There are many ways to give, as exemplified in the following stories of those who have shown their strong support of MD Anderson and its patients.
When it comes to philanthropy, there are myriad ways to make a difference. For Don Schlattman, choosing just one was not enough.
He's often on the golf course and you can find her riding a bike, but Twilight and Marc Freedman become a pair when they volunteer at MD Anderson.
In September 2010, Harry Longwell of Dallas wrestled with a problem many fundraisers would love to have. Fiscal Year 2010 had ended, and the chair of the most ambitious campaign in MD Anderson history was pleased to report that Making Cancer History®: The Campaign to Transform Cancer Care had met its $1 billion goal — two years ahead of schedule.
Pennies on Monday, nickels on Tuesday, dimes on Wednesday, quarters on Thursday and counting on Friday. It's called "Coins for a Cause." Four times a year students at the Harrison Avenue Elementary School in South Glens Falls, N.Y., scour for loose change to bring to school for this fundraising tradition.
Don't underestimate college kids. Each summer, about 50 students from The University of Texas at Austin saddle bicycles and ride for 70 days from their central Texas campus to Anchorage, Alaska. They ride to fight cancer by sharing hope, knowledge and charity.
In 1990, MD Anderson established the Holiday Giving Program, which allows donors to express their appreciation for others with a memorable holiday card while supporting programs that directly benefit patients.