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Annual Shrimp Boil Brings Hundreds of Community Members Together to Raise Funds for Life-Saving Mammograms

HOUSTON, TX [July 6, 2018]- After 29 years, The Rose’s Annual Shrimp Boil has earned the right to be deemed more than just a fundraiser as it brings the community together to champion The Rose’s mission. A faithful committee of volunteers and staff will ensure the event’s success for hundreds of guests on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at the Pasadena Convention Center, 7902 Fairmont Pkwy from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Mix equal parts food fest, a grand dance hall, silent and live auctions, a celebration for breast cancer survivors and you get a tradition, which allows 500 women to receive a mammogram they otherwise could not afford. The Rose Cook Team led by Mark Meeker will start the day early preparing over 1,000 pounds of shrimp and “all the fixin’s.” To bring it all together, 104.1 KRBE’s Freddy Cruz will once again emcee the event.

Some of the premiere items up for auction include a George Springer autographed baseball bat, four Astros tickets in the Insperity Club suite behind home plate, a fishing trip with lodging and meals from Baffin Bay Rod And Gun, a queen-size handmade quilt, a package of tickets to Astros, Texans & Dynamo games with gear and collectibles, a hand-painted guitar and much more.

Like any great reunion, certain traditions will once again be realized. The Slags will return to entertain and coax young and old onto the dance floor, while auctioneer Bear Hebert will encourage donations from generous guests during the live auction.

As Co-Founders Dorothy Gibbons and Dr. Dixie Mellilo mingle among the guests, hugs and greetings will be shared with families and friends who have enjoyed the Shrimp Boil since the very beginning. One of those people is Sharon Cho, whose homemade pies and cakes over the years have helped The Rose provide care for women regardless of their ability to pay.

“The Rose serves more than 38,000 women annually, one fifth of whom are uninsured,” said Gibbons. “Our organization stands apart from the rest because patients don’t just go to The Rose for an exam, they come to connect. They trust us, even depend on us. Staff members don’t simply process paper, we really do care. Donors aren’t distant check writers, they become our friends, and the Shrimp Boil brings us all together.”

Since every memorable reunion needs a few surprises, the Kids’ Zone this year will take on a Houston Rockets theme. Children’s activities will celebrate the winning spirit of Houston’s favorite basketball team.

Tickets are available in advance for $25 per adult at www.therose.org. Tickets will be available at the door for $30 per adult and $10 per child. Reserved tables for eight people start at $300 and sponsorship opportunities are still available. Donations will directly support breast healthcare resources that The Rose provides for all women. This year’s top sponsors are Albemarle, Oates Industries/The Blast Bag, Hoesel Memorial Golf Tournament, MD Anderson and Painting with a Twist Pearland.

To learn more about sponsorship and volunteer opportunities for the 29th Annual Shrimp Boil or to purchase tickets, call 281-464-5165, email events@therose.org or visit www.therose.org/shr. Jump into the conversation using the hashtag #TheRoseShrimpBoil.

To schedule interviews or attend the event, please call Mageida Sopon at 832.310.5124 or email mageida@medley-inc.com.


About The Rose

Since 1986, The Rose has provided high quality breast healthcare to all women, regardless of their ability to pay. Their mission is to save lives through quality breast health services, advocacy and access to care for all. As a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, The Rose is one of only 14 Breast Centers in the greater Houston area to receive this designation. Led by Fellowship trained physicians, The Rose’s advanced digital technology includes 3-D tomosynthesis mammography, diagnostic work-ups including biopsies and its nationally recognized Patient Navigation Program ensures access to treatment and a continuum of care for all women. As the leading nonprofit breast health organization in Texas, The Rose is a strong advocate for quality breast healthcare, a major part of the Healthcare Safety Net and serves 40,000 insured and uninsured women annually. Two Houston based comprehensive Diagnostic Centers and Mobile Mammography Coaches provide services to women throughout 40 counties in Southeast Texas.


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