Invitation: Art of Hope Gala 2017 to feature Former First Lady Laura Bush and Janet St. James


After 25 years of providing help and hope to those affected by breast cancer, National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), is proud to announce its Art of Hope Gala featuring Former First Lady Mrs. Laura Bush as its keynote speaker. The gala, with Presenting Sponsor Nature Nate’s Honey, will take place on Saturday, March 25, at 7:00PM at the spectacular Dallas Museum of Art. This special evening, emceed by former WFAA-TV journalist and breast cancer survivor, Janet St. James, will include delicious food, jazz from the Cornerstone Band, a surprise entertainer, and for a select group of supporters, a chance to meet Laura Bush.


NBCF’s mission is Helping Women Now®.  The foundation provides help and inspires hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services. NBCF provides funding to medical facilities in all 50 states and locally provides funding to Parkland Hospital for Screening & Diagnostic and Patient Navigation services.

Neal and Janelle Hail founded NBCF in 1991 to provide women information, guidance, medical assistance, and support needed during their breast cancer journey and treatment. Janelle’s journey with breast cancer began with her diagnosis 37 years ago. She was 34 years old, married and a mother of three young sons when she detected a lump in her breast through early detection. As CEO, Janelle has successfully led NBCF for 25 years to help women worldwide.

“Thank you to all who have partnered with us and have helped us impact the lives of women and their families worldwide. Together we can accomplish great things in the future,” said Janelle Hail, founder of NBCF.

For decades, Laura Bush has championed key issues in the fields of education, health care and women’s rights. She has traveled to more than 76 countries and has launched ground-breaking education and healthcare programs in the U.S. and abroad.  As the Chair of the Women’s Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute, Mrs. Bush continues her work on global healthcare innovations, empowering women in emerging democracies, education reform, and supporting the men and women who have served in the America’s military. In 2012, NBCF became a Collaborating Partner of Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon®, an initiative of the George W. Bush Institute aimed at reducing deaths from cervical cancer and breast cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa by raising awareness of these diseases and inspiring access to quality services to detect and treat them.  This partnership has allowed the NBCF to make a significant impact in Sub-Saharan Africa over the last few years.



The 2017 Art of Hope Gala benefiting the National Breast Cancer Foundation

WHEN: Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 7:00pm


Dallas Museum of Art

1717 North Harwood Street

Dallas, Texas 75201


Individual: $250 and tables are $1,500

Sponsorships: $2,500 to $25,000. The first 50 sponsors will have the opportunity to attend the VIP Reception and will receive an autographed copy of Mrs. Bush’s best-selling memoir, Spoken from the Heart.*

For more information and to purchase, visit

All images courtesy of the NBCF.


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