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2nd Annual Karaoke & Cocktails for a Cause, Benefiting Texas Children’s Hospital

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THE WOODLANDS, TX – Karaoke & Cocktails for a Cause, a pediatric cancer fundraising event held annually in The Woodlands, Texas, will be hosting its’ 2nd annual fundraiser on Wednesday, November 29th from 7pm-11:30pm at Dosey Doe Big Barn at 25911 North Freeway.

Presented by the Uresti Giving Foundation, net proceeds will benefit the Cancer Center at Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands. This fun filled evening aims to raise funds to ease the financial and emotional impact experienced by children with cancer and their families by providing basic needs financial support during a very emotional and challenging time.

According to Eric Uresti, Executive Director of the Uresti Giving Foundation, and Woodlands resident, “It’s difficult for many people to imagine what life is like to have a child going through cancer, it’s one of the most heartbreaking feelings imaginable. Texas Children’s Cancer Center is so important for these families – they do not limit requests, needs, nor do they discriminate on socioeconomic status, as childhood cancer impacts all walks of life. When cancer enters life, the simple, everyday things aren’t so simple anymore”.


The genesis of this event in giving back to the community stems from Mr. Uresti’s youngest daughter Taylor, being diagnosed with Pre-B cell leukemia at 4 ½ years of age on August 2010. Upon Taylor’s diagnosis, the leukemia had spread to roughly 90 percent of her body. Over the course of the next two years, she overcame every challenge, hair loss, chemotherapy complications, and emergency room visits. In December of 2012, two and a half years after diagnosis, Taylor’s cancer was in remission, and she continues to live a happy and healthy life today.

“Throughout the difficulties, trials, and setbacks experienced in having a child fighting a cancer diagnosis, one admirable theme that Taylor carried in her attitude daily was: ‘You never know how STRONG you are, until being Strong is the only choice you have,’ ” said her dad.

“Since Karaoke has become such a popular activity, my wife and I decided to create a unique event here in The Woodlands, pair it with one of the finest live music venues in Texas, while bringing awareness to pediatric cancer that helps raise critically needed funds for a very important cause,” concluded Mr. Uresti.

The event will be held on Wednesday, November 29th from 7pm-11:30pm at Dosey Doe Big Barn, 25911 North Freeway, located in The Woodlands for an incredible night of karaoke, cocktails, and fun benefiting the Cancer Center at Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands overall mission of helping families in need.

Hosted by Jenny and Eric Uresti of the Uresti Giving Foundation, which aims to provide financial assistance for organizations that that support children with cancer and their families.

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