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Beyond the Bag 2022

espite the disruptions created by various waves of COVID-19 over the past year , the services of the Joan Katz Cancer Resource Center have continued to be necessary . Patient and family members still need somewhere to turn for education , counseling , and comfort . Through the generosity of our donors , the Center ’ s nurses and lay navigators continued to meet , navigate , and support patients , both virtually and in-person , walking with them through their cancer journey .
COVID-19 didn ’ t stop the Joan Katz Cancer Resource Center from providing hope to patients and families . For this reason , the Foundation and the Beyond the Bag volunteer planning committee were even more motivated to continue moving forward on creative ways to raise money for the Center .
The Saturday , January 22 , 2022 , Beyond the Bag silent auction and Lexus Raffle raised an astounding $ 325,000 to support the non-medical services provided through the Center .
Thank you to our presenting sponsors , BoomerJack ’ s Grill and the Dallas-Fort Worth Lexus Dealers Association , for continuing to believe in and support the mission of the Joan Katz Cancer Resource Center . Since 2011 , BoomerJack ’ s Grill has donated over $ 460,000 to support the work of the Center through their annual

Save the Date

January 21 , 2023 12th annual Beyond the Bag

COVID-19 didn ’ t stop the Joan Katz Cancer Resource Center from providing hope to patients and families .

golf tournament ! Likewise , the DFW Lexus Dealers have donated a new Lexus to be raffled off each year at Beyond the Bag . To date , Lexus Raffle ticket purchases have raised $ 925,000 for the Center !
Thank you also to Honorary Chair Mary Lowe , Event Chair Lara Newman , and Event Advisor Joan Katz for continuing to provide leadership and guidance during these times .
In addition to patient navigation , services offered by the Joan Katz Cancer Resource Center also include education , genetic testing , patient support groups , nutritional and wellness support , and 24-hour access to emotional support . The Center also relies on the support of volunteers , many of whom are cancer survivors , to provide hope to cancer patients and their families .
Save the date for the 12th annual Beyond the Bag — Saturday , January 21 , 2023 , at the Champions Club at the Amon G . Carter Stadium on the TCU Campus .
For more information about Beyond the Bag event sponsorships or tickets , please contact Kathy Jo Zeigler at 817.922.7706 or Katherine . Zeigler @ BSWHealth . org .
Pictured ( L to R ): Sophia Leyerle , ZTA Vice President IV Philanthropy ; Kristi Evans , JKCRC Lay Navigator ; Toni Geren Young , JKCRC Lay Navigator ; and Katie Lifsey , ZTA President

Sharing hope & comfort

Zeta Tau Alpha ’ s national philanthropic priority is breast cancer education and awareness . In addition to supporting their national cause , the Texas Christian University chapter of ZTA also gives back to the Joan Katz Cancer Resource Center .
In February , the ladies of ZTA presented a check to the Center from the proceeds of their annual White Violet Gala . The chapter also created and donated “ comfort kits ,” small bags of items such as lip balm , lotion , reading materials , and socks , for patients who are receiving chemotherapy .
Thank you ZTA ! We appreciate your support and the opportunity to partner with you to ensure that no one has to face cancer alone .