Gateway to Hope
Gateway to Hope‘s mission is to champion change by removing barriers to affordable, timely, quality breast healthcare, and empowering people to live full and healthy lives. No one should have to choose between life-saving medical care and basic necessities. At Gateway to Hope we know that these barriers to healthcare impact survival. That’s why we provide financial and navigation support during treatment and beyond. We provide access, guidance, resources and boundless hope–all to help breast cancer patients to not just survive–to thrive!
Katie Manga, CEO
3114 Sutton Blvd | Maplewood, MO 63143
What is the most exciting thing to recently happen for your business or in your industry?
Since the pandemic began, our Patient Navigators have seen an alarming trend of more patients being diagnosed with later-stage breast cancer at younger ages. The number of late-stage diagnoses is expected to continue to increase due to delayed screening appointments and costs. In response, Gateway to Hope has launched its Screening Navigation+ Program. Rarely or never screened clients work 1:1 with a Screening Navigator to access and afford preventative breast healthcare, like risk assessments, genetic screening, and mammograms. Through the support of generous donors, we provide financial assistance also to cover co-pay, out-of-pocket, and transportation costs for patients. In 2023, we were awarded a contract with the State to deliver our Screening Navigation+ Program across Missouri. More information can be found at mobreasthealth.org.
What do you want customers to know?
Where you live, the color of your skin and your income should not predict your breast cancer outcome, but they do. Gateway to Hope is committed to changing that by financially and emotionally supporting patients diagnosed with breast cancer and increasing access to screening and education of medically underserved individuals.
Describe any upcoming events, promotions, or anniversaries for your business.
October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Gateway to Hope launches an annual Campaign for Hope to support the people in our community and give hope to more than 2,000 Missouri and southern Illinois individuals and families facing a breast cancer diagnosis as well as financial stress and uncertainty this year. There are so many ways to get involved and make an impact including Monthly Community Nights (November 14, December 12). Community Night is our monthly gathering for updates and fellowship. Held the second Tuesday of each month (unless otherwise announced). Newcomers are always welcome! December community Night will be our annual Christmas singalong! Held at McKnight Crossings Church 2515 S. McKnight Rd, St.Louis, MO 63124, 6:30 p.m.
What does chamber membership mean for you and your business?
Gateway to Hope is so happy to have relocated to Maplewood in 2021. We are within walking distance of great local eateries and businesses, are part of a very active chamber of commerce, and love inviting our clients to our office in Maplewood.
What is your favorite Maplewood or Richmond Heights Chamber business?
You can frequently find members of the Gateway to Hope team getting coffee and sandwiches at the Living Room. We treat it like our Living Room!
If you or a loved one is looking for support finding affordable, quality, timely breast healthcare – call us. Whether you need your first mammogram, need assistance navigating care after a mammogram, or are facing breast cancer – we’re here for you and your family at 314-569-1113 or gthstl.org.