interviews The Rose About Helping Women Fight Breast Cancer

September 1, 2022 interviews The Rose About Helping Women Fight Breast Cancer

Ryan Nurse from interviewed The Rose as part of their ‘ Talks With…’ podcast. This series is an antidote to negative news stories that aims to shed light on organizations and experts whose work is positively impacting the world.

Women have a 98% chance of surviving if the disease is found in the early stages. Early detection mammography screenings are the best way for women and men to detect this deadly disease. In this episode, Ryan talked with Dorothy Gibbons, CEO, and Co-founder of The Rose.

The Rose is a nonprofit organization that provides breast health care. Since 1986, we’ve served nearly 500,000 patients. Our expert staff of board-certified radiologists, technical staff, and mammography coaches service more than 40,000 patients annually. Through our Diagnostic Imaging Centers, The Rose helps many women and men with insurance issues get mammogram appointments to detect breast cancer.

Providing A Valuable Service To Uninsured People

Our organization understands the difficulties and financial hardships uninsured women and men face when undergoing breast cancer diagnostic procedures. The heavy costs can put an uninsured family member into a lot of debt. More so, the whole family suffers as a consequence.

The Rose provides free mammograms to uninsured patients through many sponsorship programs. Our medical centers are equipped with top-of-the-line equipment and personnel to help patients with screening tests, ultrasounds, and biopsies.

Our business model primarily focuses on uninsured patients, but we also welcome insured patients. The Rose services more than 7,000 uninsured women each year with free mammograms.

Through early intervention, women have a 98% survival chance. We make sure patients in need don’t wait long and the costs don’t put an uninsured family in a dire situation. is an organization aimed at solving the world’s most dire problem — global climate change. Starting in New Jersey, their mission is to take money from an otherwise harmful and greedy industry (online casinos) and move it towards a positive and good cause (solving the climate crisis). In addition to directly donating 100% of the revenue they earn in the casino industry, they also launch and manage fundraising campaigns to persuade casino entrepreneurs to donate. So far, they’ve generated over $2 million to climate research through their own donations and proceeds from their fundraising initiatives.

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About The Rose
Since 1986, The Rose has provided high quality breast healthcare to all women, regardless of their ability to pay. Its mission is to save lives through quality breast health services, advocacy and access to care for all. As a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, The Rose is led by Fellowship trained physicians and offers advanced digital technology including 3-D tomosynthesis mammography, diagnostic workups, biopsies and its nationally recognized Patient Navigation Program ensures access to treatment and a continuum of care for all women. As a major part of Southeast Texas’ Healthcare Safety Net, The Rose is a strong advocate for quality breast healthcare and access to care. The Rose provides direct medical services to 40,000 insured and uninsured patients annually. Two Houston-based comprehensive Diagnostic Centers and Mobile Mammography Coaches provide services to women throughout 43 counties in Southeast Texas.