Halo House Grand Opening
Halo House’s Grand Opening of the new 42,500 square foot facility took place May 15, 2019 with approximately 200 people in attendance. In addition to hearing from founders Dr. Nathan Fowler and Kathleen Fowler, guest speakers included notables Dr. Peter Pisters (President, MD Anderson Cancer Center), Michael Morgan (Chairman & CEO of Morgan Group), Amy Ronneberg (CFO, Be The Match, & President, Be The Match Bio Therapies), Russell Gordy (CEO, the Gordy Companies, and President, Gordy & Sons), Dr. Susan Blaney (Director, Texas Children’s Cancer & Hematology Centers, & Executive Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine).
The facility includes 33 apartments for blood cancer patients and their family or caregiver, a chapel, community room, fitness center, and peaceful gardens. Every aspect of the building’s design was planned for guests to feel welcomed and comforted.
Halo House is the largest housing facility for blood cancer patients in the USA, and will provide housing for decades to come, or until a cure for cancer is found.
Our deepest thanks to Meeks + Partners Architecture for the beautiful design details, to the dedicated team at the Morgan Group for keeping the project on-time and on-budget, and for Midway Company’s help all along the way.
Halo House Groundbreaking Ceremony
2nd Annual Checkmates Benefit Concert
Congratulations to our friend Dr. Jim Allison who was recently awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize for Medicine! Jim appeared live in concert on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the Firehouse Saloon with the Checkmates, jamming out on vocals and blues harp with fellow band members Dr. Greg Lizee (drums), Dr. Anthony Lucci (guitar), Adela Justice (bass), Daron Gilmore (lead vocals), Nina Boulton (lead vocals), Dr. Patrick Hwu (keyboard), Dr. Powel Brown (trumpet), Scott Krueger (trombone), Kyle Krueger (baritone sax), and Dr. Ferran Prat (tenor sax). The Checkmates are primarily made up of MD Anderson Cancer Center doctors and staff.
All proceeds raised benefit Halo House, and help to provide a “home away from home” to blood cancer patients in treatment at the Texas Medical Center at our brand new facility!
1st Annual Checkmates Concert
On Saturday, March 31st the Checkmates put on a performance to remember and raised $55,000 for Halo House. It was a packed house, with over 300 attendees and MD Anderson Cancer Center President Dr. Peter Pisters even got up on stage and did a song with the band. This unique band of MDA doctors and friends includes world-renowned immunologist Dr. Jim Allison on vocals and blues harp as well as Dr. Greg Lizee (drums), Dr. Anthony Lucci (guitar), Dr. Tony Conley (bass), Dr. Scott Woodman (lead vocals), Nina Boulton (vocals), Dr. Patrick Hwu (keyboard), Dr. Powel Brown (trumpet), Scott Krueger (trombone), and Dr. Ferran Prat (sax).
Laugh 4 Lymphoma 2018
On Thursday, February 1st, the 5th annual Laugh 4 Lymphoma event took place at the Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club in San Antonio, TX. Each year this event is held in memory of Dr. Karla Diaz Davalos who passed away from Burkitt’s lymphoma in July 2013 at the age of 31. Over the years this event has helped to raise over $200,000 on behalf of Halo House, providing over 4,000 days of housing!! We are grateful for the Laugh 4 Lymphoma’s teams continued support and work on behalf of Halo House.