Beaumont Program Wins McGovern Award

A partner with physicians in the fight against cancer, the Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program of Beaumont, recently received the TMA Foundation's 2011 John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award.

The program offers uninsured and underinsured patients free education, cancer detection, and access to treatment. Local physicians volunteer their time and services to Gift of Life, and several medical partnerships support the program's mission. The program has given patients nearly 17,600 free mammograms and 6,000 free prostate screenings since its inception in 1994. Gift of Life also implements antismoking campaigns and provides educational outreach to more than 18,000 people annually – teaching about breast and testicular health.

The award is named after John P. McGovern, MD, who founded the John P. McGovern Foundation in Houston. Dr. McGovern established a permanent endowment at the foundation, which supports this award. 

For more information about the TMA Foundation and the award, visit the TMA Foundation webpage or call (800) 880-1300, ext. 1664, or (512) 370-1664.

Action, Feb. 15, 2011