Let’s go shopping for ‘The Rose!’
Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. on Houston Life, it’s October and that means breast cancer and breast health awareness month. All this month, you can help raise funds for The Rose just by shopping at your favorite stores. Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. on KPRC 2, merchandise you can buy with proceeds benefiting The Rose.
Voices of Houston: Meet the local church impacted by breast cancer and now giving back to its community
Noble visited the church and gave a compelling speech about women suffering from breast cancer, specifically African American women. “We have several women at our church who have been impacted some way or the other by breast cancer,” said Pastor Davis. Mother and member of the C.A.R.E Ministry at the congregation Nicole Davis is also a breast cancer survivor. “Being a breast cancer survivor myself, it is much better when people greet you with open arms,” said Nicole Davis. Breast cancer survivor Nicole Davis (The Rose)At the age of 34, Nicole Davis was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Voices of Houston: Meet Aurora Garcia, a breast cancer survivor helping spread awareness and advocacy to other patients
HOUSTON – For 45-year-old wife and mother Aurora Garcia, wearing pink in October is more than just raising awareness. They met a year after Jerry’s first wife Ana lost her battle to breast cancer. Jerry and Aurora Garcia (KPRC)In 2005, Ana was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer, which was at that time a really rare form of breast cancer and very aggressive. Jerry Garcia and his family were very involved with the organization, helping to fundraise and raise awareness of breast cancer. Breast cancer survivor Aurora Garcia (KPRC)“Your chances of survival are just much greater than they were years ago, but early detection is key,” said Aurora Garcia.
Voices of Houston: Meet Dorothy Gibbons, a local leader helping more than 40K women annually
Related: This Houston hairstylist is on a mission to empower breast cancer patientsAt the time, co-founders Dorothy Gibbons and Dr. Dixie Melillo were working at Bayshore Medical Center. We were seeing a lot of late-stage breast cancer,” said Gibbons, co-founder of The Rose. In 1986, The Rose began its operation, becoming the first nonprofit breast cancer organization based on the insured covering the costs of the uninsured. According to The Rose, this program ensures any woman has access to breast cancer screening, diagnosis and care. “We call our women ‘Sponsored Women’ because we think everyone sometimes in their life needs a little help,” said Gibbons.
New program asks women to say 'Me 2!' for mammograms
A Houston nonprofit organization, The Rose, started a new program called Me 2, which encourages women to get their mammogram and bring along two friends. Go and make it a fun day go and have lunch go have a mani-pedi, all the fun things that women can do, and just celebrate each other." Turning 40 this year, she decided to get her first mammogram at The Rose. She said, "It really wasn't that big of a deal. The Me 2 program further helps The Rose provide screening, diagnostics and support at no cost to uninsured women in the Houston area.