UTMB Health and The Ruth Kempner Endowment for Breast Cancer Screening have partnered to provide free screening mammograms for uninsured women in our community. UTMB Health takes the mobile mammography unit to various locations in Galveston County and provides free screening mammograms to women of all backgrounds and ethnicities. This program highlights our commitment to the underserved residents of Galveston County, and reflects our desire to make a positive impact in our local area.
Susan G. Komen Houston®
UTMB greatly appreciates Komen Houston for being a grantor to our Breast and Cervical Cancer Program since 2005.
What began in 1982 as a promise from one sister to another to do everything possible to end breast cancer forever, has turned into a global movement in the fight against breast cancer. Susan G. Komen Houston ® along with the other Komen affiliates have raised and invested almost $2 billion towards that promise. Through funding research, community outreach and advocacy programs Komen has made an impact in over 50 countries.
UTMB participates in and raises funds for Susan G. Komen Houston ® . The program is an intrigal part of the Cancer Center and Komen partnership to assist uninsured and underinsured women receive diagnosis, treatment and support. The race is held annually in October along Allen Parkway in downtown Houston.
D'Feet Breast Cancer
D'Feet is a community race that raises funds to provide free mammogram screenings , free follow up care, community outreach, and breast health education programs in Galveston County.
Sandy Shoes Fun Run
Sandy Shoes Fun Run is a benefit to raise funds for the Dennis B. Koi Cancer Treatment Fund at UTMB. Please read the full story under Our Partners in Giving or by clicking here.