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Breast cancer is a horrible disease that touches everyone in one form or another. We created Team “RACK ATTACK” to help crush breast cancer by participating in AVON 39…… The Walk to End Breast Cancer. This is our third year participating in the event being held the weekend of April 25th & 26th, 2015. Thanks to our wonderful supporters, we raised just under $20,000.00 for the cause over the last two years. It will be two days and 39 miles of sore muscles and blisters, but we are ready to take on the challenge again!
Photos below are from last years walk…
All of the money we raise through AVON 39 goes to fund important research and community programs both locally and nationally. The funds are managed and disbursed by the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade to help provide access to care for those who most need it. The money is used to fund educational programs & accelerate research into new treatments. We are all walking for different reasons but we are all there for one UNITED CAUSE to help fund research to end breast cancer and provide medical care for those who can’t afford it. We are determined to do everything we can to help raise awareness and money to put an end to this terrible affliction. All local money raised stays right here in TEXAS. For example:
Baylor College of Medicine received two grants totaling $350,000. The first grant, for $150,000, will support research to detect the spread of cancer from the breast when it threatens to reach the brain. The second grant, for $200,000, will further strengthen the support provided through Baylor College of Medicine’s partnership with the Ben Taub General Hospital and the Quentin Meese Clinic.
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio received a $300,000 grant to support research attempting to understand what cells give rise to cancerous tumors and how to destroy them.
The Sister’s Network, the only national African-American breast cancer survivorship organization in the country. They received a $25,000 grant to provide scholarships for breast cancer survivors to attend one of ten 2014 African-American Breast Cancer Conferences, educating women in Houston and around the country.
Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation received a $50,000 grant, which will pay for survivors and advocates to attend the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium and to publish the new findings announced at this essential symposium, making them available to scientists, advocates and survivors across the country.
The Breast Health Collaborative of Texas received a $50,000 grant to improve care coordination for low-income and uninsured women in Houston.
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute received a $100,000 grant to support its Breast Health Initiative at the Denver Harbor Breast Cancer Clinic in Houston.
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center received a grant for $125,000 to support breast cancer nurse navigators at the Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital.
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