By Rosanne Fohn
|The UT Health Science Center San Antonio benefited from gifts made to the university as well as to the CTRC Council, which supports the Cancer Therapy & Research Center, part of the Health Science Center's School of Medicine.|
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The UT Health Science Center San Antonio was one of 468 community organizations participating May 6 in The Big Give S.A.
. The 24-hour day of giving raised 21,351 gifts totaling $2,063,733.50 for San Antonio area organizations.
“As a strong community partner, we are proud to have been a part of the Big Give,” said President William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP. “We appreciate your support for our missions of research, education, clinical care and community service.”
As a result of the Big Give, the Health Science Center received 55 gifts totaling $4,440. The majority of these donations will go to the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute
, which conducts basic and translational research to prevent, treat and cure childhood cancer.
The Health Science Center will also benefit from 71 gifts totaling $5,525 that were contributed to the CTRC Council, previously known as the Cancer Center Council. The CTRC Council supports the Cancer Therapy & Research Center
through fundraising, cancer education, community outreach, patient assistance and volunteer services.