Faculty, staff, students, and residents had the opportunity to pick from an assortment of yummy goodies during the Texas Association of Women Dentists (TAWD) Chapter at UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry’s annual Pink Out Bake Sale on Oct. 4. The donation-based event raised $635 in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Baked treats ranged from cookies and brownies to cupcakes and cake, and more, as donations were accepted via cash and Venmo (@TAWD-UTSD).
All proceeds were donated to The Rose, a non-profit breast cancer organization in Houston. A check was presented to Shannon McNair, special events fundraising manager at The Rose, on Oct. 25.
“We’re grateful to TAWD for their continued commitment to fighting breast cancer,” McNair said. “We’ve partnered for several years, and we’re so grateful for their support. We couldn’t do what we do without the support of our community, especially as more and more people find themselves uninsured.”
The Rose has provided quality breast health care, including screenings and diagnostic services to the insured and uninsured since 1986.
“It’s great to raise money for such a great, local organization here in Houston that treats women,” said Rebecca Trevino, fourth-year dental student and TAWD chapter president. “Underserved women need to have the same access to opportunities to care as every other woman. The Rose benefits everyone in the community.”
The American Cancer Society reports the risk of death from breast cancer is reduced by more than 40% among women who have mammogram screenings.
Since its launch, The Rose has served nearly 500,000 patients and has become the leading non-profit breast health care organization in Southeast Texas. Its board-certified radiologists, specialized technical staff, two mammography coaches, and Diagnostic Imaging Centers give access to treatment to more than 40,000 women annually. Screening mammograms are recommended annually for women 40 and older.