The Beat Leukemia Ball

Thank you to all who joined us for the 14th Annual, BeatLeukemia Ball on Saturday, May 6th, 2017! With your support, Leukemia Texas is able to  make an incredible impact in the lives of hundreds of individuals fighting the life threatening blood cancer of leukemia. 

Together, we will BeatLeukemia! 

With Dan Lowrance and Michelle Hancock serving as the Honorary Chairs, Diane and Bill Ayres  as the Event Chairs, and Larry and Karen Anfin as Host Committee 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!


2017 Host Committee

Lois and Paul Bowman, MD
 Phil and Anne Moroneso
Becky and William Jordan, DO
Greg Hatch Grant Hall Loretta and Don Marable
Michele and Fred Reynolds Courtney Reynolds Jennie and Kenneth Heym, MD 
CarolAnn Morris
Trish and Mark Topel
Therese and Tom Moncrief
Terri & Brian Jones
Irma and Kent McAffee Lei and Frank Testa
Amy Yudiski and Sam Tallis Beverly and Charlie Powell
Camille and Hal Brown
Charlie Kennimer
Heidi Allison
Brooke and Doug White
Mary Phillips
Ashley and Hans Peeders
Ryan Barrera
Lisa and Todd Miller
Maryann and Matt Dufrene
Joy Ann and Bob Havran
Asad Dean, MD Cathy and George Johnson Laura and Mark Standish
Carol and Kurt Haman  Bob Johns
Special Thanks to Our 2017 Sponsors

Trish and Mark Topel













        Gary Christensen Foundation Fund of the North Texas Community Foundation

 Dr. & Mrs. W. Paul Bowman
Mr. & Mrs. John Enlow 
Karen & Larry Anfin 
 Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth Heym
  Becky & Dr. William Jordan
  Gregory Anderson 
Jennifer and Shaun Reed  
  Rainwater Charitable Foundation
  Don & Loretta Marable 
Dr. Andras Lacko
James M. Stanley

Dr. Lauren Akers
Carol & Jim Dunaway   Dr. Tonya & Dr. Steven Fuqua   Michele & Fred Reynolds
Dr. Clarissa Johnson   Darlene and Ron Meade
  Brooke & Douglas White 
Law Office of James M. Stanley   Minyard Founders Foundation   



Saturday, May 6, 2017

Omni Fort Worth Hotel

6:30PM Cocktail Reception

7:30PM Seated Dinner

9:00PM Musical Show

Honorary Chairs

Dan Lowrance & Michelle Hancock

Dan Lowrance grew up in Fort Worth. He has a degree in Business, majoring in Marketing and Economics at Texas Tech University and Masters of Science degree from University of Dallas.  He is the former President and CEO of SPM Flow Control, Inc., located in Fort Worth;  Manufacturers of pumping services equipment. They provided equipment and services to oil-producing areas around the world. The company was sold to WEIR Oil and Gas, Scotland in 2007. Dan has two daughters, Karen Johnson, and Katie Oudt. Dan has five grandchildren. Dan has worked with and supported other various charitable causes in Fort Worth including:  Cook Children’s Medical Center, Baylor All Saints Hospital, UNTHSC and many others. 

Michelle Hancock was born in Gorman, TX, and grew up in Alamogordo, NM, where she graduated from Alamogordo High School. She returned to Texas and graduated from the University of Houston with a B.A. in communications/journalism.

Following graduation she worked as a reporter for The Associated Press in Houston and Dallas before moving to Fort Worth to become energy and environment reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. During her career at the Star-Telegram she would hold the positions of investigative reporter, fashion editor, features editor and creator of the popular "Morsels" food column that was syndicated through The New York Times.

She later was the marketing and public relations director for Sisley Paris cosmetics in the United States.

Michelle is a past president and board member of Jewel Charity, and a member of the Cook Children's Medical Center Woman's Board. She is a past board member and current advisor at a Wish with Wings, and has also been a member of the boards of the Fort Worth Council of Camp Fire,  Fort Worth Ballet, Doris Kupferle Breast Cancer Center and the YWCA.

She is also a member of the Fort Worth Garden Club, Lecture Foundation, Roundelay and Windsor Club.

Event Chairs

Diane and Bill Ayres

Host Committee Chairs

Larry and Karen Anfin

Larry & Karen Anfin have been married for 33 years and have four children, Elizabeth, David, Sara, and Kevin, along with one grandchild, Mia Catherine. At the age of 14, Mr. Anfin started working for Coors Distributing Company of Fort Worth, which his grandfather John McMillan, and Ed Curtis founded in 1966. After working his way up the corporate ladder, he found himself as the CEO of Coors Distributing Company of Fort Worth. In March of 2014, Anfin an this three brothers sold their business, however Mr. Anfin is still actively involved in the Fort Worth Community. Currently, Larry Anfin serves not he boards or executive committees of 21 different organizations, including Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Fort Worth, Fort Worth Stock Show Syndicate, A Wish With Wings, and the Rotary Club of Fort Worth. His wife, Karen Anfin, actively serves as a volunteer at Victory Therapy Center and Meels on Wheels in Fort Worth. Together, their compassion for serving the community of Fort Worth shows through their long history of philanthropic and corporate leadership. 

Master of Ceremonies

Scott Murray