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Toast to Life: Mad Hatter’s Ball

Am I mad?” asked the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland. You may wind up asking yourself the same question as you decide upon your outfit for The Resource Center’s 18th Annual Toast to Life fundraiser. This year’s theme, a Mad Hatter’s Ball, will take you through the looking glass with its line-up of festivities.

You and 800 of your closest friends will sample epicurean creations from acclaimed Dallas chefs, sip specialty cocktails and dance your hats off to music from the truly mad drag queen DJ Lady Bunny. Tour the “Queen of Heart’s Garden” to bid on a vast array of unique auction items ranging from custom art and luxury hotel stays to exotic vacation packages and fine dining gift certificates.

“Each year, Toast To Life brings together North TexasLGBT community and our allies and supporters for an epic evening of food, fun and fundraising all in support of Resource Center,” said Cece Cox, Resource Center’s CEO. “This year we have even more to celebrate as Resource Center prepares to finish out its capital campaign and move into a brand new building. It’s a perfect reason to go through the looking glass while raising awareness and funds for our future.”

Co-chaired by Judy Sherman and Steve Atkinson, and emceed by America’s Sassiest Lifestyle Guru, the illustrious Steve Kemble, Toast To Life has raised more than $3 million since its inception in 1999 and has become one of the most eagerly anticipated fundraising events of the year.

The Mad Hatter’s Ball is Saturday, March 5, 7-11pm at the Empire Room, 1225 N. Riverfront Blvd. Tickets are $150 and sponsorships are still available. Tickets can be purchased at, or by calling (214) 528-0144.

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