Helping Cure Children in the Rio Grande Valley

On October 9, 2018 Magic Valley Electric Cooperative employees presented a check in the amount of $5,000 to The Vannie E. Cook Jr. Children’s Cancer and Hematology Clinic to help children in the Valley who suffer from cancer and serious blood disorders.

Magic Valley employees kicked off their charitable efforts at the beginning of 2018 and have since then collected over $30,000, which has been donated to five charitable organizations in the Rio Grande Valley.

MVEC employees participated in various fundraising activities at the Cooperative, including t-shirt sales, raffle tickets, and even a monthly employee parking spot auction to ensure a successful fundraising campaign.

“MVEC employees are proud to support The Vannie E. Cook Jr. Children’s Cancer and Hematology Clinic,” said Luis Reyes, Magic Valley’s Communications Manager. “This organization has been an important component to our community providing much needed quality medical services to children in the Valley.”

“Thanks to the support of our wonderful community and organizations like Magic Valley Electric Cooperative, no child has ever been denied care at the Vannie Cook Clinic,” said Victoria Martinez Guerra, Director of Development for the clinic. “We are so appreciative of this donation to help children with cancer in the Valley.”

To learn more about The Vannie Cook Clinic and how you can help, you can vist www.txch.org/vanniecook

About The Vannie E. Cook Jr. Children’s Cancer and Hematology Clinic:                              

In 2001, Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine—in collaboration with the Vannie E. Cook Jr. Cancer Foundation, Inc.—established the first clinic dedicated to comprehensive care for children with cancer and blood disorders in the South Texas region.

Prior to the clinic’s opening, local children suffering from cancer and blood disorders had to travel long distances for care and treatment, causing many children in the area to go untreated. Parents already burdened with the fears of having a critically ill child also were faced with the financial and emotional worries of traveling to an unfamiliar place and leaving their homes, work and support systems behind.

Today, because of the services the Vannie E. Cook Jr. Children’s Cancer and Hematology Clinic provides, children from across the Rio Grande Valley have access to the finest comprehensive oncology and hematology care close to their homes. Over the past 18 years, the clinic has recorded more than 83,000 patient visits and cared for approximately 9,500 children.

 

About Magic Valley Electric Cooperative

Magic Valley is a not-for-profit, member owned electric cooperative dedicated to providing safe, affordable and reliable electric service. For over 80 years, Magic Valley Electric Cooperative has been an integral part of the Rio Grande Valley community and will continue its commitment to support local non-profit organizations.


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