Break out your neons and dust off your Aqua Net because the 80’s will return to Dallas in one can’t-miss, charity-inspired, totally gnarly party. Saddle up your best 80’s gear, tease your hair, and head down to The Rustic on April 9 to wig out at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s #TBT to the 80’s benefit concert. Organized by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Man of the Year candidate Stuart Boslow, this throwback bash is sure to bubble up memories, channel the best in costumes, and pack out the large uptown backyard bar space.
Boslow (pictured in the middle below), an avid supporter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, lost his partner Jason Harmon to an aggressive form of non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 2009. Since then, he has raised more than $50,000 for the organization. As an LLS Man of the Year nominee, Boslow quickly jumped on board to participate in the fundraising campaign – a brand new movement for the Dallas/Fort Worth market, but one that has run successfully for the LLS organization in other cities across the nation.
“I jumped at the chance to do something new and innovative with our fundraising efforts,” says Boslow. “That’s what led me to come up with the #TBT to the 80’s concert at The Rustic. I wanted to do something different, exciting, and fun, all while raising money for this wonderful cause. If I can raise $50,000 in this campaign, I get to name a research grant in honor of Jason. I can’t think of a better way to honor his memory and to give back at the same time while still working to help those who continue to fight blood cancers.”
Doors for the event will open at 7PM and 80’s attire is highly encouraged. 80’s tribute band, The Molly Ringwalds will take the stage, creating the ultimate 80’s experience for guests and fans. Get out your dancing shoes and catch a ride in a Delorean to The Rustic April 9 — trust us, this will be super rad!