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Sempra Energy Saves Lives with the Gift of Life

January 13, 2016

Gift of Life and Sempra Energy: Saving Lives in Southeast Texas

Thanks to the extraordinary support of Sempra Energy, nearly 40 medically underserved Southeast Texas women received free clinical breast exams and mammograms from the Gift of Life.

Sempra Energy is an American natural gas utility company serving 32 million customers worldwide. The company is internationally renowned for providing its customers with safe, reliable, clean and affordable energy, with a unique focus on innovative, energy-efficient programs. As the global demand for U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) continues to grow, Sempra LNG, a leader in LNG project development in North America, plans to build a new natural gas liquefaction and export terminal in Port Arthur, through its affiliate Port Arthur LNG, LLC. This new venture will enrich Southeast Texas with economic growth while also improving nearby degraded wetlands and roadways.

For two years, the Gift of Life has been the beneficiary of Sempra’s support of its Women’s Health Program, which has provided free clinical breast exams, lifesaving mammograms and access to follow-up cancer treatment for medically underserved women.

Gift of Life clients with Gift of Life mammography staff at Sempra Energy van siteGift 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.

“I am very thankful to Gift of Life and Sempra Energy for giving me this opportunity to have my mammogram. I am concerned about my health, and the Gift of Life does so much for women who cannot afford healthcare.”

– Gift of Life Mammogram Client

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

 

The Gift of Life is accepting new client applications. FREE mammograms and clinical breast exams are provided to women with limited income and who do not have private insurance, Medicaid or Medicare.

To find out if you qualify for a free mammogram, please call the Gift of Life at (409) 860-3369 or toll-free at (877) 720-GIFT (4438), or fill out the form below.

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