Cancer Survivors Needed to Build a Brighter Future
"As a breast cancer survivor, I am
happy to be alive..."
Sheron Patterson is looking for some 200 breast cancer
survivors and their families to join her in building
a Habitat for Humanity home with a very special purpose.
Dr. Patterson wants to use the special build to raise
awareness and money to provide mammograms for low-income
women in North Texas and for Dallas Area Habitat for
The project "BREAST CANCER BUILDS" is the
vision of Dr. Patterson, herself a breast cancer survivor.
This special build is being made possible by the Highland
Park United Methodist Church/Carpenters for Christ,
in partnership with Dallas Habitat. Dr. Patterson's
goal is to provide 1000 mammograms in 2008 for low-income
a breast cancer survivor, I am happy to be alive. I
do not take for granted each second that I have been
given," said Dr. Patterson. "I want to demonstrate
my gratitude by gathering at least 200 other breast
cancer survivors and building a home for a deserving
family, hopefully a breast cancer survivor." Breast
cancer survivors who would like to apply to own the
home, that will be located in the area of Bonnieview
and Loop 12, will need to meet certain qualifications
and should contact www.dallas-habitat.org
or call 214-678-2300.
isn't often that the Church and our Carpenters for Christ
ministry are able to score twice in the same motion.
With this home we will be able to house a very deserving
family and to contribute to the cause for breast cancer
prevention and early detection," according to Joe
B. Fortson, HPUMC Outreach Administrator.
Habitat home will be built over eight Saturdays between
March 1, 2008 and May 10, 2008.
Breast cancer survivors who want to help build the house
and/or raise funds for the project should contact Dr.
Patterson at www.drsheron.com
or call 972- 225-1096.
Dr. Sheron Patterson: Dr. Sheron C. Patterson created
a radio, print and television education/inspiration
campaign to help others face their health issues head
on. She is now an enthusiastic health and wellness advocate
and the driving force behind The Patterson Pledge, a
program that motivates thousands to take control of
their health. In 2007 Dr. Patterson joined forces with
Methodist Health Care System to reach an even broader
audience. Via an interactive website, the Patterson
Pledge offers online encouragement via pod casts and
columns. She is the author of eight books and has been
featured on CNN and in Jet magazine. Dr. Patterson is
the Senior Pastor of Highland Hills United Methodist
Church in Dallas, Texas.
Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity: Dallas Area Habitat
for Humanity is a Christian ministry that builds quality,
affordable homes in partnership with deserving families.
Habitat's homeownership program is an innovative model
that offers low-income families the opportunity to own
a home with affordable 0% interest loans. Homes are
financed by generous donations from community supporters
and largely built by the partner Habitat family with
thousands of dedicated volunteers each year. Dallas
Area Habitat has invested $50 million dollars in 20
Dallas county neighborhoods to create 600 new homes,
new hope and new communities.
Highland Park United Methodist Church/Carpenters for
Christ: Highland Park United Methodist Church initiated
its Carpenters for Christ ministry in 1996 to partner
with Habitat for Humanity in building homes in Dallas
for the working poor. Since then the Church has completed
52 Habitat homes and has become the largest sponsor
for Habitat for Humanity among individual churches in
the world. In the process the ministry has involved,
among other things, approximately 7,000 different individuals
who have donated 120,000 volunteer hours to Habitat
and its families.