Our Mission Statement  

TEPOZ ROSA A.C., is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to reduce the mortality rate of breast cancer amongst the women of Tepoztlan, Morelos.

Our vision

To consolidate our actions in the Municipality of Tepoztlan while becoming a point of reference throughout the state of Morelos for our social work and humanitarian efforts.

Our History

In  2013, two residents of Tepoztlan, both survivors of breast cancer, saw the need
for early detection as means to combat the mortality
rate of the disease, one of the highest in Mexico.

The first early detection campaign that same year carried out 280 free screenings over a 3-day period.​

The rural nature of Tepoztlan means few health facilities
 are availableMost diagnosis/treatment for cancer must
 happen in Mexico City.

Our History

It became apparent that support financialtherapeutic and logistical was essential for any patient detected with breast cancer and requiring treatment. 

Tepoz Rosa A.C. added this goal to its initial one.​

In 2015 Tepoz Rosa A.C. was legally constituted​​

In 2016 the organization was authorized to issue            tax-deductible receipts.

Our Achievements

Seven annual early detection campaigns have provided over 6,000 free screenings to the women             of the  municipality

In 2019 Tepoz Rosa added cervical cancer screeningsWorking with the Fundación Luis Pasteur,  350 women were attended in 3 days

Financialpsychological and logistical support has been provided for the treatment of 25 women who have tested “positive” for breast cancer

The launch of an outreach programme to reach the remotest communities of the Municipality has enabled us to launch a permanent campaign

Programmed free screenings of 12  15 women per month in Cuernavaca with transportation provided.

364 ultrasound studies completed (required in ‘inconclusive’ resultscarried out.

Our first

CASA TEPOZ ROSA

Thanks to a private donation received in 2017, Tepoz RosaA.Cwas able to rent premise from which to provide the community with:

  • General information about breast cancer
  • Information about our services.
  • space for meetings and a programme of workshops
  • Office facilities for administrative purposes.

The New
Casa Tepoz Rosa Project
This will be the new home for Tepoz Rosa A.C.: a multipurpose space from which we can run our breast cancer detection campaigns for the municipality of Tepoztlan and provide the auxiliary support services so necessary for the women in treatment and their families.

It is our hope that the CASA TEPOZ ROSA will become the recognized ‘go-to’ centre in Tepoztlan for anyone anxious for information, orientation and help on all matters related to breast cancer. We believe the space will enable us to offer a greater range of related courses, carer training facilities and occupational therapies for the entire community.

CASA TEPOZ ROSA will be built entirely from donations. We think it will be ready for inauguration at the beginning of 2021!

For further information or to make a donation, please         contact us at: info@tepozrosa.org

Our Volunteer Group

In 2013 a group of women from the local community formed a team of volunteers to support Tepoz Rosa’s activities.​​

This volunteer group now stands at 20 dedicated women, helping with campaigns, patient visits, etc. and acting as ‘ambassadors’ of the cause.​

They participate in training programmes and organize a number of workshops such as nutrition, tanatolgy,  occupational therapy such as handicrafts, painting, etc .

                                                                                 

Our Data Base

  • Tepoz Rosa AC has created a professional data base of all the women registered in our campaigns, providing a complete profile of over 2,800 women aged 40 to 69 years throughout the Municipality.​
  • This enables us to provide vital follow-up to those women requiring periodic check-ups or those missing their annual screenings..​​
  • Tepoz Rosa AC handles the data according to the strictest rules of confidentiality and privacy.

Fundraising

In order to achieve its goalsTepoz Rosa AC is wholly  dependent on the funds coming from:

Individual and corporate donations​ as well as

Fundraising activities such as:

  • the sale of our unique Recipe Calendar
  • an annual luncheon
  • tennis tournament amongst others

The sponsors and benefactors of Tepoz Rosa A.C. 

during our six years of operation include

GNP Seguros​ | Estafeta |Hotel Boutique Casa Fernanda |Fundación Televisa
DIF Municipal de Tepoztlán |Tequila Cuervo​ | YMCA | Campamento Camohmila
Hotel Presidente Inter-Continental Guadalajara |Hotel Xcaret México
La Sombra del Sabino


and we are deeply appreciative of their support!

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