October 25, 2022 / Community,DIY Fundraising

Record-Breaking 17th Annual Sam’s Night Raises Over $1,000,000 for PPMD

Oh what a night! Sam’s Night, the annual event in Dallas, TX hosted by the Killian Family, set a new fundraising event record for PPMD, bringing in more than $1,000,000!!

Thanks to the generous support of the Killian’s friends, family, and longtime supporters, the celebratory evening featured live and silent auctions, good music, food, and great company, in a beautiful outdoor setting overlooking downtown Dallas.

Sam’s Night (formerly Sam’s Family Fun Day) was started by the Killian family after their son Sam was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Sam helped lead this year’s live auction and concluded the event with a heartfelt thank you to everyone who made it such a successful evening.

“We are blown away by the support Sam’s Night has received over the years and especially this year,” said Sam’s dad, John Killian. “When we started Sam’s Family Fun Day 17 years ago, our goal was to build awareness in our community, raise funds to support PPMD’s mission, and have some fun with Sam, his friends, and their families. We could never have imagined it would become such a long-standing event that has grown to where it is now, and that growth would not have been possible without the support of our incredible family, friends, and community.”

“We are so grateful to the Killians for the contributions they have made to this community over the years,” said Pat Furlong, PPMD’s Founding President & CEO. “Not only are their efforts responsible for millions of dollars being raised to support research initiatives, they have provided mentorship, comfort, and support to countless families in the community.”

Thank you to the incredible sponsors of Sam’s Night, including Clarion Partners, CBRE, Chicago Title, Colliers International, Cushman & Wakefield, Ernst & Young, Houlihan Lokey, JLL, Kessler CollinsMessick Peacock & Associates, MRP Realty, PricewaterhouseCoopers, PGIM, REDA LLC, Stream Realty, Trammell Crow Company, Vinson & Elkins, Wells Fargo, and Willmeng Construction.

Congratulations to the Killians, and THANK YOU to everyone who supported this fantastic event!

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