Double Steak, Bacon and 'Que Spooktacular

Posted by: Brandon Zaratti
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In the sprawling city of Houston, where towering medical institutions meet a community of unwavering support, a local nonprofit is making waves in the lives of those facing their most challenging moments. Premier Patient Housing, a dedicated advocate for patients and their families, proudly stands alongside Patient Housing Assistance, a Houston-based 501(c)(3) organization. Patient Housing Assistance’s mission is unwavering: to provide crucial financial assistance to patients journeying to the Texas Medical Center (TMC). Their joint effort to host the Double Steak, Bacon & ‘Que Spooktacular fundraiser on October 27th and 28th, 2023, is set to make a significant impact on the lives of those in need.

Patient Housing Assistance

Patient Housing Assistance came into being from a place of deep empathy and concern. It was born out of a profound understanding that many families, already burdened by the emotional and physical toll of a loved one’s illness, often face a stark financial dilemma. The cost of housing near the Texas Medical Center, where life-saving treatments, such as chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery, are administered, can be exorbitant.

For too many patients, this financial strain becomes a barrier to the treatments that could save their lives. Patients should not have to make choices between their health and their financial well-being. This is where Patient Housing Assistance steps in, alleviating the weight of housing expenses so that patients and their families can focus solely on what truly matters – their journey toward recovery.

Supporting Patients and Strengthening Communities

Premier Patient Housing recognizes the immense importance of Patient Housing Assistance’s mission. It’s a mission that directly impacts individuals and families in the Houston area, where access to world-class medical care is a privilege. The funds raised during Patient Housing Assistance’s Annual Cookoff, including those from the upcoming Double Steak, Bacon & ‘Que Spooktacular fundraiser, are instrumental in providing essential financial relief to patients and their families during these challenging times.

One remarkable aspect of Patient Housing Assistance is that it operates entirely with volunteers. This underscores the organization’s commitment to its cause – driven not by profit, but by the profound desire to make a difference in the lives of those it serves.

PHA Addressing a Critical Need

The numbers tell a compelling story. Inquiries for housing made by patients to a single medical corporate lodging facility in the Texas Medical Center are staggering. In 2022 alone, there were a total of 1,637 inquiries, with 591 of them denied due to financial reasons. These numbers reflect the stark reality that many individuals and families face when dealing with the high costs associated with staying near the Texas Medical Center for treatment.

In 2021, the situation was no less dire, with 2,439 total inquiries and 219 being denied due to financial constraints. These statistics underscore the critical need for organizations like Patient Housing Assistance and the vital role they play in bridging the gap between life-saving treatments and financial hardship.

Premier Patient Housing: A Proud Supporter

Premier Patient Housing wholeheartedly supports the noble efforts of Patient Housing Assistance. The organization recognizes that their shared vision of ensuring that no patient is denied treatment due to housing expenses is an aspiration worth pursuing relentlessly. Through the Double Steak, Bacon & ‘Que Spooktacular fundraiser, Premier Patient Housing aims to raise both awareness and essential funds for Patient Housing Assistance’s mission.

The Spooktacular

This upcoming event, scheduled for October 27th and 28th of 2023, promises to be a Spooktacular affair filled with flavor and festivity. Here’s a sneak peek of the event’s timeline:

  • 10:00 AM: Cooks Meeting and Steak Selection A
  • 11:00 AM: Steak Selection B and Judges Meeting
  • 12:00-12:15 PM: Kids Turn In
  • 1:00-1:15 PM: Bacon Turn In
  • 2:00-2:30 PM: Steak A Turn In
  • 3:30-4:00 PM: Steak B Turn In
  • 5:00 PM: Awards Ceremony

In the spirit of Halloween, tent decorations are highly encouraged for trick-or-treaters. There will also be a prize awarded for the most creative setup, adding an extra layer of fun and excitement to this fantastic event.

Please join Premier Patient Housing in supporting Patient Housing Assistance, and together let’s make a meaningful difference in the lives of those who need it most. Mark your calendars for this spooktacular event, and get ready to savor the flavors of generosity and compassion. Together, we can make the Double Steak, Bacon & ‘Que Spooktacula a resounding success and help patients focus on what truly matters – their journey toward a healthier, happier future.