Power of Love Fundraiser – Benefiting the Driskell Family
Sponsored by WABV
Calling all lovers, couples, friends, families, and hopeless romantics. Join us on Tuesday, February 15th at Peach Creek Ranch from 6:30-9:30 for The Power of Love, a fundraiser benefiting Chris and Rachel Driskell. The event will feature eats & sweet treats, a cash bar, music by Travis Rollins, owner of Downtown Event Services, to keep you moving, photo booth, silent auction, prizes & giveaways. Tickets are $50, $100 for couples — available at the door. Dress Code: Dressy Casual
In May of 2021, Chris Driskell was diagnosed with a rare and inoperable brain tumor in the pineal gland, which has continued to progress rapidly despite many forms of treatment. Chris & Rachel are parents of 6 children, and Chris has been unable to work over the past 2 years leaving Rachel to be the sole provider for their family. During 2021 Chris has suffered seizures, endured several brain surgeries, which resulted in lengthy hospital stays, and has also persevered through many forms of treatment; all in an effort to slow the progression of the tumors. In November of 2021, Chris’ MRI revealed news that the family most feared, his tumors and cancer have spread throughout his brain and spine. This includes a large tumor in his cranial space causing a brain stem hernia on his spine which is placing pressure on his spinal cord which could result in paralysis. Due to the rarity of Chris’ cancer (known as PPTID) there is no prognosis, but at this point his oncologists are no longer treating curatively but palliatively and he is now under the care of hospice.
Chris’s wife Rachel is a wedding photographer serving the Bryan/College Station area for many years and has been honored to be a part of capturing memories for hundreds of couples on their special day. Chris & Rachel have been happily married for 14 years and her passion for weddings stems from her love of Chris and the journey of marriage. She loves helping couples celebrate the start of their marriage which is so much more than just a party and a ring. Over the years of her marriage to Chris they have enjoyed both the ups and downs of life together and honor each other and their family with love through it all.
Thank you also to our silent auction donors:
Garden Party by Green Teams Inc. • Downtown Event Services • Stella Hotel • Fringe Salon • What’s Poppin’ BCS • Lisa Campbell • Tricia Barksdale Designs • Cheryl Meade-Flores • Aniah McKenzie • Medley Coaching • Randig Insurance Company • Poppin Texas • The Cookie Sheet • Tone 360 • Texalloon Balloons • Hello Beautiful BCSTX • Sissy the Photo Camper • The Lightroom BCS • Brushed Script • ARD Calligraphy • 7F Lodge • Holly Cheshire Doula Services • Jennifer McIntyre • Burks Creatives • Sinclair Custom Woodworks • Jaelynn Solomon • F45 College Station • Marcus & Allie Jones • BCS Fitness • Emerald Lotus Spa • Buppy’s Catering
Please be advised that WABV is a 501(c)(6) organization and contributions to 501(c)(6) organizations are not deductible as charitable contributions on the donor’s federal income tax return. You can learn more about 501(c)(6) organizations here. All proceeds collected as a result of any and all fundraising efforts will be paid to the Driskell family to help their extensive medical debt. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.