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 250 medically underserved Southeast Texas women and men with cancer and navigated them into treatment.
Thanks to the extraordinary support of Chevron Phillips, nearly 40 medically underserved Southeast Texas women received free clinical breast exams and mammograms from the Gift of Life. Chevron Phillips is a worldwide chemical corporation that believes real benefits can be… Read More
During June, National Men’s Health Month, the Gift of Life with medical partners, Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, and local healthcare organizations will provide free healthcare screenings and educational materials to reduce disparities and heighten awareness of men’s preventable health… Read More
Gift of Life staff and volunteers recently completed the Avon 39, a 39-mile walk in Houston to end breast cancer. Each one raised a minimum of $1,800 to participate in the walk that funds breast cancer research, awareness and education,… Read More