28 Aug
  • By Kayla Balke

The George Foundation Grants The Rose Funds to Cover Uninsured in Fort Bend County

Houston, TX [August 21, 2019] – A new grant from The George Foundation ensures that 850 sponsored breast healthcare services will be available to uninsured women in Fort Bend County through The Rose.

The $55,000 gift covers screenings, diagnostic care, and access to breast cancer treatment for qualifying uninsured individuals who reside in the county. An estimated 360 patients should benefit from the services, made available through The Rose’s Mobile Coach events and two Diagnostic Breast Centers  in Southeast Houston and the Galleria area.

“The George Foundation has a long history of meeting community needs, beginning with founders Albert and Mamie George,” noted Dorothy Gibbons, CEO, and Co-Founder of The Rose. “With an estimated 13 percent of Fort Bend County residents below age 65 who are uninsured, access to breast healthcare is a critical need. We appreciate the Foundation for their support.”

Since 2017, past grants have made it possible for The Rose to serve 674 patients in the county with 3D mammography services. To learn more about eligibility, call The Rose’s mobile team at 281.464.5136.

For more information about The George Foundation grant and The Rose, please visit www.therose.org or call 281-484-4708. To schedule media interviews, please call Mageida Sopon at 832.310.5124 or email mageida@medley-inc.com.

About The Rose

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. Since 1986, The Rose has led strong advocacy efforts for quality breast healthcare, and has been on the forefront of innovation in breast healthcare. As a major specialty care provider within the Healthcare Safety Net system, The Rose is considered to be a leading nonprofit in breast healthcare. Annually, The Rose serves 40,000 insured and uninsured women and men.  With two Houston-based comprehensive Breast Diagnostic Centers and a Mobile Mammography Health Program, The Rose provides services to women throughout 40 counties in Southeast Texas.

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