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

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March 25

The Harley's Angels - 5K Fun Run

We invite you to join the Baylor Team for the 3rd Annual Battle Against Breast Cancer 5K Fun Run.

100% of the proceeds are donated to The Lester & Sue Smith Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine and University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Breast Cancer Prevention and Research Fund. 

Find out more or contact Josh Newby joshua.newby@bcm.edu  for more information.

March 25

The Marfan Foundation 2nd Annual Houston Walk for Victory

Join two Baylor/Texas Children's Hospital teams to benefit the Marfan Foundation for their walk at Discovery Green. 

A kick-off party for walkers and others affected by or interested in learning more about Marfan syndrome will be held Saturday, Jan. 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dave and Buster's, 7620 Katy Freeway. RSVP for the kick-off event to dnoe@marfan.org

Register online and join Coselli's Crusaders or Team Texas Children's

March 28

Evenings with Genetics 

This seminar will discuss Nusinersen, the first drug found to be effective in the treatment of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and recently approved by the FDA.  In addition, a family will speak about their journey to treatment. 

Presentation by: Dr. Tim Lotze, Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine and a guest parent speaker.

Light refreshments: 6:30 p.m.

Presentation: 7-8:15 p.m.

Admission for the event is free, but registration is required. Find out more or register online

April 1

March of Dimes March for Babies - Montgomery County

The event be a fun day out with people who share the passion for improving the health of babies. There are family teams, company teams and people walking with friends - it's a great feeling knowing we're all helping real families. Join the event and walk with us to raise money for babies right here in our community!

The event will start at: Woodlands Church at Fellowship Campus One Fellowship Dr. The Woodlands, TX 77383

Find out more register online for the event or donate.

April 18

Evenings with Genetics - Craniosynostosis: Science, Surgery, and Support. 

Presentation by: Edward Buchanan, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery - Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery,
Baylor College of Medicine; Haley Streff, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor
Department of Molecular and Human Genetics; Erica Mossholder, MBA

Executive Director
Children's Craniofacial Association 

Light refreshments: 6:30 p.m.

Presentation: 7-8:15 p.m.

Admission for the event is free, but registration is required. Find out more or register online

April 23

Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network - Amp Up! Walk to End Bladder Cancer

Join the Baylor Team as they walk to to raise funds for the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network to fulfill its mission to advance research, provide information and support, and to raise awareness on bladder cancer. 

The two mile walk/run is family and pet friendly!

Find out more information or register and or donate to the BCM team here

April 23

March of Dimes March for Babies - Houston

The event will start at: University of Houston 2400 Calhoun Houston, TX 77204

Find out more register online for the event or donate.

April 29

March of Dimes March for Babies - Fort Bend

The event will start at: Constellation Field 1 Stadium Dr. Sugar Land, TX 77498

Find out more register online for the event or donate.

May 16

Evenings with Genetics - Coffin-Siris syndrome – A common, yet unknown genetic condition

Presentation by: Pilar Lenglet Magoulas, M.S. Assistant Professor and Seema Lalani, M.D. Associate Professor

Light refreshments: 6:30 p.m.

Presentation: 7-8:15 p.m.


May 20

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's Take Steps Walk

Join the Baylor Gastroenterology team as they walk to help raise money for CCFA research. Critical research toward cures supports patient programs for the 1.6 million Americans - that's 1 in 200 people - living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Cures are within sight.

Find out more or register with the Baylor Gastroenterology team.

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 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. Get the latest updates, like the Wellness 5K on Facebook.

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 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.