SAVE-THE-DATE for this year’s Healing Hearts Gala – San Antonio

Healing Hearts Gala

Date: Saturday, Oct 19, 2019
Location: The Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade
Time: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Ticket Information to Come…Stay Tuned

Sponsor the Gala!

A letter from Yami Virgin, Healing Hearts Chair, Fox San Antonio News Reporter  

We look forward to seeing you for a beautiful night of dancing and wonderful food.


Yami Virgin, Healing Hearts Gala Chair 2019, Fox San Antonio News Reporter and Karen Martinez

History of Healing Hearts Gala
While working as the main anchor at KABB FOX 29 News and juggling family life Karen Martinez was diagnosed with stage 3-breast cancer. Throughout this her vision was to establish the Healing Hearts Gala benefitting the ThriveWell Cancer Foundation – a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

While undergoing chemotherapy and multiple surgeries, Karen managed to raise more than $130,000, which went to help cancer patients with financial support for medical expenses, transportation to treatment, doctor’s appointments and more.

Karen Martinez’s Legacy
Sadly, Karen is no longer with us (having passed away in 2013), but her spirit lives on through her incredible legacy. As a respected TV reporter, wife, mother and friend she continues to inspire us all.

Where Does the Money Go?
100% of the donations from the Healing Hearts Gala go to the Karen Martinez Patient Assistance Fund at ThriveWell Cancer Foundation that provides assistance to those who are battling cancer in South Texas. This can be in the form of co-payments, transportation, or even gas to get to and from appointments.


The Future
Karen’s vision for the Gala is still very much alive and continues to help other cancer patients through the money raised.


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