Tuesday, September 28, 2010

HTG 8th Annual Symposium





"An Agenda for Colorectal Cancer Prevention”  
An Introduction
City of Houston's
Mayor Annise Parker

Also, featured presentions

Marian S. Krauskopf, MPH
(Director, Cancer Prevention and Control Program Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Control New York City Department of Health)

Thomas K. Weber, M.D. , FACS
(C5 Co-Chair, Founder, Chairman of the Board, and President of the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation as well as the Chairman for the National Colon Cancer Roundtable)
 Rebecca Garcia, PhD
(Chief Prevention Officer, (CPRIT) )

     David Lopez, FACHE
(President Harris County Hospital District)

Ernest Hawk, MD, MPH
(Vice President of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, MD Anderson Cancer Center)

November 12th, 2010
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Junior League of Houston
1811 Briar Oaks Lane
Houston, Texas 77027

Event Information:

Hope Through Grace, Inc. is convening it’s Eighth Annual Symposium which is “a call to action” among a diverse set of community collaborators.  The Symposium is a way to engage community stakeholders by generating strategic thinking and new ways of increasing baseline screening colonoscopy in the   Houston area.

Participants will propose policy initiatives that, through civic and professional engagement of individuals and their collective actions, address colorectal cancer prevention and early detection issues. This Symposium is a dynamic approach to civic engagement, screening participation, and advancing the health and wellness of this community!


Round Table Discussion Groups:
Advocacy Groups, Media - those who promote social change by informing and influencing health policy.         
Government/Policy Organizations  - those who have oversight and responsibility for protecting community health and wellness within local, regional, state, and national government agencies. 

Physicians, Clinicians, Community Health Centers - those who provide comprehensive primary and preventive health care.  

Endowments and Foundations - those who are grant makers and financial underwriters. 

Community Based NGOs - non-governmental organizations and/or volunteers who provide benefits to others from humanitarian and charitable perspectives.
 La Quinta Inn & Suites Houston Galleria
1625 West Loop South
Houston, TX 77027
(Ask for La Quinta Inn & Suites Houston Galleria Area and Group #546)
Standard Room Rate: $85.50 + tax  
(After this date room availability is not guaranteed! Room rates subject to change, $10 upcharge for the King Sized Room option)

Monday, September 27, 2010

A Little Bit About Us

Welcome to the very first blog post for Hope Through Grace. In an effort to reach out to the community and spread the news of cancer prevention we hope that by joing the blogging community we will be able to help so many more people! We can only accomplish our goals with help from the people that we reach out and touch, so please help us spread the word! Here is a little bit of information about us:

Our Vision

Hope Through Grace envisions a community and a society in which the incidence and the mortality rates of colorectal cancer are diminished and ultimately eradicated. HTG participants will adopt life changing attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that promote wellness and healthy living, resulting in the significant reduction in the incidence and mortality rates of colorectal cancer.

Our Target Population

Our target population includes persons who are medically underserved, uninsured, underinsured, survivors and all others who wish to live healthier.

Our Mission

Our mission is eliminating colorectal cancer through prevention and early detection. We are proud to offer cancer screening for early detection, survivorship support, education, advocacy, and, services to underscore the importance of colorectal cancer prevention, early detection and cancer care.

Our Core Belief

“No matter what one’s situation in life, there is always a good hope through the grace of God.”
In pursuit of our mission, Hope Through Grace, Inc. is committed to lowering the risks and incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) by educating people about the disease and urging them to seek colorectal cancer screenings, especially if they are in a high risk group.  Much is said about colorectal cancer’s excellent cure rate if caught in the early stages.  However, we believe that education is the key to prevention and that more action needs to be taken to help low-income individuals, those who are uninsured, and those who are underinsured, to obtain life-saving colonoscopy screenings.
Hope Through Grace focuses on cancer prevention.  We encourage colonoscopy screenings to detect abnormalities that may lead to cancer. If a polyp is detected, it can often be removed during the test. This avoids the possibility of it developing into cancer.
Sadly, because of lack of knowledge and/or lack of funds, people often do not seek prevention measures. We have found that too often, when people finally do consult a health professional, it‘s too late; disease has begun. Our goal is to reduce levels of misinformation, mistrust and distrust by those who delay, avoid or refuse CRC cancer prevention, early detection or support meaures.
Hope Through Grace serves three primary cancer-related needs: education, early detection of colorectal cancer and survivorship support to low-income, uninsured and underinsured citizens in Harris and contiguous counties.
We help save lives by offering financial assistance, education and access to services otherwise not available to this sector of our community.  In addition, we provide education and other assistance to insured people and urge them to get screened.
HTG offers one-on-one consultations, workshops, intake screening seminars, and symposia, designed to ensure the public is provided with an understanding of colorectal cancer, risks that increase potential, and measures they can adopt to lower their risk or prevent the disease.

Dedicated to Colorectal Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, and Cancer Survivorship
Houston, TX