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5/9/2013

Belk to Offer Free Mammograms Across the Great State of Tennessee

The BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center, a 39-foot-long, state-of-the-art screening center on wheels, is now touring the great state of Tennessee to offer free, convenient mammogram screenings. The mobile center will visit Greeneville & Morristown in May and Johnson City & Kingsport in June and the free appointments may be scheduled now.  Women age 40 and over with no breast concerns, who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months and who have a primary care physician that the results may be sent to are eligible by calling 855-655-BMMC (2662) to schedule an appointment.  The van hours are 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. in each city, by appointment. The dates and locations are:   

Thur., May 9, Belk Foothills Mall, 173 Foothills Mall Drive, Maryville

Sat., May 11, Belk, Belk Plaza, 1516 Decatur Pike, Athens

Tue. & Wed, May 14-15, Belk Greeneville Commons, 1367 Tusculum Blvd., Greeneville

Fri. & Sat., May 17-18, Belk College Square Mall, 2550 E. Morris Blvd., Morristown

Tue. & Wed., June 18 & 19, Belk, The Mall at Johnson City, 2011 N Roan St, Johnson City

Fri. & Sat., June 21 & 22, Belk Fort Henry Mall, 2101 Fort Henry Dr., 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." 

Belk’s $6 million investment in this program marks the retailer’s deep commitment to women’s health issues and breast cancer education and is the company’s single largest charitable contribution to date. Belk is the only retailer of its kind to form a partnership alongside community and health organizations by extending breast cancer screening and increasing breast cancer awareness through its own operation. 

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

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