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Pink Power: Pink Ribbons Project’s Impact in 2009

Posted Dec 17 2009 12:17pm

Through our “Pink Power” program, Pink Ribbons Project made a huge impact in the Greater Houston community in 2009. We allocated almost $310,000 to support breast cancer awareness, treatment and education in the community:

(take a deep breath, it’s a long list!)

  • $145,000 to The Rose for a new ultrasound machine that will help reduce the current six-week wait time for ultrasounds.
  • $99,000 for the third year to collaborate with Harris County Hospital District for the Pink Ribbons project Saturday Mammography Program. In addition to the Quentin Mease Clinic (which we have supported for the past several years), Pink Ribbons Project is also partnering with HCHD for the Saturday mammography clinic at People’s Clinic and Aldine Health Center.
  • $50,000 for the continued operation of the UTMB Mobile Mammography van, which Pink Ribbons Project initially sponsored after its services were halted post-Hurricane Ike in 2008.
  • $72,220 to the Rose Diagnostic Center to assist in the switch from analog to digital mammography.
  • $33,411 to Network of Strength for work-ups for women who are trying to qualify for the “A Day for You” program (which provides clinical exams and health education), but cannot because of abnormal clinical exam. Under the existing program, these women do not qualify for assistance because of the abnormalities and are directly referred to The Rose for diagnostics. “Diagnostic Services for Women,” for which the center is asking for help, will provide free diagnostic services to women whose doctors recommend diagnostics, not a mammogram. The doctors will work in collaboration with The Rose.
  • $21,720 to MD Anderson Cancer Center to continue providing patient handbooks to new breast cancer patients.
  • $20,000 to Dia de la Mujer, a new project in Houston, to provide for its breast health education and wellness program geared toward Latina women. This program is celebrated in a health fiesta environment. The funding would also provide money for the training expenses for Promontoras as community advocates and navigators.
  • $5,500 to sponsor the Fourth Annual Breast Health Summit that took place October 29 and 30. This is a Corporate Sponsorship level, and $1,000 of these monies will go toward conference scholarships or other conference expenses.
  • $5,000 to Pink Pilates, Inc. for five breast cancer survivors to participate in 24 Pilates classes. The funds will also cover nutritional counseling, a support group, monitoring and evaluation and project management.
  • $2,550 to Center for Creative Resources for its proposed pilot project, Pink Alive– KIDS! which will provide supportive services for children and families of breast cancer survivors through expressive-arts workshops. The workshops would be monthly beginning this fall and would support 12 children.
  • $10,000 toward the 90 mammograms donated to The Rose. The funds were raised as a result of our Community Partnership with KPFT during its fall fund-raising drive.
  • $6,000 for Lisa Hamilton’s production of Bald in the Land of Big Hair, to be used for expenses during her in-town show and for her touring program.

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