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The Buzz Newsletter

Volume 1, Issue 3


Save the Date!

"GivingTuesday," the day we give thanks and give back.

National GivingTuesday is December 3rd, and we hope you will join with the thousands of people across the United States who use this day to give thanks and give back to their community.

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Jubilee of Caring

Harris County Hospital District Foundation celebrated its Jubilee of Caring gala on October 10, 2013 with the eighth presentation of the Ben Taub Humanitarian Award. 

The honorees were long-time Houston philanthropists Don and Sidney Faust.  Over the years the Fausts have been supporters of Texas Children’s Hospital Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Harris Health System, and other Texas Medical Center institutions.  Read More ...  



Tree of Life

The Tree of Life is an exceptional artistic rendition of our vision for the Harris County community.  The painting was graciously donated by Glen and Judy Smith.  The Smiths are known for their philanthropy in support of Northwest Assistance Ministries and BCM Cancer Center, to cite just two of their many charitable endeavors. The Tree of Life painting elicits mindfulness and peaceful reflection on the precious gift of life.  Read More ... 


New Friends

The HCHD Foundation has new friends; Fred and Kay Rahdar owners of Friend’s Pub.  Last month was a marvelous time for Kay; she completed her cancer treatment, became a US citizen, and celebrated her birthday with a fundraiser benefiting the Harris Health System Cancer Resource Center at LBJ Hospital where she received treatment.  The Cancer Resource Centers (CRCs) located at the Smith Clinic and LBJ Hospital provides social and emotional support to cancer patients; they have over 300 patient visits every month.  Read More ...  


Shattered Dreams

The Harris Health System’s Trauma Services Department provides an outreach program to high school students through a partnership with seven local school districts. Trauma Services delivers a highly-effective national program, locally, called Shattered Dreams. This program is interactive and participatory and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is partnering with us to continue to bring this educational program to our high schools.

The $10,000 gift from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will be used to help fund the program at the schools in 2014. Read More ...


Save the Date

Join us February 8, 2014 for the 12th annual Texas Med 5k & 10K.

Looking for a challenge from the 5K try the new 10K route! New this year a Kid Zone with a bounce house, rock climbing and other activities for the kids.

Your support benefits Harris Health's Immunization Outreach Program. 

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Mallets and Medicine Rescheduled

Due to the weather Mallets and Medicine has been rescheduled for April 2014. Please visit our website for future updates. 


Dr. Kenneth L. Mattox 

Dr. Kenneth L. Mattox is one of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.  During the summer the Foundation had two interns for a short while. They interviewed key individuals in departments within Harris Health System where the Foundation awarded funds.  Dr. Mattox, chief of staff at Ben Taub Hospital and professor of surgery with Baylor College of Medicine was recently elected second vice president-elect by the American College of Surgeons at this year’s Clinical Congress in Washington, D.C. Dr. Mattox also was honored with the 2013 Benjamin Rush Award for Citizenship and Community Service by the American Medical Association. The award is given to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the community above and beyond the call of duty as a practicing physician. Dr. Mattox will be presented with this honor at the interim meeting of the AMA later this month.       

We hope you enjoy this interview regarding the importance of the Harris County Hospital District Foundation. Click here to view the video on YouTube.





HCHD Foundation

PO Box301168 | Houston, TX 77230-1168 
Phone: 713.566.6409 | Fax: 713.566.6449