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Gift of Life and BASF TotalEnergies Petrochemicals LLC Provide Breast Health & Wellness for Southeast Texas Medically Underserved Women

August 20, 2021

With the support of BASF TotalEnergies Petrochemicals LLC, Gift of Life provided lifesaving breast health services that included screenings and diagnostic tests for medically at-risk women at Riceland Diagnostic Health in Port Arthur. BASF TotalEnergies Community and Government Affairs Manager Shelly Vitanza, along with Gift of Life Founder & Chair Regina Rogers and Gift of Life Executive Director Norma Sampson, visited the site to warmly welcome clients.

Since 2000, BASF TotalEnergies has been a committed champion of Gift of Life Women’s Breast
Health and Cancer Prevention Initiatives, generously contributing essential funds to help the
organization provide free breast health screenings and diagnostic tests for medically underserved
women. Each year, the company sponsors four medical sites: two locations through BASF
TotalEnergies, with an additional two sites underwritten by the annual Miracle Match for Life golf
tournament, a partnership of BASF and TotalEnergies.

Benevolent support from BASF TotalEnergies and funds raised from Miracle Match for Life have
made available nearly 3,000 free clinical breast exams and mammograms and helped extend the
lives of 16 women who were diagnosed with breast cancer and navigated into treatment by Gift of
Life. BASF TotalEnergies also endorses Gift of Life Men’s Health and Prostate Cancer Program that
provides prostate cancer screenings and cancer educational outreach for Southeast Texas men who
cannot afford health insurance.

Gift of Life is committed to addressing the health and wellness of Southeast Texans with its
community-based strategies that target vulnerable individuals in its seven-county service region.
Research indicates health disparities are costly and that prioritizing equity is vital for the future well-
being of everyone. By continuing its services, the organization redirects patient care from overtaxed
emergency centers, while also decreasing hospitalization and mortality rates with early disease

“We are deeply grateful for the lasting and positive impact our Women’s Breast Health Initiative
sponsors have made on Gift of Life through philanthropic funding of our program’s health and
educational services,” said Gift of Life Executive Director Norma Sampson. “Together, we can build
a healthier, happier community with the help of these ‘champions of our cause.’”

With the assistance of BASF and other generous donors, Gift of Life has helped extend the lives of
nearly 350 Southeast Texans who have been diagnosed with breast or prostate cancer and treated
through its efforts.

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