VICTORY, a branch of the American Cancer Society, is a group of active, associate, and sustaining members founded in 1987 to raise funds for cancer research, education, advocacy, and patient services in the Houston area. With approximately 130 active members, incoming members make a four year commitment to work year-round supporting our events. The Cattle Baron’s Ball and the Holiday Shopping Card. To date, we have raised more than $46,400,000 to fund cancer research.

Our Cattle Baron’s Ball is unique and is one of the top fundraising events in the United States for the American Cancer Society. Corporations, donors, vendors, and Houston’s finest join together to put on a gala with top entertainers, Texas cuisine, games, and auctions.

The Holiday Shopping Card is Houston’s most anticipated fall fundraising event. Shoppers donate a  to purchase a card and merchants ante up a 20% discount on their purchases during an eleven day shopping spree. The Holiday Shopping Card is a win, win, win concept, which really works and benefits the buyer, the merchant, and the American Cancer Society.

VICTORY also hosts the Cattle Baron’s Children’s Party for pediatric oncology patients each February. This event, totally underwritten by Star Furniture and the cooperation of local hospitals and outpatient clinics, is our gift to these brave children and their families.

The major underwriters and supporters of the VICTORY fundraising events are honored each year with special awards from the American Cancer Society: The Society Visionary Award to those donors who have contributed $10,000 or more within the calendar year to our special events, and The Society Distinguished Visionary Award to those whose cumulative support exceeds $100,000. The Trailblazer Award, which honors a very special individual or company for their longtime support, is presented by VICTORY. In 2002, we began giving Hats Off Awards to those whose services have benefited us above and beyond monetary value.

Cancer touches all of our lives. We ask for your support — together we can and will make a difference with our dollars, hearts, and courage.