Pink Ribbons Project
The Pink Ribbons Project and the their volunteers gathered to create festive holiday wreaths – a gift to UTMB Health for women screened on the Mobile Mammography Van. Some 50 handmade wreaths were presented to the Mobile Mammography Screening team, including Dr. Morton H. Leonard Jr., breast imaging radiologist; Megan Benoit, mammographer; Alicia Weaver, driver and receptionist; and Molly Lopez, manager of the UTMB Mobile Mammography program. Women receiving breast cancer screening mammograms on the mobile van also received this holiday gift from the Pink Ribbons Project.  The organization and its volunteers provide support to UTMB Health and others committed to education and screening for early detection of breast cancer.   
Hannigan’s Heroes
The oncology staff on J5C have come together to develop a non-profit group called “Hannigan’s Heroes” to keep Dr. Edward Hannigan’s legacy of caring and giving alive. Hannigan’s Heroes will host various fundraisers to assist oncology patients with food, nutritional supplements, gas vouchers and other items to optimize patients’ health. The group is selling raffle tickets until 5 p.m Dec. 30 for four gift baskets full of goodies to support the cause and will be selling t-shirts year round. If you would like to buy a raffle ticket or a t-shirt and make a difference in a patient’s life, please call x20040 for further details. Look for more info on “Hannigan’s Heroes” fundraising events throughout the year in the UTMB Daily Announcements. 

Hannigan's Heroes 

Front row: Nessie Ludlow, Victoria Castro, Brandy Grace, Linda Giamalva
Back row: Pat Aulds, LaTonya Cunningham, Elaine Childress, Roselyn Ogunkunle and Amanda McCreight


UTMB committee honors compassion

The UTMB Honor Pledge Committee cooked dinner for approximately 35 people staying at the Ronald McDonald House last month. The committee performs monthly community service projects to represent compassion, one of the three pillars of the UTMB honor code. The committee is planning to help collect toys for the Salvation Army Toy Drive for the holidays as well.

Front Row: Gabriela Tuttrup, Danielle Schwartzenburg, Auburn Human, Ilyse Kornblau.
Back Row: Kira Blackwell, Noelly Kantara, Carla Kantara, Andrew Johnsrud, Cleavon Covington, Cynthia Miranda