Free Mammogram Screenings Offered in Buckhead This Week

The BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center will be stationed at Phipps Plaza on Saturday.

The BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center. Courtesy Belk
The BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center. Courtesy Belk
Patch Staff Report

The BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center, a 39-foot-long, state-of-the-art screening center on wheels, will stop at Belk stores in Marietta, Kennesaw and Buckhead, during the week of March 17 to offer free, convenient mammogram screenings. 

Women age 40 and over with no breast concerns, who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months and have a primary care physician are eligible by calling 855-655-BMMC (2662) to schedule an appointment. The dates and locations are:

March 18, 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Marietta – Belk, Village Green Shopping Center – 3636 Dallas Highway, Marietta 30064

March 20, 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Kennesaw – Belk, TownCenter Mall – 400 Ernest W. Barrett Parkway, Kennesaw 30144

March 22, 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Atlanta – Belk, Phipps Plaza – 3500 Peachtree Road, Atlanta 30326

After receiving their mammograms, women also can visit the Intimate Apparel area in their Belk stores to receive complimentary bra fittings.

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. Confidential results will be sent to the patient and her primary care physician.

Belk, the nation’s largest privately operated department store, launched BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography in 2013 in partnership with Charlotte Radiology.

This mobile mammography center will bring convenient, digital screening and awareness to all Belk markets with the journey beginning in 232 stores throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia through January 2015.

In its first year, the mobile unit performed more than 4,500 mammograms throughout the Southeast that resulted in 14 cancer diagnoses. 

Belk’s $6 million investment in this program marks the retailer’s deep commitment to women’s health issues and breast cancer education and is the company’s single largest charitable contribution to date. Belk is the only retailer of its kind to form a partnership alongside community and health organizations by extending breast cancer screening and increasing breast cancer awareness through its own operation.

For more information, call 855-655-BMMC (2662) or go to www.belk.com/pink.


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