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Belk to offer free mammograms

Staff Report • Jun 4, 2013 at 12:50 PM

The BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center, a 39-foot-long, state-of-the-art screening center on wheels, is now touring Tennessee to offer free, convenient mammogram screenings.

Women 40 and older with no breast concerns, who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months and who have a primary care physician are eligible by calling 855-655-BMMC (2662) to schedule an appointment. The van hours are 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., by appointment. The dates and locations are:

• June 18 and 19, Belk, The Mall at Johnson City, 2011 N Roan St., Johnson City.

• June 21 and 22, Belk, Kingsport Town Center, 2101 Fort Henry Drive, Kingsport.

All screening exams are performed by Charlotte Radiology’s licensed, female mammography-certified technologists.

A board-certified radiologist, specialized in breast imaging will interpret the mammogram. Confidential results will be sent to the patient and her primary care physician.

Belk, the nation’s largest privately operated department store, launched BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography in partnership with Charlotte Radiology. This mobile mammography center will bring convenient, digital screening and awareness to all Belk markets with the journey beginning in 113 stores throughout North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee through January 2014.

“Having the BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center travel to the cities where our associates and customers live and work underscores what we’ve being saying for a long time — awareness and early detection saves lives,” said Jessica Graham, Belk’s vice president of communications and community relations. “We’re excited to take Belk’s fight against breast cancer on the road.”

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

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