KidLinks hosted its sixth annual “Symphony of Chefs” fine dining event on Monday, February 29th at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. Twenty noted local chefs, including Chef Dean Fearing, prepared a five-course dinner table-side to approximately 200 attendees. The dinner was accompanied by a special performance by the Dallas Electric String Quartet.
“Symphony of Chefs was a resounding success this year thanks to our amazing chefs, including Chef Dean Fearing, who all donated their time and talent to our cause,” said Diana Crawford, CEO of KidLinks. “But what made this year extra special was our ability to announce that, thanks to the money raised at last year’s Symphony of Chefs, we’ve been able to launch Hugworks Children’s Network in record time.”
Hugworks Children’s Network is an online entertainment service that gives hospitalized children free access to positive, original content developed specifically to ease their fears prior to admission and give them comfort during their time in hospital. The program is currently running in two major hospital networks: Cook Children’s in Fort Worth and Greenville Children’s Hospital in Greenville, SC.
This year’s Symphony of Chefs raised more than $130,000. All proceeds are going directly to the enhancement of Hugworks Children’s Network, adding new artists to the KidLinks family; developing new music, videos and interactive content; and launching the network at additional hospitals across the country.
The proceeds will also help fund in-person therapeutic music entertainment and music therapy programs for children in DFW and across the country that are critically ill or have other special needs.