Friday, April 15, 2022 – The Breast Center, A MANA Clinic, is partnering with the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks to help provide free screening mammograms to women who need them throughout Northwest Arkansas.
The Breast Center has formalized a partnership with the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks (BCFO) that allows them to provide mammograms to uninsured or underinsured and BCFO will pay for them. The BCFO plans to use money donated by Brown Boys Roofing during the past four years to fund the program.
The screening mammograms will be provided through a BCFO voucher program that’s been in place for more than 10 years in southwest Missouri.
“We are thrilled to expand this free screening mammogram program in Arkansas,” said BCFO CEO Joe Daues. “We are grateful for the generosity of Brown Boys Roofing and feel lucky to have a partner like The Breast Center to enhance the emphasis on early detection of breast cancer because that’s key to surviving.”
“We are hopeful this partnership will increase women’s options for the annual screening mammograms,” said Dr. Danna Grear, a radiologist and co-founder of The Breast Center. “Our mission at The Breast Center is to provide hope through early detection to all women, and this partnership helps us reach more women.”
This would not be possible without the initiative of Brown Boys Roofing. For the past four years, they have made an annual donation to BCFO. “We want to make a positive difference in the health and lives of people who live and work in Northwest Arkansas,” said owner Will Brown. “We make this donation thanks to the hard work from men and women in our company who see this as a way of helping our friends and neighbors.”
The Breast Center, A MANA Clinic, is an independent, physician-owned group of nine breast imaging doctors who provide a wide array of screening and diagnostic breast imaging services at their main centers in Fayetteville and Bentonville. In the past five years, the breast imaging doctors have opened a center in Harrison and two more screening centers in Springdale and Bella Vista to make annual mammograms more convenient and accessible to women in these communities.
Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks is based in Springfield, Missouri, and covers 37 counties in Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. In addition to funding free screening mammograms, it also offers direct financial assistance to families dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis.
For more information on BCFO’s support services for free mammograms call (417) 862-3838. All requests are kept confidential, and all contributions stay local.