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Meetings & Events

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month from 7:00-9:00 PM unless otherwise noted in the calendar below. Please join us—no invitation is required. A complimentary light meal is provided.

 

Meeting Location

HealthSouth Plano Rehabilitation Hospital

2800 West 15th St.

Plano, TX  75075

 Upon your arrival, please check with the receptionist for the exact location within the building.

 



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2018 CALENDAR

Official Grey Matters meetings/events are shaded in grey.

JANUARY

Sunday
January 7, 2018
2 PM

Grey Matters Board of Directors Meeting

The Grey Matters Board of Directors will meet at the home of Mary Bishop.

chili
January 9, 2018

Monthly Meeting & Chili Cook-off

Speaker: Brian White, LPCL
Topic: "Resiliency"

Please bring your favorite chili to share for our annual chili cook-off contest! Prizes will be awarded. Grated cheese, sour cream, cornbread, fritos, chopped onions, and salad will be provided by Grey Matters. Sharing as time permits.

January 11, 2018

Update on Glioblastoma Workshop

CancerCare will be offering a workshop entitled "Update on Glioblastoma". More information and online registration can be found here.

Wednesday
January 17, 2018

ABTA’s “Supportive Care and Brain Tumors” Webinar

The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) will host a free educational webinar series, “Supportive Care and Brain Tumors”, on January 17. Dr. Tobias Walbert, MD, from the Henry Ford Hospital, will discuss the role of supportive care, symptom management, and how patients and their loved ones might benefit from advanced care planning.

More information and online registration can be found here.

Saturday
January 27, 2018

For Women for Life 2018
A Free Women's Health Event


Women for Life

Click here for more information.

FEBRUARY
Tuesday
February 6, 2018
6-8 PM
Head for the Cure Kickoff Reception
Blue Mesa Southwest Grill in Plano

The Head for the Cure team will be heading to North Texas to host our kickoff reception on February 6 from 6-8 p.m. at Blue Mesa Southwest Grill - Plano. The kickoff will give you the chance to meet our staff, discuss ideas for this year's event and receive event collateral to start marketing for the event.  Please feel free to bring team members and/or individuals looking to get more involved.
RSVP to jenna@headforthecure.org by February 4. 

The Head for the Cure 5K will be held on May 5, 2018. See details further down.

Valentine heart
February 13, 2018

Monthly Meeting

Join us for some Valentine's Day fun!
This will be a sharing meeting, and a light meal will be provided.

MARCH
shoe prints
Saturday
March 3, 2018

Register at 8 AM

Opening Ceremonies at 9 AM

Walk at 9:30 AM

American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA)
BT5K Dallas Run & Walk

 Oak Point Amphitheater at Oak Point Park
2801 E Spring Creek Pkwy
Plano, TX 75074

Register for our "Grey Matters Support Group" team by visiting here.

Register early and save!
Enter code EBDFW18
20% off - October 1 to December 31, 2017
15% off - January 1 to January 31, 2018

The BT5K Breakthrough for Brain Tumors Run and Walk is the American Brain Tumor Association's national signature fundraising event, taking place in cities coast to coast. Your participation allows the ABTA to provide vital brain tumor resources to patients and their families, fund promising research studies, and conduct nationwide brain tumor educational programs.

March 13, 2018

Monthly Meeting

Guest Speaker: TBA

APRIL
Blubonnet Retreat
April 6-8, 2018

The Bluebonnet Retreat

Spring: April 6-8, 2018
Application deadline is March 9, 2018

The Bluebonnet Retreat offers, at no charge, a unique experience for adult cancer patients. During the three-day, two-night camp, attendees are provided a creative, educational atmosphere of support with a focus on wellness. The retreat is a special project of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford and is funded through donations. Ambulatory adults age 18 or older who have been diagnosed with cancer within the past five years are invited to attend. The retreat is held each year in the fall and spring. Attendance is limited to 24 and first time campers receive priority. More information about the camp and application process can be found here.


baseball
Sunday
April 8, 2018
4 PM

Deadline to purchase tickets is April 1

Frisco Rough Riders Baseball Game

Join us for the annual Grey Matters outing to a Frisco Rough Riders baseball game against the Springfield Cardinals.

Dr. Pepper Ballpark
7300 Roughriders Trail
Frisco, TX 75034

Cost is $20 per person, but $2 from every ticket purchased will directly benefit the Head for The Cure (HFTC) Foundation. The ticket price includes an all-you-can-eat meal deal and a sourvenir.
Please click here to choose your seats and purchase tickets. The deadline to purchase tickets is April 1.

April 10, 2018

Monthly Meeting

This will be a sharing meeting, and a light meal will be served.

Reel Recovery
April 13-15, 2018

(other dates and locations available)

Reel Recovery Fishing Retreat in Glen Rose, TX
 

Reel Recovery is a national non-profit organization that conducts free fly-fishing retreats in Texas and Oklahoma for men recovering from all forms of cancer. Click here to read the flyer for more information. Flyer includes other dates and locations for the retreat.

MAY
May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month
golf tee photo
Friday
May 4, 2018

The Nick Gonzales Foundation for Brain Tumor Research's 11th Annual Golf Tournament, Dinner & Auction

Join us to raise money for brain cancer research.
Fees: $175 for golf (includes dinner), $55 dinner only. Golf tee time is at 12:30 PM, and dinner begins at 6:30 PM with a silent and live auction. Register by April 15th at http://thenickgonzalesfoundation.org.

shoe prints
Saturday
May 5, 2018
at 8 AM

Head for the Cure 5K – North Texas

Oak Point Amphitheater at Oak Point Park
2801 E Spring Creek Pkwy
Plano, TX 75074

Join our Grey Matters Team! Register here
Register early and use promo code EARLYBIRD to receive $5 off your registration.


Head for the Cure is dedicated to raising hope, awareness, and funding in the fight against brain cancer. Our 5K events are not only successful fundraisers, but unique tributes to those who are fighting brain cancer and those who have lost their battles. Their memories carry on through the teams that are formed around them, and these teams return year after year to celebrate their legacies. Funds raised from the event benefit the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative (BTTC) and UT Southwestern.

May 8, 2018

Monthly Meeting

Meeting details TBA, please check back.

shoe prints
Date TBA

National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS)
Dallas Brain Tumor Walk

AT&T Stadium
One AT&T Way
Arlington, TX 76011

Home of the Dallas Cowboys!

 Grey Matters will have a table set up at the event. Registration is required to walk with the team. All are welcome to attend the event even if you are unable to participate in the walk. Please check back for more infomation.

JUNE
Sunday
June 3, 2018

National Cancer Survivors Day

More information can be found here.

June 12, 2018

Monthly Meeting

Speaker: TBA

JULY
July 10, 2018

Monthly Meeting

Guest Speaker: TBA

AUGUST
ice cream
August 14, 2018

Monthly Meeting

We’ll be having our ICE CREAM SOCIAL.  Ice cream will be provided.  Please bring your favorite topping to share. This will be a sharing meeting.

SEPTEMBER
September 11, 2018

Monthly Meeting

This will be a sharing meeting, and a light meal will be served.

OCTOBER
Blubonnet Retreat

October 5-7, 2018

The Bluebonnet Retreat

Fall: October 5-7, 2018
Application deadline is September 7, 2018

The Bluebonnet Retreat offers, at no charge, a unique experience for adult cancer patients. During the three-day, two-night camp, attendees are provided a creative, educational atmosphere of support with a focus on wellness. The retreat is a special project of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford and is funded through donations. Ambulatory adults age 18 or older who have been diagnosed with cancer within the past five years are invited to attend. The retreat is held each year in the fall and spring. Attendance is limited to 24 and first time campers receive priority. More information about the camp and application process can be found here.

NO MEETING
October 9, 201
8

NO Monthly Meeting Today

We will NOT meet during our regularly scheduled time.  Instead, we will host a picnic this month (see details below).

picnic basket
Sunday
October 14, 2018
1-4 PM

Annual Grey Matters Picnic

Country Place Treehouse
3600 Country Place Road
Plano, TX 75023

Hamburgers, hot dogs, side dishes, desserts, and drinks will be provided for all by Grey Matters.  All you need to do is bring your family, friends, and an appetite!  We will meet on the covered patio, and there is a clubhouse in case of inclement weather. We look forward to seeing everyone!  

NOVEMBER
pumpkin pie
November 13, 2018

Monthly Meeting & Thanksgiving Celebration

Join us as we give thanks and enjoy a light meal and sampling of desserts. Please bring a favorite pie to share. This will be a sharing meeting.

shoe prints
Date TBA

NBTS Ft. Worth Brain Tumor Walk

The National Brain Tumor Society hosts an annual walk at Trinity Park, and you can participate as part of the Grey Matters No TX Support Group. Come out and have a great time and support a wonderful cause...let's find a cure! Please check back for more information.

Tuesday November 27, 2018

Giving Tuesday
SAVE THE DATE! On November 27th, thousands of individuals will show their support to nonprofit organizations on #GivingTuesday. We invite you to join the movement and give on or even before November 27th in support of Head for the Cure or any other organization of your choosing that supports brain tumor research.

DECEMBER
holly berries
December 11, 2018

Monthly Meeting & Holiday Party

Join us as we celebrate the holiday season and prepare to ring in a New Year filled with health and happiness!Sharing as time permits.