House Representative

White, James

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 11/12/2015

The Rose Mobile Mammography Van Heads to Jasper with Help of CPRIT Funds

Austin, TX - State Representative James White commends The Rose and CHRISTUS Jasper Memorial Hospital for bringing the mobile mammography van to Jasper. The Rose, the leading breast healthcare organization in Texas, is partnering with CHRISTUS Jasper Memorial Hospital to offer onsite mammograms at various locations throughout Jasper, Newton, Tyler, and Sabine counties. The services will be made available through the use of The Mobile Mammography Van and funded through a grant from the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to help uninsured, low-income women get their annual mammogram. The program allows The Rose to bring screening services to various corporate offices, clinics, doctor's facilities, churches or a place of employment.

The Rose's first Mobile Mammography event will be December, 19th 2015 at the Nehemiah Family Life Center at Faith Temple Church (650 Pollard St.).

Women may be eligible for a sponsored mammogram if they are age 40 or older, live in Southeast Texas, are currently uninsured, and have never had a mammogram or have not had a mammogram in 2 years.

"I am glad that The Rose and CHRISTUS Jasper Memorial Hospital have partnered to provide access to the citizens of Southeast Texas. Their commitment to improving and providing access to women's health benefits is truly outstanding," said Rep. White.

For information about upcoming mobile event dates, or to find out if you qualify for a sponsored mammogram, please contact Caitlyn Du Bose at CHRISTUS Jasper Memorial Hospital at (409) 381-5614.

If you have any questions, please contact State Representative James White's office at (512) 463-0490 or (409) 283-3700.