Komen Houston grants funds, honors locals
The Houston affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure will present its Impact Awards Luncheon at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 5 at the Omni Houston Hotel, located at 4 Riverway in Houston.
At the luncheon, Komen Houston will announce grants totaling more than $3 million, which will be given to, among other groups and individuals, the American Cancer Society, the Asian American Health Coalition, Bayside Healthcare Foundation, D'Feet Breast Cancer Inc., Good Neighbor Health Care Center, Shalom Health Ministry and University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Drs. Banu Aruna and Arlene Nazario.
Impact Awards will also be given at the luncheon to the following recipients: Laurie Sapp, New Volunteer Award; Kelly Stoke, Individual Volunteer Award; Beth Zdeblick, Lifetime Volunteer Award; the Pasadena Independent School District, Community Service Group Award; the Houston Astros in Action Foundation, Ambassadorship Award; Sysco Corporation, Corporate Partnership Award; Cafe Express, Legacy Partnership Award; Eileen Campbell and Doug Perley, Individual Philanthropy Award; and others.
"Each year we look forward to the opportunity to share with others the tremendous impact Komen funds and volunteers make in the community," Adriana M. Higgins, executive director of the Houston affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, said in a press release. "Komen Houston's grant program provides dollars to local organizations that put the funds to use by providing research, education, screening and treatment to the medically uninsured and underserved. We are a leader in the fight against breast cancer in our seven-county service area, providing the best science, the boldest community and making the biggest impact."
For more about Komen Houston, visit www.komen-houston.org.