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Wilton P. & Effie Mae Hebert Foundation Makes a Lifesaving Difference!

Thank you, Hebert Foundation!

We extend our gratitude to the Wilton P. & Effie Mae Hebert Foundation for its recent mobile mammography van site sponsorship that provided more than 30 women with free clinical breast exams and mammograms!

Since 2000, the foundation has annually sponsored two Gift of Life van sites, each providing more than 30 screenings totaling nearly 1,300 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 “Spirit of Love” Award to Hebert Foundation representatives to honor its community leadership and dedication to provide healthcare for individuals in need.

With the support of the Wilton P. & Effie Mae Hebert Foundation and other generous donors, the Gift of Life has helped extend the lives of more than 350 Southeast Texans who have been diagnosed with breast or prostate cancer and provided cancer treatment.

YMBL Gives the Gift of Life

YMBL Representatives Extend Compassion to Gift of Life Clients at Recent Van Site

We extend our gratitude to YMBL for its recent mobile mammography van site sponsorship that provided more than 30 women with free clinical breast exams and mammograms!

Since 2001, the YMBL has generously supported the Gift of Life through its sponsorship of the organization’s mobile mammography van sites, which has provided more than 650 free clinical breast exams and mammograms to medically underserved women and helped extend the lives of six women who were diagnosed with breast cancer and navigated into treatment by dedicated and compassionate program staff.

Because of its noble history and dedication to the needs of the region, the YMBL was recognized in 2007 with the Gift of Life’s Corporate “Spirit of Love” Award, which is annually presented to an organization that exhibits outstanding community leadership.

With the support of YMBL and other generous donors, the Gift of Life has helped extend the lives of more than 350 Southeast Texans who have been diagnosed with breast or prostate cancer and provided cancer treatment.

Thank you, YMBL!

Valero Port Arthur Refinery Helps Save Lives with Sponsorship of Gift of Life Mobile Mammography Van Site

Valero Public Affairs Manager Barbara Phillips with grateful Gift of Life clients

We extend our gratitude to Valero Port Arthur Refinery for its recent mobile mammography van site sponsorship that provided more than 30 women with free clinical breast exams and mammograms!

Valero is a valued partner in championing the Gift of Life’s mission of saving lives, sponsoring both breast and prostate cancer screenings. Since 2002, Valero Port Arthur Refinery has made available more than 700 Gift of Life free clinical breast exams and mammograms and helped extend the lives of five women who were diagnosed with breast cancer at Valero-sponsored sites and provided access to treatment.

With the support of Valero and other generous donors, the Gift of Life has helped extend the lives of more than 350 Southeast Texans who have been diagnosed with breast or prostate cancer and treated through its efforts.

The charitable support of Valero Port Arthur Refinery illuminates the company’s commitment to helping enhance healthcare services for individuals who cannot afford medical care or insurance.

Love is in the Air – 2020 Gift of Life Survivors Celebration

More than 300 special guests, supporters and cancer survivors attended Gift of Life’s Survivors Celebration event to honor the courage and strength of local cancer survivors and pay tribute to the memory of Tom Broussard, Norma Forey, Sallye Keith, Joe Tortorice, Jr. and Pat Willard during a special Legacy of Love Memorial Tribute. Gift of Life volunteer Carrie Martin received the organization’s prestigious Georgie Volz “Shine a Light” Award in recognition of her many years of extraordinary volunteerism, service and commitment to helping those in need. The event was generously supported by Total a charitable corporation that also annually sponsors a Gift of Life Mobile Mammography van site to ensure the provision of breast health screenings for medically underserved Southeast Texas women.

Good News: Southeast Texas Food Bank Makes Critical Donation to Gift of Life Clients!

Gift of Life Office Assistant Raymond Lane; 100 Black Men of Greater Beaumont President John Eugene; Gift of Life Health Education Specialist Lauren Broussard; 100 Black Men of Greater Beaumont Education and Mentoring Coordinator Albert Darby, Jr.; 100 Black Men of Greater Beaumont Chairman of Health and Wellness Melvin Brock; Gift of Life Executive Director Norma Sampson; 100 Black Men of Greater Beaumont Office Manager Alvin Eldridge; and Gift of Life Office Executive Assistant Howard Castille.

📣💗 Great things are happening at Gift of Life today! 💗📣

The Southeast Texas Food Bank just made a generous donation of water and staple food items to the Gift of Life for distribution to those impacted by cancer and our cancer clients, many of whom struggle to keep food on the table as they battle for their lives. This new food pantry will make a remarkable difference to so many Southeast Texans in need!

We also extend our gratitude to 100 Black Men of Greater Beaumont for sharing their muscles with us! 💪 They helped us unload and unpack our pantry today.

💟 We are sincerely humbled by the generosity of our charitable partners! 💟

Mobile Mammography Van Site: Miracle Match for Life

We extend our gratitude to Miracle Match for Life for its recent mobile mammography van site sponsorship that provided more than 30 women with free clinical breast exams and mammograms!

Miracle Match for Life is a collaborative effort founded in 2002 by BASF TOTAL Petrochemicals and Total Port Arthur Refinery which furthers critical healthcare services throughout the region.

This synergistic partnership strives to educate and heighten awareness for bone marrow and blood donations, cancer screenings and cancer prevention in Southeast Texas, with a special emphasis on at-risk African-American, Native American and Hispanic communities.

Since 2003, the Gift of Life, Gulf Coast Marrow Donor Program and LifeShare Blood Centers have annually benefited from the proceeds of the Miracle Match for Life golf tournament. This financial impact has helped the Gift of Life make available nearly 1,100 free mammograms for medically underserved Southeast Texas women, extending the lives of eleven individuals who were diagnosed with breast cancer and navigated into treatment. In addition, MMFL has contributed to thousands of free Gift of Life prostate cancer screenings, helping extend the lives of 77 men.

PRESS RELEASE: New Legislation Increases Federal Minimum Age for Sale of Tobacco Products to 21

PRESS RELEASE

Contact:

Lauren Broussard

Health Education Specialist

409.833.3663

lbroussard@giftoflifebmt.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New Legislation Increases Federal Minimum Age for Sale of Tobacco Products to 21

(Beaumont, Texas) – Wednesday, January 15, 2020  – The Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program supports and sanctions new legislation that raised the federal minimum age of sale of tobacco products from 18 to 21 years, making it illegal to sell any tobacco product – including cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes – to any one under the age of 21.

This new legislation is a “breath of fresh air” for Southeast Texas – where skyrocketing rates of e-cigarette use among youth have had many citizens concerned for the safety and air quality of the community.

In 2019, it was estimated that 27.5% of high school students and 10.5% of middle school students nationwide had used e-cigarettes in the past month despite alarming trends of fatal lung diseases attributed to vaping.

Since 2004, the Gift of Life has been battling Big Tobacco’s targeting of Southeast Texas youth with its Don’t Smoke Your Life Away anti-tobacco programming. The initiative strives to combat the tobacco (and vaping) industry’s influence on youth, while also educating Southeast Texans on the healthcare hazards and economic impact of smoking and vaping.

For more information about the Gift of Life, please call 409.833.3663 or visit giftoflifebmt.org.

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PINK OUT

Southeast Texas was a sea of pink throughout the month of October. With our ‘Tie the Town Pink” ribbons placed all over the region and pink and teal murals, our community really got in the pink spirit. We enjoyed unprecedented displays of support from so many local businesses, organizations and schools who hosted Pink Out activities. Thank you to everyone who organized or participated in these meaningful events for the Gift of Life! With your support, we can continue our lifesaving mission to save lives!

Winter Update

Dear Friends,

As we say goodbye to this year and prepare to embark on the year ahead, we’re each afforded a unique perspective to gauge our growth.

This year was not without its challenges. Many of our friends and neighbors are still struggling to recover from yet another devastating storm. This effort is compounded by the healthcare burdens shared by thousands of local men and women. For many Southeast Texans, health, hope and happiness might feel like an impossible dream. We intend to change that.

In the wake of Imelda, the Gift of Life incorporated a new slogan into all of our Ribbon Run materials: With You Every Step of the Way.

What greater message can we share than that?

We are with you – no matter what may be around the corner. You can always depend on the Gift of Life to show up with sincere offerings of love, support and comfort.

Thank you for continuing to support us and helping us make a difference in the lives of thousands of local men and women who depend on us – now, more than ever.

Together, we are saving lives!

With holiday blessings,

The Gift of Life

Commitment, Compassion & Concern

The Gift of Life provides Southeast Texans with extensive cancer prevention educational outreach; free mammograms, prostate cancer screenings and diagnostic tests with access to follow-up treatment for medically underserved women and men; and a tobacco prevention program, that targets both adults and children.

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Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program

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Beaumont, Texas 77706
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