Donors and Volunteers Make the Difference
2017 CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare 13th Annual Spring Luncheon
Thank you for being part of our 13th Annual Spring Luncheon
Close to 500 were in attendance at CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare's 13th Annual Spring Luncheon, helping the Foundation raise $250,000 to support the integration of mental healthcare services at CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic and CHRISTUS Point of Light Clinic!
Operation San Jose Mission Trip 2017 - Puebla, Mexico
In February, our team of dedicated doctors and medical professionals volunteered their time to make a difference in countless lives. Providing free surgical repair to cranial and facial birth defects to the people of Puebla, Mexico.
Evaluating over 86 patients and performing surgery on about 50 cases. Operation San Jose Mission Trip provided the highest standard of care and treatment to children with cleft lip and palate deformities.
We are Grateful to our Doctors and medical professionals of Operation San Jose Mission Trip who volunteer their time to make a major difference!
Thank you to Plastic Surgeons:
Leo La Puerta, M.D.,
Shao Jiang, M.D.,
Michael A. Lypka, M.D.,
Rafi S. Bidros M.D.,
Linda G.S. Magill, M.D. and William Reese, M.D.,
Nurse Anesthesist: Phillip Adamczak, CRNA,
Pediatrician: Martha Lozano M.D.F.A.A.P.
and Plastic Surgery Residents: Oliver Chang M.D., and Jessica Rose M.D.
Because of you all, our patients can face the world with a SMILE!
50th Anniversary - A Golden Celebration
Thank you to everyone who attended A Golden Celebration. We had a great time celebrating our 50th Anniversary and honoring the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity for their 150 years of extraordinary service. The night was filled with dinner, dancing and memories of the past 150 years.
2016 Nun Run
Many thanks to our riders, sponsors, volunteers and community partners for a fantastic 2016 Nun Run. We are deeply grateful to all who support our mission of Keeping Children Healthy and look forward to seeing you next year. Thank YOU for making a difference!
Photo credit: Adanary Jacques, Luz de Luna Studios
2016 Back to School Bash: Children's Health Fair
CHRISTUS Healthy Living Mobile Clinic's Back to School Summer Bash turnout this year was superb! The health fair had a total of 1,000 attendees, making this year our most attended year so far! The attendees were provided with free school backpacks and school supplies, free immunizations, health screenings, sports physicals and many other giveaways!
Thank you for our volunteers, sponsors and donors for their hard work and dedication, this could not be possible without everyone's support!
2016 Bodies In Motion Summer Camp
CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare educated many students and their families on the importance of an active lifestyle and healthy eating at the Bodies in Motion Summer Program.
We are so happy with the great turn out of students and their families as well as many guests such as Agus from the Houston Dynamo! This year was definitely one for the books.
A VERY Special Thank You to:
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School
City of Houston Parks and Recreation
BB&T Bank – Becki Rogers
Goya Foods – Mayte Sera Weitzman
The Houston Dynamo
Agus Garcia Iniguez, Defender, Houston Dynamo
Kerry Sprick, OneSpark
Catholic Charities-Erica Toskovich, Crystal Martinez and Alejandra Restrepo
Ben “Hip-Hop” Roberson
Dion McInnis – Empowered Creativity Institute
Chick-fil-A, 45 & Wayside – Becky Chin
Houston Fire Department
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Jana Unger, Registered Dietitian
UT Dental School – Margot Melchor
MedX Pharmacy – Leah Afolabi and Doward Gilbert
Volunteers: Michael Garza, Rodrigo Gallardo
who helped make this 30 day camp possible. We are forever grateful for the healthy impact you made on our students and their families!
2016 CHRISTUS Point of Light "Talk with the Doc" Dinner with Sister Ricca, M.D.
CHRISTUS Point of Light Clinic's On-site meet and greet with Medical Director, Sister Ricca Dimalibot, M.D. The event featured Dr. Ricca who spoke about the clinic’s history and current work in the community serving those in need.
Thank you Dr. Ricca for speaking and everyone who attended!
Blessing of New CHRISTUS Point of Light Clinic
CHRISTUS Point of Light clinic celebrated their new expansion and relocation with a blessing and dedication ceremony performed by Archbishop Joseph Fiorenza.
2016 CHRISTUS Spring Luncheon
Special thanks to our Co-Chairs and underwriters who help CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare maintain its dedication to extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ through the promotion of health and welfare to people in need.
Vehicles for Care, a Movement for Health
The newest member of the Healthy Living Mobile Clinic fleet was unveiled at the clinic's Blessing and Dedication Ceremony in November.
This clinic on wheels takes healthcare, healing, and hope to locations across greater Houston and Galveston where medical care is scarce.
Many thanks to Gilbane Building Company and Smart Financial Foundation for their support of this new vehicle.
Nun Run 2015~Keeping Children Healthy
Many thanks to our riders, sponsors, volunteers and community partners for a fantastic 2015 event. We are deeply grateful to all who support our mission of Keeping Children Healthy and look forward to seeing you next year. Thank YOU for making a difference!
Allegiance Bank Offers Warm Reception for Mobile Clinic
CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare Corporate Partner, Allegiance Bank welcomes the New CHRISTUS Healthy Living Mobile Clinic with a reception at the Allegiance Bank Corporate offices on March 7, 2013. Allegiance Bank was one of the major supporters that funded the addition of a second Mobile Clinic that will greatly expand outreach providing healthcare to thousands of under-served Houstonians.
Bank of America Volunteers Serve Our Daily Bread
Our Daily Bread was grateful to receive assistance from the Bank of America Volunteer Team this month. The volunteers were there early in the morning, ready to help prepare the meals, then continued working to serve the meal – all the time smiling!
The Bank of America Volunteer Team devoted four days to helping this month and we are ever so grateful for their generous support and time. Community service at its best! Not only that, Bank of America has been holding employee fundraising drives since September to provide backpacks with basic necessities for the clients of Our Daily Bread.
H&R Block Gets Schools Growing
H&R Block Corporate Volunteering, in partnership with CHRISTUS School Based Clinics, has helped establish the School Based Clinics Garden Project at five area schools – St. Francis of Assisi, Resurrection, St. Christopher, St. Pius and Our lady of Mt. Carmel – all of which are served by CHRISTUS School Based Clinics.
Working alongside students and School Based Clinic administrators, H&R Block employees helped teach kids the value of eating well and the pride that comes along with tending to one's own garden.
In total, 21 H&R Block volunteers contributed nearly 50 hours to this project. CHRISTUS Nurse Practitioners and Angela Joseph, CHRISTUS Program Director are especially grateful to all at H&R Block who helped make the School Based Clinics Garden Project possible.