UAMS Witness Project to Give Free or Low-Cost Mammograms
January 27 in Monroe County

By todd

The mammograms are made possible by The Witness Project, a community-based cancer education program of the Arkansas Cancer Research Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

Health care professionals from St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro will perform the mammograms in a mobile mammography unit, which will be stationed at City Hall. Pre-registration is required; call (800) 275-1183 to find out the qualification requirements and schedule an appointment.

The Witness Project promotes awareness of mammography among African-American women and medically underserved women. African-American women who are breast or cervical cancer survivors serve as role models and “witness” at churches and civic groups about their triumphs over cancer. Through this program, more women – particularly in rural Arkansas – are becoming better informed about early detection in the fight against breast and cervical cancer.

For more information about the program, or to become a volunteer, write to the Arkansas Cancer Research Center, 4301 West Markham, # 629-A, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205; or call (800) 275-1183.