The mission of FAITH – “Fighting Cancer” in Montgomery County is to provide emotional and financial support for cancer patients and their families. It also assists in educational and preventative care programs. A 501©3 non-profit organization, FAITH is run entirely by volunteers.
FAITH’s mission is accomplished through generous donations from businesses, individuals, and dedicated fundraising volunteers. Since 2010, FAITH has raised more than $300,000!
Its programs have helped hundreds of cancer patients and their families each year.
FAITH’s enthusiastic Board Members are Chairman Barbara Hilton, Secretary Maggie Marmack, Treasurer Mary Beth Oglesby, Pat Bourgeois, Dawn Cleboski, Janice Green, Kay Hohman, Frances McDougal, and Angell Wright.
Most of these ladies have dealt with cancer personally or with close family members and friends. They realize that not only the patient, but also the entire family, can go through traumatic changes–and assistance may be hard to find.
FAITH receives recommendations from local health care practitioners for disbursement of funds. Nominees are qualified by verifying they live in Montgomery County and are receiving cancer treatment. The donated funds are used for treatment and preventative measures, such as mammograms and other tests for women and men, and for helping pay expenses for families who are struggling to make ends meet during treatments.
The non-profit organization recently presented a $15,000 donation to Lone Star Family Health Center (LSFHC). The money will be used with LSFHC’s “See, Test & Treat” Program from the College of American Pathologists Foundation.
“See, Test & Treat” delivers free, pathologist-led cervical and breast cancer screening, same-day results, and education to vulnerable women in U.S. communities. Its goal is to engage underserved patients in community health care services by offering same-day screening results and immediate access to follow-up care in a culturally appropriate setting.
Next on FAITH’s calendar is “Lanakila Lu’au”, which translates to “Victory Feast over Cancer.” The fun fundraiser will be Thursday, September 24, at Walden Yacht Club. It will benefit Montgomery County cancer patients and their families.
For sponsorship and ticket information, please e-mail FAITH.email@example.com. Donations may also be sent to FAITH – “Fighting Cancer” in Montgomery County at P.O. Box 445, Conroe, Texas 77305.