DALLAS (April 27, 2015) — Belk, the nation’s largest family owned and operated department store company, announced that its BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center will make its first visit to Belk stores in Texas beginning in May. The 39-foot state-of-the-art screening center offers mammograms to women over 40 in communities throughout Belk’s corporate footprint. The Center is a result of the retailer’s commitment to make breast cancer screening and awareness more available in local communities.
“It gives us great pride to bring Belk’s fight against breast cancer to the Texas communities where our associates and customers live and work,” said Jessica Graham, Belk's vice president of communications and community relations. “Our hope is that the BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center creates more awareness about breast cancer screenings and the importance of early detection.”
The BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center will make stops in the following Belk Texas locations:
- McKinney, May 13 – Eldorado Plaza, 2750 S. Central Expy.
- Greenville, May 15 – Crossroads Mall, 6834 Wesley Street Crossroads ML
- Waco, May 20 – Central Texas Marketplace, 2700 West Loop 340
- Waxahachie, May 22 – Waxahachie Towne Center, 1540 Highway 77N
- Dallas, June 3 – Galleria Dallas, 13550 Dallas Pkwy.
- Rockwall, June 5 – The Plaza at Rockwall, 1027 East I-30
- Kerrville, June 10 – River Hills Mall, 200 Sidney Baker South
- New Braunfels, June 11 – New Braunfels Town Center at Creekside, 240 Creekside Way
Click here for requirements for having a mammogram and also a full list of cities and dates which will be hosting the mobile.
The BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center offers free, convenient mammogram screenings for women age 40 and over with no breast concerns and who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months. Participants must register in advance and can make appointments by calling 1-855-655-BMMC (2662).
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. Participating patients and their primary care physicians will receive confidential results.
The Belk Mobile Mammography Center has screened more than 7,400 since the program launched in 2013. The Center has detected 36 cases of cancer over the two years of the program. To view a video about the first year of this program, click here.
About Belk, Inc.
Charlotte, N.C.-based Belk, Inc. (belk.com) is the nation's largest family owned and operated department store company with 297 Belk stores located in 16 Southern states and a growing digital presence. Its belk.com website offers a wide assortment of national brands and private label fashion apparel, shoes and accessories for the entire family along with top name cosmetics, a wedding registry and a large selection of quality merchandise for the home. Founded in 1888 by William Henry Belk in Monroe, N.C., the company is in the third generation of Belk family leadership and has been committed to community involvement since its inception. In the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2015, the company and its associates, customers and vendors donated more than $21.5 million to communities within Belk market areas.
Belk offers many ways to connect via digital and social media, including Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube, Google Plus and Belk Blog, and provides exclusive offers, fashion updates, sales notifications and coupons via email or mobile phone text messages. Customers can also download the latest Belk mobile apps for the iPad, iPhone or Android.
About Charlotte Radiology
Established in Charlotte, N.C. in 1967, Charlotte Radiology is one of the largest and most progressive radiology groups in the country with approximately 90 radiologists specialized in areas ranging from breast imaging to pediatric radiology. In addition to offering 24/7 coverage for more than 11 hospitals, the practice operates 13 breast centers, two vascular and interventional clinics and jointly owns and reads for Carolinas Imaging Services. In February 2011, Charlotte Radiology launched its mobile breast services across five counties in the greater Charlotte region. Today, two mobile units travel some 2,000 miles each month to bring early breast cancer screenings and detection closer to where women live and work. Accredited by the American College of Radiology, certified by the FDA and recognized as a Breast Center of Excellence, Charlotte Radiology is a national advocate for breast health awareness, collaborating with community partners and foundations to educate women about the importance of early breast cancer detection. Serving more than 100,000 women per year, Charlotte Radiology provides compassionate care, state-of-the-art care including digital mammography, breast MRI and computer-aided detection. Learn more online at charlotteradiology.com. To connect with Charlotte Radiology via Facebook, go to: facebook.com/CharlotteRadiology.