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The Big Give: You can help the HSC make lives better

Posted on Tuesday, April 29, 2014


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Through the Big Give S.A., you can help the UT Health Science Center San Antonio “make lives better” in Bexar County and beyond.

The Big Give S.A. is a 24-hour day of giving that will take place from midnight to midnight on May 6, 2014. The Health Science Center, with its mandate of supporting research, education and care—particularly in the area of cancer—will join 466 Bexar County nonprofits participating in this community-wide giving challenge. The goals of the event are to increase public awareness of the impact local nonprofits make in addressing our community’s social challenges, bring nonprofits and donors together, expand the idea of online giving, connect people to the causes that move them the most and, of course, make giving fun.

By turning giving into a shared citywide experience, we can significantly impact the future of San Antonio and collectively move our city forward. The Big Give S.A. is part of the national day of giving called “Give Local America.” Communities across the country are coming together on May 6.



Cancer impacts everyone
In 2013, there were more than 7,000 new cancer cases and more than 2,500 cancer deaths in Bexar County. By the end of 2014, about 1.7 million new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in the United States. More than 580,000 will die, almost 1,600 per day.

Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the U.S. Approximately 1 in 285 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 20. While advances in treatment have increased the survival rate for many childhood cancers, the disease is still the second-leading cause of death (following accidents) in children ages 5 to14.

Your Health Science Center makes lives better through research, education
Because the South Texas region is among the most medically underserved in the United States, the Health Science Center and its graduates are filling a vital need for the future of health.

Every day our Health Science Center researchers are translating biomedical discoveries into better ways to diagnose, prevent and treat disease. They create therapies and techniques that clinicians can apply to patients.

Our faculty is recognized worldwide for landmark discoveries that are changing the face of medicine and patient care every day, especially for the health conditions that most impact individuals in the South Texas region. And they’re training the next generation of scientists and health care providers.

More than 29,000 graduates from our five professional schools have become the doctors, nurses, dentists and health professionals who are caring for patients and leading breakthrough research to make lives better.

Make your gift now
The Health Science Center is committed to its missions of research, education, clinical care and community service, and your gift goes toward supporting those missions.

As a strong community partner, we are proud to be a part of the Big Give S.A.

Thank you for making your gift to the Health Science Center through the Big Give May 6.

 
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