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Halo House
News Release
Monday, January 15, 2018

HALO HOUSE TO BREAK GROUND ON A 33 UNIT APARTMENT FACILITY
FOR CANCER PATIENTS

HOUSTON – Local non-profit Halo House will celebrate a momentous occasion on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 10 AM and will break ground on a 33-unit apartment facility, which will provide over 11,000 days of housing per year to cancer patients! The new 42,500 square foot building will feature a community room for guests to socialize, support one another, and listen to visiting healthcare professionals address cancer related challenges. There will be a chapel for prayer and reflection, a small fitness center where patients and caregivers can relieve stress, and plenty of peaceful gardens.

Halo House was founded in 2009 to provide a home-away-from-home to patients battling leukemia, lymphoma, or myeloma who must live near the Texas Medical Center (TMC) during weeks to months of cancer treatment and currently has 85 to 100 people on their waiting list every day.

For $20 per day, families receive a fully furnished apartment with kitchen, washer, and dryer. Several two bedroom apartments will be available for families with children. The new facility will allow Halo House to triple the number of patients and caregivers they are currently able to serve.

Located at 2940 Corder St., about two miles from the TMC, the ceremony will be attended by current MD Anderson Cancer Center President, Dr. Peter Pisters, and former MD Anderson Cancer Center Presidents, Dr. John Mendelsohn and Dr. Ronald DePinho.

The Halo House capital campaign is led by Brad Freels of Midway, Michael Morgan of The Morgan Group, and Midland’s Rebecca and Pat Clinch. Executive Director Kathleen Fowler said that she’s “extremely grateful to all of generous individuals, foundations, and companies who have helped turn the Halo House dream into reality. The new facility will not only help patients, but it’s a wonderful thing for the Texas Medical Center and the City of Houston.”

There is still time to honor a loved one by making a gift to the Halo House building fund. For more information visit www.HaloHouseFoundation.org or call 713-665-8852. 

ABOUT HALO HOUSE

Halo House is a 501 (c3) public charity founded by MD Anderson Cancer Center oncologist Dr. Nathan Fowler and his mother, retired business owner Kathleen Fowler. Their vision is that one day no one battling the blood cancers leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma will have to worry about where they are going to live during treatment in Houston or going bankrupt while paying for living, eating, and parking expenses here and their rent or mortgage back home.

These patients come to Houston because treatment has failed or is not available locally, and they’ve been told by their doctor that coming to the Texas Medical Center is their best chance of survival. Halo House apartments are $20 per day, an amount that is substantially lower than area hotels, which average $120 - $229/night. Since opening the doors to its first two apartments in 2011, Halo House has served over 280 families and provided over 18,000 days of housing.




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