The George Foundation Grants The Rose $55,000 for Women in Fort Bend County
Houston, TX [August 13, 2018] – With an award of $55,000 from The George Foundation, The Rose will now have funds available to support timely and affordable breast healthcare services in Fort Bend County. Uninsured and underinsured patients will be eligible to apply for sponsored mammograms and diagnostic care through The Rose’s Empower Her® Sponsorship Program regardless of their ability to pay.
The George Foundation Trustees and Staff serve the residents of Fort Bend County by aligning the Foundation’s vision with that of founders Albert and Mamie George. The Foundation’s grant furthers the mission to partner with the community to leverage the Foundation’s resources and positively impact Fort Bend County and its residents. Grants are made in pursuit of the vision of a thriving nonprofit sector that addresses critical community needs, enhances the quality of life and provides opportunities for Fort Bend County residents.
“With our focus on quality breast healthcare for all, we depend on collaborative relationships to ensure care for the uninsured women of Texas,” said Dorothy Gibbons, CEO and Co-Founder of The Rose. “We appreciate partners like The George Foundation who look at their communities and see the needs that are too often overlooked. Fort Bend County is fortunate to have such a force for good.”
Services will be provided at one of two centers as well as through The Rose’s Mobile Mammography Program offering state-of-art 3D mammography imaging. To qualify for sponsored services, individuals must be a Fort Bend County resident, uninsured or underinsured, and provide documentation of a net household family income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines ($48,600 for a family of four).
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.