News Stories/Press Releases



Houston Women Unite to Raise Awareness about Breast Cancer Fatalities in the African American Community

Posted on Friday 10 March 2017
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Houston, TX, March 8, 2017 – According to the National Cancer Institute, breast cancer is more prevalent among Caucasian women than any other ethnic group, however, African American women are more likely to die from the disease. That’s why on Thursday, March 2, The Rose partnered with The Health Museum to host “I Will Survive,” an evening of friendship and unity to help save the lives of women of color. The event also served as a celebration of survivors and women currently battling the illness. 

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Houston Breast Health Organization, The Rose to Introduce 3D Mammography to Insured and Uninsured Patients

Posted on Monday 27 February 2017
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Houston, TX, February 14, 2017 - The Rose now offers the latest in breast imaging: digital breast tomosynthesis 3D mammography, adding a new level of care to its breast health services. This unique early-detection technology is another step in The Rose’s larger efforts to broaden access to care, eliminate disparities and increase the availability of quality breast cancer services to all women.

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The Rose Houston Recognized as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

Posted on Monday 20 February 2017
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Houston, TX,February 14, 2017- The Rose, the leading breast healthcare organization in Texas, was awarded the nationally recognized Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) designation on February 14, 2017. The Rose carries the distinction of being the only freestanding non-hospital based facility to receive this award in Southeast Texas. Only 13 other facilities in Greater Houston have received this designation which is awarded by the American College of Radiology (ACR). To achieve the Center of Excellence designation means that the organization has met the highest standards of care in breast imaging.

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Barbee's Story

Posted on Monday 2 January 2017
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The worry for women who are unable to pay to keep themselves healthy is a very personal pain for The Rose. When she was 22 years old, The CEO and Co-Founder of The Rose, Dorothy Gibbons lost her mother to cervical cancer, because she was unable to afford health insurance.

Many women who come to The Rose experience similar struggles with preventable grief and loss. Women like Barbee.

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The Rose Announces Ronnie Hagerty of United Way of Greater Houston as Newest Board Member

Posted on Thursday 1 December 2016
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Houston, TX, December X, 2016 - The Rose, the leading breast health care nonprofit in Southeast Texas, welcomed their newest board member, Vice President of Community Relations for the United Way of Greater Houston, Ronnie Hagerty. Hagerty is recognized for her contributions to Houston’s thriving nonprofit and business sector. She is currently an advisor for the Best Boards, the Nonprofit Leadership Collaborative and the Conference of Southwest Foundation’s Grantor Grantee Dialogue; and serves with local organizations such as Women in Philanthropy, and The Junior League of Houston, Inc.

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Giving Tuesday 2016

Posted on Thursday 17 November 2016
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Find out about Giving Tuesday and ways you can support The Rose here!  

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Take Action Now

Posted on Monday 27 June 2016
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Women everywhere need your help. Find out how you can fight for regular mammography screening to save countless lives.

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Webinar: Is 40 The New Uninsured?

Posted on Tuesday 26 April 2016 | By The Rose
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The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently recommended that women should have their initial mammograms starting at age 50 and every other year from age 50 to 74. Our webinar, Is 40 the New Uninsured?, is our response to these dangerous recommendations. 

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My Turn: Age 40 is the right time to begin annual breast exams

Posted on Friday 12 February 2016 | By Dr. REBECCA ZUURBIER For the Monitor
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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force just confirmed that annual screening mammography beginning at age 40 saves the most lives. That should lead to a consensus that annual screening mammography begin at age 40 – and a short opinion column. But it did not lead to a consensus, and this is not a short column. The task force still recommends delaying screening until age 50 and then every other year until the age of 74.

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Thousands of Women will die if USPSTF recommendations are followed!

Posted on Tuesday 12 January 2016 | By The Rose
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The Rose stands firm: women need to start mammography screening at age 40.

We join leading radiologists and accrediting organizations from around the nation who
warn that the final breast cancer screening guidelines issued on January 11 by the
United States Preventive Services Task Force “will cause the death of thousands of
women.”

The mission of The Rose is saving lives and providing access to care. Mammography
screening continues to be the single most important step a woman can take and it is her
CHOICE and if insured, HER COVERAGE IS GUARANTEED BY LAW!

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The Power of a Dollar

Posted on Thursday 17 December 2015 | By Dorothy Gibbons
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George was delivering a new replacement mammography van for our Mobile Unit 1, driving from Phoenix, Arizona to Houston. Our logo and the van's bright pink color sparkled in the sunshine and could be seen for miles.

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7 Facts About Breast Cancer Screening

Posted on Tuesday 3 November 2015 | By The Rose
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Debra L. Monticciolo, MD, FACR, provides her takeaways from a course by the American College of Radiology, designed to help radiologists educate patients about breast cancer screening:

1) The most lives are saved with annual mammography beginning at age 40. Women in their 40s account for about 40 percent of the years of life lost to breast cancer.

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The Women of The Rose--what this book means to me

Posted on Sunday 1 November 2015 | By Dorothy Gibbons
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I’m excited about telling the story of The Rose and sharing the tales of the many people and events that made up her history.  I only hope and pray I’ve done her justice. 

Some people call this a labor of love and it was and it wasn’t. Two years of daily writing, reworking timelines and building the stories meant a lot of early mornings and a lot of rewrites.  Monthly visits with Max, my creative editor, moved me forward, sometimes so slowly that I was frustrated beyond belief and ready to call it quits. Yet, one page at a time, the journey continued.

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New Recommendations Lead to More Confusion

Posted on Wednesday 28 October 2015 | By Dorothy Gibbons
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What Matters Most? 

Last week, another ‘new’ recommendation about screening mammograms was announced.  

Another story hits the headlines telling women that they don’t need to have a mammogram, at least not until they are 45 years old and then at 54 only have their screenings every other year if “they expect to live till 65 years old.”  (If expected to live??)

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Statement of The Rose Concerning ACS New Recommendations

Posted on Thursday 22 October 2015 | By The Rose
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At The Rose, we will continue to encourage women to have annual screenings starting no later than age 40.  We concur with the "American College of Radiology (ACR) and Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) which continue to recommend that women get yearly mammograms starting at age 40."

We are deeply concerned that the recommendations released by the American Cancer Society will lead women to question the value of mammograms and the importance of early detection.

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The Book Launch; There has to be a better way!

Posted on Wednesday 7 October 2015 | By Dorothy Gibbons
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How strange to find my days filled with plans and preparations for the launch and opening reception to introduce my first published book, The Women of The Rose. 

This book has been something I worked on for over a decade and during the past two years it has meant a daily commitment of time and energy.  Introducing it to the world should be a natural ‘next step,’ but nothing about this time feels natural.  In fact I’m terrified and would do most anything to avoid it.  People keep telling me that a launch and book signing event is sort of expected, maybe even required, but good heavens will my tummy ever stop doing somersaults?

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Sadie’s Ride for the Cure Benefiting The Rose

Posted on Thursday 1 October 2015 | By The Rose
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This year, Sadie’s Ride for the Cure and Tarter Farm and Ranch Equipment are donating all proceeds from t-shirt sales to The Rose. Your contribution will help provide quality breast health care to women in need, including those battling breast cancer. Thank you for your support!

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AmazonSmile - How To Give While You Shop

Posted on Thursday 1 October 2015 | By The Rose
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Learn how to set The Rose as your charity of choice on your AmazonSmile account with these easy to follow steps. When you set The Rose as your charity, Amazon will donate a portion of your purchases to The Rose.

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Jump For The Rose

Posted on Monday 24 August 2015
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Skydivers Will Take a Leap for Breast Cancer Awareness at the weekend event

Houston, TX, August 24, 2015 - Jump for The Rose, an annual skydiving event and fundraiser benefitingThe Rose will take place September 12-13 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm atSkydive Spaceland(1611 Farm to Market 521, Rosharon, Texas 77583). The sixth annual event will feature two days of skydiving, canopy coaching, a magic show and other adventurous outdoor activities, as skydivers aim to raise funds to provide access to breast health care to all women in need.

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Act Now!

Posted on Thursday 6 August 2015 | By Dorothy Gibbons
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Late Wednesday night a two year moratorium proposal was introduced in the House against the USPSTF screening mammogram recommendations! The bill, HR 3339, was introduced by 3 members of the house and it is called the Protect Access to Lifesaving Screenings (PALS) Act. We hope you all will help spread the word - we need your networks/membership to contact their members of Congress and ask them to co-sponsor the bill. 

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The Rose Fights Against Screening Guidelines in Washington

Posted on Tuesday 28 July 2015
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CEO & Co-Founder of The Rose Fights Against USPSTF Screening Guidelines in Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 28, 2015 – Dorothy Gibbons, CEO and co-founder of  The Rose joined theNational Consortium of Breast Centers’ (NCBC) delegation of 30 breast cancer experts and survivors to urge Congress to change the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) draft breast cancer recommendations. The newest recommendations  will downgrade annual mammograms for women ages 40-49 from a “B” grade to a “C.”  

Gibbons met with Congressman Gene Green to discuss the proposed recommendations that would eliminate screening mammography insurance coverage for 22 million women in their forties.  

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The Rose to Host Press Conference Unveiling Pink Shoulder Pads Signed by the Houston Texans to Help Save Lives

Posted on Monday 20 July 2015
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Houston, TX, July 20, 2015 – On August 4, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., The Rose will host an intimate event to kick-off the online auction of the “Pink Pads,” a set of pink shoulder pads signed by the Houston Texans, exclusively for The Rose. This campaign presents an opportunity for The Rose supporters to own the pink shoulder pads while helping save lives. The event will be held at their Galleria location (5420 West Loop South, Suite 3300).

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The Rose Hosts 2nd Annual Night at The Theatre to Reduce Breast Cancer Fatalities Among African American Women

Posted on Thursday 25 June 2015
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A sold out theater performance of Trav'lin The 1930s Harlem Musical will fund 300 mammograms for uninsured African American women

Houston, TX, June 24, 2015 - Trav’lin, A Night Out at the Theater benefittingThe Rose will be held July 17 atThe Ensemble Theatre (3535 Main Street Houston, TX 77002) beginning at 6:30 pm. The second annual event will include a performance of Trav’lin, a humorous, heart-warming story of three couples playing the game of love in 1930's Harlem.

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SUSAN G. KOMEN® HOUSTON AWARDS THE ROSE $165,000 GRANT FOR BREAST HEALTH PROGRAM

Posted on Saturday 13 June 2015
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HOUSTON, TX July 13, 2015 – Susan G. Komen® Houston recently presentedThe Rose with a community grant of $165,000 for the funding of its annual programming. The Rose is dedicated to providing access to high quality breast health care to all women, regardless of their ability to pay.

“This generous gift will allow us to serve 100’s of women within Southeast Texas,” said CEO and Co-Founder of The Rose, Dorothy Gibbons, “We are both honored and grateful for the ongoing support and efforts of Susan G. Komen Houston.”

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The 26th Annual Shrimp Boil benefitting The Rose

Posted on Wednesday 10 June 2015
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Houston, TX, June 10, 2015 - On Saturday July 25, 2015, The Rose will host its 26th Annual Shrimp Boil from 4pm-8pm at the Pasadena Convention Center, 7902 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, TX 77507. This years event promises to continue its tradition of lei’s, shrimp and fun!The Rose, is a non-profit organization, offering advanced breast cancer screenings, diagnostic services, and access to treatment. The Rose uniquely meets the needs of both insured and uninsured women.

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Houston Bikers to Ride 60 Miles to Raise Funds for The Rose

Posted on Thursday 30 April 2015
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Houston, TX, April 30, 2015 - The 7th Annual Bikers Against Breast Cancer (BABC) event, will be held on Saturday, May 9th, from 8:30am to 3pm at the San Jacinto Harley Davidson store located at 3636 E. Sam Houston Parkway South, Pasadena, TX 77505. Following a record-breaking year in 2014, the fundraising goal of this year’s event is to surpass $100,000. Proceeds benefit The Rose, which is the leading non-profit organization that specializes in breast cancer detection and providing access to care for all.

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The Rose's Response to the Latest USPSTF Screening Guidelines

Posted on Tuesday 21 April 2015 | By Dorothy Gibbons
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Annual screenings matter! Read The Rose's response to the latest breast screening guidelines in the Houston Chronicle

Public Comments are needed!  Women in their forties need to be heard…and screened!

On Monday, April 20, the United States Preventive Services Task Force released their recommendations forpublic comment.  Once again we will be battling for the health of women in their 40’s to be allowed to have mammography screening and have it covered by insurance! 

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Kappa Kappa Gamma Charitable Foundation of Houston Awards The Rose with Grant to Replace Original Mobile Mammography Van

Posted on Monday 6 April 2015
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The grant was awarded to The Rose during the Kappa Gives a Gift and General Membership Meeting

Houston, TX, -  April 16, 2015 - On Wednesday April 15, The Rose was the recipient of a grant from the Kappa Kappa Gamma Charitable Foundation of Houston. The grant in the amount of $45,450 will be used towards replacing the original mobile mammography van. Since 2009, the Kappa Kappa Gamma Charitable Foundation of Houston has awarded grants to The Rose.

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American Horse Racing Pioneer Patti Cooksey to Join The Rose at Annual Kentucky Derby Themed Pinknic

Posted on Thursday 2 April 2015
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Houston, TX, April 2, 2015 - The Rose will host a Kentucky Derby themed Pinknic on Sunday, April 26, from 1 to 4 pm at the Carothers Coastal Gardens located at 502 Pine Gully Rd. in Seabrook, TX. Patti Cooksey, the first woman to ride in the Preakness, will be the featured guest, sharing about her own battle with breast cancer and history as a horse racing jockey and pioneer.

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A Time to Care Luncheon

Posted on Friday 6 March 2015
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Houston, TX, March 6, 2015 - On April 10, 2015, The Rose will host its Third Annual A Time to Care Luncheon, sponsored by Comerica at the Junior League of Houston (811 Briar Oaks Ln,). This event is focused on celebrating and encouraging the time and care that The Rose and Houston women have dedicated to personal health and their own community.  Chairing the event this year is Pam Lovett, Director of Business Development and Community Affairs at Comerica.

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The Rose's Commitment to Transparency Nets GuideStar Gold

Posted on Monday 5 January 2015
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The Rose received the GuideStar Exchange Gold participation level, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA, Inc., the premier source of nonprofit information. This level demonstrates The Rose's deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.

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Be A Trail Angel for The Rose

Posted on Friday 12 December 2014 | By Dorothy Gibbons
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Throughout our past 28 years, The Rose has had its share of Trail Angels. People who understood that life can change on a dime. People who cared and reached out when least expected and most needed. Your donation today will ensure you join their ranks. 

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Bunco for Breast Cancer Raises Funds & Awareness

Posted on Thursday 11 December 2014 | By Robin Cavenaugh
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It is true.  Charity does start at home.  Sarah Lavine-Kass, principal of Stone Acorn Builders, and Dr. Lourdes Eco-Jea, an Internal Medicine specialist at UT Physicians Bayshore Family Practice Center, proved just that by hosting two Bunco for Breast Cancer events in their respective homes to benefit The Rose during November's Southern Living "Home for the Holidays" Showcase in West University.

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Alief ISD Scores A+ from The Rose

Posted on Tuesday 2 December 2014
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Four times a year – and more whenever possible – The Rose is doing a record number of mammograms for employees of the Alief ISD school system. Recently, four days of appointments were filled the very afternoon the openings were announced. 

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10th Annual Louise McBee Circle of Life, Circle of Wreaths Once Again Benefits The Rose

Posted on Monday 1 December 2014
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Click here to see the colorful and creative variety of wreaths available this year at the 10th Annual Louise McBee Circle of Life, Circle of Wreaths in Deer Park. The Art Park Players, Deer Park’s Own Community Theatre, located at 1302 Center Street in Deer Park hosts the silent auction benefitting The Rose every evening Dec. 2-6 from 6:00p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Don't wait! Winners will be announced at the end of the evening on Saturday, December 6th.

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Massage Heights Houston Makes BIG Impact on The Rose

Posted on Tuesday 25 November 2014
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Massage Heights Houston encourages potential customers to “give your body and mind a break from the stress of everyday life.” During September and October their then-23 locations added mammograms and breast health awareness to their stress-relieving menus. As a result, area owners and regional representatives recently presented Dorothy Gibbons, CEO and Co-Founder of The Rose a check for more than $40,000.

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Pink Peonies Foundation Holiday Market to Benefit The Rose

Posted on Friday 21 November 2014
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Do a little shopping, have a LOT of fun, and support The Rose all on the same day -- Dec. 6! The Pink Peonies Foundation will host its first annual Holiday Market at Cypress Creek Lakes Recreation Center, 10080 Cypress Creek Drive, Cypress, Texas, on December 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The public is invited and proceeds will benefit The Rose.

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"Giving" Takes Many Forms in Nov-Dec

Posted on Friday 7 November 2014
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The Rose  sees a different side of the community created by Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. As a community-based organization focused on providing access to care for ALL our neighbors since 1986, The Rose has relied on community support – initially physical and now virtual – to expand our mission’s outreach to what is now 35 counties and growing. In that vein, the next two months will be devoted to promoting the various means our “followers” have to connect with us online.

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The Rose Golf Classic Proves Par for the Course at FUNdraising

Posted on Monday 3 November 2014
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Once again The Rose Golf Classic at Shadow Hawk raised more than $170,000 for The Rose’s mobile mammography program. Led by board members Jeanne Gillen and Eileen Campbell along with friend and supporter Ysa McKinney, the effort was praised by golfers and The Rose staff as a highlight of a month of raising awareness and funds for the nonprofit, now in 35 counties.

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Brenham’s HEB Helps Save Lives as Well as Money for Community

Posted on Monday 20 October 2014
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Even with all the awareness generated by October’s emphasis on breast cancer, Jennifer Coil had to be talked into getting her mammogram. Four years later, she’s a survivor and part of the force encouraging (and sometimes pleading) with women to be aware. Her latest efforts include encouraging her friends in the Brenham area to take advantage of The Rose's Mobile Mammograms on October 24 at HEB Brenham Market, 2508 South Day Street.

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Mamma's & Martini's Makes a Move and a Mark for The Rose

Posted on Monday 20 October 2014
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With a new location and opening the door to a few more dads this year, Mamma’s & Martini’s once again served up a fun evening of fundraising for The Rose. The nonprofit breast health organization was gifted with more than $6500 as the result of the poolside affair at the home of Pete and Martha Serna of Serna Insurance Agency, also a sponsor.

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#TheRoseOnTheRoad Tour Launches New Mobile Unit Dedicated to Montgomery and Surrounding Counties

Posted on Thursday 16 October 2014
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The Rose dedicated a recent crisp October day to introduce its new “neighbors” to the mobile unit dedicated specifically to Montgomery and surrounding counties.

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Second Round of Golf Classic to Keep The Rose on The Road

Posted on Tuesday 7 October 2014
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Last year’s first-ever The Rose Golf Classic at Shadow Hawk raised more than $170,000 for The Rose’s mobile mammography program and made possible a fourth mobile unit is now on the road in Montgomery County.

The second The Rose Golf Classic is scheduled for October 27 and will once again be hosted at the exclusive Shadow Hawk Golf Club in Richmond, TX and will be limited to 20 teams. Teams of four (half teams are also available) are forming now. Register online at www.TheRose.org.

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The Rose Hosts Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day Event October 15

Posted on Tuesday 7 October 2014
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An all-staff meeting led by The Rose’s Patient Navigators included an a presentation on breast reconstruction awareness by Dr. Kendall Roehl and an explanation of the BRA Day contest, pitting staff members and departments against one another as they creatively interpret “BRAve Faces of The Rose”. Sample interpretations by Navigators Sally Reyes, Elizabeth Esparza, Maria Linares, and Cathie Sublett set a high standard to achieve with winners set to be revealed on BRA Day October 15.

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Mobile Mammography Saves Time, Money & Lives

Posted on Monday 6 October 2014
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The Rose broke the barrier of cost when it was founded in 1986. Now, with the help of  like-minded funders, they are battling the second deterrent keeping almost 30% of eligible Texas women from life-saving mammograms – convenience.

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30 for Ana Takes to The Road November 2

Posted on Friday 3 October 2014
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30 for Ana is underway! The 30-mile run to honor Ana Barron Garcia, raise awareness about inflammatory breast cancer and endure the pain of running 30 miles, all while raising funds for The Rose, is scheduled for November 2. The run route includes many of the orgranizations that touched Ana's final days beginning at 4 a.m. at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

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Pro Bowling Event Attracts Champions and Raises Funds for The Rose

Posted on Thursday 2 October 2014
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For 15 years some of the biggest names in bowling arrive in Houston with one goal – Striking Out Breast Cancer. Organizer Donna Conners knows the thrill of a 300 game – 24 times and counting – but the potential of saving lives through this tournament has become her life’s passion. Her high standards and commitment to a promise made to a friend are behind the success of the event which this year netted $10,000 for The Rose.

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CPRIT Funds Extend The Rose’s Outreach to 10 More Counties

Posted on Tuesday 30 September 2014
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In 2007, the voters of Texas affirmed the establishment of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) and the commitment to combat a common enemy. Seven years later that commitment remains and benefits are evident as $107 million in grants have recently been made to efforts ranging from nanotechnology for visualizing tumors during surgery to expanding The Rose’s mobile program to even more rural counties.

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Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q Cup for a Cause Raises Funds

Posted on Monday 29 September 2014
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Rudy’s “Country Store” and Bar-B-Q Cup for a Cause will be raising funds for Young Survival Coalition, National Breast Cancer Foundation and The Rose in October. Facebook fans will vote and choose which charity gets 50%, 35% and 15% of funds raised during breast cancer awareness month. 

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Oct. 9th "Pretty in Pink" Event Benefits The Rose

Posted on Tuesday 23 September 2014
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The Skinny Center, a body wrap and wellness retreat, (2525 N. Loop West) is joining forces with Langford Market to host the Skinny Sipping Mixer "Pretty in Pink" Edition on Thursday, October 9 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Langford Market Rice Village, 2517 University Blvd. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Rose. 

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Shop2Care and Help The Rose

Posted on Thursday 4 September 2014
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Shop2Care, a new not-for-profit online charitable shopping program, has selected The Rose as one of its first cause partners.   An initial grant from the Shop2Care Foundation of $5,000 has already provided 35 women under the age of 40 with mammograms and navigation to additional related healthcare assistance.

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Chevron Phillips JPS Channel Chapter 5th Annual PINK OUT To Benefit The Rose

Posted on Tuesday 2 September 2014
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Chevron Phillips, JPS Channel Chapter, is launching the 5th Annual PINK OUT - a month long awareness and fundraising event including a Bake Sale and silent auction as well as a chance for employees to bring out their latest pink fashions – and it’s all to benefit women served by The Rose. Last year’s effort raised $3400 through sales of caps, t-shirts, and the auction. This year’s launch date is October 2 with a day of information sharing and pink wearing planned. 

 

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Tamara’s Way Provides Access to Care

Posted on Monday 25 August 2014
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Tamara Hardwick’s memorial was held at L'Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles, LA.  As usual, Tamara got her way. When it came to recognizing the end of a life well-lived, she wanted a celebration – not a funeral.

And Tamara’s Way continues. 

 

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Dr. Mahdieh Parizi Joins The Rose

Posted on Tuesday 19 August 2014
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In her new role as Lead Interpreting Physician for The Rose, Dr. Mahdieh Parizi will combine two of her passions – the pursuit of good health and celebrating diversity – as she offers direct consultation to patients and oversight of protocol for the nonprofit breast health organization. 

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Massage Heights Houston Retreats Jump Start National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on Wednesday 13 August 2014
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Massage Heights Houston Retreats recently announced that the owners have chosen The Rose as the annual Charity of Choice. A two-month campaign beginning in September includes hosting the Mobile Mammography program at 10 Houston area locations and raising funds through online contests, social media and on site at the 22 Massage Heights Houston locations. Read further to find out how you can secure your massage and mammogram at one of the participating locations. 

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Jump For The Rose Collects Funds and a World Record

Posted on Tuesday 12 August 2014 | By Christy West, photo by Ben Nelson
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Four female skydivers set a new world record for largest vertical skydiving formation performed in a head-up orientation (also known as sit-flying or feet-first flying) at Skydive Spaceland on Aug. 11. The women achieved the record on their eleventh attempt during the annual Jump for the Rose fundraiser, which benefits The Rose, a nonprofit breast health organization providing screenings and diagnostics.

 

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25th Annual Shrimp Boil Brings In $195,000 and Celebrates Co-Founder

Posted on Wednesday 6 August 2014
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Committee Chair Cheryl Cochran's hard work and persistence paid off when more than 1,000 guests walked through the doors of the Pasadena Convention Center on Saturday, Aug. 2, for the 25th Annual Shrimp Boil. By the time the crowd exited the building, after enjoying plates of shrimp, desserts, cold drinks, and silent and live auctions, the event had raised more than $195,000.

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Jump for The Rose Seeks Skydiving World Record August 9-10

Posted on Saturday 2 August 2014
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The annual Jump for The Rose skydiving event and fundraiser is scheduled for August 9-10 beginning at 7:30 a.m. Saturday with night jumps scheduled as well. Observers are welcomed at Skydive Spaceland, 16111 Farm to Market 521, Rosharon, as skydivers seek to not only help provide more mammgrams for patients at The Rose but also have their eyes set on a world record. 

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Houston Couple Inspired Waltz Across Texas for 25th Annual Shrimp Boil

Posted on Tuesday 29 July 2014
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Longtime committee member Judy Pareya has recruited volunteers, sold tickets, and, this year, inspired a quilt that organizers believe may be one of the highest selling live auction items in the 25-year history of the Annual Shrimp Boil benefiting The Rose. For the story of Judy and Joe Pareya and their Waltz Across Texas, click below. To purchase tickets for the event and see the quilt up close and personal, click here

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25th Annual Shrimp Boil To Honor Co-Founder of The Rose & Raise Needed Funds

Posted on Friday 25 July 2014
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For nearly four decades Dr. Dixie Melillo has held the hands of patients receiving the harshest of news, beamed as breast cancer survivors returned to her in gratitude for their navigation to treatment, and garnered the respect and admiration of colleagues, area businesses, donors and funders. As co-founder of The Rose, a nonprofit breast health organization now serving 25 counties, she’s received awards and accolades nationally and internationally. And on August 2 at the Pasadena Convention Center, she will be celebrated in style – Dr. Dixie Melillo style that is -- at the 25th Annual Shrimp Boil.

 

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Breast Health Awareness and Funds Raised at The Ensemble

Posted on Thursday 24 July 2014
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Most people celebrate reaching milestones with smiles and applause. For Kim Roxie and Chris Noble, organizers of a night of awareness and fundraising for the nonprofit breast health organization The Rose, it was all about the hair. When the two women reached their goal of a full house at a special presentation of The Ensemble Theatre’s “I Wish You Love” – and thereby guaranteeing at least 200 mammograms for the uninsured – Chris went pink and Kim shaved her head.

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Reallocated Funds for Mammograms Must Be Used by August 31

Posted on Wednesday 25 June 2014
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In June, the state of Texas' Breast Cancer and Cervical Services program announced that they were reallocating funds to The Rose which must be used by August 31, 2014.  The BCCS recognized The Rose’s efficient use of funding and its ability to reach the uninsured as rationale for the additional funding. See story for contact information on requirements for qualification and contact information. 

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Susan G. Komen Houston® Awards Grant to The Rose

Posted on Wednesday 18 June 2014
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The 2014 Impact Awards Luncheon prompted both raucous laughter and appreciative smiles as hundreds gathered to hear comedienne Joan Rivers’ banter and Susan G. Komen Houston® announce community grants to local recipients. Grantees included The Rose, the Houston-based nonprofit breast health organization providing care to the insured and uninsured, receiving a community grant of $261,000 for the funding of screening, diagnostics and biopsies for uninsured women.

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July 18th Event at The Ensemble Promotes Health Among African Americans

Posted on Friday 6 June 2014
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Cancer robbed the world of Nat King Cole’s voice when he was only 45. A group of local businesswomen and church leaders want to ensure that cancer doesn’t take more from the African American community and are using a music-filled portrait of his life to launch a breast cancer awareness campaign.

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Memorial Hermann "In the Pink of Health" Allocates Funds

Posted on Friday 30 May 2014
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THE WOODLANDS– The Memorial Hermann In the Pink of Health committee recently announced the 2013 Luncheon proceeds of $540,000 will soon be dispersed to several deserving entities including The Rose.

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Annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Houston Raises More Than $2 Million

Posted on Tuesday 27 May 2014
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The 12th annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer season raised more than $2 million to accelerate breast cancer research;  improve access to screening, diagnosis and treatment; and educate people about breast cancer. The Rose was one of 10 local organizations recognized as benefitting from the fundraising efforts of walkers completing more than 39 miles. 

 

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BABC Surpasses $100,000 for Young Women's Services

Posted on Thursday 15 May 2014
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Bikers Against Breast Cancer continued to break records as this year’s Mother’s Day weekend ride saw more than 700 participants net $100,820 for Young Women’s Services at The Rose.

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Sabine County Resident Is Grateful for The Rose

Posted on Wednesday 14 May 2014
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The fuel that keeps The Rose on the road is a combination of critical need, donor support, and stories like Judy’s.

Judy Jones, a native of Louisiana living in Sabine County, Texas, received her first ever mammogram through The Rose Mobile program in East Texas via a partnership with the East Texas Health Access Network (ETHAN). 

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BABC Rider Faces Turn in the Road

Posted on Monday 5 May 2014
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CYPRESS – Barbara Burcham has ridden in the Bikers Against Breast Cancer events since the second year of the annual fundraiser supporting The Rose. But 2014’s 6th Annual BABC will carry much more meaning to her and husband Joey. This time they are riding for women like Barbara. 

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6th Annual BABC Ride Has Added Meaning on this Mother’s Day Weekend

Posted on Monday 28 April 2014
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Debbie Stokes (left) first rode in the annual Bikers Against Breast Cancer to honor her daughter who, at 21 years old, discovered she had the disease. Now 25, Elizabeth Stokes (second from left) is living life to the fullest with sone Aiden and will be one of the Women of The Rose honored at the 6th Annual BABC scheduled next Saturday, May 10, on Mothers Day weekend.  

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A Time to Care Luncheon 2014

Posted on Wednesday 23 April 2014 | By The Padgett Group
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Guests enjoyed many generous moments at the Second Annual "A Time to Care" Luncheon benefitting The Rose at the Junior League of Houston on Tuesday afternoon. Co-chairs Jessica Rossman and Michelle Meissner were tickled pink when this year's Master of Ceremonies Ernie Manouse of PBS, along with more than 260 guests, helped raise more than $87,000 for advanced breast cancer screening, diagnostic services and access to treatment to more than 35,000 insured and uninsured women annually.

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6th Annual BABC to Benefit Young Women’s Services at The Rose

Posted on Monday 21 April 2014
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With state and national funding focusing on women above the 40 year mark, The Rose has maintained a commitment to serving all women – regardless of age and ability to pay – since 1986. But in the past year, resources for funding those services have decreased. As a result, this year’s 6th Annual Bikers Against Breast Cancer will focus all their fundraising efforts toward filling the void. The May 10thevent -- a 60-mile ride, silent and live auctions, and music – will “put a face” on six “Women of The Rose” with special attention given to young women. 

Like Kay King.

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Survivor Helps Put a Face on Young Women to Benefit from 6th Annual BABC

Posted on Friday 18 April 2014
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The Rose Co-Founders Dorothy Gibbons, CEO, and Dr. Dixie Melillo are joined by Jane Thomas, 32, an Alvin resident who, with the help of The Rose, found her breast cancer in October 2012. Jane is one of the Women of The Rose to be featured at this year's BABC event. As a Certified Nursing Assistant working for a small company, Jane was without insurance. But she knew the impact of the disease as she lost her grandmother to breast cancer when her grandmother was only 45 years old. Jane was undergoing treatment during last year’s BABC and will be facing reconstruction surgery this year. Pictured also is Jane’s boyfriend JJ Rodriguez who shaved his head in support of Jane and donated his hair to Locks of Love in her honor.

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Harley-Riding Survivor One of Six “Women of The Rose” To Be Featured at 6th Annual BABC

Posted on Monday 14 April 2014
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Tonia Cloninger (left) helped deliver her daughter Samantha Oates’ prized pig to the Second Chance Saloon for the BABC Kickoff auction in October 2013. A Harley-riding survivor, mother, grandmother, and frequent supporter of The Rose, Tonia is one of six "Women of The Rose" who will be highlighted at the 6th Annual Bikers Against Breast Cancer event scheduled for May 10th. 

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Leader of the Pack to Be Highlighted at 6th Annual BABC

Posted on Monday 31 March 2014
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Now living cancer-free, Janet Slocum makes it her business to support organizations like The Rose with fundraising events, sponsorship donations, and sharing her story with others in the community. She will be among the Women of The Rose highlighted at the upcoming 6th Annual Bikers Against Breast Cancer, May 10.

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6th Annual BABC Will Help Fund Young Women's Services

Posted on Sunday 30 March 2014
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The 6th Annual Bikers Against Breast Cancer is scheduled for May 10th at San Jacinto Harley-Davidson (3636 E. Sam Houston Parkway South, Pasadena, TX 77505). Online tickets are $40 for rider and passenger, $30 for single rider, and $30 for a Ghost Rider. This year's fundraising will go to support Young Women's Services at The Rose. For more information on the 6th Annual Bikers Against Breast Cancer including options to fundraise, sponsor the event, and/or provide auction items, go towww.TheRose.org/events or email events@TheRose.org.

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Casa Olé Continues to Make Tuesdays Matter for The Rose

Posted on Tuesday 25 March 2014
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The October emphasis of collecting 10% of retail sales each Tuesday during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month brought in over $22,140 to The Rose in 2013. The check is presented each spring by Larry Forehand, the founder of Casa Olé and various representatives of the participating franchisees. Now in its eighth year, the annual effort has netted a total of nearly $194,000 that helps to cover the costs of the uninsured women and men who need financial assistance for their screening and diagnostic breast health.

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Op/Ed by Dorothy Gibbons -- Mammograms Matter

Posted on Monday 17 February 2014
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After almost 30 years of providing breast health services to more than 400,000 women, I can state the following without a single note of hesitation: Mammography matters.

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Fort Bend Junior Service League Presents $10,000 to The Rose

Posted on Thursday 23 January 2014
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The Fort Bend Junior Service League becameThe Rose's favorite Sugar Plum Fairies when they presented the breast health organization with a $10,000 check to help uninsured Fort Bend women with the cost of care. The monies came from proceeds from the 2013 Sugar Plum Market and were presented to Trina Hans of The Rose staff at a recent check presentation ceremony.

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10-Year-Old Provides Sweet End to 2013 at The Rose

Posted on Tuesday 31 December 2013
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Though ten-year-old Viana Rodrigues never met her maternal grandmother with whom she shares a middle name, she wanted to memorialize her “Abuela Edith.” And at the close of 2013, the Oak Forest Elementary fifth grader did just that as she presented her earnings from her lemonade stand to The Rose.

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Dorothy Gibbons Ends the Year with One Request

Posted on Wednesday 18 December 2013
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Dorothy Gibbons closes out the year with thanks, inspiration, one family's story and a very special "ask."

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First-Ever “The Rose Golf Classic at Shadow Hawk” Raises $170,000+

Posted on Friday 13 December 2013
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Mulligans and mammograms were the talk of the day as the greens of the one of the top ten private courses took on a touch of pink on October 28th with the first ever The Rose Golf Classic at Shadow Hawk. The event, chaired by Jeanne Gillen and Ysa McKinney, both members of Shadow Hawk, raised more than $170,000 for The Rose’s mobile mammography program.

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First-Ever Pinknic Among Top Fundraisers for Fall

Posted on Thursday 5 December 2013
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A gorgeous day, a breathtaking setting, supportive sponsors, hard-working volunteers and the commitment of event organizers Kathy Morgan, Beth Dennard and Bonnie Sawyer made Pinknic one of the top ten fundraisers for The Rose in a month of awareness-building for the nonprofit breast health organization.

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30 for Ana Is October's Top Non-Corporate Fundraiser

Posted on Tuesday 26 November 2013
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Before Ana Barron Garcia passed away from Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) at 35 years of age, she was on a mission to educate her community on the little known but
deadly form of breast cancer which often strikes Hispanic women. After her death, her family continued her mission. In October they also honored her memory and provided for women like her with their “30 for Ana” Run benefitting The Rose, the nonprofit breast health organization where her cancer was diagnosed.

 

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LWI Presents $12,000 Check to The Rose

Posted on Friday 8 November 2013
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Latin Women’s Initiative (LWI) recently held its annual membership drive and community grant presentation event at the beautiful home of Lucia and Michael Cordúa.  Six local charities received checks for $12,000 each during LWI’s exclusive cocktail event.  

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Family Thinks Me2 and Supports The Rose

Posted on Tuesday 22 October 2013
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After a weekend of fundraising for The Rose,assisting at the record-breaking Bikers Against Breast Cancer Kickoff for the nonprofit breast health organization, Barbara Gray wasn’t quite finished. She took the time this week to think Me2 and as a result, an uninsured woman will benefit.

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Mamma’s & Martini’s Serve Up Sizeable Donation to The Rose

Posted on Monday 14 October 2013
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Fall Creek neighbors Jill Garza and Donna Lemoine know how to throw a good party and a great fundraiser. For three years they’ve been perfecting Mamma's and Martini's. This year their gift to The Rose was their biggest yet, totaling $6500. More than 60 guests enjoyed the food, drinks, and a silent auction of 65 items.

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Mobile Mammography Helps Minister Minister and More

Posted on Tuesday 1 October 2013
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"Blessed to be a blessing." -- Typical of many ministers, Rev. Dottie Dumas intended to “bless” her community when she scheduled The Rose’s Mobile Mammography for a day of screening at First United Methodist Church of Brookshire (707 Cooper at 7th Street). Instead, she reaped the benefit of her good intentions by having her own breast cancer detected.

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The Rose Continues to Look Toward Mobile Expansion with Gift of State-of-the-Art Equipment

Posted on Friday 23 August 2013
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The Rose recently celebrated the installation of a new, state-of-the-art mammography unit donated by FUJIFILM  Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. and the National Breast Cancer Foundation. A ribbon-cutting ceremony unveiled Fujifilm’s FCR Aspire ClearView 1m at The Rose that will help meet the screening needs of women and assist medical professionals in the early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer.

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Fort Bend Society of Latinas Help Expand the Work of The Rose

Posted on Friday 16 August 2013
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With no prior awareness of the new campaign to "creatively celebrate life and health" Fort Bend Society of Latinas (FBSL) became a perfect example of what the nonprofit breast health organization means when it encourages the community to think "Me2."

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Community Care Collaborative Project Launched

Posted on Thursday 1 August 2013
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A group of 20 organizations are counting on the appeal of “one stop shopping” to increase usage of preventive care services among the uninsured. And Harris County Healthcare Alliance (HCHA) is making sure they have the funds to do it.

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Revolution Studio "Spins" for The Rose

Posted on Monday 29 July 2013
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Revolution Studio in Sugar Land's Town Square raised money and heart rates during their recent spinning fundraiser for The Rose. The event was a great example of community support raising $1025.   

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24th Annual Shrimp Boil Breaks Records

Posted on Tuesday 16 July 2013
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The 24th Annual Shrimp Boil broke fundraising records, drew comparisons to a family reunion, and launched a new awareness campaign for The Rose, the nonprofit breast health organization covering Houston and 24 counties.

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Personal Trainer/Breast Cancer Survivor Cheers On The Rose

Posted on Wednesday 3 July 2013 | By Satara Williams & Karen Campbell
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Cindy Durham is a personal trainer, mother of five, and now a breast cancer survivor. The quality care she received at The Rose makes her a great advocate for continuning that care to others. Proceeds from the upcoming Shrimp Boil on July 13th will go to help purchase equipment needed for diagnosing other women like Cindy. 

 

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Vista Bank Texas Gifts The Rose with $10,000

Posted on Tuesday 25 June 2013
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The Rose can't say enough "thank you's" to Vista Bank Texas for their gift of $10,000! We were pleased to show the President/CEO Robert R. Franklin, Jr., and other representatives The Rose Galleria location during the recent check presentation. Much gratitude goes to Christopher Barton-DeJean, Senior Vice President and Rhonda Fannin, Administrative Officer to the President/CEO, who helped make this day possible.  Domingo Barrios and Bernice Joseph from The Rose hosted the group at the 5420 West Loop South location. 

 

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Sponsors & Auction Items Needed for 24th Annual Shrimp Boil

Posted on Friday 7 June 2013
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For 24 of the 27 years, The Rose has been in existence, the Annual Shrimp Boil has served as a major event in the community.

Plates of shrimp and “all the fixin’s”will once again be served from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 13th, at the Pasadena Convention Center. Homemade desserts, a silent auction of more than 100 themed baskets, a live auction, a Kid’s Creative Zone, and music by The Slags along with dancing in “air-conditioned comfort” are among the highlights of the day. 

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Randalls' Check Presentation Underscores Commitment to Being "Good Neighbors"

Posted on Tuesday 28 May 2013
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Connie Yates’ familiar voice is heard each October cheerfully reminding Randalls shoppers that they can be Good Neighbors by contributing to The Rose when it comes time to check out. While Connie and, in recent years, KPRC’s Dominque Sachse are the voice and face of the annual effort, the store personnel are the force behind the fundraising that in 2012 netted the nonprofit breast health organization more than $228,000.

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5th Annual Bikers Against Breast Cancer Best Yet

Posted on Monday 20 May 2013
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Storms and flooding streets the night before had the organizers of the 5th Annual Bikers Against Breast Cancer (BABC) wondering if they would see a repeat of last year’s rain-delayed ride. Instead, the sun – and more than 650 participants – came out and made the benefit for The Rose the best BABC to date.

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Mother - Daughter Survivors Open Cure & Co.

Posted on Tuesday 7 May 2013
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Mothers soon know what traits are inherited by their children. They look to see their smiles reflected on their children’s faces or a familiar sparkle in the corner of their eyes. They want to share interests and passions. But no mother ever wants to share the pain of hearing, “You have breast cancer” with her daughter.

Yet Irma Klink did exactly that when – as a five-year survivor – she was there to hear the same diagnosis for her then 31-year-old daughter Sasha Klein.

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Organizers Say 5th Annual Bikers Against Breast Cancer On Track to Be Best Yet

Posted on Thursday 2 May 2013
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Professionals from city planning, real estate, plant management, health care, large corporations, small businesses, and a retired, full-time volunteer – the faces of the Bikers Against Breast Cancer planning committee reflect the diversity of those that will participate on the 5th Annual Ride, May 11th.

And if these planners have anything to say about it, the 5th ride will be the best yet.

 

 

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The Rose Celebrates Those Who Took "Time to Care"

Posted on Monday 15 April 2013
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"Take time to stop and smell theroses" became an unofficial refrain in a day celebrating the work of The Rose and its focus on quality breast health care. Co-chairs Donna Mittendorf and Pamela Lovett welcomed more than 250 guests to the Junior League for “A Time to Care” luncheon – presented by Comerica – and highlighting the importance of taking time to care - for one's own health and for the community.

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Memorial Hermann In the Pink of Health Helps The Rose Reach Montgomery County

Posted on Tuesday 9 April 2013
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The Memorial Hermann In the Pink of Health fundraiser last fall not only broke attendance records, the monies raised are helping The Rose climb to record-breaking outreach numbers as well.

In accepting the check for $35,000 – a 40% increase in support from the previous year’s donation – Trina Hans, Grants and Compliance Manager for The Rose, shared that the now three-year investment from Memorial Hermann In the Pink of Health has helped increase the number of uninsured mobile screenings in Montgomery County by 284%.

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Breast Cancer Survivor Becomes “Leader of the Pack” for Bikers Against Breast Cancer’s May 11th Ride

Posted on Wednesday 27 March 2013
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Janet Slocum loves a challenge. Currently working in MD Anderson’s new Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy, she's learned from every previous position she's held. Before MD Anderson there was St. Luke’s and before hospitals she spent time as a nail technician, at Southwest Airlines, as a clerk in felony court, and as a manager at a retirement community. And while she’s currently talking cancer from 9 to 5 p.m., afterwards and on the weekends, she’s co-owner of the Second Chance Saloon and La Porte Towing.

One role she would have easily said “no” to however, is breast cancer patient.

Now a survivor, she has added "philanthropist" to her many roles as she and her husband Bobby helped to create a new level of sponsorship for the Bikers Against Breast Cancer ride May 11th. With a $15,000 donation, they are "Leaders of the Pack" and ready to see this 5th BABC Ride become the most successful to date. 

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Persistence Leads Perez Family to The Rose

Posted on Thursday 21 March 2013
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“I was persistent.”

When it comes to breast health, the need for persistency is often something you hear from the patient.

This time, it was the patient’s husband.

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The Rose Focuses on "A Time to Care"

Posted on Friday 15 March 2013
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Taking time. Stealing a moment. Spending an hour. With much of the verbiage focused on the economics of it, talking about “time” as an investment in personal health seems only natural to the two women serving as event co-chairs for “A Time to Care Luncheon” presented by Comerica Bank and benefitting The Rose, a nonprofit breast health organization serving Houston and southeast Texas. 

Co-chairs Donna Mittendorf and Pam Lovett, are both bank executives who have committed much of the last several months to planning the 11:00 a.m. luncheon, Monday, April 15, at The Junior League of Houston (1811 Briar Oaks Lane).

 

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The Rose Joins in Breast Health Advocacy Day at Capitol

Posted on Tuesday 5 March 2013
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Breast Health Advocacy Day in Austin resulted in 34 advocates engaging with 68 legislative offices in the daylong series of meetings. Organized by the Breast Health Collaborative of Texas, the advocacy issues covered by the group included the importance of continued funding for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas as well as the Breast and Cervical Cancer Services plus an emphasis on the value of Community Health Workers. The day concluded with The Rose's Dorothy Gibbons receiving an unexpected invitation to address members of the Senate Finance Committee ...

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92 FM's Maria Todd and BABC Win Rodeo Roundup

Posted on Friday 1 March 2013
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Maria Todd is a familiar voice on the radio. She's also a board member of The Rose and a longstanding member of the Bikers Against Breast Cancer planning committee. So when Reliant Energy invites local media personalities to help kickoff the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo each year with winners bringing their favorite charities along for the fun and games and potential prize money, Maria calls on her friends. While the initial $5,000 prize went to the team who best "scrambled, milked, and raced," Maria and The Rose's own Brahana Howard garnered enough votes via the nine-day online contest to net Bikers Against Breast Cancer and The Rose $2,500!

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Gibbons Offers "Voice" to Women Served with CPRIT Funds

Posted on Tuesday 12 February 2013
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Dorothy Gibbons, CEO and Co-Founder of The Rose, traveled to Austin to share the stories of women served by funds from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. While supporting the need for transparency, she recounted  - in both House and Senate hearings - the impact of dollars spent on prevention. The photo seen here is a screen capture of a live feed from the Senate presentation. For a transcripte of the testimony she provided ...

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The Rose & Rosebuds "Assist" at Rice Owls Game

Posted on Monday 11 February 2013
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The Rose staff and members of the Rosebuds support group offered breast health awareness as Rice Women's Basketball hosted National Girls and Women in Sports Day, Play 4 Kay and Fox Sports Net at Tudor Fieldhouse on Sunday, Feb. 10.

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New Additions to Patient Navigator Services

Posted on Wednesday 23 January 2013
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After hearing, "You have cancer," all the words that follow can seem like a foreign language.  So having a guide through the medical maze of treatment - your own personal patient navigator - is a welcomed resource.

Recent funding for an Oncology Nurse Navigator from the Avon Foundation for Women has allowed The Rose to expand patient navigation services to insured as well as uninsured patients.  

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Celebrating Vicky Reynolds and Raising Funds

Posted on Thursday 20 December 2012
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Longtime volunteer and committed ambassador for The Rose, Vicky Reynolds was surprised by friends and family to celebrate her 55th birthday recently. The Rose Board Chair Myrleen Knott orchestrated the event with hugs going to Vicky and financial gifts honoring her going to The Rose.

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