Founded by Dr. Franklin Rose and Cindi Harwood Rose, the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation provides free reconstructive surgery to post-cancer patients who are not able to afford health insurance.
The Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation was established in 2005 by well-known, board certified Houston plastic surgeon, Dr. Franklin Rose and silhouette artist Cindi Harwood Rose, the formerly-named Rose Ribbon Foundation continues to provide free reconstructive surgery and other services to post-cancer patients who are not able to afford health insurance.
Several years ago, Cindi Rose’s sister, Holly Harwood Skolkin, was diagnosed with breast cancer and she was told she had three months to live. After learning of their sister’s illness and that more than 45 million such Americans are without health insurance, Dr. Franklin Rose and Cindi Harwood Rose made it their mission to help those in need.
Today, the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation, a 501 c 3 organization, underwrites reconstruction for dozens of such patients each year.
Since its inception in Houston, Texas, in 2005, the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) organization, in collaboration with Cindi Rose, Dr. Franklin Rose and Tony Rotondo, CEO of the First Street Surgical Center, has helped breast cancer survivors, including women, men and children receive free reconstructive surgery.