The Beat Leukemia Ball

Join us at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel on Saturday, May 7, 2016 as we celebrate the 13th Anniversary of the one and only Beat Leukemia Ball, benefiting Leukemia Texas research and patient aid in Texas! 

With Michele Reynolds and daughters Lauren and Courtney serving as the Event Co-Chairs, and Ashli and Todd Blumenfeld as the Honorary Chairs, we are looking forward to another fabulous gala in downtown Fort Worth. The Ball features The Fab Four- the Ultimate Tribute to the Beatles- guaranteed to have you dancing and signing along! 

There are many charitable events deserving of support, but only one is this much fun! We hope you will consider joining us this year as we celebrate and support the life-saving mission and the research and patient aid programs of Leukemia Texas.    

Beat Leukemia Ball Entertainment: The Fab Four- The Ultimate Tribute to The Beatles

From Liverpool to Las Vegas, from Hollywood to New York, London, Paris, Tokyo and now The BeatLeukemia Ball, The Fab Four have thrilled audiences around the world. They’ve been featured on ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, NBC and TBS television and in movies for CBS and MGM. With as many as five costume changes and note perfect accuracy, The Fab Four will take you on a "Magical Mystery Tour" through the greatest songs of the most successful recording act in music history. Every song is played in the original recorded key without the use of tapes, sequences or backing tracks. You’ll twist and shout to the spirit that captured a generation and the music that changed the world!


Join us at the Beat Leukemia Ball After-Party from 10:30PM to 12:30AM, featuring DJ Lucy Wrubel! 

2016 Host Committee

Heidi Allison   Diane & Bill Ayres
 Dr. Donald Beam
 Dr. Paul & Lois Bowman
 Ashli & Todd Blumenfeld
 Kathy & Dennis Christoffel
 Anne Davidovich
Angie & David Donahue 
 Elizabeth Godwin
Sandra Marquez-Hall & Guy Hall
 Ashley & Grant Hall
 Greg Hatch
Dr. Ken & Jennie Heym
Dr. William & Becky Jordan   Courtney Kennebeck
 Dr. Andras & Terri Lacko
Brooke & Douglas White  Paige Miller
 Anne & Phil Moroneso
Carole & Scott Murray 
 BJ & Herb Pease
Felicia & Rob Peterson
 Beverly & Charlie Powell
Dr. John & Lisa Queralt 
Michele & Fred Reynolds
 Sarah Smith
Linda & John Rider
Carol & Barry Russo
Laura Rutledge
Gloria & Don Siratt
Laura & Mark Standish
 MaryEllen Ford
 Lauren & Ron Surratt
Trish & Mark Topel
 Jessica Upchurch

 Wayne & Betty Whitham
Dr. Michael & Ann Williams
Carly Wiltulski

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Omni Fort Worth Hotel

6:30PM Cocktail Reception

7:30PM Seated Dinner

9:00PM Musical Show

Event Chairs

Michele Reynolds and daughters Lauren and Courtney 


Michele’s compassion for the breadth of needs in Fort Worth shows through her long history of philanthropic leadership. She has led numerous events and committees throughout the area raising hundreds of thousands of dollars. Michele’s commitment to helping others is reflected in both of her daughters. Lauren, a Hematology-Oncology nurse at Cook Children’s Medical Center and Courtney, who is studying for her Masters in Public Health at UNTHSC, both have a true passion to fund efforts for cancer research and patient care.

The vital research and programs of Leukemia Texas are truly saving lives and bringing hope to so many local families. We are proud to host the 2016 Beat Leukemia Ball and hope to see everyone there.” – Michele, Lauren and Courtney Reynolds

Honorary Chair

Ashli & Todd Blumenfeld

Ashli’s parents, Rozanne and Billy Rosenthal, and her grandmother, Roz Rosenthal, are avid philanthropists who have set a wonderful example for Ashli and Todd and have encouraged them to get involved in the community over the years.  

Ashli and Todd met in New Orleans at Tulane University in 1999 and were married in 2008 shortly after relocating to Fort Worth, Texas from New York, New York.  The couple has two children - Elanor Rose, 4 years old, and William David, 2 years old — who are the light of their lives.  

Todd is a lawyer at the Friedman, Suder & Cooke law firm where he specializes in intellectual property litigation and corporate law.  He sits on the board at Temple Beth El and the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth & Tarrant County.

Ashli is the Marketing Director at the Penrose Group, a private investment company with a focus on the food manufacturing industry.  She currently sits on the Board of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Worth Zoo and the Texas Ballet Theater.  She is also involved with Cook Children’s Seventh Avenue Steering Committee, the Spur Committee at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Advance Team and the Beyond the Bag Event supporting the Joan Katz Breast Center. 

Master of Ceremonies

Scott Murray 

Special Thanks to Our 2016 Sponsors


 Mr. & Mrs. Mark Topel   Dr. & Mrs. W. Paul Bowman   Dr. Janice Knebl & Dr. Tom Fairchild
Mr. Paul Dorman   Mr. & Mrs. David Lee   Janet & Ralph Heath
Dr. & Mrs. Monte Troutman   Dr. & Mrs. William Jordan   Anne & Phil Moroneso
Mr. & Mrs. Fred Reynolds

Mr. & Mrs. John Enlow
Mr. & Mrs. Doug White
Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth Heym
  Minyard Founders Foundation   Dr. & Mrs. Michael Williams
 Ms. Virginia Dorman     Dr. Laurie Boquet Dory   Mr. Dan Lowrance 
Jennifer and Shaun Reed 
Rosenthal Family 
Texas Center for Proton Therapy