CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY NORTH TEXAS’ MISSION IS TO ENSURE THAT ALL PEOPLE IMPACTED BY CANCER ARE EMPOWERED BY KNOWLEDGE, STRENGTHENED BY ACTION, AND SUSTAINED BY COMMUNITY.
DALLAS, TX – (September 10, 2019) – The Mary Kay FoundationSM, a decades-long leader in the mission to eliminate cancers affecting women, recently announced Dr. Lucy Gildea, Mary Kay’s Chief Scientific Officer, will join the Board of Directors for Cancer Support Community North Texas (CSCNT). CSCNT is dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. CSCNT serves the community in three of North Texas’ most heavily populated counties: Dallas, Collin and Tarrant.
“At Mary Kay, our mission is to eradicate cancers that affect women around the world, and each year we invest millions in groundbreaking research and support for organizations like CSCNT,” said Gildea. “I’m honored to join the Board of Directors for Cancer Support Community North Texas to continue our important work and look forward to contributing to the organization’s impact programs including support groups, wellness workshops, educational programs and community clubhouses.”
This year, CSCNT continued to work on its commitment to expand its service delivery by launching new initiatives to reach more women in underserved areas where limited health literacy impacts access to care and support. Donations to CSCNT provided essential funding for programs that women living with cancer in North Texas request most—including healthy lifestyles, nutritional programs, retreats and cancer symposiums.
“We are humbled and grateful for The Mary Kay Foundation’s continued support and for the addition of Dr. Lucy Gildea to our board,” said Mirchelle Louis, CEO of CSCNT. “Studies have shown that incorporating psycho-social and emotional support into cancer care may reduce the risk of cancer recurrence and risk of dying by approximately 50 percent. With help from The Mary Kay FoundationSM and Dr. Lucy Gildea, we’ll be able to continue our lifesaving work in a meaningful way.”
Over the course of more than two decades, The Mary Kay FoundationSM has awarded more than $78 million to women’s shelters and domestic violence service providers, as well as cancer research programs and related causes throughout the United States.