Project Name: The Get Your Mammogram “GYM” Project
Grant Amount: $36,977
Organization: White River Health System, Inc.
Project Director: Dana Thomas
Address: 1710 Harrison St
Batesville, AR 72501
The Get Your Mammogram (GYM) Program will address the great need for breast health services and education of the women living in the rural, medically underserved counties of Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Lawrence, Sharp, Stone and VanBuren. The counties of Izard, Lawrence and Sharp have been identified by Komen as high priority target communities in the Northeast Arkansas Region. Women in the identified counties have higher incidences of breast cancer, higher death rates, higher late-stage diagnosis incidence and less than favorable screening incidences.