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UAMS News Bureau

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Little Rock, AR 72205-7199

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News Release
Friday, October 23, 2009
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Leslie W. Taylor, 501-686-8998
Wireless phone: 501-951-7260
Leslie@uams.edu
Jerri Jackson, 501-686-8149
Wireless phone: 501-920-6977
Pager: 501-395-5989
Jerri@uams.edu

LITTLE ROCK – An evening of modern dance is on tap to benefit the Witness Project, a community-based cancer education program of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Public Health.

The 3rd annual Breast Cancer Dance Project will be held from 3 – 6 p.m. Nov. 8 at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute in the 10th floor Walton Auditorium. The public is invited to attend the evening of modern dance for free, but donations to the Witness Project will be accepted.

Donations from last year’s event helped the Witness Project reach more than 1,200 women with information about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Money raised has also helped successfully refer approximately 250 women for mammograms and clinical breast exams.

The Witness Project educates African-American and medically underserved women and refers them to low-cost or free mammograms and clinical breast exams in their communities. Mobile mammography units provide screenings for women living in counties with limited access to certified mammography facilities.

All donations to the Witness Project through the Breast Cancer Dance Project are tax deductible. Donations will be collected at the event, or you can make checks payable to:
The Witness Project, 4301 W. Markham, Slot 820, Little Rock, AR, 72205.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a new 540,000-square-foot hospital, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has 2,775 students and 748 medical residents. Its centers of excellence include the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. It is the state’s largest public employers with more than 10,000 employees, including nearly 1,150 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit www.uams.edu or uamshealth.com.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a northwest Arkansas regional campus; a statewide network of regional centers; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute, the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the Translational Research Institute. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 3,021 students, 789 medical residents and two dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including about 1,000 physicians and other professionals who provide care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS regional centers throughout the state. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

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