The Buffalo Bayou Partnership is the Houston non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing and transforming Buffalo Bayou, our city’s most significant natural resource. The BBP coordinates the integration of major amenities, restoration and beautification projects into the Bayou greenbelt, and seeks ways to increase community involvement through pedestrian, boating and biking amenities; educational, volunteer and recreational activities and tours; permanent and temporary art installations and other natural and built attractions.
Since opening its doors in 1981, Ronald McDonald House has offered a home away from home to the families of children undergoing treatment for cancer and other serious illnesses at Texas Medical Center institutions. RMH answers the special need of these special families by offering loving, home like environments where they can find support and share experiences with others who are also undergoing the trauma of childhood illness.
Girls on the Run of Greater Houston ® is a life-changing, non-profit prevention program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade. Our mission is “to educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living.” Girls on the Run combines training for a 5K running event with healthy living education. Our programs instill self-esteem and strong values through health education, life skills development, mentoring relationships, and physical training – all of which are accomplished through an active collaboration with girls and their parents, schools, volunteers, and the community.
The Children’s Tumor Foundation (1978) is the nation’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to finding effective treatments and a cure for the Neurofibromatosis (NF) disorders by funding research, medical programs, public education and support services for children and adults affected by Neurofibromatosis. NF 1, NF 2, and Schwannomatosis are genetic disorders affecting the nervous system. Tumors grow on nerves throughout the body, causing nerve, bone and organ damage, pain, and a lifetime of medical interventions. NF can happen to any person, any family, and at any age. Currently there is no cure!