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February 2nd, 2009
Cattle Baron's Ball moved back to May

STAFF REPORT

KYLE – Striking the theme, “Wild for a Cause, Game for a Cure,” The Hays County Cattle Baron’s Ball is set for May 23.

Keeping with tradition, the ball will take place at Texas Old Town in Kyle, where gaming, dancing, entertainment, a silent auction, dining, and shopping will rule the night.  The community-driven event is intended to raise awareness about cancer while raising funds to support the research, education, advocacy and patient services that are vital to the American Cancer Society’s mission of eliminating cancer.

Funds raised through the Hays County Cattle Baron’s Ball will be put to work locally by helping and caring for cancer patients, teaching people in the community about prevention and early detection, and by providing funds for research here and across the country.

In Texas, the American Cancer Society funds about $31 million annually in cancer research, with more $3.7 million going into Central Texas.

The American Cancer Society works to educate policymakers about cancer and how it affects the individuals and families they represent.  Some of the programs and services offered to people who have been diagnosed with cancer are Look Good Feel Better and Road to Recovery, among others. Cancer survivors and their families can call the American Cancer Society 24 hours per day, 365 days per year to speak with trained cancer information specialists who will help them with information and direct them to resources in their communities.

Those interested in participating in the Hays County Cattle Baron’s Ball are asked to contact Avi Rostorfer at (512) 919-1970 for more information on volunteering or becoming an underwriter.

For more information on cancer, call the American Cancer Society’s 24-hour help line at 1-800-ACS-2345, or visit www.cancer.org.

The Carrle Baron’s Ball, originally scheduled for March 28, has been moved to May 23.

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