Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso will host its Cirque de Corazón event on the evening of Friday, May 6, to mark the 10-year anniversary of the Hunt School of Nursing.
Alumni, students, TTUHSC El Paso officials, and community supporters will attend the sensational event to celebrate the nursing school’s success in educating future health care heroes for the Borderplex and its surrounding areas. The event will also pay tribute to our community’s nurses who have sacrificed so much and those who have lost their lives on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The fundraising event has already raised more than $550,000 for nursing scholarships, with more expected to be raised throughout the evening. Attendees will be able to donate from their table by using their cell phones and if at least $25,000 is raised, WestStar will match the donations. In addition, TTUHSC El Paso officials will announce, during the ceremony, a substantial gift from a Dallas-based foundation.
Also that night, TTUHSC El Paso officials will also announce the winner of a new 2021 Ford F-150 truck with the FX4 Off-Road package. The university has partnered with Casa Ford and the Paso del Norte Community Foundation to raffle the truck. Proceeds from all the fundraising campaigns will go to the Hunt School of Nursing Endowed Scholarship, which is vital in supporting our current and future nursing students, the majority of whom are from the Borderplex region.
The sold-out event will be emceed by KVIA anchor Stephanie Valle, a 20-year veteran of news in the Borderplex.