Join us in making sure every woman has access to care.

On June 9, 2016, Senator Roy Blunt from Missouri sponsored a bill, S 3040, that would extend until 2019 the current two-year delay in implementation of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) screening mammography recommendations. This past January, the USPSTF finalized their recommendations which would eliminate annual mammograms for women in their 40s and allow women from age 50 to 74 a mammogram only every other year.

 

These recommendations defy thirty years of history which has proven over and over again that annual mammography decreases deaths from breast cancer. One thing we know is if these recommendations are allowed to be implemented, insurance companies and health plans will no longer cover screening mammograms for women in their 40s.
The Rose is committed to every woman having access to breast health care, we know the importance of annual mammograms and have seen the difference in both survival and quality of life when women had the advantage of early detection.

 

While Senate Bill 3040 is not necessarily a ‘fix,’ if passed, it certainly buys more time to ultimately overturn the recommendations!

 

The bill is currently in the Appropriations Committee so we must contact our Senators (Senator Cornyn and Senator Cruz) in Washington now!

 

Share your personal stories, talk about the forty year olds you love and the importance of annual mammograms. Make it clear that mammograms matter! We must convince Congress-too many lives are at stake!

 

Help us educate the public about these deadly recommendations! Join us in making sure every woman has access to care.

 

Thank you for helping to save lives!

 

Our Hometown Hero, The Rose!

Why is The Rose our Hometown Hero?

  • The Rose reduces deaths from breast cancer by providing access to screening, diagnostics and treatment services to any woman regardless of her ability to pay.
  • The Rose has been serving women of the greater Houston area for 30 years, ensuring any woman needing a mammogram or other breast healthcare can have access to top-notch care.
  • The Rose provides access to care to Veterans through a partnership with the VA.
  • The Rose provides breast healthcare to uninsured and under-insured women in 35 counties, ensuring anyone has access to early detection of breast cancer and treatment if necessary.

Click here to nominate The Rose

Information you need to nominate:
The Rose
12700 N. Featherwood, Suite 260
Houston, TX 77034
281-484-4708
www.therose.org

The Super Bowl is Coming to Houston!

The Super Bowl is coming to Houston next year! Sallie Sargent, president and chief executive officer of the Houston Super Bowl host committee, was the keynote speaker at yesterday’s Women’s Excellence in Business Luncheon! Thank you to all that attended and to Houston West Chamber of Commerce for extending this series!

We especially enjoyed winning Sarah’s Florist’s gorgeous centerpieces!

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