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Gift of Life and Motiva: Saving Lives in Southeast Texas

Motiva representatives with Gift of Life staff

Motiva representatives at Gift of Life van siteThanks to the extraordinary support of Motiva, nearly 40 medically underserved Southeast Texas women received free preventative health screenings, clinical breast exams and mammograms from the Gift of Life.

Motiva Enterprises, LLC is one of the nation’s largest refineries with a rich, regional history dating back to the 1901 discovery of oil at Spindletop. Noted for its dedication to safety and responsibility, the plant extends its mission of goodwill beyond the boundaries of company gates to advance the entire community.


 

 

“My mom is a breast cancer survivor, so I make it a point to have a mammogram every year. The Gift of Life is an excellent program because it provides women like myself, who may not have the funds to afford healthcare, to have a free screening every year. I am thankful to Motiva for helping the Gift of Life provide these screenings.”

– Gift of Life client at Motiva-sponsored van site

Gift of Life client with mother and son

Since 2000, the refinery has annually sponsored Gift of Life van sites, making available more than 550 free mammograms and clinical breast exams and helping extend the lives of five women, whose breast cancer was detected at Motiva-sponsored screenings and were navigated through treatment. A true champion of the cause, Motiva has also extended its support to the Gift of Life Prostate Cancer Program, helping to provide free prostate cancer screenings to thousands of medically underserved men. With the support of Motiva and other generous donors, the Gift of Life has helped extend the lives of more than 275 Southeast Texans who have been diagnosed with breast or prostate cancer and treated through its efforts.

In 2010, Motiva was awarded the Gift of Life’s prestigious Corporate “Spirit of Love” Award to honor its outstanding community leadership and commitment to the Gift of Life’s mission of providing quality healthcare for those who are unable to access it themselves.

Port Arthur Public Health Department employee, Gift of Life client, and Gift of Life Program Services Manager Christina Morris, RNAt this year’s Motiva-sponsored van site at the West Side Development Center, the Gift of Life expanded its women’s healthcare services by enlisting the Port Arthur Health Department as providers in the deliverance of preventative healthcare screenings, including blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol. Education regarding breast cancer, skin cancer, tobacco prevention and nutrition was also  provided to encourage healthy lifestyle practices that reduce the risk of disease.

By uniting with the Gift of Life, Motiva had an invaluable impact in the lives of those it serves, greatly increasing cancer awareness and reducing health disparities across the region.


Last year, the Gift of Life provided nearly 2,300 clinical breast exams and mammograms to medically underserved women, with an additional 430 diagnostic mammograms, 433 diagnostic ultrasounds and 32 biopsies for women who obtained abnormal results. These efforts diagnosed breast cancer in 18 women since January 2015, all of whom are being navigated through treatment by compassionate Gift of Life case managers and also comforted and encouraged by the Pink Power Network, the Gift of Life’s support group that meets on the third Thursday of each month throughout the year.

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, or whose insurance has a high deductible.

To find out if you qualify for a free mammogram, please call the Gift of Life at 409.833.3663 or toll-free at (877) 720-GIFT (4438), or fill out the form below.

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Gift of Life and Entergy Texas: Saving Lives in Southeast Texas

Gift of Life client with Entergy Texas and Gift of Life representatives

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

Entergy Texas is a company that dedicates resources to empower its employees, retirees and stakeholders to “give back” to communities and make a difference that will improve quality of life.

Entergy’s spirit of altruism is evident in its nearly 20-year endorsement of Gift of Life initiatives that save lives in Southeast Texas through preventative healthcare, education and cancer screenings for medically underserved individuals.

Getting a mammogram is a wonderful experience at the Gift of Life. Everyone treats you with care and concern. I’m so happy to have this test completed and know that I have done what I can to live a healthy, happy life.

– Gift of Life client at an Entergy Texas-sponsored van site

For 15 years, Entergy Texas has annually sponsored Gift of Life mobile mammography van sites, making available more than 600 free mammograms and clinical breast exams and helping extend the lives of seven women who were diagnosed with breast cancer at Entergy-sponsored sites and provided access to treatment. In 2001, Entergy Texas was recognized with the Gift of Life’s prestigious Corporate “Spirit of Love” Award for its outstanding community leadership and advancement of the Gift of Life’s mission to save lives by eliminating barriers to care that include access to physicians, affordable insurance and the complexity of navigating the medical provider system, intensified by differences in culture and language.

Gift of Life client with Entergy Texas and Gift of Life representativesA Fortune 500 corporation with approximately 13,000 employees, Entergy epitomizes the power of giving, providing $15.5 million in grants in 2015 to improve the quality of life in the communities in which it operates. For seven consecutive years, Entergy has been named one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens by Corporate Responsibility magazine. The company was also nationally honored by Points of Light Foundation as one of the top 50 most civic-minded corporations of America.

The Gift of Life is also fortunate to have the support of the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade, a program that strives to increase awareness of the lifesaving benefits of early detection of breast cancer.  For six years, the Gift of Life has benefited from funding through the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade’s Breast Health Outreach Program (BHOP), which funds 56 community outreach and breast cancer screening programs nationwide in an effort to link medically underserved women to breast health education and screening services. Low-income, under-insured, and other marginalized populations often need targeted, customized approaches to help them obtain regular mammograms and clinical breast exams. Through the Avon BHOP, the Gift of Life is empowered to offer these lifesaving services throughout seven Southeast Texas counties.

With the support of Entergy Texas, Avon BHOP and other generous donors, the Gift of Life has helped extend the lives of more than 275 Southeast Texans who have been diagnosed with breast or prostate cancer and treated through its efforts.


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, or whose insurance has a high deductible.

To find out if you qualify for a free mammogram, please call the Gift of Life at 409.833.3663 or toll-free at (877) 720-GIFT (4438), or fill out the form below.


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Gift of Life and the Hebert Foundation: Saving Lives in Southeast Texas

Thanks to the extraordinary support of the Hebert Foundation, nearly 40 medically underserved Southeast Texas women received free preventative health screenings, clinical breast exams and mammograms from the Gift of Life.

Founded in 1985, the Hebert Foundation strives to further the inspiring legacy of Wilton and Effie Mae Hebert and their commitment to serving the less fortunate. As a lasting testament to the family’s benevolence, the Hebert Foundation continues to bless the lives of those in need by making available grants to local charities.

For more than 16 years, the Hebert Foundation has impacted the lives of medically underserved women and men through its continual support of the Gift of Life’s free breast and prostate cancer screening programs.

Breast cancer can be a scary thing. I feel so fortunate that I was able to have this free screening today because I know that I’m doing what I can to save my health. This is a great organization!

– Gift of Life client at a Hebert Foundation-sponsored van site

Since 2000, the foundation has annually sponsored two Gift of Life van sites, providing 29 van sites and 1,045 free clinical breast exams and mammograms, which have helped extend the lives of women who were diagnosed with breast cancer at Hebert Foundation-sponsored sites and navigated through treatment. Additionally, thousands of men have received free prostate cancer screenings at Gift of Life events sponsored by the Hebert Foundation and other generous contributors.

In recognition of the foundation’s longstanding support, the Gift of Life presented its 2015 Julie Rogers “Spirit of Love” Award to Hebert Foundation representatives to honor its community leadership and dedication to provide healthcare for individuals in need.

The Gift of Life is also fortunate to have the support of the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade, a program that strives to increase awareness of the lifesaving benefits of early detection of breast cancer.  For six years, the Gift of Life has benefited from funding through the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade’s Breast Health Outreach Program (BHOP), which funds 56 community outreach and breast cancer screening programs nationwide in an effort to link medically underserved women to breast health education and screening services. Low-income, under-insured, and other marginalized populations often need targeted, customized approaches to help them obtain regular mammograms and clinical breast exams. Through the Avon BHOP, the Gift of Life is empowered to offer these lifesaving services throughout seven Southeast Texas counties.

With the support of the Hebert Foundation, Avon BHOP and other generous donors, the Gift of Life has helped extend the lives of more than 275 Southeast Texans who have been diagnosed with breast or prostate cancer and treated through its efforts.


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, or whose insurance has a high deductible.

To find out if you qualify for a free mammogram, please call the Gift of Life at 409.833.3663 or toll-free at (877) 720-GIFT (4438), or fill out the form below.


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Gift of Life and Winners for Life: Saving Lives in Southeast Texas

Thanks to the extraordinary support of Winners for Life, 34 medically underserved Southeast Texas women received free preventative health screenings, clinical breast exams and mammograms from the Gift of Life.

Winners for Life was formed in Port Arthur in 2003 by Father Larry Gutierrez as a small subcommittee with Sacred Heart – Saint Mary Parish’s education program. The group strives to educate women about breast cancer, raise funds to help provide free Gift of Life mammograms and serve as a support system for women battling the disease.

Previously under the direction of the late Winnie Frelow, EdD, a beloved breast cancer survivor who served as chairperson and passed away in 2013 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, Winners for Life represents several religious denominations and has blossomed into a committee of more than 50 members. Current chairperson Elvira Narcisse furthers Frelow’s mission to positively influence individuals affected by breast cancer through her tireless dedication.

Winners for Life members with Gift of Life client

Over the years, the Gift of Life has done so much to create awareness for women to check their breasts to detect early incidence of breast cancer. – Fr. Sampson Etim, MSP, Pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church

For more than 10 years, committed Winners for Life members have participated in grassroots fundraising for the Gift of Life breast cancer program – hosting bake sales, garage sales and silent auctions, as well as a yearly luncheon and seminar, which is attended by more than 250 individuals.

To recognize Winners for Life’s invaluable support, Gift of Life has designated the organization as a sponsor of the UTMB Mobile Mammography Van at which nearly 60 medically underserved individuals have received free clinical breast exams and mammograms during the past two years. Winners for Life was also honored with the Gift of Life’s prestigious Georgie Volz Shine a Light Award for its extraordinary commitment to illuminate the lives of those battling cancer.

Gift of Life client with Judith Smith, RN

The Gift of Life is also fortunate to have the support of the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade, a program that strives to increase awareness of the lifesaving benefits of early detection of breast cancer.  For six years, the Gift of Life has benefited from funding through the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade’s Breast Health Outreach Program (BHOP), which funds 56 community outreach and breast cancer screening programs nationwide in an effort to link medically underserved women to breast health education and screening services. Low-income, under-insured, and other marginalized populations often need targeted, customized approaches to help them obtain regular mammograms and clinical breast exams. Through the Avon BHOP, the Gift of Life is empowered to offer these lifesaving services throughout seven Southeast Texas counties.

With the support of Winners for Life, Avon BHOP and other generous donors, the Gift of Life has helped extend the lives of more than 275 Southeast Texans who have been diagnosed with breast or prostate cancer and treated through its efforts.


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, or whose insurance has a high deductible.

To find out if you qualify for a free mammogram, please call the Gift of Life at 409.833.3663 or toll-free at (877) 720-GIFT (4438), or fill out the form below.


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Gift of Life and Cheniere Energy, Inc. Save Lives by Providing Free Women’s Health Screenings

Gift of Life client, Cheniere Energy, Inc. representative Cindy McGee, Gift of Life Program Services Manager Christina Morris

With the generous support of Cheniere Energy, Inc., 36 medically underserved women received free Gift of Life clinical breast exams and mammograms on the UTMB Galveston mobile van that was conveniently located at Procter Baptist Church in Port Arthur.

Expanding its women’s health services in collaboration with the Port Arthur Health Department, Gift of Life also offered primary care tests for blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes, as well as education on skin cancer, nutrition, tobacco cessation and HPV.

Cheniere representatives Cindy McGee and Paula Bothe attended the van site, demonstrating the company’s commitment to making this lifesaving initiative available to Port Arthur residents. Cindy, a breast cancer survivor, has a heightened understanding of the vital importance of the Gift of Life’s screenings and diagnostic tests with navigation to cancer treatment for at-risk women who cannot afford medical insurance.

Port Arthur Health Department's India James with Gift of Life client

Port Arthur Health Department’s India James educating Gift of Life client on blood pressure and cholesterol

“I am very thankful to Gift of Life and Cheniere for giving me this opportunity to have a mammogram,” a Gift of Life client said. “This has been a great experience. Not only did I receive a mammogram, but they also checked for diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. For someone without insurance like me, this wouldn’t be a possibility.”

Clients consistently expressed appreciation for the services of the Gift of Life and the sponsorship of Cheniere for bringing these critical screenings to their hometown.

“We are honored that Cheniere shares the Gift of Life’s mission of saving lives in Southeast Texas,” said Regina Rogers, Gift of Life Founder and Chair. “At every van site, we provide a depth of services, delivered with a great deal of compassion and love. Cheniere’s sponsorship again this year will help bring peace of mind to dozens of medically underserved Southeast Texas women who lack access to care. We are truly grateful for the company’s endorsement and support.”

Gift of Life's Andrea Gambino gives anti-tobacco literature to Gift of Life client and daughters

Gift of Life’s Andrea Gambino gives anti-tobacco literature to Gift of Life client and daughters

Cheniere Energy, Inc., is a Houston-based energy company, specializing in liquefied natural gas exports. Deeply committed to the communities where its employees live and work, Cheniere dedicates its resources to the critical needs of the region. In the past year, the company has provided more than one million dollars to worthy causes, partnering with organizations and initiatives that support education, medical care and economic development.

Thank you, Cheniere Energy, Inc., for helping the Gift of Life save lives!

Gift of Life founder and chair, Regina Rogers, Gift of Life client, Cheniere Energy, Inc. representative Cindy McGee and Gift of Life Program Services Manager Christina Morris

Gift of Life founder and chair, Regina Rogers, Gift of Life client, Cheniere Energy, Inc. representative Cindy McGee and Gift of Life Program Services Manager Christina Morris

The Gift of Life is also fortunate to have the support of the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade, a program that strives to increase awareness of the lifesaving benefits of early detection of breast cancer.  For six years, the Gift of Life has benefited from funding through the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade’s Breast Health Outreach Program (BHOP), which funds 56 community outreach and breast cancer screening programs nationwide in an effort to link medically underserved women to breast health education and screening services. Low-income, under-insured, and other marginalized populations often need targeted, customized approaches to help them obtain regular mammograms and clinical breast exams. Through the Avon BHOP, the Gift of Life is empowered to offer these lifesaving services throughout seven Southeast Texas counties.

With the support of Winners for Life, Avon BHOP and other generous donors, the Gift of Life has helped extend the lives of more than 275 Southeast Texans who have been diagnosed with breast or prostate cancer and treated through its efforts.


Last year, the Gift of Life provided nearly 2,300 clinical breast exams and mammograms to medically underserved women, with an additional 430 diagnostic mammograms, 433 diagnostic ultrasounds and 32 biopsies for women who obtained abnormal results. These efforts diagnosed breast cancer in 8 women, all of whom are being navigated through treatment by compassionate Gift of Life case managers and also comforted and encouraged by the Pink Power Network, the Gift of Life’s support group that meets on the third Thursday of each month throughout the year.

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, or whose insurance has a high deductible.

To find out if you qualify for a free mammogram, please call the Gift of Life at 409.833.3663 or toll-free at (877) 720-GIFT (4438), or fill out the form below.


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Gift of Life and Chevron Phillips: Saving Lives in Southeast Texas

Chevron Phillips mobile mammography van site

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 gained by establishing effective relationships within the community. Encouraging organizations that promote private enterprise, health services, education and civic progression has been an investment that has paid great dividends, engendering an internationally-respected reputation founded upon the company’s loyalty and goodwill.

I know that it is crucial that I take care of my health. The opportunity to have a mammogram means the world to me. Thank you to the Gift of Life and Chevron for providing free mammograms to so many women.

– Chevron Phillips mammography client

Chevron Phillips mobile mammography van site

Chevron has built an enduring legacy of compassion, donating funds to worthy causes and encouraging employees to make a similar positive impact. Since the company’s inception, the corporation has invested more than $15 million (and countless volunteer hours) in communities where its employees live and work.

Each year, Chevron Phillips sponsors a UTMB mobile mammography van site, which has provided nearly 200 free clinical breast exams and mammograms for medically underserved women. The company’s commitment to the Gift of Life’s prostate cancer programs has helped the organization provide primary care tests and prostate cancer treatment for medically underserved Southeast Texas men. Through this initiative, the Gift of Life has provided treatment and support for 69 men diagnosed with prostate cancer at its screenings.

Thanks to wonderful supporters like Chevron Phillips, the Gift of Life has been able to extend the lives of more than 275 Southeast Texans who have been diagnosed and treated through its efforts.

Sempra Energy Saves Lives with the Gift of Life

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.

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H-E-B Helps the Gift of Life Save Lives in Southeast Texas

H-E-B Helps the Gift of Life Save Lives

H-E-B representative Doreen Borel, Gift of Life client, Gift of Life Program Services Manager Christina Morris, H-E-B representative

Thanks to the extraordinary support of H-E-B, more than 35 medically underserved Southeast Texas women received free clinical breast exams and mammograms from the Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program.

Gift of Life clients

Gift of Life clients

“The Gift of Life is helping a lot of people,” said a client from the H-E-B-sponsored site. “Everybody should get checked, but not everybody has the money. It is good that this program and H-E-B are giving them the opportunity.”

For more than 100 years, H-E-B’s community involvement has been a core tenet of its successful business practices, supporting such initiatives as the H-E-B Food Bank Assistance Program and the Spirit of H-E-B trailer, which provides on-site relief in areas devastated by natural disasters.

Always keeping an ample amount of goodwill in stock, H-E-B embraces causes that support education, hunger awareness, economic opportunity development, recreation, research and the arts.

Calling it a “Spirit of Giving,” H-E-B annually contributes five percent of pre-tax earnings to public and charitable programs since the 1930s, favoring local non-profit organizations that make a visible and positive difference in the community.

H-E-B has shared a personal passion for cancer prevention, education and services for the medically underserved in Southeast Texas by sponsoring numerous Gift of Life events and initiatives for the past 15 years.

Gift of Life scheduler Martha Suarez with Gift of Life client and family

Gift of Life scheduler Martha Suarez with Gift of Life client and family

Since 2011, H-E-B has generously co-sponsored the Gift of Life’s Julie Richardson Procter 5K Ribbon Run and donated refreshments to participating runners and volunteers. The company also makes available free prostate cancer screenings for hundreds of men at Gift of Life screenings and sponsors a Gift of Life Mobile Mammography Van Site, which has provided nearly 100 free clinical breast exams and mammograms for medically underserved women. To date, the company’s sponsorship has led to the diagnosis of prostate cancer in four men, with treatment costs entirely underwritten by the Gift of Life, and breast cancer in one woman, who was navigated through treatment.

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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Wilton P. & Effie Mae Hebert Foundation Helps the Gift of Life Save Lives

Wilton P. & Effie Mae Hebert Foundation Helps the Gift of Life Save Lives

Hebert Foundation representatives

Thanks to the extraordinary support of the Wilton P. & Effie Mae Hebert Foundation, nearly 35 medically underserved Southeast Texas women received free clinical breast exams and mammograms from the Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program.

Gift of Life clientFounded in 1985, the Hebert Foundation strives to further the inspiring legacy of Wilton and Effie Mae Hebert, a family compassionately dedicated to serving the less fortunate in the community. As a lasting testament to their extraordinary influence, the Hebert Foundation continues to bless the lives of those in need.

By making available grants to local charitable organizations, the foundation fortifies the well-being of countless Southeast Texans who benefit from its benevolence. For more than 15 years, the Hebert Foundation has impacted the lives of medically underserved women and men through its continual support of the Gift of Life’s free mammogram and prostate cancer screening programs.

Gift of Life's Charlotte Simoneaux with clientSince 2000, the Hebert Foundation has annually sponsored two Gift of Life van sites, providing nearly 1,000 free mammograms and helping extend the lives of four women who were diagnosed with breast cancer at Hebert Foundation-sponsored sites and navigated through treatment. Additionally, thousands of men have received free prostate cancer screenings at Gift of Life events sponsored by the Hebert Foundation and other generous contributors.

This year the Gift of Life presented its Julie Rogers Corporate “Spirit of Love” Award to the Hebert Foundation for its community leadership and shared mission of providing vital healthcare for individuals in need.

Thank you, Hebert Foundation!

Hebert Foundation representatives

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.

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Oh, What a Night! Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Headline Gift of Life 20th Anniversary Concert

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Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons’ Phenomenal Performance

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
More than 1,400 guests celebrated the Gift of Life’s 20th Anniversary at its Legacy of Love Concert: Oh, What a Night! featuring iconic pop group, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

The audience erupted with enthusiasm, continuous applause and several standing ovations during the two hours that Valli and the Four Seasons, accompanied by their seven-piece band, performed nearly every one of their most beloved hits, including “December 1963,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Working My Way Back to You,” “My Eyes Adored You,” “My Cherie Amour,” “Sherry,” “Candy Girl,” “Rag Doll,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You.”

“This night was truly phenomenal,” said Gift of Life Board President Nell Morris. “It is breathtaking to witness how the Gift of Life has impacted the community for more than 20 years. Being able to share this special night with such a treasured talent is truly a blessing. This night is our gift to the community, thanking them for supporting us for so many years.”

Celebrating Survivorship

Zereana Jess-Huff, Ph. D., Lola Campbell-Wilber

Zereana Jess-Huff, Ph. D., Lola Campbell-Wilber

Prior to Frankie’s performance, Zereana Jess-Huff, Ph.D., Mrs. Maryland America, addressed the audience to share her story of survivorship from ovarian cancer.

“I am better because of cancer,” Jess-Huff said. “We are better because of cancer… And, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart – from the bottom of my family’s heart – for being here, for donating your dollars, for giving to this cause. The Gift of Life is so important to Southeast Texas… I think about myself as a 32-year-old executive and if I had just seen a pamphlet of the 14 signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer, that one pamphlet could have saved some time for me… So, the dollars you donate this evening help to educate and print those pamphlets. And, maybe you’re not aware of it, but you’re saving lives.”

Lola Campbell-Wilber, an ovarian cancer fighter and devoted Gift of Life volunteer, presented a heart trophy to Jess-Huff to express appreciation for “sharing her story of hope and compassion.”

“I cannot possibly thank you enough for taking your time, your energy, your passion to helping spread awareness about ovarian cancer,” Wilber stated. “Going to the Gift of Life Color Run two years ago and learning about the signs and symptoms three months later saved my life. The work of this organization is incredible. And, we are so thankful to have you here to inspire everyone.”

Julie Rogers Corporate “Spirit of Love” Award

Joe Vernon, James Black, Nell Morris, Linda Domino, Regina Rogers, Donna Harris, Dora Nisby, Paula O'Neal, Marty Craig

Joe Vernon, James Black, Nell Morris, Linda Domino, Regina Rogers, Donna Harris, Dora Nisby, Paula O’Neal, Marty Craig

Additional highlights from the night included the presentation of the prestigious Julie Rogers Corporate “Spirit of Love” Award to the Wilton P. & Effie Mae Hebert Foundation, represented by President James Black and trustee Joe Vernon, for its community leadership and shared mission of providing vital healthcare for medically underserved individuals.

Gift of Life Founder and Chair Regina Rogers was joined on the stage by Executive Officers Nell Morris, Marty Craig, Linda Domino, Donna Harris, Dora Nisby and Paula O’Neal to present the award.

“We are deeply grateful to the Hebert Foundation trustees, James Black, Joe Vernon and Catherine Bruney, who is unable to be here tonight, for their caring hearts and benevolent support that have helped us provide thousands of breast and prostate cancer screenings throughout Southeast Texas during the past 15 years and extend the lives of countless individuals who have been diagnosed with these diseases,” Rogers said.

The Gift of Life’s 20th Anniversary Concert celebrated the organization’s lifesaving services throughout the region. The event was anonymously underwritten by a generous supporter so that all funds raised could benefit the Gift of Life’s breast and ovarian cancer awareness initiatives.

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