The Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program was established in Beaumont, Texas, in 1994 by Regina Rogers as a tribute to her late mother, Julie, a breast cancer survivor.
The Gift of Life Women’s Breast Health Program was originally dedicated to providing free mammograms for medically underserved women. However, the organization’s services have multiplied to become one of the largest cancer screening initiatives of its kind in the state of Texas – offering free clinical breast exams, mammograms and diagnostic testing, as needed, for women who lack health insurance or cannot afford their high deductibles. Women diagnosed with breast cancer through these services are navigated through treatment by compassionate caseworkers.
In 2000, the Gift of Life broadened its mission with the Men’s Health and Prostate Cancer Program, which provides free prostate cancer screenings, primary care testing and physician consultations to medically underserved men. The Gift of Life pays for all prostate cancer diagnostic and treatment costs for its clients.
Since the organization’s inception, the Gift of Life has diagnosed more than 330 medically underserved Southeast Texas women and men with cancer and navigated them into treatment.
Gift of Life Gratitude to Lamar University Dishman School of Nursing for partnering with our organization for the seminar Ovarian Cancer: The Disease that Whispers. This special event featured guest speaker Dr. Sandra Cesario, Professor at Texas Woman’s University College… Read More
We extend our gratitude to the Wilton P. & Effie Mae Hebert Foundation for its recent mobile mammography van site sponsorship that provided more than 30 women with free clinical breast exams and mammograms! Since 2000, the foundation has annually… Read More
We extend our gratitude to YMBL for its recent mobile mammography van site sponsorship that provided more than 30 women with free clinical breast exams and mammograms! Since 2001, the YMBL has generously supported the Gift of Life through its… Read More