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.
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.
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 available. Most diagnosis/treatment for cancer must
happen in Mexico City.
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.
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 screenings. Working with the Fundación Luis Pasteur, 350 women were attended in 3 days.
Financial, psychological 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’ results) carried out.
CASA TEPOZ ROSA
Thanks to a private donation received in 2017, Tepoz RosaA.C. was able to rent a premise from which to provide the community with:
- General information about breast cancer
- Information about our services.
- A space for meetings and a programme of workshops
- Office facilities for administrative purposes.
Casa Tepoz Rosa Project
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: firstname.lastname@example.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.
In order to achieve its goals, Tepoz 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
- a 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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