Author Archive | Kathleen Fowler

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Featured Family – Amy & Joe Pagano

  Former residents, Joe and Amy Pagano are very grateful for their time at Halo House.  In 2015, Amy, a radiation therapist, returned home from a weekend getaway and noticed that her physician husband, Joe, had a swollen lymph node on his neck.  Shortly thereafter, Joe received a diagnosis of cancer but felt that they should get a second opinion from the best cancer hospital, MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Nathan […]

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Halo House Hero – Tracy Rigo

  Tracy Rigo, our Halo House Hero for June is most definitely a “jack of all trades”.  It would not be an understatement to say that Tracy touches every aspect of Halo House operations and we couldn’t be more proud to highlight her this month.    Tracy first heard about Halo house in 2014 when her father, David Clifford, was in the hospital undergoing treatment for AML Leukemia.  […]

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Evelyn Martinez- Volunteer Spotlight May 2020

Halo House Hero – Evelyn Martinez

  Volunteers at Halo House add such amazing value to the experience that our guests have and we are proud to be able to shine the spotlight each month on one of our remarkable Halo House Heroes so they can be recognized for the extraordinary work that they do.    This month, our Halo House Hero is Evelyn Martinez, a young lady who […]

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Checkmates Sing for Halo House

After our annual Checkmates concert had to be postponed due to COVID-19, the group “got together” to create a Zoom recording of a fan favorite.  With an introduction from Dr. Nathan Fowler, co-founder of Halo House and an oncologist at MD Anderson, the Checkmates once again bring a smile to everyone’s face!

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Taylor Diercks with husband, Cory, and daughter Marlee Grace.

Featured Family – Taylor Diercks

“It was a crazy time for me. Everything happened so fast but, in a way, it was a blessing because we didn’t have the time to sit and worry and wonder. This is just what we had to do.”   Imagine being 36 weeks pregnant and being told that you have leukemia. That nightmare is exactly what happened to Taylor Diercks, a […]

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Halo House hosted its first 5K

              Halo House hosted its first 5K on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 7:30 am with nearly 500 participants! We were fortunate the course was, appropriately, in the Texas Medical Center area, starting near MD Anderson. Our special thanks to Linda, Jo-Lynne, Sharyl, Julie, and the whole team of SPG Ladies who brought in over $30,000 in sponsorships […]

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2014 Food Fight Against Cancer

2nd Annual Food Fight Against Cancer a Delicious Success On Sunday, November 16, “foodies” around Houston united to taste unique creations from some of Houston’s top restaurants.  Sparrow Bar & Cookshop, Uchi (2014 winner), Sorrel Urban Bistro, Triniti, Radical Eats (2013 winner), Pondicheri & Indika came together to offer samples of mouth-watering creations prepared specially for this event. Proceeds will be […]

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2014 Houston Stars: Dancing for a Cause

A Good Time for A Good Cause: 2014 Halo House Gala    [wp_cycle] The most fun gala in Houston was held on Saturday, November 1 at Bayou City Event Center to a full house of over 500 guests. The silent auction and cocktail reception began at 6:15 pm with about 150 silent auction items including original works of […]

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Hearts for Halo – Valentine’s Dinner

“Hearts for Halo” Dinner:  February 10, 2014 Excitement was in the air at the first annual “Hearts for Halo” dinner, generously sponsored by Ray Salti and Sorrel Urban Bistro. Award-winning cuisine was combined with plenty of Houston’s very special people for an fun evening with all proceeds benefiting Halo House. Thank you Ray Salti, owner of Sorrel Urban […]

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St. Thomas Celts vs. Wiley College Basketball Game

St. Thomas Celts vs. Wiley College Basketball Game: February 8, 2014 Game on!    The University of St. Thomas Women’s basketball team in Houston dedicated their February 8th game to Halo House, and generously donated all the proceeds from ticket, concession, and silent auction sales to Halo House. Many thanks to Coach Mike Ricks and the team of beautiful St. […]

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