Josetta Wilkins Awards

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BreastCare’s Josetta Wilkins Awards are given annually to a volunteer individual, a professional individual and an organization that make the fight against breast cancer a top priority and raise breast cancer awareness in Arkansas. The awards are named in honor of former state representative Dr. Josetta Wilkins of Pine Bluff, whose tireless efforts in the legislature resulted in the establishment of the BreastCare program. Individuals and organizations may be nominated for their work in breast cancer education, research, advocacy, treatment, support or services for those in need.

Recipients of this award share Dr. Wilkins’ passion and determination for the fight against breast cancer in Arkansas. Those were the characteristics that helped Dr. Josetta Wilkins lead the legislature in the passage of the Breast Cancer Act of 1997 which ultimately led to the creation of the Arkansas BreastCare program. BreastCare is a comprehensive program that provides breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services at no cost for Arkansas women who have no health insurance.

To nominate an individual or organization, go to

2013 Award Winners

  • Chad Sullivan, Individual Winner
  • Donna Terrell, Individual Winner
  • Dr. Dana Abraham, Professional Winner
  • CARTI, Organization Winner

Picture: Left to Right: Dr. Dana Abraham, Jan Burford (CARTI), Josetta Wilkins, Donna Terrell, and Chad Sullivan
Josetta Wilkins Awards - Chad Sullivan - Video
Josetta Wilkins Awards - Donna Terrell - Video
Josetta Wilkins Awards - Dr. Dana Abraham - Video

Josetta Wilkins Awards - CARTI - Video

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During this month we recognize the importance of prevention and early detection in the fight against breast cancer. Mammograms save lives. They are the best way to find breast cancer early. If you are 40 or older, talk to your doctor about when to start getting mammograms. Click here to find out if you qualify for BreastCare.

ADH Healthy Steppers Team at ADH Rally for the Cure

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Right to left: Angie Hill (Radioactive Materials Program), Lynn Davis (Mammography), Carolyn Schmidt (Emergency Management), Sherry Watkins (X-ray/Mammography), and Donna Thompson (Mammography)
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2012 Komen Arkansas Race for the Cure

Approximately 40,000 people attended this year’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Little Rock!  Thanks to all of the supporters of this wonderful cause, this event is are ranked 5th nationally for attendance. Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure-Arkansas funds breast cancer research, innovative outreach, and awareness programs for the underserved in Arkansas. The ADH Healthy Steppers team won an award for the largest enrollment for a government agency.

Left to Right: (Back) Amy O’Regan, RoseAnn Carter Foster, Dave Kern, Audra Walters, Terrell Allen, (Front) Angie Hill, Patricia McManus, Meghan Hunt

News Releases

BreastCare Awarded Largest Grant Among 23 Arkansas Organizations