The inaugural Boot Walk to End Cancer™, a 1.2 mile walk to "give
cancer the boot," drew approximately 7,000 cancer survivors,
families and friends and raised more than $922,000. Proceeds will
support MD Anderson's mission to end cancer. Photo by Nick de la
From left, Nadine Eidman, Lourdes Hernandez, Dorothy Paterson and Kim
Mongcopa give cancer the boot.
The MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors, an appointed board of
volunteers charged with advancing MD Anderson's mission to end cancer,
welcomed nine new members at its Nov. 11 annual meeting. The new group
reflects the board's national and international presence.
Jim Mulva began his two-year term as chair of the MD Anderson Cancer
Center Board of Visitors on Sept. 1. Mulva was CEO of ConocoPhillips
from 2002 until he retired in 2012. He began his energy career at
Phillips Petroleum in 1973. Mulva and his wife of 47 years, Miriam, are
members of the Anderson Assembly, an organization honoring donors who
have made lifetime commitments of $1 million or more to MD Anderson. The
Miriam and Jim Mulva Conference Center at MD Anderson is named in
recognition of their $5 million gift to support melanoma research.
The carefree days of summer are anything but for Lily Deagan, 11, and
Lucy Keith, 10, of Victoria, Texas. The two friends who share a love of
sports and a passion for helping others decided to open a lemonade stand
this past summer. The goal? Raise money for cancer research. In a few
hours, the girls raised $220 for breast cancer research at MD Anderson,
a place they say is near and dear to their hearts.