VICTORY, a special branch of the American Cancer Society, is a volunteer organization dedicated to raising funds to
help in the fight against cancer. The Cattle Baron's Ball and the Holiday Shopping Card have provided the avenues for this fundraising endeavor.
VICTORY consist of 130 active members and a varying number of associates and sustaining members. Proceeds from
the Cattle Baron's Ball and the Holiday Shopping Card are used to fund American Cancer Society research grants,
education programs and service programs. The Cattle Baron's Ball is one of the largest single fundraisers for the
American Cancer Society in the United States and one of the premier annual galas in Houston.
The Cattle Baron's Ball celebrated 31 years in 2018, raised over 2.1 million dollars. The Holiday Shopping Card raised
over $900,00; giving to the American Cancer Society over $3 million dollars in 2018.
Through the VICTORY events and members, VICTORY has given Hope Lodge over $4 million dollars to help cancer
patients have access to the highest level of treatment and a safe, lovely place to stay during their treatments.
Fundraising is not all VICTORY is about, they host the Cattle Baron's Ball Children’s party for pediatric oncology
patients. For over 25 years, they have had this event for the young cancer patients and their families and is organized
with the cooperation of local hospitals and outpatient clinics. It is VICTORY's gift to these brave children and their
families. The Cattle Baron's Ball donated 75 VICTORY Gund bears to Texas Children’s Hospital in 2018.
To date VICTORY, has given over $53 million to the American Cancer Society’s mission and its commitment as
a volunteer organization with superior standards and accomplishments is a shining example of voluntarism
as its finest.
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For more than 100 years, The American Cancer Society has been leading the fight to end cancer. With your support, we have helped usher in an era where more people survive cancer than ever before. By translating our research findings into action, we've seen a 20% decline in US cancer death rates since the early 1990s.
To learn more about the American Cancer Society and how you can help us to save lives, please visit cancer.org or call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 1-800-227-2345.
If you would like more information on the 2019 Houston Corks and Forks, volunteering at the event, becoming a sponsor, or donating auction items, please contact Tiziana Triolo, American Cancer Society staff partner.
2500 Fondren Road Suite 100
Houston, TX 77063