Colorectal Cancer Church Challenge (HTG 4C)

There is a unique opportunity for churches to join the fight against colorectal cancer, the number two cancer killer of men and women in the U.S. and in the Houston metroplex community.

Hope Through Grace invites ministry leaders and their congregation to participate in our 9th annual walk-a-thon, our major annual fundraiser. Hundreds of people gather at Tom Bass Park for a 5K walk. Professional providers will be present to offer brief health information messages to the walkers.  Men, women, children, babies in strollers, even pets all come out for not only the walk, but games, healthy snacks, live entertainment and information about colon cancer.

How it works:

  1. Contact Hope Through Grace to let us know you are participating and to receive additional information as needed.
  2. Determine the number of persons on your membership roll.
  3. Calculate 1% of the church membership.
  4. Decide on a name for your team.
  5. Create your web page by signing in at our website (www.hopethroughgrace.org).
  6. Recruit team members from your church and have them register on your webpage.
  7. Watch your thermometer rise as your registrations reach your fundraising goal. 

HTG 4C Teams with the most participants above 1% of your church membership will win special prizes:

  • First prize – Trophy, (3) HTG wellness workshops (designed to meet your congregation’s health education needs) will be presented during 2014. In addition, we will provide financial coverage for one member of your congregation to receive a baseline colonoscopy at no cost (valued at $1,000).
  • Second prize – Trophy and (2) HTG wellness workshops (designed to meet your congregation’s health education needs) will be presented during 2014. In addition, we will provide financial coverage for one member of your congregation to receive a baseline colonoscopy at no cost (valued at $1,000).
  • Third prize – Trophy and (1) HTG wellness workshop (designed to meet your congregation’s health education needs) will be presented during 2014. In addition, we will provide financial coverage for one member of your congregation to receive a baseline colonoscopy at no cost (valued at $1,000).

These special prizes are our way of giving back to those who support this cause.

Who we are – Hope Through Grace, Inc. (HTG) is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit faith-based colon cancer prevention organization. We are the only organization in the Houston area providing low cost baseline colonoscopies to uninsured, underinsured and medically underserved residents. Since 2007, HTG has diligently worked to remove financial barriers to baseline colonoscopy screening.  We have covered the cost of this procedure for more than 156 people, valued at a minimum of $1,000 each. Additionally, tens of thousands of people have benefited from our educational programs through workshops, social media, media, health fairs, and seminars.

Despite our work, nearly 14,000 Harris county residents are expected to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer this year. Sadly, many of these cases could be prevented through early screening.

WILL YOU HELP?  If your answer is “YES”, you will help reduce needless suffering and perhaps deaths from this highly preventable disease.