The Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program was established in Beaumont, Texas, in 1994 by Regina Rogers as a tribute to her mother, Julie, a breast cancer survivor, who had a double mastectomy in 1988 and who died following complications from a stroke and heart attack in 1998. Originally dedicated to providing free mammograms for medically underserved women, in the past twelve years, the organization’s services have multiplied and the agency has grown into one of the largest cancer screening initiatives of its type in the state of Texas.
In 2000, the Gift of Life broadened its breast cancer mission to include prostate cancer, offering free screenings and educational presentations for men.
Since the organization’s inception, the Gift of Life has diagnosed nearly 275 medically underserved Southeast Texas women and men with cancer and navigated them into treatment.
On Saturday, October 7, at 10:00 am, Gift of Life will host a new, community-wide celebration in downtown Beaumont – a Walk of Survivorship – in loving memory of Julie Richardson Procter. This special event is scheduled in lieu of… Read More
Imagine being in a new country, far from your friends and family, devoid of a stable income or health benefits, unable to converse fluently in the native language… and then finding a lump in your breast. Where would you go?… Read More
Each year, the Gift of Life provides nearly 2,500 clinical breast exams and mammograms to Southeast Texas women who would otherwise go without these essential, lifesaving screenings. Helping each client bridge their individual and unique barriers to medical care is… Read More