Gatsby Gala raises nearly $500,000!

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Posted in , February 07, 2018

For immediate release
Marykay Morelli; 971-412-0695; marykay.morelli@tuality.org

Gatsby Gala flapper girl

January 27, 2018—With help from 240 guests, many volunteers and the community, $486,295 was raised at Tuality Healthcare Foundation’s Gatsby Gala ~ Roaring into the Next Century. In celebration and recognition of Tuality Healthcare’s 100th anniversary, the OHSU Foundation helped secure a $100,000 match. The funds will go toward the purchase of a new mobile mammography van with 3D imaging. Tuality Healthcare’s current van is at the end of its useful life and travels to limited areas only. It is the only mammography van in Oregon.

Mammograms save lives because they detect cancer when it is small, increasing the chance of survival. Underserved women from here to the coast can face barriers to obtaining mammograms including geographic isolation and transportation. The new van will be able to travel to an expanded area including rural Oregon, and it’s a key component of the Foundation’s On the Road to Prevention Campaign. The campaign will also fund an outreach/patient navigator position for three years to help educate women about the importance and availability of mammograms and assist them during their journey of care. In addition, the campaign will create a cancer care fund for underserved women needing mammograms, as well as travel and accommodations assistance when receiving treatment at Tuality Healthcare.

Tuality Healthcare Foundation Director Marykay Morelli told gala guests, “You did life-saving work tonight. Your extraordinary generosity will help bring mammograms and cancer support to underserved women from Washington County to the coast.”

Check out the event photos here.