised of the faint-of-heart – as evidenced by the fact that the CBB is the largest single-night fundraiser in the nation for cancer research through the American Cancer Society. To date, the ball has generated over $89 million in only 49 years.

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OUR CAUSE

Through our partnership with the American Cancer Society, we’re attacking cancer from every angle. And you can help us! Did you know that in our more than 49 years of events, Cattle Baron’s Ball has raised over $89 million towards the ongoing pursuit of a cure for cancer? And most of that has stayed right here in North Texas. Join the fight and help us continue to make a difference! Cattle Baron’s Ball supports the American Cancer Society in the following incredible ways:

 

Provided more than 40,000 services to cancer patients in North Texas

More than 1,500 free wigs were provided free of charge to cancer patients

More than 1,000 breast cancer patients were visited by our Reach to Recovery volunteers

Helped to enact strong state and local smoke-free laws that protect workers and the public from the dangers of secondhand smoke

Connected patients with more than 64,000 different treatment options, through our Clinical Trials Matching Service

Found the link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer

Gave 10,238 rides to and from treatment

Everyone knows someone affected by cancer. From attending the ball to purchasing a raffle ticket, there are many ways to get involved with Cattle Baron’s Ball however you can. Help us continue making a difference!

Click here to learn more about the American Cancer Society.

CURRENT AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY-FUNDED RESEARCHERS IN NORTH TEXAS

Melanie Cobb, PHD
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Institutional Research Grant

Nicholas Conrad, PHD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Posttranscriptional Regulation of Metabolic Genes Involved in Cancer

David Gerber
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Genetic and Phenotypic Biomarkers to Predict Immune-Related Adverse Events

Raquibul Hannah, MD, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Image-guided Stereotactic Radiation Therapy of Primary Renal Cancer

Puneeth Iyengar, MD, PHD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Unchecked Adipocyte Lipolysis and Tumor Progression in Cachexia

James Kim, MD, PHD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Disruption of Oncogenic Epithelial-Stromal Interactions in Lung Cancer

Ramona L. Rhodes, MD MPH
UT Southwestern Medical Center
End-of-Life Care for African Americans: an Outpatient Intervention

Daniel Siegwart, PHD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
A Functional Polyester Library for Enhanced and Selective miRNA Delivery

Richard Wang
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Glucose Transport as a Targetable Vulnerability in SCC of the Skin

Kenneth Westover, MD, PHD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
DCLK1 Inhibition for Treatment of Cancer

 

Sebastian Winter, PHD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Manipulation of the Gut Microbiota to Prevent Colitis-Associated Cancer

Yonghao Yu, PHD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Overcoming Rapamycin Resistance for the Treatment of Bladder Cancer