Miracle Players Foundation presents Peace, Hope and Butterflies kickoff party

(Dallas) The Miracle Players Foundation and co-chairs Joyce Goss, Andrea Weber and Brandt Wood invite everyone to the second annual Peace, Hope and Butterflies Kick-Off Party hosted by The Mason Bar from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10.This event serves to launch fundraising initiatives that allow the MPF to bring musical theatre programs to Children’s Hospitals and contribute to the promising pediatric cancer research of Children’s Medical Center in Dallas.

Come enjoy complimentary drinks, h’orderves, and live performances by The Ray Johnston Bandat the Dallas rendition of Bourbon Street: The Mason Bar.

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Following the Kick-Off Party,  stay and enjoy the extended happy hour, a tasty dinner, and live jazz music!


The mission of Miracle Players is to address the medical and emotional needs of pediatric cancer patients via musical theatre and arts programs. They strive to brighten the days of hospitalized children and their families and raise funds to support childhood cancer research.

MPF hosts three very influential programs that illuminate the innate theatricality within the patients and their families. The Miracle Players Camp gives participants the opportunity to participate in acting games, make costumes and sets, and perform their own acts.

The Hospital Headshots program speaks to the idea that everybody loves a chance to feel glamorous. MPF strives to facilitate that idea by bringing in professional photographers to capture the beauty of the patients and their families.

Finally, the most recent addition to the MPF creative programs is the Stars-in-a-Box program, which aims to donate trunks containing a karaoke player, family friendly disc sets, and costumes to pediatric oncology department playrooms across the country. The current recipient of research funding is the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas.


Last May The Miracle Players Foundation hosted its first Peace, Hope, & Butterflies family fun festival. The event was a great success boasting 300 attendees and raising $8,500 for childhood cancer research at Children’s Hospital.

From May through December of 2011 MPF raised additional monies and presented Children’s Medical Center with a check for $25,000.

The ultimate goal for 2012 is to quadruple last year’s donation, raising $100,000. Currently, MPF has raised approximately $23,000 but hopes to reach their goal with the kick-off party and second annual Peace, Hope, & Butterflies festival.

The festival will be held on June 2, 2012 from 3 to 6  p.m. at Flag Pole Hill in Dallas, Texas. With the help of sponsors including Children’s Medical Center, The Mason Bar, Plan B PR, T-Shop, and Wings of Hope, MPF hopes to meet their goal through an afternoon of festivities.There will be plenty of fun for the entire family including pony rides, a petting zoo, bounce house, rock climbing, face painting, live entertainment, and more.

Additionally, seven very generous people (thus far) have volunteered to have their heads shaved by and in support of childhood cancer patients. Their locks will be lovingly cropped off for all to see at 5 p.m.! Plus, you will have the opportunity to witness the release of 500 butterflies by area childhood cancer patients. Admission is FREE! Some ways that you could help MPF reach their goal include:

-Miracle Players Foundation Sponsorships: $250+
-Butterfly Sponsorships: $15 each
-Support-a-Shavee donations: from $25+
-General DonationsABOUT RAY JOHNSTON

Ray’s lyrics are passionate. They paint pictures with common themes of triumph, struggle, family, love, text messaging, Jesus, flirting, smiling and perseverance.Ray’s leukemia has relapsed 4 times but as of May 2012, the leukemia has been in remission 2.5 years.

RJB will be releasing their second album in July 2012 and the genre is country and rock rooted with influences of jazz, pop, funk, roots, and r&b. RJB has consistently tied in to local and national charities that raise awareness and funds for cancer research and bone marrow transplants.

Ray is currently in remission after four leukemia relapses and he credits his remission to faith, the bone marrow transplant, and the clinical trial chemo. The bands songs consistently incorporate hooks of songs combines with musician excellence.


2701 Guillot Street was once home to a Masonic Lodge but now houses the up-and-coming Mason Bar which couples classic bar service with a gulf-shore inspired menu.

The experienced team behind The Mason Bar’s kitchen and bar will continue to serve Texans with an evolving selection of great New Orleans food and drinks.

Thanks to Alison Volk, PLAN B PR, for sharing this news.

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