Two area residents have been honored for their longtime support of the Northeast Hospital Foundation’s Project Mammogram as the foundation gears up for the 10th anniversary of its In the Pink Health Luncheon fundraiser.
The In the Pink event committee recognized Project Mammogram volunteers Toni Schau and Fran Linton with $50,000 in proceeds from last year’s luncheon. Project Mammogram provides hundreds of free mammograms each year to those in need.
“Thanks to Toni and Fran, and their countless volunteers, we’re able to bring peace of mind to hundreds of women – and men – in our community who benefit from our free mammograms,” Northeast Hospital Foundation President Tim Baker said during the event.
Nearly 8,000 Lake Houston residents have benefited from Project Mammograms since its inception in 2001. Last year alone, over 500 services including screening and diagnostic mammograms have been performed through the program.
“Breast cancer screening is essential considering that one in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime, but not everyone can financially afford to be screened,” Schau said in the release. "Project Mammogram is here for them."
This year’s luncheon will be held Oct. 20 at 11:30 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Proceeds from the event will help fund Project Mammogram and other Northeast Hospital Foundation projects.