Stripes® Convenience Stores gets the seal of approval from 4-year-old
Caleb Sanchez, a patient at MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital.
The annual Stripes® Stores Celebrates Tomorrows campaign launched Sept. 16. For one month, Stripes customers purchased paper pin-ups for $1. This is the second year this campaign raised more than $1 million to support cancer research and programs for MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital.
Tom Rushing, of Houston, is a pancreatic cancer survivor of eight years.
After his initial diagnosis, he sought a second opinion at MD Anderson
and was placed in the care of Robert Wolff, M.D., chair ad interim,
General Oncology; Sheikh Zayed Distinguished University Chair in Medical
Oncology; and a co-leader of the Pancreatic Cancer Moon Shot. A senior
consultant with Merrill Lynch, Rushing has been a member of the
MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors since 2011, serving on the
board's Development Committee.
Businesswoman, educator, philanthropist and sports enthusiast Nita
Ambani, of Mumbai, India, joined the MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of
Visitors in 2014. She is founder and chairperson of the Reliance
Foundation, established in 2010 to provide impetus to various
philanthropic initiatives of Reliance Industries Limited. The efforts of
the group have touched the lives of more than 4 million people across
India, in more than 5,500 villages and urban locations.
Life Members of the MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors embody
philanthropy, leadership and a community spirit. Through their
dedication and devotion, this select group has furthered MD Anderson's
mission and advanced the institution toward its goal to end cancer.
Their belief in MD Anderson has motivated their personal generosity and
inspired that of others. True ambassadors of Making Cancer History®,
they've helped place MD Anderson at the forefront of cancer care,
research, prevention and education. In 2015, the board welcomed two new
Life Members: Lyda Hill of Dallas and James A. Baker, III, of Houston.