The Sharon McGowan Breast Health Fund (SMBHF) was established through the Arlington County Medical Society Foundation (ACMSF) and the McGowan Family in 1997 in memory of Sharon McGowan, an Arlington resident, who
courageously fought breast cancer while raising seven children. The fund enables uninsured women and men in Arlington and Falls Church to access free mammograms, sonograms, biopsies, medical devices and medications for fighting breast cancer.
In 2008, The Sharon McGowan Breast Health Fund began collaborating with the Nurse Managed Health Center at Marymount University in order to improve prevention and treatment of breast cancer in our community’s vulnerable populations.
Thanks to generous contributions, the fund has provided for over 1500 mammograms, 225 comprehensive sonograms, and over 135 biopsies.
The SMBHF and The Arlington County Medical Society Foundation work hard to raise necessary funds that will benefit uninsured women and men in the Arlington and surrounding communities. Virginia Hospital Center and their Anesthesiologists, Oncologists, Pathologists, Surgeons, and Radiologists are at the service providing the care these patients need. It is our hope that these efforts will help to eradicate many cases of breast cancer by providing means for early detection.
We hope that we can count on you to join our efforts by attending our fundraising event and/or supporting our efforts with a donation of funds or auction item to be included in the Silent Auction at The SMBHF Gala on April 2, 2017 in the showroom of Mercedes-Benz of Arlington. Multiple local businesses participate in this annual community effort – live music, local food/beverages, unique silent auction items… and a great cause brings it all together!
$85/person admission goes to the Sharon McGowan Breast Health Fund Foundation. Please share – all are welcome!
Please RSVP to Michelle Saroff at ACMS/SMBHF:
4615 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22207