My Story Jo Ann Perez I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer the day after my 62nd birthday on January 13th, 2020. I drove 150 miles from Del Rio to San Antonio for a doctor’s appointment thinking I either had some kidney stones or gull stones (I tend to develop gall stones without a gallbladder) as… Read More


ThriveWell Cancer Foundation is deeply disappointed to announce that our 2020 Annual Luncheon planned for April 3rd has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled. We are so very grateful for the work of our event co-chairs, Maggie & Gordon Hartman and our keynote speaker, Stacey Carter, for their involvement and continued support of the… Read More


As the COVID-19 situation evolves and concerns for community outbreaks increase, we have decided to proactively suspend all Diva&Dude classes prior to any cases of community exposure. This cancelation includes all Exercise, Nutrition and Artful Healing classes. ThriveWell staff and board are actively monitoring the viral conditions in San Antonio and will notify everyone when… Read More


We are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The safety of patients, program participants, volunteers, & employees is our top priority. We will provide updates as the situation evolves.   More information on coronavirus.… Read More


ThriveWell’s Annual Luncheon is happening on April 3, 2020. Learn More and get your tickets or sponsorships today. We’re looking forward to seeing you at the luncheon!   Special Thanks to Our 2020 Sponsors!!!… Read More


Born and raised in San Antonio Mary Velasquez Jimenez, Board Member, ThriveWell Cancer Foundation, lived in Germany for three years while growing up. Mary is the Regional Program Manager for Genentech BioOncology and has also worked for Caremark, Dentsply and Estee Lauder. She says Genentech has provided her with opportunities to serve on a variety of… Read More


Steve Hays, ThriveWell Cancer Foundation Board Member, is a proud San Antonian — born and raised in this great city. He graduated from TMI in 1982 and received his college degree from St. Mary’s University. After completing college, Steve established his Farmers Insurance office in Alamo Heights and has been helping people with their insurance… Read More


I am ever so grateful that in February 2019 South Texas Radiology noticed something slightly different in my annual mammogram and decided to take a sonogram, and then a biopsy. That led to the confirmation that I had breast cancer. I got two opinions for treatment, then selected The START Center for Cancer Care doctors for my surgery,… Read More


As a physiologist, Jessica Ibarra freely admits she was far from becoming the genetic engineer or dentist she dreamt of becoming as a young girl. Growing up she was curious and fascinated by things around her. Lucky for her, she grew up in a household fostered by curiosity and ingenuity. Her father, an auto mechanic,… Read More


Women In Medicine and Law Dinner presented by University Health System Monday, October 14, 2019 – 6pm The Mays Family Center at The Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas 78209 Benefitting ThriveWell Cancer Foundation’s Diva Program. We hope you’ll join us for our 16th Annual Dinner of Fun, Food, & Fellowship with a purpose!… Read More