Houston Children’s Charity has pledged a gift in the amount of $1,000,000 to establish the Houston Children’s Charity Family Emergency Fund at Texas Children’s Cancer Center.
This fund is used exclusively for the fulfillment of the needs of the children and the families of children under treatment in Texas Children’s Cancer Center. It is administered by the Texas Children’s Hospital Supportive Care Program. This fund pays for items such as meals, parking, clothing, shoes and any other specific needs not otherwise fulfilled by other available programs.
In addition, a matching gift of $1,050,000 was executed in 2006 in honor of Lester and Sue Smith. The combined commitment of $2,050,000 will help fund the important efforts of Dr. Poplack and his team at the Cancer Center.
Texas Children’s Cancer Center is world-renowned for the care it provides, but what truly sets it apart are the intangibles – care that reaches beyond the disease to address the needs of the whole child, support and compassion for each child and family, the comfort of a facility designed specifically for children and a robust research program that allows patients to receive the most up-to-date treatments.
While these are indeed intangibles, at Texas Children’s Hospital and the Cancer Center, they are essentials as well. Houston Children’s Charity’s support will greatly enhance the Cancer Centers ability to offer holistic care and comprehensive services to all patients. HCC’s gift is used specifically for Texas Children’s Cancer Center’s Supportive Care Program – which includes a patient emergency fund, a patient resource center, social work and child life services and an adolescent/teen program. These resources have proved invaluable for patients and their families, and we are committed to ensuring that everyone who needs them is able to access them.