Jun
22
2018

Poplack honored as Houston Astros Hometown Hero

Cancer Center Director Dr. David Poplack was recognized as a Hometown Hero at the June 20 Houston Astros game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Minute Maid Park. The Astros Hometown Heroes Program recognizes people from the Houston area who have helped their community in extraordinary ways. Poplack has served as the director of Texas Read More…

Jun
19
2018

Sign up for the Periwinkle Kickball Classic 2018

It’s time for the annual Periwinkle Kickball Classic, an event that raises money for an organization that provides healing programs and camps to children, young adults and families who are challenged by cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. The one-day tournament will be held Saturday, November 3, at the Houston Sportsplex and ANYONE age 14 or Read More…

Jun
12
2018

Bone marrow transplant patient hosts art show of original work

The famous quote “creativity takes courage” exemplifies the all-around essence of 20-year-old Jailyne España, a bone marrow transplant patient at Texas Children’s. She has used her artistic ability to soothe her physical pain during the treatment process, as well as uplift other patients. “It was very therapeutic, I felt rotten during treatment,” said España. “To Read More…

Jun
5
2018

Kendra Scott Jewelry comes to West Campus

On May 18, B.I.G. Love Cancer Care teamed up with Kendra Scott to bring the Kendra Cares Program to Texas Children’s Hospital. The program allows patients to experience the customizable Color Bar by Kendra Scott, a popular jewelry boutique, to pediatric hospitals across the country. The 2-hour event was held at the West campus location, Read More…

Apr
24
2018

Global HOPE initiative in Africa makes great strides during first year

Just 12 short months ago, Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers, Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative at Texas Children’s Hospital, the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, and leaders in Botswana, Uganda and Malawi, announced a $100 million initiative to create an innovative pediatric hematology-oncology treatment network in sub-Saharan Africa. Called Global HOPE (Hematology-Oncology Pediatric Read More…