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Grant funds now available for breast healthcare services to Fort Bend County residents

October 3, 2018

Uninsured or underinsured residents of Fort Bend County in need of breast cancer diagnostic care or mammograms can now apply for free or reduced-cost breast healthcare services available through The Rose via a $55,000 award recently approved for funding via The George Foundation.

“With our focus on quality breast healthcare for all, we depend on collaborative relationships to ensure care for the uninsured women of Texas,” Dorothy Gibbons, CEO and co-founder of The Rose, said in a news release. “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.”

For those who qualify, 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 be eligible 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 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines ($48,600 for a family of four).

Organizers say the grant program advances the mission of the George Foundation to addresses critical community needs and enhance the quality of life for Fort Bend County residents. 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.

For more information, visit www.therose.org.

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