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Free Mammogram Clinic Is Filling Up

Maleta Reynolds (L), incoming chair of the Hopkins County Health Care Foundation, and Paul Harvey (R), president of CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs, discuss details of the upcoming mammogram clinic with CMF-SS employees Chasity Collins (Standing L), director of Radiology, and Sherry Moore (Standing R), director of Community Benefit.

The Hopkins County Health Care Foundation (HCHCF) and CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs (CMF-SS) are partnering to offer a free mammogram clinic for uninsured women in Hopkins County over the age of 40.

Women called before the clinic’s announcement to make their appointments for what has become an annual community offering.
“The Health Care Foundation Board was eager to continue the free mammogram clinic, which has been such a blessing for local women,” said Sharla Campbell, outgoing chair of the HCHCF. “The grant we had received in the past was no longer available, so we allocated part of the proceeds of the third annual Designer Handbag Bingo to keep mammograms accessible for uninsured women.”

The clinic will run for two days: Saturday, October 15, and Saturday, October 29, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm., and they take appointments on a first-come, first-served basis.

In addition to the $10,000 raised through the third annual Designer Handbag Bingo held in August, CMF–SS President Paul Harvey announced at the bingo event that the hospital would match the $10,000 pledged by the Foundation.

Harvey stated, “We have seen what an impact this free clinic has in the community and are proud to work with the Foundation to continue to serve Hopkins County in this way.”

In addition to the $20,000 provided by the HCHCF and CCF-SS, bingo players generously donated to help fund this popular outreach program. In addition, women and men at the event donated $2,168 to support the clinic.

Incoming HCHCF Chair Maleta Reynolds shared her thoughts on the clinic. “The Foundation is here to benefit the citizens of Hopkins County by supporting great health care. With almost 19% of our uninsured residents, the Board knew that this clinic is necessary for Hopkins County women.”

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and a good time for all women to schedule mammograms.

Eligible women wanting the free mammogram clinic should call 903-438-4325 to make an appointment.

The Hopkins County Health Care Foundation was founded in 1997 and is an IRS-designated 501 (c) three non-profit that an independent board of directors governs. The Foundation exists to assist CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs in its mission to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.