Happy Holidays from Halo House!
All of us at Halo House, and the families we serve, thank you for making 2014 a wonderful year!
Please keep us in mind for your year-end charitable donations. We can now accept donations of stocks! Click here: Donate Stocks for more information.
2014 Halo House Gala a huge success!
The most fun gala in Houston was held on Saturday, November 1 at Bayou City Event Center to a full house of over 500 guests.
The silent auction and cocktail reception began at 6:15 pm with about 150 silent auction items including original works of art, exquisite jewelry, fine dining, sports memorabilia, “staycations,” travel packages, and so much more, followed by dinner at 7:30. Entertainment by Cirque Imagination was a delight. Following the program the dance floor was taken over by the young, and young at heart.
Thank you for your overwhelming support!
Halo House Receives Donations from the 18th Annual Galleria Area Library Society Christmas Party on December 4
Thanks for selecting Halo House as this year’s charity recipient!
Halo House Foundation Selected as Halliburton Charity Golf Tournament Recipient
Halo House Foundation was selected as one of 36 nonprofit organizations across the US to be a recipient of this year’s Halliburton Charity Golf Tournament, and was presented with a check for $15,000 by Jeff Miller, Halliburton president, and Dave Lesar, Halliburton’s chairman and CEO.
Since 1993, The Halliburton Charity Golf Tournament has given almost $11 million to help nonprofit organizations strengthen our communities and improve the lives of those in need.
“Being a good corporate neighbor is embedded in our company’s culture – it’s part of who we are,” said Dave Lesar, Halliburton chairman and CEO. “The annual Halliburton Charity Golf Tournament raises millions of dollars in donations each year through our sponsors and participants to help charities that work diligently to fill the gaps in our communities. The charities we support through the tournament are the true champions.”
2nd Annual Food Fight Against Cancer a Delicious Success
On Sunday, November 16, “foodies” around Houston united to taste unique creations from some of Houston’s top restaurants. Sparrow Bar & Cookshop, Uchi (2014 winner), Sorrel Urban Bistro, Triniti, Radical Eats (2013 winner), Pondicheri & Indika came together to offer samples of mouth-watering creations prepared specially for this event.
Proceeds will be used to provide nourishing, health-supportive meals for patients living at Halo House during the coming months.
Tuesday Socials for Halo House Residents
Battling cancer in a new city, especially one as large and busy as Houston, can be overwhelming. For most of our Halo House families, they have had to leave their support system back home, hundreds or thousands of miles away. Their children, friends, and pets aren’t here to hug. Once a month our volunteers plan a get-together for Halo House families to share stories and make friends.
Dr. Nathan Fowler Appears on PBS’s “Healthy Body, Healthy Mind” Series
Halo House’s founder, Dr. Nathan Fowler, was selected to present information for Public Television’s special Health and Wellness series. To view the video, which focuses on non-Hodgkins lymphoma, click on this link: Dr. Fowler/PBS
What is Halo House?
Since its founding in 2009, Halo House has become the answer for so many people who come to Houston to receive treatment for leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. Halo House is dedicated to easing the stress and suffering of blood cancer patients of all ages by providing them with a safe, comfortable and affordable “home away from home” during treatment at the Texas Medical Center.
By eliminating financial barriers to care, Halo House enables more people to be able to afford access to life-saving cancer treatment in Houston.
Since we opened the doors to our first two apartments in January, 2011, Halo House has expanded from two to eight apartments, provided over 8,000 days of housing, and has helped 137 families from 19 states and four countries.
Unfortunately, the demand for our service is increasing. We have received hundreds of applications for help this year alone, and we are forced to turn away patients nearly every day.
We are currently providing housing in apartments we lease, but our goal is to build our own 22 unit apartment complex. We believe that owning a dedicated facility for patients and caregivers will enable us to provide housing at a low, sustainable, operating cost. Your donation will help us reach our goal!
|THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts to all of you who have been a part of making Halo House possible. We could not have done this without your generous support, your “hands-on” help, and your great ideas.|