- (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.