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The Rose Receives $135,450 Grant from Komen Houston for Breast Health

[Houston, Texas- June 27, 2017]–Susan G. Komen® Houston has awarded a $135,450 grant to The Rose to provide a full spectrum of breast health services for a diverse group of women in Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty and Montgomery counties who are uninsured or unable to pay for care.

At The Rose, the grant from Komen will support Empower Her®, an initiative to sponsor breast health screening and diagnostic services at little or no cost. The program will help The Rose provide more than 15,000 sponsored screening and diagnostic services to medically underserved women, including diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasounds, biopsies and office visits.

“As one of Komen® Houston’s grantees, we are so thankful for everything they have done for The Rose in our 26 years of partnership,” said Dorothy Gibbons, CEO and Co-Founder of The Rose. “Their gracious gift will give us the necessary resources to provide advanced, quality breast health care to the uninsured and underserved women within the seven counties covered.”

Komen Houston is one of more than eighty local Affiliates of the world’s largest breast cancer organization, working in communities across the U.S. to meet the most critical needs. To help achieve Komen’s goal to reduce current breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026, Komen Affiliates fund innovative breast health projects that provide vitally needed breast cancer screening, diagnostic and treatment services and support, including patient navigation, education, medical supplies and financial assistance.

“We conducted a needs assessment of our community to understand the breast cancer burden and unmet needs in the service area,” said Emelda Douglas, Komen Houston Executive Director. “We are confident that through The Rose, breast health needs of women residing in Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty and Montgomery counties, with an emphasis on African American women, will be met.”

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 a fleet of Mobile Mammography Vans provide services to women throughout 35 counties in Southeast Texas

About Susan G. Komen and Komen Houston

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Komen was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Komen Houston is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Komen Houston Race for the Cure®, Komen Houston has invested $39 million in community breast health programs in seven counties in the Greater Houston area and has helped contribute to the more than $920 million invested globally in research. For more information, call 713-783-9188 or visit komen-houston.org.

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