Erin Andrews, Jessica Simpson join fight against Cancer

On vacation this week but want to let everybody know about a special event this Friday being held to benefit the Carson Leslie Foundation in the fight against cancer. Carson Leslie was the close friend of infielder Michael Young who passed away three years ago from cancer. Here is the information directly from the Foundation.

Erin Andrews, Jessica Simpson, Clayton Kershaw, Tony Banks, Burton Gilliam join the fight

Against Pediatric Cancer, at 3rd Annual “A Sunny Place for Shady People

 (Dallas, Texas) January 9, 2013- The 3rd Annual “A Sunny Place for Shady People” Hold’em Tourney & Chicken Drop will take place, Friday, January 18th at the Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.) in downtown Dallas and will benefit the Carson Leslie Foundation. Last, year’s event raised over $100,000 supporting Foundation’s mission to fund research leading to a cure from Pediatric Cancer and enrich the lives of teens in the battle.

Attendees can compete against Dallas’ own Clayton Kershaw, currently a pitcher with LA Dogers, former NFL Quarterback, Tony Banks and Burton Gilliam of Blazing Saddle in a Texas Hold’em tournament and bid to win big during live and silent auctions!!

Dinner with Erin Andrews & 7 of your buddies at Nick & Sam’s, Uptown/Dallas is sure to be a hot auction item in many ways! Carson met Erin at the Yankees vs. Rangers game and won her heart with his charming moxie. As he walked up the stairs to watch the game, Carson grabbed a baseball wrote his name, email address & cell number on it, shouted, “HEY ERIN”, winked at her, threw her the ball and said, “call me”, she called and they kept in touch for the rest of his life!

Carson always wanted to meet Jessica Simpson and when cancer kept growing, his buddy William Noble arranged that meeting.  Carson and Jessica kept up for the rest of his life. Jessica is now extremely supportive of the foundation’s auxiliary group, called the Shady Ladies!

Other featured auction items include must have bling from William Noble Rare Jewels and a trip to Cayo Espanto, a private island off the coast of Belize.

Carson insisted that upon his death, his brain be donated to research with one goal; to help the next kid. Thus the Carson Leslie Foundation was born and we decided our event will always be in January because Carson died in January and his dying wish, to fight for the next kid keeps us focused on his goal during this very difficult month.

The Carson Leslie Foundation is an approved IRS 501c3 foundation; tax ID# 01-0945033. Is dedicated to raising funds for research leading to a cure from pediatric cancer and enriching the lives of teens in the battle.

Tickets for the event are $75, and may be purchased at www.carsonlesliefoundation.org until January 17!

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