As a successful Austin Texas real estate team we recognize the importance of our community, and take pride in giving back to local residents and charitable groups when possible.
Susan G Komen is a not for profit organization dedicated to curing breast cancer at every stage - from the causes to the cures, to the pain and anxiety of every moment in between.
Capital Area Food Bank of Texas provides grocery and food products in 21 Central Texas counties with over 22 million pounds of food provided during 2001-12. Their mission is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in ending hunger.
The Regent Property Group team came together in October 2013 to volunteer our time with quality control and distribution of food products at the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas south Austin facility.
Message from our CEO Brian Talley
Did you know that two out of three Americans are overweight, one of three has either diabetes or pre-diabetes, and cancer is now the number one cause of death? You might be shocked as to the number of toxins the average American is exposed to every day from the food we eat to the kitchen and bath products that we use.
In 1994 my father was diagnosed with breast cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that about 1,450 new cases of invasive breast cancer are diagnosed in men each year and approximately 470 men die from breast cancer annually. Male breast cancers account for approximately 1% of all breast cancer cases. Fortunately my father was able to catch the cancer early enough to have it surgically removed. He was diagnosed and treated at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, TX where he was given a biopsy, mastectomy, plastic surgery, and three treatments of radiation. Subsequently, the Susan G Komen research center included him in their breast cancer research due to the rare type of cancer he had.
In 2013 my mother was also diagnosed with breast cancer. She received a double mastectomy at Baylor Hospital and had subsequent chemotherapy treatments for several months following the surgery. Fortunately the tumor was found early prior to it spreading to the lymph nodes. According to the American Cancer Society 12% of women will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. During 2013 over 230,000 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer and just under 40,000 women will die from breast cancer.
Due to my desire to see a cure for cancer (and many other diseases and conditions) within my lifetime, I have chosen to donate to the Susan G Komen organization when possible. If you have a similar desire to see a cure for cancer, would you please contribute to this organization as well? Just visit their website and following the instructions to contribute.