A Cause that Affects Us All: TFP Affirms Its Commitment to the Fight against Cancer
At Texas Financial Partners, we are pleased to affirm our commitment to supporting cancer research and helping those who are battling the disease. Too many families, including ours, are affected by cancer, and we aim to do everything we can to help.
Our mission is personal—in the last two years, two members of the TFP team, Tim Engelbert and Malinda Perryman, have been diagnosed with cancer and continue to undergo treatment with promising results. We are proud of the strength and bravery they have shown in the face of adversity, and we’re especially grateful of the support they have received from the community. Last year, the Dallas Stars hockey organization arranged a surprise one-on-one meeting between Malinda, a devoted Stars fan, and former Stars luminary Jamie Langenbrunner, after learning about her diagnosis. You can read about that meeting here.
We are proud of the of the support that TFP team members have given to their colleagues who are battling cancer. One TFP office took it upon themselves to sell pink cancer awareness bracelets to colleagues and friends in order to raise funds to help cover the multitude of out-of-pocket expenses that can accumulate during the treatment process.
Malinda and Tim have made clear how important their colleagues’ support has been to them. As Tim put it, “It was incredibly humbling to witness such a broad range of family, friends and coworkers that provided endless encouragement—my prayer warriors were relentless! The cancer had NO chance.”
“My treatment has had its ups and downs,” Malinda has said, “but I am making it through with the prayers and encouragement of my work family. Their support has allowed me to focus solely on fighting this disease.”
As of 2016, there were more than one million estimated cancer survivors in Texas and more than 15 million nationwide. As funding for research, education, and treatment has increased, and our understanding of the disease has improved, survival rates for cancer patients have risen substantially. For example, the mortality rate for women diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States declined by 39% between 1989 and 2015, thanks largely to expanded early screening and advances in treatment. Our efforts can make a difference.
Throughout the coming year, TFP staff will be looking for other opportunities in their respective communities for our business family to do its part—even in a small way—to contribute to the larger fight against cancer. We encourage you to join us in this fight by donating to Malinda’s and Tim’s preferred organizations below.
If you wish to donate, here are a couple of causes we support:
Donate to Malinda’s cause: Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Donate to Tim’s cause: North Texas Laryngectomy Society