Livestrong Challenge (Virtual Challenge)
October 12-18, 2020
Join the Dell Medical School for the virtual Livestrong Challenge during the week of October 12-18, 2020. Participate while doing your favorite physical activity, whether it’s biking, running, dancing, or more. Proceeds from the challenge will support innovative cancer care and research, including the work of the Dell Medical School’s own Livestrong Cancer Institutes.
Austin Heart and Stroke Walk (Virtual Walk)
Saturday, October 24, 2020
Join UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease as well as a million other Heart Walk Heroes from across the nation in raising funds for lifesaving science by participating in the American Heart Association’s Austin Heart & Stroke Walk. Our goal is to raise $1000.00.
Austin MORE THAN PINK Walk (Virtual Walk)
Sunday, September 27, 2020
UT Health Austin and a million others across the nation raised funds to provide more effective treatments for those living with metastatic breast cancer by participating in Susan G. Koman’s Austin Virtual More Than Pink Walk. Participants attended a drive-thru ceremony to pick up their t-shirts and help celebrate survivors during the socially distanced Car Parade of Hope. Members of UT Health Austin’s Marketing Team coordinated a surprise visit from the University of Texas at Austin’s beloved mascot, Hook ‘Em, and handed out hand sanitizer, brandanas, and more to those participating in the walk.
Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s (Virtual Walk)
Saturday, September 26, 2020
UT Health Austin’s Comprehensive Memory Center raised awareness and funds for research to find a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association’s Virtual Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Pictured is Holly Cross, MSN, RN, (left) participating in the 2020 walk.
Walk to Cure Arthritis (Virtual Walk)
Saturday, May 30, 2020
The Arthritis Foundation’s Walk to Cure Arthritis is the largest arthritis-focused gathering in the world. To adhere to social distancing, participants were invited to walk on their own followed by a Facebook LIVE celebration involving conversations and stories about why we’re all so passionate about conquering this life-altering disease. Virtual events were hosted through Facebook LIVE, shared posts, and videos on all local community, state, and national Arthritis Foundation Facebook pages.
Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day (Virtual Event)
Saturday, May 2, 2020
The annual Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day is a free family-friendly rally and festival that provides information about community services while empowering children and families to rise above mental health stigma.
Longhorn Run 5K and 10K: 10th Anniversary (Virtual Race)
Saturday, April 18, 2020
The Longhorn Run is a 5K and 10K race produced by the combined efforts of The University of Texas at Austin Student Government and Recreational Sports. The race has become an annual event that thousands of students, faculty, staff, alumni, family members, and the Austin community place on their calendar yearly, and this year we celebrated 10 years of Longhorn Run.
Get Your Rear in Gear 5K
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Get Your Rear in Gear is the signature event of the Colon Cancer Coalition. It is the largest colon cancer-focused event series in the United States. This event raises awareness for colon cancer, taking care of your body, and making healthy choices. Pictured is the UT Health Austin’s Gastroenterology team and their families and friends participating in the 2020 run.
Myeloma Crowd Round Table
Saturday, November 16, 2019
The Myeloma Crowd Round Tables are day-long patient education meetings featuring world class experts to assist patients and caregivers to make decisions about their treatment and care. The presentations make the most difficult issues in myeloma research and treatment (e.g., high-risk, relapsed, and refractory disease) understandable for patients and caregivers to help them make informed treatment decisions. UT Health Austin hematologic oncologist William Matsui, MD, in the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes, presented at this event.
Live Your Yes with RA!
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a life-changing experience. At this free event, UT Health Austin rheumatologist Samantha Shapiro, MD, shared expert guidance on learning to set and track your own health goals, communicate more effectively with your doctor, and other tips on how to live better with your RA. Participants left armed with the tools, education, and support to start saying Yes more than No!
Lunch and Learn Series: Pediatric Neuroscience Forum for Parents and Caregivers
Thursday, November 14, 2019
This chef-prepared luncheon included presentations from UT Health Austin pediatric neurologist Steve Roach, MD, epileptologist Karen L. Skjei, MD, and pediatric neurologist William Qubty, MD, discussing the expansion of UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s Medical Center. A panel discussion was followed by a question and answer session with these nationally recognized neuroscience experts covering the medical and surgical treatment of pediatric epilepsy and seizure disorders and their interdisciplinary approach for treatment of headaches in adolescents and children.
Austin Heart and Stroke Walk
Saturday, October 19, 2019
UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease joined a million Heart Walk Heroes from across the nation, raising funds for lifesaving science by participating in the American Heart Association’s Austin Heart & Stroke Walk.
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Participants of the Livestrong Challenge completed 20-, 45-, 65-, and 100-mile bike routes through the Texas Hill Country to raise money for the revolutionary Livestrong Cancer Institutes. Pictured is UT Health Austin’s Musculoskeletal Institute team, who provided a medical tent and services for this event.
Walk to Cure Arthritis
Saturday, April 13, 2019
The Arthritis Foundation’s Walk to Cure Arthritis is the largest arthritis-focused gathering in the world. UT Health Austin provided a medical tent and services for this event. Pictured is UT Health Austin’s Musculoskeletal Institute team and their family and friends participating in the 2019 walk.
3rd Annual Caregiver’s Conference
Thursday, March 28, 2019
This free annual event was created to ease the challenges of caring for family members in need by providing unpaid caregivers with relevant information and vital resources. UT Health Austin neurologist John Bertelson, MD, (keynote speaker) and social worker Anna Finger, LMSW, presented at this event on behalf of the Comprehensive Memory Center.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Saturday, October 13, 2018 (Austin)
Saturday, September 15, 2018 (Round Rock)
Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Pictured is UT Health Austin’s Comprehensive Memory Center team (who raised over $1,900 for the Alzheimer’s Association) and their family and friends participating in the 2018 walk.
Austin Woman 16th Anniversary Luncheon
October 26, 2018
Austin Woman magazine celebrated another year of empowering women in Austin. Readers, followers, and supporters were invited for a day full of fun, giveaways, networking, and girl power! Pictured is UT Health Austin staff, who participated in workshops and panels.
Livestrong Honor 5K and 10K
Sunday, September 23, 2018
The Livestrong Honor 5K and 10K pays tribute to those who are currently in battling cancer, celebrates cancer survivors, and honors those we have lost to this terrible disease. Participants proudly display the names and share the stories of the cancer warriors in their lives. Pictured is UT Health Austin’s Musculoskeletal Institute team, who provided a medical tent and services for this event.
Your Health, Your Medical School Community
Saturday, July 21, 2018
The Dell Medical School hosted a free community event at Rodriguez Elementary to share information about services and specialties offered at UT Health Austin. This event included Zumba classes, face painting, organ discussion, balloon art, and more fun for the whole family. UT Health Austin health experts spoke on a variety of topics, including pediatrics, women’s health, cancer, and more!
Walk to Cure Arthritis
Saturday, June 2, 2018
The Arthritis Foundation’s Walk to Cure Arthritis is the largest arthritis-focused gathering in the world. UT Health Austin provided a medical tent and services for this event. Pictured is UT Health Austin’s Musculoskeletal Institute team (who raised $3,960 for the Arthritis Foundation) and their family and friends participating in the 2018 walk.
Austin Woman: Woman’s Way Business Awards
Thursday, May 17, 2018
The Austin Woman magazine’s Woman’s Way Business Awards are Austin’s only business awards for woman-owned and woman-led businesses. Awards are presented in 10 categories, span numerous industries, and are chosen by a selection committee of successful, local female business owners and community leaders. UT Health Austin’s Women’s Health Institute Ob/Gyn Christina Salazar, MD, presented the Health and Wellness Award to SpiBelt.