Ronald McDonald House of Dallas Hosted “Under the Moonlight” Gala Benefit at 6500

DALLAS, April 14, 2016 – The Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD) hosted its Annual “Under the Moonlight” Gala at sixty five hundred on Saturday, April 2. Co-chaired by Lindy Berkley and Hadley Galt, with Honorary Chairs Natalie and Drew Dossett, and Nancy and Mike Kerr, the evening featured cocktails, a seated dinner, live auction and dancing with DJ Chicken George.  The highlight of the evening was sixteen-year-old Blake Hyland and his parent’s Pat and Cindy Hyland who talked about the support and strength they received during their year-long stay at Ronald McDonald House Dallas.

(Featured photo: Gala chairs Hadley Galt, Lindy Berkely. Honorary chairs Drew and Natalie Dossett, Nancy and Mike Kerr. Photo courtesy Rhi Lee.)

“We touch the lives of hundreds of Texas families by helping them take advantage of the incredible medical resources Dallas has to offer to care for their sick and injured children,” said Jill Cumnock, Chief Executive Officer of RMHD. “We wouldn’t be able to meet that need – a need any parent can appreciate – without the financial support that comes from our annual gala. As a charitable event, Under the Moonlight delivered on all levels. It brought our incredible base of supporters in a unique setting to raise crucial funds that directly benefit families like the Hylands.”

As a home-away-from-home for seriously ill or injured children and their families, RMHD serves a critical need for families who stay there, all of whom come from distances greater than 40 miles away from Dallas. Although RMHD asks guest families to contribute only $15 per night, no family is ever turned away for an inability to pay.

Holland Burian, James Carroll, Cate Biggs
Holland Burian, James Carroll, Cate Biggs



Established in 1981, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas has served as a home-away-from-home for more than 36,000 families of seriously ill children who have traveled to Dallas seeking medical treatment in area hospitals. By providing a caring, supportive, home-like environment, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas keeps the family intact and helps allow a family to establish a normal routine in the midst of crisis. It also provides families with the opportunity to share their concerns with other families in similar circumstances. For more information, please contact Ronald McDonald House of Dallas at 214.631.7354, or visit

(Press release courtesy Ronald McDonald House.)


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