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Belk program offering mammograms Thursday

POSTED: April 19, 2014 4:00 p.m.
 

CUMMING — Women age 40 and older can take advantage of free mammograms through Belk later this month.

The Belk Gives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center, a 39-foot-long, state-of-the-art screening center on wheels, will make a stop at the Cumming Belk store in Lakeland Plaza on April 24.

The center will provide free mammogram screenings to women with no breast concerns, who have not had a mammogram in at least the last 12 months and have a primary care physician.

Anyone interested in taking advantage of the service must set up an appointment by calling (855) 655-2662.

All screening exams are performed by Charlotte Radiology’s licensed female technicians. A board-certified radiologist, specializing in breast imaging will interpret the mammograms.

Confidential results will be sent to the patient and her primary care physician.

After receiving their mammograms, women can visit the intimate apparel area of the local Belk store to receive complimentary bra fittings.

Belk, the nation’s largest privately operated department store, launched Belk Gives on the Go Mobile Mammography in 2013 in partnership with Charlotte Radiology in Charlotte, N.C.

The mobile mammography center brings convenient, digital screening and awareness to all Belk markets.

More than 230 Stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North and South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia will be receive visits through January.

In 2013, the unit performed more than 4,500 mammograms throughout the Southeast, resulting in 14 cancer diagnoses.

Belk’s $6 million investment in the program is a sign of the retailer’s commitment to women’s health issues.

For more information, call (855) 655-2662 or go to www.belk.com/pink.

 

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