Supporting the Cause

Supporting the Cause

Baylor College of Medicine strives to be a good neighbor through its sponsorship of events and through its volunteer efforts of our faculty, staff and trainees. See some of our ways in supporting the cause.

Upcoming Events





*For Students*

Harbor Hospice of Texas - Volunteer Opportunity

In the Tomball/North Houston area, Harbor Hospice is committed to giving the highest quality of life to their patients when they are facing life's greatest challenge.

The organization is looking for student volunteers who might be interested in expanding their knowledge and experience with this specific patient demographic.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Young at


Breast Cancer Conversations

A quarterly forum to engage the Houston community about breast cancer. 

Topic - Treatments in Breast Cancer: What’s New?

Speakers: Dr. Matthew Ellis, Medical Oncologist, 

McNair Scholar Breast Cancer Researcher

Time: Register: 5:30-6 p.m.; program: 6-7 p.m.

Location: Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center, McNair Campus, 7200 Cambridge St., Houston, TX 77030

Validated parking

To register, go to the event's webpage or email Josh Newby at

Past Activities

Superhero Run

Baylor teamed up to advocate for kids as a sponsor for the Child Advocates Superhero Run.

Summer Safety

Find out how our residents are helping keep kids in the Houston community safe through a bicycle helmet giveaway at The Pediatric and Adolescent Health Center, part of a statewide effort called Hard Hats for Little Heads.

Lending a Hand

Members of Baylor's Compliance and Audit Services team volunteered July 1, 2016, at the Houston Food Bank for the Kids Café Summer Program. The Houston Food Bank serves thousands of meals per day to over 80 locations in the greater Houston area and relies heavily on volunteers.

Take Steps for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America

Take Steps is CCFA's national walk and celebration and the nation's largest event dedicated to finding cures for inflammatory bowel diseases. Members of the Baylor Gastroenterology team joined 850 registrants for the 2016 walk, held at the Houston Zoo, and surpassed its $1,000 goal by raising $1,385. See more photos from the event on Facebook.

Walk to Cure Arthritis

Baylor served as a sponsor participated as a team for the Walk to Cure Arthritis at the Buffalo Bayou Trial/Fish Plaza May 14, 2016. Dr. Melvyn Harrington, team captain, led the 26-member BCM Walkin’ Warriors.

Avon Walk 2016

For the ninth year in a row, Baylor College of Medicine served as the official medical sponsor of the Houston Avon Walk. This year, Avon 39 Houston drew more than 1,000 participants from more than 30 states, including 143 breast cancer survivors. In the pink hat, Dr. Julie Nangia, medical director for the Avon Walk and director of the Breast Cancer Prevention and High Risk Clinic at Baylor, is pictured with some of the volunteers. 

BP MS150

This is Baylor College of Medicine’s second year to have an official team for the BP MS150. We are very excited to be involved in this spectacular event for a worthy cause. We look forward to this challenge and hope you will help us along the way.

BCM Wellness 5K Run/Walk

The annual Baylor College of Medicine Wellness 5K is organized by medical students with the mission of promoting wellness both within Baylor and the Houston community as a whole. The proceeds help to fund projects such as Recipe for Success, GLOW Awards and the Student Wellness Program.

Charity Bowl

Baylor hosted its 21st annual Charity Ball, “The Bowling Ball!” on April 1, 2016 at the Palace Bowling Lanes. Proceeds went to HOMES Clinic and the International Rescue Committee.

credit: Scott Holmes
Purple Stride 2015 Pancreas Walk

The Nov. 21, 2015, event raised awareness of pancreatic cancer as well as funds to advance research and support patients and loved ones. The Baylor team of 44 people raised over $11,000, surpassing their goal of $10,000, to become the third highest fundraising team out of the 176 teams to participate.

St. Baldrick's Day

In partnership with Texas Children’s Hospital and The University of Texas McGovern Medical School, Baylor College of Medicine is held its 4th annual St. Baldrick’s Day event to raise funds for childhood cancer research.

Tour de Pink

Tour de Pink About 30 Baylor faculty, staff and their families participated in the Tour de Pink cycling event, while Baylor’s Office of Communications and Community Outreach teamed up with the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center and Dan L Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor to sponsor an official pit stop along the route. The event raises critical resources for breast cancer prevention and treatment in the community.