The polls are closed and votes have been tallied in the 2016 CultureMap Charity Challenge presented by Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty. Young Texans Against Cancer has emerged victorious to become our charity partner for 2016. The nonprofit earned more than 28 percent of the more than 3,000 votes cast.
Ten deserving organizations — including Center for Brain Health, Community Partners of Dallas, DIFFA/Dallas, Habitat for Humanity, March of Dimes, Men of Nehemiah, Nexus Recovery Center, Operation Kindness, and the Rise School of Dallas — battled it out in the third annual competition. The prize? A CultureMap advertising package worth $10,000.
Young Texans Against Cancer was originally founded in Houston in 2001, with the Dallas chapter establishing itself in 2008. The YP group works to help research and support organizations, while volunteering in the community. Members have either lost a loved one to cancer or witnessed someone battle the disease, so they serve from a very personal place.
YTAC raises awareness through several events throughout the year, such as an annual chili cook-off and the beloved BubblyQ, and has funded close to a million dollars since its Dallas chapter was formed.
For more information about how you can help Young Texans Against Cancer, visit the website.