A PLACE OF HOPE & HEALING
Halo House Foundation enables access to lifesaving treatment at the Texas Medical Center by providing affordable fully-furnished apartments and a community of support to blood cancer patients and their caregivers.
Thank you to our 2022 gala sponsors!
"Mahalo" is a Hawaiian word meaning Gratitude
Saturday, November 12, 2022
Location: The Ballroom at Bayou Place in Downtown Houston
Sponsorships & tickets available now!
"There are too many patients to be patient" - Jed
A successful real estate investor, developer, and philanthropist, Jed Manocherian has had a profound impact on global health as the founder and chairman of ACT for NIH (Advancing Cures Today at the National Institutes of Health).
Jed meets and speaks with members of Congress on a weekly basis and through his determination, leadership, and advocacy, NIH funding has become a bi-partisan Congressional priority as evidenced by a $15 billion, 50% increase to NIH’s budget over the last seven years.
NIH-led improvements in cancer treatment, detection, and prevention are among the main reasons 2.9 million lives were saved from 1991-2017, and NIH-funded jobs, materials, and services have generated approximately $81 billion in new economic activity. Jed’s stated position is that “there are no incurable diseases, only diseases that haven’t been cured yet."
2022 Gala Chairs: Claudia and Brad Freels
Brad professionally serves as Chairman + CEO of MIDWAY; a Houston-based, privately owned real estate investment and development firm.
Brad and the Midway team assisted in the planning, development, and implementation of Halo House's new facility for housing blood cancer patients and their families.
Claudia and Brad are strong supporters of Halo House, believe in its mission and are always willing to lend a helping hand. It has been their pleasure working alongside the dedicated Halo House Founders, the Fowlers.
Claudia and Brad, married 37 years, consider their greatest blessings to be their three young adult children: Clayton, Kevin, Carly plus their bonus spouses Courtney, Jenny, and John, respectively. They are also proud grandparents to Rose, Ray and are excited about another grand blessing arriving this fall.
2022 Gala Honoree: Jed Manocherian
PEOPLE DIAGNOSED WITH BLOOD CANCER IN 2021