CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare hosted its 14th annual Spring Luncheon on Tuesday, March 20. The yearly event honors community leaders and raises funds for CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare’s healthcare programs. This year’s luncheon raised funds for the Foundation’s community clinics – CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic in Houston’s East End and CHRISTUS Point of Light Clinic in Dickinson.
The Foundation proudly honored Dr. and Mrs. Donald. R. Collins, Jr. with the Legacy Award, an award given to recognize and honor those who have demonstrated commitment to continue the legacy of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word by promoting health and welfare to people in need.
“We are thrilled to honor Mrs. Janet and Dr. Don Collins for their selfless work for our communities” said Kara Hill, President of CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare. “It’s such a blessing to have this event provide much needed financial support to our community clinics. We are so grateful for the CHRISTUS Foundation’s dedicated staff, committed donors and board of directors who make our Foundation able to serve thousands of our neighbors who need us the most.”
Dr. Collins, a certified plastic surgeon, has been integral to CFHC’s success since his first medical mission trip with CHRISTUS in 1993. He has served on the Foundation’s Board of Directors since 2006 and along with his wife, Janet, have chaired three successful events for the foundation.
“We are so honored to be the recipients of the 2018 Legacy Award from the CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare for our 25 year involvement with this group,” Dr. Collins said. “Janet and I appreciate the opportunity to support the mission and vision of such an important organization in the community and look forward to continuing our participation with the Foundation.”
The 14th annual Spring Luncheon also welcomed special guests, former U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, retired American Astronaut, Mark Kelly. Kelly, also a combat pilot in Iraq and commander of the final flight of Space Shuttle Endeavor, spoke on how focus, dedication and persistence can help you succeed in any setting. He also discussed the resolve and resilience of his wife in her recovery from her 2011 gunshot injuries.
Houston’s own Steve Smith emceed the luncheon.
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