Mark Your Calendar and Make Your Reservations!
Saturday, October 10! 2015 Halo House ”Magical Gala Celebration”
Please join us for a memorable night of magic, including cocktails, dinner, dancing, and live and silent auctions. Nothing but fun, and all for a good cause!
Click here to buy a table or make a reservation today: RESERVATIONS
Halo House 5K Run / Walk- Saturday, May 9
Halo House hosted its first 5K on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 7:30 am with nearly 500 participants! We were fortunate the course was, appropriately, in the Texas Medical Center area, starting near MD Anderson.
Our special thanks to Linda, Jo-Lynne, Sharyl, Julie, and the whole team of SPG Ladies who brought in over $30,000 in sponsorships and donations!
Thanks to our great supporter, Tom Tiernan, for creating this fun video of the event: https://youtu.be/iUYls2yIAnc
Serious runners competed for trophies, and many others walked to support the cause. Race times are located at http://halohouse5k.com/.
Helping Hand for Halo House
Jacob Nygaard, a sophomore at Lamar High School, as personally inspired to help our Halo House guests, and reached out to his neighbors with a personal letter requesting donations of household items needed by our families.The response was overwhelming! Jacob and his friends picked up dozens of bags filled with everything from light bulbs to Ziploc bags. “Anyone can make a difference” says Jacob.
The 2nd annual Laugh for Lymphoma was held at the Laugh Out Loud! Comedy Club in San Antonio on January 29 to an energetic crowd of over 200 people.
This special event celebrated the life of Dr. Karla Davalos, and honored lymphoma survivor, Halleta Heinrich. Thanks to the original comedy of Tommy Blaze, headliner, and Paul Varghese, there was no break in the laughter!
Over $50,000 was donated to Halo House from the event’s proceeds. Our thanks to Sheila Mayfield, Carla Nelson, Amy Garcia, Holly Bessing, Katie Russell, and all those who worked tirelessly to make the event a success!
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.
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 9,000 days of housing, and has helped 145 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.