Nonprofit Receives ‘Winner Of Distinction Award For Excellence’

May 20, 2010

The Rose CEO and co-founder Dorothy Weston Gibbons (left) and Myrleen Knott, chairman of the board of trustees of The Rose accept the Crystal Prism award from the Better Business Bureau. The Rose was a nonprofit finalist in the competition that recognizes superior businesses.

A 24-year-old Houston nonprofit breast cancer organization has been recognized for its service to women.

The Rose, which last year delivered more than 68,000 medical and educational services to both uninsured and insured Houston-area women, won the Winner of Distinction Award for Excellence presented by the Greater Houston and South Texas chapter of the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

The Rose was honored at the 18th Annual BBB Awards of Excellence ceremony held at the Intercontinental Hotel to honor Houston-area nonprofits and companies that “demonstrate a superior commitment to ethics, overall excellence and quality in the workplace,” said Dan Parsons, president of the organization.

“The Rose is an accredited charity partner that has lived up to our standards of trust, are accountable to their clients, donors and board and faithfully commit to the highest quality of service.”

“We are proud that the Better Business Bureau has recognized the quality and value of our work,” said Dorothy Weston Gibbons, co-founder and chief executive officer of The Rose who, along with Myrleen Knott, chairman of The Rose board of trustees, accepted a crystal prism trophy at the event.

Gibbons said services from The Rose reduce deaths from breast cancer by providing screening, diagnostic follow-up, access to treatment, patient navigation, support and education.

“The Rose provides access to treatment for all women, regardless of their ability to pay, said Gibbons. “We answer Houston’s growing demand for breast care services.”

Gibbons said the key to The Rose’s sustainability is simple and effective: “At The Rose, a woman with insurance actually offsets the cost of a mammogram for a woman who has none.”

The Rose operates two Houston diagnostic centers and a mobile mammogram program. Locations are: The Rose Galleria at 5420 W. Loop South, Suite 3300; and The Rose Southeast at 12700 N. Featherwood, Suite 260.

For more information about The Rose, visit www.therose.org. Call 281-484-4708 for an appointment at either location.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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