D'Feet Breast Cancer, Inc. invites you to their 2014 Angels of Honor Gala, "A Mardi Gras Masquerade," to be held from 6 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Frances Moody Ballroom at Moody Gardens Hotel. This year's event honors two outstanding supporters who are devoted to the D'Feet cause, Dr. Dana Beckham and Dr. Linda Phillips, and will also celebrate the memory of Lisa Listowski O'Docharty. The winning submissions of the D'Feet Art Bra contest will be announced and included in the live auction.
Emcee Don Ford will host an evening of fun and excitement, featuring Dr. Mike Warren as auctioneer. Dress is cocktail or 'Mardi Gras Fabulous'. To reserve your ticket or sponsor a table, please call 409-771-5574.
As you consider getting involved with this year's gala and fundraiser, please keep in mind the following: all the monies that come into this organization stay in Galveston County to help the underserved and uninsured women in our own county. Without you, we wouldn't be able to serve the many women that need this service tremendously.
Here are the latest numbers:
This year we completed 907 clinical breast exams and 852 screening mammograms, surpassing our screening goal of 750 mammograms by 14%. Abnormal findings on these screening exams led to 375 diagnostic mammograms, 354 breast ultrasounds, 65 biopsies, 9 surgical consults, and resulted in the diagnosis of 5 breast cancers. Stability of the program is evidenced by 73% of the screening population being returning clients.
For additional information, to donate or volunteer: please call the D'Feet hotline at 409-771-6332 or visit www.dfeetbreastcancer.com