HOUSTON, Nov. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In her candid memoir, The Women of The Rose, The Story of Mammograms, Miracles and a Texas Non-Profit That Beat All the Odds, Dorothy Gibbons, CEO and Co-Founder of The Rose, adds clarity to the national conversation around the ongoing threat to women's access to healthcare. Gibbons' book captures the history of The Rose, an organization providing breast health services to all women regardless of their ability to pay.
An Amazon reviewer wrote, "The reader feels as though she is standing aside watching the events unfold. A truly inspiring story about recognizing a need and having the guts to develop and build a "specialized" center when others did not exist."
The Women of The Rose is the story of strong, determined women who did whatever it took to care for those in need. It is the story of shrimp boils, pink goats and unfathomable generosity. It tells of the pain of watching too many die and exposes the hard truth about prejudices toward poverty.
"In the 1980s when I founded The Rose, little was known about the psychological impact breast cancer had on women and families," said Dorothy Gibbons. "The truth about access to care was ignored or deliberately misrepresented. We have made technological strides but the current political discussions and decisions about women's healthcare still leave many women behind."
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, with one in eight diagnosed during their lifetime. Uninsured women, especially women of color, die more often than insured. Gibbons' passionate advocacy has brought the issues of disparity in care to the forefront for over thirty years.
Purchase the book at www.dorothygibbons.com/book.
About Dorothy and The Rose:
Dorothy Gibbons has been at the helm of The Rose, the leader in Texas' breast healthcare, since its launch in 1986. As a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, The Rose is one of only 14 Breast Centers in Houston to receive this designation. The Rose's advanced technology includes 3-D Tomosynthesis mammography, diagnostic work-ups including biopsies. The Rose ensures access to treatment and a continuum of care to over 40,000 women annually while providing services in 40 counties across Texas.
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SOURCE Dorothy Gibbons