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Donation To The Iredell Health System Mammography Fund To Aid Davie County Women In Need

05/28/2014

STATESVILLE, NC - (May 28, 2014) – Iredell Health System announced today that the Smith and Davis Foundation of Mocksville, NC has given $3,000 to the Iredell Memorial Mammography Fund. The funds are designated for Davie County women who cannot afford mammography or breast ultrasound.

In the United States, breast cancer is the second leading cause of death for women with rates higher than any other cancer after lung cancer.

"Many uninsured women cannot afford a yearly mammogram," explained Lois Beckett, RTRM, coordinator of the Women's Center located on the campus of Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville. "Aside from lifestyle changes, the most important action a woman can take is to follow early detection guidelines – early detection is our greatest hope."

The Smith and Davis Foundation board includes John Singleton, director; Dr. James Evans, vice president; members Ed Moore and Amelia Latham.

Iredell's Mammography Fund serves women in need in Iredell and the surrounding counties. Women can call Iredell Memorial's Women Center at 704-878-4551 to see if they are eligible to receive a free mammogram.

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