Virtual Webinar

Monthly Virtual Webinar Series Allows Education to Continue

July 20, 2021

By transitioning to a virtual platform during the pandemic, the Mays Cancer Center continued to support patients and their caregivers by providing monthly informational webinars.

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Give Cancer the Boot Race a “Virtual” Success in 2020

July 20, 2021

The 5th Annual Give Cancer the Boot Survivorship 5K and 1 Mile Walk in 2020 required ingenuity but was carried out virtually over two weeks in November. Approximately 450 participants supported each other on a Facebook event page.

Daniel Hughes, Ph.D.

Circle of Hope funds pilot project to improve survivors’ quality of life

June 14, 2020

A one-year pilot project is designed to prove the concept and initial effectiveness of a holistic, individualized yet structured approach to improve physical, mental and spiritual aspects of quality of life for survivors of all types of cancer.

Allison Grimes, M.D. with patient

Physicians increasing HPV vaccine rates for populations with greatest cancer risk

June 14, 2020

Physicians/researchers are dedicated to educating males and childhood cancer survivors on their need for the HPV vaccine. While initial publicity campaigns targeted females, HPV causes cancer in both sexes and disproportionately in survivors.

Maria Pulido Saldivar

GRACIAS Texas: Empowering South Texas’ underserved population

June 14, 2020

GRACIAS Texas (Genetic Risk Assessment for Cancer in All South Texas) is dedicated to cancer screening and cancer prevention education for thousands of residents living in the rural communities, towns and cities south of San Antonio.

2019 San Antonio Express-News Book & Author Luncheon

Community support: San Antonio Express-News Book & Author Luncheon

June 9, 2020

The 28th Annual San Antonio Express-News Book & Author Luncheon on October 23, 2019, featured six prominent authors: Deborah Crombie, Steven L. Davis, Nathalie Dupree, Stephen Harrigan, Dr. Richard Selcer and Catherine Stier.

Mays Cancer Center UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center

Community support: Wilenchik Walk for Life

June 9, 2020

The Wilenchik Walk have raised more than $180,000 to help advance breakthroughs in cancer research through clinical trials at the cancer center. The event honors the memory of Tony Wilenchik, a beloved former Schertz city councilman and civic leader.

Community Fundraiser

Community support: Rudy’s Country Store

June 9, 2020

Since 2015, Rudy’s Country Story has hosted Rudy’s Campaign for the Cure to support the SA Cancer Council through the annual Pink Cup fundraiser to support breast cancer research and treatments at the Mays Cancer Center.

Board of Governors

Board of Governors supports mission to reduce cancer burden in South Texas

June 9, 2020

The Board of Governors is a dedicated group of community and business leaders who are committed to helping advance the mission and goals of the Mays Cancer Center through philanthropy, community outreach and education, public relations, and patient referrals.

Kris Mesa (from left), Dr. Ruben Mesa, Dr. Josh Asper, Dr. Mark Bonnen and Dr. Jeremy Viles

Vulcan Materials Company providing exemplary community support

June 9, 2020

Vulcan Materials Company’s Southwest Division in San Antonio has supported the Mays Cancer Center for the past 26 years through its very successful fundraiser, the Vulcan Fun Shoot. The annual event is a popular clay-shooting competition.

Give Cancer The Boot

Give Cancer the Boot Survivorship 5K Run/Walk draws 450 participants

June 9, 2020

About 650 people registered for the 2019 Give Cancer the Boot Survivorship 5K that raised more than $35,000 for the Mays Cancer Center’s Oncology Support Services.

Tyler J. Curiel, M.D., M.P.H.

Symposium educates public on the cancer journey

June 9, 2020

More than 500 people attended the inaugural Living Beyond Cancer A – Z symposium on Jan. 12, 2019. The free event offered information on specific types of cancer, support services and coping mechanisms for the cancer journey.