A photo of Carson Leslie, B.C. (before cancer, to which these pictures are often referred) adorns the entryway of the family’s Preston Hollow home. Photo by Danny Fulgencio

A photo of Carson Leslie, B.C. (before cancer, to which these pictures are often referred) adorns the entryway of the family’s Preston Hollow home. Photo by Danny Fulgencio

The Carson Leslie Foundation, which we featured in our September 2014 magazine, hasn’t slowed down its fundraising efforts to fight childhood cancer.

The foundation hosts its fifth annual Sunny Place Shindig 6:30-11:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at Fashion Industry Dallas. The party celebrates Carson, who was just 17 years old when he died from tumors that had taken over his brain and spine. The event also features a Texas Hold ‘Em tournament, a Chicken Drop and an auction to raise money for research studies in hospitals all over Texas searching for less-toxic treatments for pediatric cancer.

The Shindig has always been held in January because Carson died on Jan. 12 — but not before publishing his book, “Carry Me,” chronicling his experience with cancer from the diagnosis to his final days.

Go here to learn more and register to attend.


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