Breast Cancer Awareness

UTMB Health supports Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Health and Imaging Center
2240 Gulf Freeway South
Suite 2.110
League City, TX 77573
Phone: 832-505-1700
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Advanced Imaging Center - Victory Lakes
2240 Gulf Freeway South, League City, Texas 77573
Local: 832.505.1400
Galveston: 409-772-7150
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UTMB Health Radiology at Galveston
1005 Harborside Dr.
Galveston, TX, 77555
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UTMB Health Radiology/Imaging
Primary Care Pavilion
400 Harborside Dr., Suite 111 Galveston, TX, 77555

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While breast health is important every month of the year, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and UTMB Health will host and participate in numerous special events and programs fostering breast health, breast screenings and cancer awareness.

UTMB’s October specials are designed to highlight one important fact: “Since its widespread implementation, screening mammography has significantly reduced breast cancer deaths” said Dr. Angelica Robinson, Director of the UTMB Breast Imaging Department. Activities include free and reduced-price screening mammograms for uninsured women, a mobile mammogram program, extended clinic hours and self-referral screening mammograms.

The UTMB Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes, 2240 Gulf Freeway South in League City, offers extended hours daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Patients may schedule appointments at 832-505-1700.

Throughout the month of October, UTMB Health is also offering mammograms at a special $99 rate.  

In addition, patients may now schedule their own annual screening mammograms anytime without a physician’s order at UTMB’s breast imaging clinics — in Galveston (call 409-772-7150), and at the UTMB Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes (call 832-505-1700).

UTMB offers ‘Sunday Screenings’ - Free Screening Mammograms for women in our community

Mammogram program for uninsured Galveston County residents

UTMB Health and The Ruth Kempner Endowment for Breast Cancer Screening are partnering to provide free screening mammograms for uninsured women in our community. The Susan G. Komen foundation has stated that a significant number of uninsured women in Galveston County are not receiving their annual screening mammograms. In an effort to reach these uninsured women, UTMB Health is bringing the mobile mammography van to churches in Galveston County. The screenings are being offered at:

Download the Flyer for October 2013 Free Screening MammogramsSunday October 20, 2013
8:00 am to 2:00 pm
St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church
1604 9th Avenue N, Texas City, Texas 77590
(409) 948-8448

Sunday October 27, 2013
8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sanford’s Temple COGIC
5508 Phillips Dr, Texas City, Texas 77591
(409) 935-2709

Sunday November 3, 2013
8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church
3602 Sealy St, Galveston, Texas 77550
(409) 762-0088

Although these events are being hosted at local churches, uninsured program participants do not need to be members of these church congregations in order to receive a free screening mammogram. However, participants need to PRE REGISTER for the program and have to meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Legal resident of Galveston County
  • Between 40-64 years old
  • Uninsured
  • Participants cannot have mammogram coverage through Medicaid and/or Medicare
  • Not pregnant
  • Have not received a mammogram in the past 12 months
  • No personal history of breast cancer in the past 5 years
  • No current breast pain, breast discharge, or palpable breast abnormalities
  • Must complete and sign the application and consent forms

The mobile van will only provide free screening mammograms for pre-registered, uninsured women. To enroll, pick up a registration packet from any of the church offices or the UTMB Galveston Breast Imaging Department (2nd floor of the University Hospital Clinic Bldg) or the UTMB Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes, League City (2nd floor),or download here in english or spanish, and return these items to any of these locations no later than October 13 (St Mary), October 20 (Sanford’s Temple), or October 27 (Mt Olive).

If you have any questions about this program or application, please contact Ida Hernandez at UTMB, at (832) 505-1721.

Komen 2012

UTMB Health 2013 Komen Houston Race for the Cure - October 5

Komen 2012

Dr. David and Tonya Callender, 2013 UTMB Komen Team CaptainsA team from UTMB Health participated in the 2013 Komen Houston Race for the Cure, Oct. 5 in Downtown Houston, to help eliminate breast cancer in our lifetime!  


UTMB team captains Dr. David and Mrs. Tonya Callender spearheaded this year's UTMB team for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® on Saturday, October 5, 2013 in Downtown Houston. 

Read more about UTMB Health's Race for the Cure team. 

Cruisin' for a Cure

Bra Dazzle

The second annual Bra Dazzle Event took place Oct. 3 at Haak Vineyards and Winery in Santa Fe. Proceeds benefited the UTMB Mobile Mammogram and services for the uninsured in our community. It was an evening of UTMB services and educational literature, and a bra decorating contest judged by attendees. The Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce was behind the event. Haak Winery.

Bra Dazzle 2013 at the Haak Winery
Front, l to r: Dr. Angelica Robinson (radiology), Dolly Warren (D'Feet Breast Cancer), Dr. Sunny Hatch (radiation oncology), Dr. Colleen Silva (surgical oncology), Kristi Elliott and Dr. Linda Phillips (plastic surgery).
Back, l to r: Holli Kingsbury (marketing), Brittni Leffage (clinics admin.), Dalael Wille (VL breast imaging), Shirley Hilton (hospital admin.).

Pink Partini Celebration - Anniversary Bash!

Tanger Outlets Houston hosted an evening of fun, food, cocktails and savings, at the Tanger PinkSTYLE with a Pink Partini party on Thursday, September 12. 

PinkSTYLE savings pack are still available for only $5.00 - each pack contains 5 savings cards, each featuring a 25% off a single item purchase at participating Tanger stores. Pink savings cards can be used Thursday, September 12 through Friday, October 25. All proceeds from card sales will benefit UTMB Health, Tanger's local charity partner, and breast health initiatives. Click on the flyer for more details. Click to purchase an E-Savings Pass and support the cause, be sure to select HOUSTON as your location center.

Tanger Outlets Pink Partini

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Call for assistance day or night 409-772-2222

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Pink Style

Save money, support Breast Cancer work at UTMB with $5 Tanger savings cards
Now through Oct. 25, during “PinkStyle time at Tanger Outlets!” you can shop, save and help find a cure.
Tanger Pink Savings Cards are now on sale. Purchase 25% OFF Pink Cards in Savings Packs of five Pink Cards for $5, and save 25% on a single item at participating stores. Buy as many packs as you like and share them with your friends!  All local proceeds from card sales will benefit UTMB Health, Tanger's local charity partner, and breast health initiatives.

Pick up your Pink Cards and a list of participating stores at Tanger Shopper Services, or at one of the following UTMB locations during regular business hours:

John Sealy Annex
Room 7.122
Shirley Hilton – (409) 266-2015

Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes 
2240 Gulf Freeway South
Admin 2.407
Marjorie Kovacevich – (832) 505-1066

Multispecialty Center and Stark Diabetes Clinic
2660 Gulf Freeway South
Esther Guerra – Town Center (832) 505-2021

Or, visit our table in the John Sealy Hospital cafeteria (by the coffee cart) on Oct. 11:

  • 6 - 8 a.m.
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • 6 - 8 p.m.

Tanger Outlets is located at I-45 and Holland Road.

Tanger Pink Style Opening 

D'Feet Breast Cancer: 2013 Fun Run / Walk

D'Feet Breast Cancer
More than just a run and walk, this fun annual event is a gathering of people, breast cancer survivors, family members of all ages who come to celebrate life, to memorialize loved ones lost to breast cancer, and to honor those men and women undergoing treatment. D'Feet Breast Cancer, Inc., is a grass-roots, all volunteer organization which provides mammograms to more than 800 uninsured and underserved Galveston County women ages 40 to 64. Race day for 2013 was on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Moody Gardens. Online & mail in registration began July 1, 2013. Get more information on this annual event.

D'Feet Breast Cancer Race

Breast Cancer Awareness in October: BRA Day


UTMB Health Celebrates "BRA" Day and Honoring Breast Cancer Survivors Oct. 16

On Wednesday, Oct. 16, UTMB Health hosted a Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day to promote education, awareness and access for women who may wish to consider post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. It was a collaborative effort during Breast Health month that included plastic surgeons specializing in breast surgery, plastic surgery nurse specialists, medical device industry representatives and breast cancer support groups.

The day started with a survivor's breakfast at the Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes:

Survivors' Breakfast
Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes
7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Lunch and Learn about Breast Reconstruction
Wednesday, Oct. 16
Noon - 1 p.m.
Caduceus Room, 6th Floor
Administration Bldg., Galveston
(Parking available in Garage 1)

Pretty in Pink: Ladies' Night Out
Wednesday, Oct. 16
5:30 - 8 p.m.
Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes
League City

A festive atmosphere with food, beverages and prizes featuring:

  • Reduced fee mammograms offered (walk-in or scheduled);
  • Breast reconstruction information;
  • Tours of the facility;
  • UTMB information on screening, prevention, treatment and reconstruction options;
  • Shopping, refreshments; and
  • Door prizes at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.
  • Will be honoring breast cancer survivors, will feature a “meet and greet” with survivors.

To schedule your mammogram at the event (or anytime), call (832) 505-1700.

For more information, please contact Brittni Leffage (832) 505-1020 or bkleffag@UTMB.EDU.

Breast Cancer Support Group

UTMB, together with Susan G. Komen and Reconstruction of a Survivor, support monthly Breast Cancer Support Group sessions, now at a new location: Christus Victor Lutheran Church located at 2098 West Main Street, League City, 77573. Get details 

Breast Cancer Support Group



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