October 19, 2023 / Community,DIY Fundraising

Sam’s Night Has Another Record-Breaking Year, Raising Over $1,400,000 for PPMD

This year’s 18th annual Sam’s Night event, hosted by the Killian Family in Dallas, TX, set yet another fundraising event record for PPMD, bringing in more than $1,400,000!

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. Thanks to the generous support of the Killians’ friends, family, and longtime supporters, Sam’s Night has raised $5.6 million for PPMD since its inception in 2005.

“We continue to be amazed by the support Sam’s Night has received over the years and especially this year,” said Sam’s dad, John Killian. “When Chris Messick helped us start Sam’s Family Fun Day 18 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 especially couldn’t have done it without the help of Stacey Magee and Jennifer Bowlby!”

“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, Altus Group, 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!

There’s still time to contribute by visiting SamsNight.org.

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