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Women Mean Business - Dorothy Gibbons

Dorothy Gibbons

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Leisa Holland-Nelson hosts Dorothy Gibbons, co-founder and CEO of The Rose, a non-profit breast health organization. Dorothy introduces a partnership event with Massage Heights.

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Leisa: Hello. I'm Leisa Holland-Nelson and welcome to another edition of Women Mean Business, where we're going to take you up close and personal with extraordinary women doing extraordinary things. My guest today is Dorothy Gibbons, president and CEO of The Rose, the women's breast health center.

Dorothy Yes.

Leisa: One of my favorite places.

Dorothy Oh, thank you.

Leisa: Dorothy, welcome to Women Mean Business.

Dorothy Thank you. It's so good to be here.

Leisa: I think something special's coming up for you.

Dorothy Oh, we have the most incredible thing happening with Massage Heights. And this is going to be a great September and October, a great time for women to take care of themselves because Massage Heights has collaborated with us to bring our mobile unit - in fact, we may bring all three of our mobile units out to their sites and offer mammograms while we're at the Massage Heights locations. There's ten of them. And then the other thing that they're doing is encouraging their clients to donate to The Rose.

And if you have a facial or a massage during October and as little as a $5.00 donation, you'll get a elevation. You'll get an extra foot thing or an extra face thing. So it's just an exciting, exciting collaboration for us. It's a great way for women to help us serve other women, and it's really kind of a unique thing because what better way than to take care of yourself than to have a mammogram and a massage at the same time. It's a great combination.

Leisa: And these mammograms women will pay for with their insurance, and they'll support uninsured women getting mammograms.

Dorothy That's absolutely right, yes. That's the one thing about The Rose is you could go anyway to have your mammogram. We understand that. But when you go to The Rose, you're gonna help us take care of a woman who cannot afford to have a mammogram and who does not have insurance, and there's an awful lot of women. In fact, last year we took care of 9,600 women who did not have insurance and could never have had a mammogram if it weren't for women who come and use The Rose as their primary facility.

Leisa: That's extraordinary, and thank you for doing that.

Dorothy Oh, thank you for having me.

Leisa: There you have it. Another extraordinary woman doing extraordinary things. I'm Leisa Holland-Nelson, president and cofounder of Content Active, Houston's leading Web and mobile design and development company. You can find me at or follow me on Twitter @LHNelson. We'll be back again next week with another edition of Women Mean Business.

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