Charity Challenge: Rallying to Fight Disease | Young Texans Against Cancer
December 29th, 2015 | by Michelle
Cancer touches many lives, and the experience forever changes those who have a friend or family member stricken with the disease. That’s why, in 2001, a group of 44 young Houstonians came together to found Young Texans Against Cancer to increase cancer awareness among 22- to 40-year-olds.
With chapters in Houston, Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio, YTAC supports research and support organizations, while volunteering in the community. Each member has either lost a loved one to cancer or witnessed someone battle the disease, so they serve from a very personal place.
YTAC’s Dallas chapter has raised more than $985,000 since its establishment in 2008. YTAC raises awareness through several events throughout the year, such as an annual chili cook-off and the beloved BubblyQ.
The organization also serves as a support system for members who meet at quarterly happy hours, where lifelong friendships are given the chance to form.
The winners will receive a special CultureMap digital promotion package that will allow them spread the good word about their great works.
Voting closes Dec. 31, and winners will be announced Jan. 5.
Log on to CultureMap.com and cast your vote for an outstanding organization.
President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.