With a heart to help women struggling in their healthcare journey, The Mercy Foundation is focusing its 20th annual “Dickey Ray Project” on Mercy’s Sister to Sister Fund. Dedicated to women qualifying for assistance, the fund helps with cancer care and breastfeeding services and education. Women approved for financial assistance will have access to products at the Mercy’s Sisters Women’s Health Boutique located inside of Mercy’s Clinic on highway 102, 3101 SE 14th Street in Bentonville, Ark. The health store has trained fit specialists on staff to provide in-store, complimentary, private fitting services for breast forms/prosthesis and bras. The boutique will also carry post surgery camisoles, Juzo Compression sleeves and Lindi Skincare.
Named after Dick Trammel, a Mercy board member, the “Dickey Ray Project,” is a long-time tradition started ten years ago. Charity Ball attendees are challenged to raise $75,000 in ten minutes. This year, anyone in the community with a heart for Mercy’s Sister to Sister Fund can give to the “Dickey Ray Project” by logging onto Donate To Dickey Ray Project. “Every year we pick a project that truly can change lives,” said Clark Ellison, regional vice president for the Mercy Foundation. “This one hits close to home for so many. Daughters, sisters, friends and mothers around our region will be helped because of the generosity of our NWA Community.”
Set for December 7th, Mercy’s Charity Ball, is known as one of the most exciting and entertaining NWA event of the year. “With new twists and turns planned, this year is going to be one attendees will not forget,” “It’s our 20th year, and thanks to the help of our local vendor partners, let’s just say we have an action packed evening planned.” The proceeds from the charity ball go to enhance health care services, support patient education, purchase equipment, fund building projects and fund charity care at Mercy Northwest Arkansas.