Our group activities...
This is a sample of some of the activities throughout the years
2013 - Holiday Trip
Glenda Pay, Twenty year Heart Recipient was the lucky winner of our "Holiday Trip" drawing. Glenda won (2) Airline Tickets anywhere Southwest flies.We are extremely grateful to Roger Radtke, Heart Recipient who generously donated the tickets. Monies earned will help the Heart Exchange Continue it's efforts of promoting donor awareness, funding short term financial needs for our patients, help fund research and patient support!
2014 - Annual Meeting
The 28th annual membership meeting of the Heart Exchange Support Group took place on Saturday, June 14th with great participation.
2014 - Crossing the finish line
Crossing the next finish line in New York!!
2014 - Financial Donation
St. Luke's foundation presented a check for $65,000 to the Heart Exchange Support Group during the January 15th Wednesday Support Group Meeting.This generous donation will allow the Heart Exchange Support Group, Inc. (a 501(c) (3), nonprofit, chartered in 1986) to continue to educate the general public about organ donation, and to provide financial support to the patients at St. Luke's. The Heart Exchange also makes funds available to St. Luke's nursing staff to further their professional growth through transplant-related seminars.
2014 - Transplant Games
Heart Exchange Support Group was a proud supporter of the Transplant Games of America that were held in Houston.. Recipients, donor families, living donors, volunteers and spectators made this a one of the greatest events of the year.
2015 - Bowling Tournament
Thank you to everyone that participated April 18th in our Bowling activity. Our gratitude to Palace Bowling Lanes (4191 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77025) as they provided free boliwng for our group. The lanes opened from 2:00 - 4:00 pm and every one had a great time. Many of our members brought their families and friends.
Prizes for: Highest Team Score, Highest Individual Score, Most Team Spirit, Turkey Neck. There were close to 40 teams - (4 person team).
2015 - Patient Visitation
Heart Exchange Support Group members welcomed spring with a visit to patients with a word of cheer and a small gift! Of course we couldn't forget our nursing staff. Bowls of candy were distributed to 12 tower, Cooley 8A /B and the Heart lung clinic. Thanks to the nurses and staff for all they do.
2016 - Bingo Social
At the July Heart Exchange social members and guests played BINGO for school supplies to give or donate. Winners were- Danielle Kellerman, Theresa Sturrock and Rebecca Holder. Kennedy Fields was the proud winner of a donated bag of school supplies.
2016 - Nurses Week
Members of the Heart Exchange celebrated the support that nurses provide to transplant patients. Thanks for making a difference and for being there for our patients and families. You make a difference
2017 - Costume Contest
Heart Exchange - Winner was the Hippie Wayne Holder and the Which Glenda Pay was 2nd. Kevin spencer was the lucky winner of guess how many candy jars! Lots of fun, food and fellowship!
2017 - Golf Classic
On Monday, October 7, 2013 the inaugural St. Luke' Heart Golf Classic was held at the beautiful Golf Club of Houston. The tournament, replacing the annual Heart Exchange Golf Classic was created to continue to help those affected by heart disease by raising funds for the cardiovascular programs at CHI St. Luke’s Health System and the Heart Exchange Transplant Support Group. With the help and participation of the sponsors and volunteers, the inaugural St. Luke's Heart Golf Classic was a HUGE success! Everyone enjoyed a fun and rewarding day.
2017 - Happy Halloween
Heart Exchange members proudly displayed their costumes' as they visited with transplant patients during Halloween Visitation. Along with a word of cheer, a pumpkin was distributed. The nurses were thrilled that they didn't have to say "Trick or Treat" to receive the bowls of their favorite chocolates and candies. Heart Exchange hosts a weekly social each Wednesday from 10:00am - 11:00am, 12th floor, yellow elevators, St. Luke's Medical Center.