St. Bernards honored for its work with Komen for the Cure | Health
According to the Arkansas Affiliate of Komen for the Cure, St. Bernards Healthcare is doing "exemplary work…ensuring women in the northeast part of the state have their breast health needs met."
On March 30, in Little Rock, St. Bernards won the state organization's highest honor: the Hickingbotham Award for Service.
Known as a "hero and leadership award," it is named in honor of businessman Frank Hickingbotham of Little Rock and his family who were founding sponsors of the Arkansas Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
In a press release from St. Bernards Medical Center, Administrator Michael K. Givens said:
“We have a wonderful team of healthcare professionals who are dedicated to providing the very best breast healthcare possible to residents of Northeast Arkansas. The team is passionate about supporting Komen and about increasing the awareness of breast cancer and the importance of screening and early detection….
We are pleased to support Komen in many ways, including sponsoring the St. Bernards Pink Warriors team that typically includes 600 or so women who take part in the Arkansas Affiliate’s Race for the Cure in Little Rock, sponsoring a fashion show – Runway for the Cure – annually to benefit Komen and encouraging local participation in Passionately Pink Day.”
Komen officials also awarded St. Bernards two grants: $123,575 for its BreastAssured VII program and another for the Bringing Mobile Mammography to Your Community program.