Program on Breast and Cervical Health Offered Oct. 9, Thanks to UAMS Witness Project

By todd

LITTLE ROCK – An informational program on breast and cervical health will be offered Oct. 9 to St. Francis and Monroe county women by The Witness Project, a community-based cancer education program of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Public Health. The program will be held at 6 p.m. at the Good Hope Free Will Baptist Church, 105 Memphis Blvd., in Wheatley.


The Witness Project promotes cancer awareness 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 the rural parts of Arkansas – are becoming better informed about early detection in the fight against breast and cervical cancer.


Women who qualify for a free mammogram through the BreastCare may enroll in the program at the event. For information, call (800) 275-1183.


UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has about 2,320 students and 690 medical residents. It is one of the state’s largest public employers with more than 9,400 employees, including nearly 1,000 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $4.5 billion a year. For more information, visit