Helping patients and their families deal with having cancer around them

Welcome to the Reginald Punwasi Foundation!

With respect to the great work Reginald was dedicated to, we decided to start this foundation to help provide critical services to individuals suffering from cancer and their families. Our intent is to continue his life mission by trying to help others in need. We hope you take the time to get to know Reginald and eventually contribute!

We will keep this site updated with activities and events related to the foundation and provide full exposure to where your much-appreciated donations are going.


JUNE 1, 2019

In memory of Laura Chapa, a dedicated librarian who loved kids and books, we raised over $800 to buy/donate books and other in-need items for at-risk/ill children. Laura lost her battle of 5.5 years to Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer. With everyone’s generous donations, we bought and dropped off 200+ books to Books Between Kids! These books will be sorted, boxed and delivered to in-need schools around the Houston area. Cheers to our first delivery!

January 17, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Sonia Tummala has joined the Punwasi Foundation to help manage marketing and community outreach activities.  She has over 20 years working with various charities and other non-profit organizations. We welcome her to the group and look forward to her contributions.

May 10, 2018

On this day 18 years ago, Reginald Punwasi passed away after a seven year battle with cancer. We celebrate his life and mission by launching this foundation.

Cancer affects all of us. Reggie was able to maintain a positive spirit and attitude throughout it all. We are hoping that this foundation will provide a little bit of relief in the struggle you and your family are going through.

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