2014 Putting on the Pink Press Conference

Join us for a one-of-a-kind press conference where we announce our line-up of October events that will color your world! We'll share our big plans for the Julie Richardson Prcoter 5K, which will have several new and exciting elements.  We'll also share our plans to honor the Angels Among Us, a group of women who have championed the Gift of Life mission of saving lives. 

2014 Ribbon Run Registration Going Strong - Register Now!

Don't forget - Ribbon Run Registration is still going on at the early bird price of $20. Right now if you sign up, you'll be entered in a drawing to win a $100 Visa gift card. Once you do get registered, head to your participant center and start fundraising for a chance to win great prizes! Be one of the top three fundraisers on by August 5, and you'll win a $25 or $50 Carrabba's gift certificate.

The Color Rush is back, and this year will be better than ever! Get started at event.giftoflifebmt.org!

Beaumont Prostate Screening a Huge Success

On Saturday, we held the first of three prostate screenings to celebrate June Men's Health Month at the Lamar Insitute of Technology here in Beaumont. It was a huge success. Men came from all over the area to get screened not just for prostate cancer, but overall wellness. Southeast Texas men were so grateful to learn what they needed to do to lead healthier lives, gleaning insight from numerous educational materials, as well as two doctors who were at the ready with any questions or concerns that were presented.

We are so proud, on behalf of the rest of our medical partners, to have two more opportunities to help area men get checked. This Saturday, June 21, we will be in Orange at Baptist Hosptial, and the following Saturday, June 28, we will be in Port Arthur at Lamar Port Arthur's Carl Parker Center.

For a look at the great turnout, and the wonderful clients we got to help on Saturday, take a look at the happy faces below!

Give Your Dad the True Gift of Life This Year

Celebrate Father’s Day and Men’s Health Month With Good Health

Prostate cancer is often referred to as the silent disease because many men feel uncomfortable discussing the symptoms and treatment, deciding to avoid it altogether.  When I was diagnosed with prostate cancer, you whispered the name of your illness. Today, as an eight-year prostate cancer survivor, I can gratefully state that this “hushed environment” has changed in Southeast Texas.

With pride and humility, I feel that I have been apart of the solution, serving as an advocate for the Gift of Life’s prostate cancer screenings and an active member in the program’s prostate cancer support group, Men Against Cancer (MAC).

As men across the country are celebrated as fathers this Sunday, the proud and passionate Men Against Cancer members share in this important occasion by bringing attention to National Men’s Health Month. Throughout the month of June, healthcare providers and the news media are urging men to seek regular medical advice and early treatment of disease and injury.  

Be a Man, Get Checked!

The Gift of Life is coming to your city, and if you have a father, brother, or uncle who may need a prostate screening, tell them to be a man and get checked! We'll be visiting Beaumont, Port Arthur and Orange next month to deliver these critical services, so now is the time to call and see if you are eligible. Call us at 409-833-3663 to learn more about our screenings, and determine if you or someone you love is eligible.

The prostate program continues its lifesaving tradition starting on June 14 at the Lamar Institute of Technology in Beaumont, then heads to Baptist Hospital in Orange on June 21, and finishes in Port Arthur on June 28. Thanks as always to our medical partners, and your support, for making these lifesaving screenings possible!