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Grand opening set for Halo House’s 33-unit facility

May 2, 2019

Local non-profit Halo House will hold its grand opening ceremony at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, at its brand new 33-unit apartment facility, Be The Match Halo House!

Although the Texas Medical Center is the largest of its kind in the world, there is a severe shortage of clean affordable housing for patients who must temporarily live nearby while receiving treatment. Halo House’s new facility will allow them to triple the number of families battling leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma they are able to serve, and to provide more than 11,000 days of housing per year.

Remarks are expected from MD Anderson Cancer Center President Dr. Peter Pisters as well as Texas Children’s Hospitals Director of Cancer and Hematology Centers, Dr. Susan Blaney. Among others, the event will be attended by construction and capital campaign partners, Mike Morgan with the Morgan Group, Bradley Freels with Midway, Glenda & Russell Gordy of Gordy & Sons, Be The Match, and Rebecca and Pat Clinch of Midland.

The “heart” of the facility is the Glenda & Russell Gordy Community Center where patients can gather for games, puzzles, a cup of coffee and shared support. The “soul” of the new building is the Clinch Family Chapel of Hope for prayer and quiet reflection. There is also a fitness center and two gardens.

Halo House executive vice president Kathleen Fowler said, “The Halo House grand opening on May 15 is a dream come true — the culmination of years of hard work and determination by a team of amazing volunteers and dedicated staff. This facility will be a blessing for hundreds of families who otherwise might not be able to afford to stay in Houston for life-saving cancer treatment. At Halo House they can focus on healing, not where they are going to live, or how they are going to afford it.”

To learn more about Halo House and how you can help, visit HaloHouseFoundation.org or call 713-665-8852.