In 2006 CHRISTUS Health became the Foundation’s principal corporate donor. CHRISTUS is an international faith-based nonprofit healthcare system comprised of more than 50 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 175 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries. Funding from CHRISTUS Health is the major source of support for the Foundation’s cancer drug development program.
CHRISTUS Health expresses its core values as:
The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word are a multicultural, international Congregation of Catholic religious women based in Houston, Texas. The Congregation was founded in 1866 to minister to the sick, the poor and the deprived, with a sense of church that embraces all God’s people.
The Congregation spreads its healing ministry to those in need through direct patient contact and sponsorships, including two of the largest Catholic health care systems in the nation, Catholic Healthcare West and CHRISTUS Health.
The Sisters of Charity have been active, loyal, and generous supporters of the Foundation for more than 40 years.
The relationship began with a deep connection based on empathy for patients shared by Dr. John S. Stehlin and Sister Mary David Gorman, the Congregation leader in 1967. Together these two visionaries created many “firsts” in humanistic cancer treatment at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Houston.
The Sisters were also instrumental in forging the relationship between the Foundation and CHRISTUS Health, ensuring our future as a research organization.
The Sisters’ spiritual guidance has helped the Foundation remain centered on people – on patients and their families – and most importantly, on FAITH and HOPE.
November 23, 2013
Since its founding in 1997, Golfers Against Cancer has had one goal: to fund cancer research. Virtually all the money raised in GAC tournaments and events goes directly to cancer research organizations, including the CHRISTUS Stehlin Foundation.
August 2, 2013
The 14th Annual Luci Bonneau Memorial Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles Bowling Tournament is one of the most prestigious doubles events in America. The tournament includes a Pro-Am - your chance to bowl with the pros to cure breast cancer!
October 19, 2013 | 7:00 p.m.
Get ready to disco and dance the night away at The Friends of CHRISTUS Stehlin Gala! Premiering “STAYIN’ ALIVE,” The Greatest Bee Gees Tribute Band with Members of the Houston Symphony Orchestra and America’s first Mash Up Group, “THE COMPANY MEN.”
May 4, 2013
On May 4th, 2013, young women will take the field for the first time in an exciting powder puff football game with teams comprised of some of best and brightest in Austin. The game is designed to bring the passion and spirit of young community leaders together to support Young Texans Against Cancer.
“The new facility for the CHRISTUS Stehlin Foundation is an appropriate setting for an organization that has made an enormous contribution to the ongoing battle against cancer.”
Sister Lillian Anne Healy, CCVI,
Congregational Leader for Sister of Charity of the Incarnate Word
CHRISTUS Stehlin Foundation for Cancer Research will join CHRISTUS St. Catherine and CHRISTUS St. John in a new partnership with Houston Methodist.
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