"Toast to Life" Set for Saturday, February 22 at the Fashion Industry Gallery

The 16th Annual Toast To Life, set for Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the FIG-Fashion Industry Gallery, benefits the HIV/AIDS programs and services of Resource Center. In keeping with the event theme of "Circa 1983" - attire for the evening is 8o's chic cocktail attire. The event features DJ Lucy Wrubel and will be MCd by Ron Corning, morning newcaster on ABC-WFAA and Courtney Kerr, star of Bravo Television's Courtney Loves Dallas, noted fashion blogger and star of "The Broadcast" on KTXD-TV.

With an annual attendance of more than 800 people, Toast To Life has raised more than $2.8 million since its inception in 1999, and has become one of the most eagerly anticipated fundraising events of the year.
Television Personality and
Toast to Life Co-MC
Courtney Kerr
The centerpiece of Toast To Life has always been the culinary fare presented by a collection of Dallas’ most popular restaurants. Guests indulge in the latest epicurean creations prepared by prominent Dallas chefs while participating in the Silent and Luxury Auctions – all with the knowledge that 100% of the evening’s proceeds directly benefit the HIV/AIDS programs and services of Resource Center.

The over-the-top auctions have grown in focus to include a vast array of local restaurant participants ranging from fine dining to casual favorites, luxury amenities, and unparalleled travel packages. In addition, many well-known local artists contribute one-of-a-kind pieces with every guest given an opportunity to walk away with something special.

For 30 years, the Center has provided programs of interest to LGBT individuals and critical assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS and their families. Annually, staff members and more than 1,100 volunteers provide services and education to more than 60,000 individuals in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. As part of a comprehensive approach to treatment, education and prevention, the Center administers programs serving the HIV/AIDS community, including: dental care; nutrition programming; health insurance premium and co-pay assistance; an HIV/AIDS helpline; and support groups designed to empower community members living with HIV/AIDS.

WFFA Anchor and Toast to Life
Co-MC Ron Corning

From providing care to HIV+ individuals and their families to educating students and corporate executives about LGBT issues, the Center is proud of its commitment to and delivery of a full continuum of services to people in need. Join us in celebrating our past, present, and future dedication to the North Texas HIV/AIDS community as we raise a glass, and a fork, in a very special Toast To Life!

DJ Lucy Wrubel
Co-chairs for this 16th Annual Toast To Life are Sue Wyll and Buddy Mullino. Dallas Light and Sound will provide comprehensive audio services and equipment with a full tilt one night only night club installation for DJ Lucy Wrubel. Watch for DLS video projection and flatscreens to recognize sponsors, and stage lighting for all presentations and announcements.

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