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Gift of Life Provides Breast Cancer Screenings Through Support of Avon

April 25, 2016

Nearly 35 medically underserved Southeast Texas women received free clinical breast exams and mammograms from the Gift of Life.

GOL client with daughter and granddaughterLow-income, underinsured and other marginalized populations often need target, customized approaches to help them obtain regular breast cancer screenings. The Gift of Life is empowered to offer these lifesaving services within seven Southeast Texas counties through the support of programs like the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade.

Thanks to extraordinary funding provided by Avon, the Gift of Life can link medically underserved women with breast health education and screening services.

I’m 54 years old and have never had a mammogram. My doctor recommended that I should get screened. I’ve been married for 36 years and have seven children and six grandchildren. I want to see these little ones grow up and have their own kids one day. – Gift of Life Mammography Client

UT mammography tech and GOL clientGift of Life clients benefit from support services that bridge disparities limiting the deliverance of lifesaving care. From childcare, transportation and translation assistance, each client is individually navigated through the organization’s corridor of compassionate care. Upon the diagnosis of breast cancer, Gift of Life clients are provided a case manager who accompanies them through their healing journey and facilitates services to alleviate the emotional, financial and medical pressures accompanying every cancer diagnosis. Since inception, the Gift of Life has diagnosed nearly 200 medically underserved Southeast Texas women with breast cancer and navigated them into treatment.

Though the charitable support of Avon, the Gift of Life can continue providing these essential services to local women in need. Avon’s dedication to this cause illuminates its commitment to helping enhance healthcare services for individuals who cannot afford medical care or insurance.

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