In 2006 the CCM Foundation was created to use the arts and education to empower youth and young adults to make healthy lifestyle decisions that will reduce health disparities among underserved populations.
ART ON THE STREETS - CCM's "Art on the Streets" contest enlists HISD middle school students to submit artwork based on a particular theme. Currently, the theme is "World AIDS Day." Over 2500 kids have submitted artwork, and the contest has a grand prize of $1000 with additional awards of gift cards, t-shirts and more. Learn More
CHAD "PIMP C" BUTLER HEALTH & WELLNESS FESTIVAL - This event has held special meaning since its inception. Created to help expand upon the legacy of legendary Texas Rapper Chad "Pimp C" Butler. CCM, along with UGQ, founded by Chinara Butler, Pimp C's widow, has, in essence, brought the legend to a new and exciting level. This unique event covers HIV/STD awareness issues, testing, and various disorders, such as sleep apnea, which contributed to Chad's untimely passing. The inaugural event held in Chad Butler's hometown of Port Arthur moved to Houston the following year to capitalize on a larger community. Learn More
WELL WOMAN EXTRAVAGANZA - The CCM Foundation, Swishablast LLC, and the University of Houston Collegiate Cancer Council-(UHCCC) are pleased to announce their collaborative effort to present the Well-Woman Extravaganza. The sponsors of this unique event have joined in the fight to stop the spread of breast and cervical cancer and raise awareness of the importance of annual exams for women for early cancer detection. As with all CCM events, there will also be a definite focus on HIV/STD awareness. Join us on the University of Houston Main Campus every October as we come together to raise awareness for women of Houston communities. This event provides heightened visibility to the cancer awareness programs of the UHCCC and efforts to further cervical cancer research. Learn More
SWISHAHOUSE WORLD AIDS DAY - World AIDS Day, observed December 1 each year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. It is common to hold memorials to honor persons who have died from HIV/AIDS on this day. Government and health officials also observe the event, often with speeches or forums on AIDS topics. Since 1995, the President of the United States has officially proclaimed World AIDS Day. Governments of other nations have followed suit and issued similar announcements. Learn More
HOUSTON SPLASH: LGBT PRIDE CELEBRATION - Houston Splash is a premiere urban LGBT event for the Southern United States. Houston Splash caters to African-American and Latino LGBT men and women nationwide. Every year Houston Splash hosts more than 7,500 guests from varying segments of the LGBT community. Learn More