Press Release
Aug142019

H-E-B rallies customers to end cancer

Statewide campaign aims to raise funds for cancer research and patient care at MD Anderson Cancer Center
(San Antonio) —

H-E-B is teaming up with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to create a future free from cancer. From Wednesday, Aug. 14 through Tuesday, Sept. 10, H-E-B customers will have the opportunity to make $1, $3 and $5 donations upon checkout through H-E-B’s fourth annual statewide fundraising campaign. Proceeds will support cancer research and patient programs at MD Anderson, the nation’s No.1 hospital for cancer care according to U.S. News & World Report.

“H-E-B is a proud supporter of MD Anderson as they work to make cancer history,” said Winell Herron, Group Vice President of Public Affairs, Diversity and Environmental Affairs, and a member of the MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors. “Each gift we receive goes a long way in the fight to end cancer and we are extremely grateful for all the support our H-E-B customers and Partners have offered in this fundraising effort throughout the years.”

In the campaign’s first three years, H-E-B raised more than $850,000. In addition to cancer research and patient programs, funds raised by H-E-B supported the institution’s Partnership for Careers in Cancer Science and Medicine program, which aims to attract, develop and nurture underrepresented young adults across the entire academic science and medicine pipeline, from high school students through faculty appointments.

“We are extremely grateful for the support of H-E-B and its customers from across the state, ” said Michelle Barton, Ph.D., dean of MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, who co-leads the program with Elizabeth Travis, Ph.D., associate vice president, Women and Minority Faculty Inclusion. “Thanks to their continued support, we can continue to build a diverse and inspired community of cancer researchers and clinicians who leverage outstanding training to end cancer. ”

Customers will have the opportunity to make donations at any one of the 350 H-E-B stores throughout Texas.

“H-E-B’s commitment to our mission to end cancer is truly phenomenal, ” said Peter WT Pisters, M.D., president of MD Anderson. “The support H-E-B has inspired throughout communities across Texas is crucial to our continued success in ending this disease, once and for all. Together, we are Making Cancer History.”


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