2020 Impact Opportunity, Gift of Life Fund


According to a recent report by the American Cancer Society, 70% of uninsured women were not up-to-date with their breast cancer screenings.

In an effort to help bridge this gap, the Gift of Life Fund was established through Celebrating Women to assist women in need of breast cancer services who are unable to afford their care. Donors have contributed more than $2 million to support this effort, enabling Baylor Scott & White to deliver more than 10,000 breast cancer services to uninsured and underinsured women.

This year, if you would like to direct your donation to making a difference in the lives of these women, please consider supporting the Gift of Life Fund.

Here are a few additional examples of how Celebrating Women funding has impacted the diagnosis, treatment, and care for women battling breast cancer in our communities.

Carrie Adams, stage 4 breast cancer survivor

Innovative Research in Breast Cancer

"I am so incredibly blessed and grateful to be alive and healthy to watch my children grow, and to enjoy empty nesting with my amazing husband. Why can't there be more exceptional responders like me? The only way to find out is through the type of research that Baylor Scott & White is doing."

Carrie Adams, stage 4 breast cancer survivor, whose successful treatment led to clinical trials to replicate her results for other patients.

Sean Raj, MD

High-risk
Breast Program

"Up to 15% of women appearing at a breast center are at a high-risk for breast cancer, and they don't even realize it. Created with these women in mind, we developed a High-risk Breast Program to assess risk, counsel patients and provide comprehensive, personalized follow up care to detect potentially aggressive cancer earlier and ultimately save lives."

Sean Raj, MD
Medical Director, High-risk Breast Program at Baylor Scott & White Health

Horner Family Garden of Hope at Hope Lodge

American Cancer Society Gene and Jerry Jones Family Hope Lodge

The Gene and Jerry Jones Family Hope Lodge is scheduled to open in 2021. This home-like facility will offer patients battling cancer, including breast cancer, a play to stay, free-of-charge, while traveling long distances for their care.

Guests at Hope Lodge will find respite in the Horner Family Garden of Hope, a healing garden full of butterflies this landscape will attract.


These inspiring stories were shared at previous Celebrating Women luncheons.

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2019 Luncheon

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2018 Luncheon

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2017 Luncheon

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