Community to Gather for Annual Fundraising Event at the Rose Room

Published: 09-13-2023 | 1 MIN READ | Author: Prism Health North Texas

Prism Health North Texas (PHNTX) will crown the 18th annual Miss LifeWalk at the Miss LifeWalk pageant from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, October 1 at Station 4’s iconic Rose Room at 3911 Cedar Springs Road. The Pageant will also serve as a major fundraising opportunity for LifeWalk 2023, an annual fundraising event organized to raise funds for PHNTX’s mission to promote the health equity of North Texas communities through education, prevention, research and affirming personalized care.

While LifeWalk is no longer a 5K walk, the legacy of this event, which has raised over $14 million since its inception in 1991, remains true. Following a transition to virtual events in 2020 and a series of events throughout the summer of 2021 and 2022, PHNTX will continue the legacy of LifeWalk and the amazing advocates and allies who walked each year through various events. The transition away from a traditional 5K allows Prism Health North Texas to directly apply more funds raised to its mission and services as the cost of facilitating an event of that scale has continued to rise, similar to the rising cost of healthcare in the United States.

“We look forward to seeing familiar and new faces at this year’s Miss LifeWalk Pageant, one of our most beloved annual fundraising events,” PHNTX Director of Annual Fundraising Ruth Hardesty said. “We invite Dallasites to come together for community, entertainment, and connection in the Rose Room.”

The 18th Miss LifeWalk Pageant will be hosted by Heather Thomas, Miss LifeWalk 2012 and Bea Dazzle, Miss LifeWalk 2018. Judges will include favorite local queens Marsha Dimes and Lotta Pink, who will also perform fabulous numbers for attendees.

“It’s been an honor to serve as Miss LifeWalk for the past year, especially as a result of dedication to fundraising for PHNTX and the wonderful services they offer the community,” reigning Miss LifeWalk Betty Sissonnet said. “I can’t wait for this year’s competition for a great cause.”

Competing queens will each perform a number and give remarks on their efforts to raise funds for LifeWalk in 2022 and in future years. Performing queens include several previous Miss LifeWalk winners. Tickets to the Miss LifeWalk pageant may be purchased at the door for $10 or at

To fundraise for LifeWalk, join or create a team, and learn more about the mission, visit

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