01.17.2024

Gala Exceeds Fundraising Goals; Empowering Underserved RGV Cancer Patients

The Renaissance Cancer Foundation is delighted to announce that they surpassed their fundraising goal at the recent Ritmo en Fuego event. A total of $479,073 was raised and these monies will help the Foundation carry out vital services to underserved cancer patients in Hidalgo, Cameron, Starr, and Willacy Counties. Pictured from left to right are: Adriana Rios, Silent Auction Chairperson, Elizabet Bracamontes, Renaissance Cancer Foundation Clinical Director, David Deanda, Lone Star National Bank CEO and Platinum sponsor, Larry Safir, Renaissance Cancer Foundation Board Chairman, Marissa Castañeda, DHR Health Senior Executive Vice President, Dale Linebarger, Platinum sponsor, Diana and Juan Peña, Platinum sponsors, Natasha del Barrio, Bert Ogden & Fiesta Dealerships CEO and Platinum sponsor, Evelyn Saenz, Renaissance Cancer Foundation Executive Director, and Joel Garcia, Millennium Copier Systems CEO and Platinum sponsor.
01.17.2024

Gala Exceeds Fundraising Goals; Empowering Underserved RGV Cancer Patients

Edinburg, Texas: The Renaissance Cancer Foundation, a distinguished non-profit organization affiliated with DHR Health, proudly announced it surpassed its fundraising goal at the recent Ritmo en Fuego gala held on December 15, 2023 at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance. This year's event raised an impressive $479,073 that will continue to provide vital support for underserved cancer patients in Hidalgo, Cameron, Starr, and Willacy Counties.

Executive Director Evelyn Saenz expressed her gratitude for the collective efforts that led to the success of the event. She specifically acknowledged the event's platinum sponsors, which included Bert Ogden Auto Group, DHR Health, Lone Star National Bank, Millennium Copier Systems and Supplies, Luby’s Culinary Services, Dale Linebarger and Family, and Juan and Diana Peña.

The annual gala is the non-profit’s signature fundraising event that enables the organization to fulfill its mission of assisting underserved cancer patients through a variety of ways including financial aid, transportation support, oncology wigs and more. This year's gala featured a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception, a silent auction, and live music headlined by the multi-talented Republic of the Music band from San Diego, California. Post-gala festivities offered attendees the chance to "meet and greet" the band.

DHR Health Senior Executive Vice President Marissa Castaneda emphasized that the gala not only celebrates the Foundation's mission but also secures essential funds for the upcoming year. For those interested in sponsoring opportunities for the next year’s gala, please contact Renaissance Cancer Foundation Executive Director via email at ev.saenz@dhr-rgv.com.