Trojans, Longhorns team up to give back for cancer research

Trojans, Longhorns team up to give back for cancer research
Posted on 12/15/2016
Trojans, Longhorns team up to give back for cancer research

Methodist Hospital Partnership Donation
The South Houston and Dobie High School Sports Medicine Programs united to donate funds to the Houston Methodist Hospital-Cancer Research.  


Reesha Brown
PISD Communications

The South Houston and Dobie High School Sports Medicine programs united during football season to donate over $600 to the Houston Methodist Foundation-Cancer Research.

The contribution was made in honor of cancer survivors and those who have lost the fight against cancer.

“As athletic trainers, we provide treatments to student athletes, and we are making this donation to assist in research and treatment for cancer,” said Michelle Nettles, of the South Houston Sports Medicine Department.

Students at both campuses raised funds during a varsity football game between South Houston and Dobie, a South Houston volleyball game and at South Houston’s annual Trunk or Treat event.

The donation will be used by Houston Methodist Cancer Center for new treatments and to find a cure for cancer, said Jenny Chang, M.D., chair of the Houston Methodist Hospital’s Department of Oncology.

“We are deeply grateful to the Pasadena ISD students whose generosity and philanthropic support further strengthen our momentum to develop new research advances,” Chang said. “It’s wonderful to see the spirit of giving alive and well in these young students.”