Breast Health Initiative

Uninsured women are six times more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer than insured women. In Central Texas, Black women have twice the mortality rate of white women with similar diagnoses, according to the United Way. Early detection can save lives, and we believe every woman deserves to have access to affordable screenings. Bastrop County’s Breast Health Initiative is on a mission to make sure all women in Bastrop County get screened.

Breast Cancer Respite Retreat

Bastrop County Cares Breast Health Initiative is launching our first Respite Retreat for Breast Cancer Warriors and Survivors!  
The nomination form is now available through February. Click here for more details.

Resources

Road To Recovery
Angel Flight South Central
Breast Health Initiative History

Financial Assistance Available – Established in 2006, Sisters Network® Inc. Breast Cancer Assistance Program (BCAP) is a national financial assistance program that provides financial assistance to breast cancer survivors in active treatment. The program also has an early detection component providing mammograms for underserved and uninsured women.  In 2022, the Breast Cancer Assistance Program was renamed Karen E. Jackson Breast Cancer Assistance Program in recognition and honor of the Founder’s legacy in the fight against breast cancer. Learn more.

Community Partners

AAAHCT – Alliance for African American Health In Central Texas 
Smithville Free Clinic
CHCSCT- Community Health Centers of South Central  Texas, Inc
Smithville Whole Health Project
Bastrop Parks and Recreation
Bastrop Area PickleBall Association
Lone Star Circle of Care
Addressing Cancer Together
Community Actions
BRBC- Breast Cancer Resource Center
Smithville Library
Astro Records
St. David’s Foundation
and so many more

2021 Impact

We are excited to share the impact of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Bastrop County. Screening events and donations took place from October to December. Here is a recap of the amazing efforts to raise awareness, raise funds, and get women screened:
🌸 Return of the Big Pink Bus to Elgin and Bastrop
💝 Funds donated to Breast Cancer Awareness – $8,475
Special thanks to the Bastrop Association of Sheriffs Employees, Lost Pines Toyota, and Parobek Plumbing.
🌺 Awareness events like Pink Out sporting events, Pink waves, and more
🎀 More than 550 women screened at special events and screening centers in Bastrop County
🌸 Proclamations by
Connie Schroeder, Bastrop Mayor
Joanna Morgan, Smithville Mayor
Ron Ramirez, Elgin Mayor
Clara Beckett, Bastrop County Commissioner, Precinct 2

👚 Thank you to everyone who participated in these efforts!

2022 Impact


We are excited to share the impact of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Bastrop County. Screening events and donations took place from October to December. Here is a recap of the amazing efforts to raise awareness, raise funds, and get women screened:
🌸 Return of the Big Pink Bus to Elgin and Bastrop
💝 Funds donated to Breast Cancer Awareness – $13,500
Special thanks to the Bastrop Association of Sheriffs Employees, Lost Pines Toyota, and Parobek Plumbing.
🌺 Awareness events like Pink Out sporting events, Pink waves, and more
🎀 More than 550 women screened at special events and screening centers in Bastrop County
📖 Special events and book signings with Author Judith Warren
🌸 Proclamations by
Connie Schroeder, Bastrop Mayor
Joanna Morgan, Smithville Mayor
Theresa McShan, Elgin Mayor
Clara Beckett, Bastrop County Commissioner, Precinct 2

👚 Thank you to everyone who participated in these efforts!