Komen Houston began funding Project Mammogram in 2003, giving them the ability to provide breast cancer education, screening mammograms and other diagnostic services to underserved or uninsured women in rural areas spreading across some of Harris, Liberty and Montgomery counties.
Unfortunately, paying for her radiation treatment was not something Susan Taylor could do, but her referral to Project Mammogram might have saved her life. They were able to pay for her treatment. As if having cancer wasn’t enough, Taylor’s more-than-an-hour commute to get to her breast cancer treatment was weighing heavily and becoming more expensive. Project Mammogram, with the help of the Kingwood Women’s Club members, once again stepped in to help Taylor raise enough money to stay at Kingwood hotel through her treatment.
To date, we have awarded nearly $1 million to Project Mammogram making it possible for them to provide breast health education and screening services at little to no cost. The program continues to address issues such as lack of insurance, limited transportation and educating populations like the Hispanic community that have a higher rate of incidence.
Komen Houston and volunteers of Project Mammogram are committed to continuing to fuel great work and impact in our communities that need it the most.