Around Katy January 2018

| January 1, 2018

Dr. Cindy Anthis with the Altruism Award.

Dr. Cindy Anthis with the Altruism Award.

Christ Clinic Hosts Sixth Annual Breakfast for a Blessing

Christ Clinic hosted its sixth annual Breakfast for a Blessing at Crosspoint Community Church in Katy on Oct. 20. Houston Methodist West was the title sponsor for the event. Dr. Jeanette Winters, the senior vice president and chief human resources officer of Igloo Products Corporation was the keynote speaker.

The Katy Rotary presented the Ed Bland memorial fund which will benefit the clinic and support direct patient care. The fund is named for a former Christ Clinic board member and local humanitarian. Awards were presented to Dr. Cindy Anthis (Altruism Award) and Nettie Armistead (Work of Heart Award). Lara Hamilton, executive director of Christ Clinic spoke about the clinic’s relief efforts after Hurricane Harvey. Brookshire Brothers provided floral arrangements for the breakfast and Katy Lifestyles & Homes magazine was the media sponsor.

As a nonprofit charity medical clinic, Christ Clinic provides medical care to the uninsured with a team of caring and dedicated volunteer providers and support personnel. In 2016, Christ Clinic provided more than 10,000 patient visits to uninsured members of the community. The clinic operates independently of government funding and relies on donations from the community. To learn more, visit christclinickaty.org.

 

 

Turkey Dash 2017 participant Rick-Bozanich.

Turkey Dash 2017 participant Rick-Bozanich.

YMCA Turkey Dash Attracts Over 4,500 Participants

For the 15th year in a row, the YMCA Turkey Dash helped raise funds for local YMCA programs. Jointly organized by the Katy Area YMCAs and The Fellowship, the Thanksgiving morning race is presented by Reliant, an NRG company. Returning lead sponsors included Grand Vision, Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, United Healthcare, British International School of Houston and BHP.  Event proceeds provide scholarships for community members to participate in YMCA programs such as youth sports, swim lessons and after school care.

As the largest fun run in Katy, the event attracts a wide audience each year, and this year more than 4,500 runners and walkers crossed the finish line in race options that included a 10K, 5K, 1 Mile Kids run and a 1 Mile Walk/Run. More than 500 volunteers helped to make the event possible, and more than a thousand spectators cheered as runners made their way through Cinco Ranch and Katy.

Race organizers and participants noted that the event was of special importance following Hurricane Harvey.

“Running the 10K course, especially the route along Mason Road brought back many memories of Hurricane Harvey,” said Rick Bozanich. “The scene was very different on August 28, when the citizen army of volunteers were there to help evacuate families, including my own, affected by the flood. I am grateful for all those volunteers, as well as for all the volunteers that worked so hard to make this a successful race.”

Greg Coop, District Vice President of the YMCA, said the event was successful because of the support of the local community, committed volunteers and local businesses.

“The Turkey Dash is an event where families get together and celebrate a holiday while creating new memories. This has been an especially important this year, in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, which displaced so many families,” said Coop.

Email brittany.boren@ymcahouston.org or charlotte.harris@ymcahouston.org to inquire about sponsorship or how to become involved in next year’s  event. In-kind donations are also welcome.


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