JONESBORO, Ark. – On Friday, September 29, the 8th annual Hoping for a Cure event will take place from 11 am – 1 pm in the parking lot of Pier One in Jonesboro. A limited number of free mammogram and prostate cancer screening vouchers will be available to those who qualify.
The event, a partnership between NEA Baptist, Ritter Communications, East Arkansas Broadcasters (KFIN, KISS FM, The Wolf, etc.) and KAIT, hopes to also raise awareness and funds for breast and prostate cancer during Hope Week 2017.
Eligible recipients for the 3D mammogram vouchers should meet the following requirements:
- Must have a Primary Care Physician (A primary physician will be assigned to those who do not have one)
- Must be 40 +
- No unusual breast symptoms or prior history of breast cancer
- Have not received a screening mammogram in the past year
The voucher is good for one free 3D mammogram screening.
Eligible recipients for the prostate screening vouchers should meet the following requirements:
- Must be between the ages of 50 – 70 years old
- Have not received a prostate screening or seen a urologist within the past six months
- Blood draw on-site, (results given after physical exam is completed)
- Physical exam to be performed at clinic location
Early detection is key; resulting in quicker and better treatment for those with breast or prostate cancer. The screenings are an important part of early detection, as well as education about symptoms and risk factors. Everyone is encouraged to attend this free event to receive educational materials, to sign-up for the door prize and to enjoy lunch.
Volunteers from the sponsor organizations will be on site during the event with a Bucket Brigade to raise money for Susan G. Komen Foundation, the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation and HopeCircle, at the intersection of Highland Drive and Caraway. Participants can also stop at the tent in the parking lot to pick up a goody bag and educational material, enjoy refreshments and sign up to win a $100 Visa gift card.
Hope Week, sponsored by NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation, is a unique community-wide, week-long series of events and activities designed to salute and highlight the spirit of Hope and its importance in the life of our community. Hope Week is rooted in the belief that acts of goodwill are virtually always related to more beneficial life outcomes. For more information about Hope Week or to view a calendar of 2017 Hope Week events, visit www.NEABaptistFoundation.org.
NEA Baptist Health System comprises NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital, NEA Baptist Fowler Family Center for Cancer Care and NEA Baptist Clinic, northeast Arkansas’ largest physician group. The 228-bed hospital offers cancer care, heart care through the Heart Center, labor and delivery services through the hospital’s Women’s Center, as well as a number of inpatient and outpatient services, emergency care, and surgical services including weight loss surgery, neurology, respiratory care, and pulmonary rehabilitation. NEA Baptist Clinic’s over 100 physicians practice in more than 35 specialties and offer a wealth of services, from pediatrics to orthopedic services. For more information about NEA Baptist, please call 870-936-1000 or 870-936-8000 or visit www.neabaptist.com or www.neabaptistclinic.com.
Press Release – NEA Baptist