SA Cancer Council Spring Luncheon, “When Stars Align”
SAN ANTONIO - The SA Cancer Council hosted it's 25th annual spring luncheon, " When Stars Align," on Monday May 7th at the Omni Hotel San Antonio. It featured Dr. William Henrich, president of UT Health San Antonio, and his son, John Henrich. During the Focus on South Texas segment, John discussed their experience before, during and after a life-saving stem cell transplant that Dr. Henrich underwent in August 2012 after he was diagnosed with myelodysplasia, which is a blood and bone marrow disorder that can lead to acute myelogenous leukemia. Beverly Koehn, of the San Antonio Cancer Council, talked about how all the money raised will benefit the Patient and Family Assistance program at the Mays Cancer Center, the newly named center of UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Sukeshi Arora, a medical oncologist at the Mays Cancer Center, also explained that the Patient and Family Assistance program offers various services to cancer patients as they are battling the disease, including transportation services, food supplements, counseling, yoga, support groups and special events So far, the SA Cancer Council has raised more than $4.5 million for patient support and cancer research. For more information click HERE.