UT Health San Antonio will honor Peggy and Lowry Mays at its annual President’s Gala – An Evening of Caring. The gala is set for 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio.
This year’s event also marks the 50th anniversary of the Long School of Medicine.
Proceeds from the gala will establish the Peggy and Lowry Mays Patient Care Endowment. The endowment will support the Patient Supportive Care Program at the Mays Cancer Center, the newly named home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center.
The program helps people diagnosed with cancer by providing critical support, from transportation for daily treatments to prescription drug assistance, nutritional supplements, temporary lodging for out-of-town patients and funds to meet patients’ other emergency needs. The endowment also will provide wellness and survivorship programs to cancer patients, helping individuals prepare for a healthier life after treatment.