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CARTI Receives $55,000 Arkansas Cancer Coalition Grant

CARTI has been awarded a $55,000 grant from the Arkansas Cancer Coalition to help implement cancer control efforts in support of the Arkansas Cancer Plan.

“We are incredibly thankful for this generous gift from our friends at the Arkansas Cancer Coalition,” says Katherine L. Friend, CFRE, CARTI Foundation president.  “This grant will directly benefit the CARTI Transportation Assistance program which is designed to reduce treatment barriers faced by our most vulnerable patients.”

Friend said the grant will improve the ability for qualifying cancer patients, regardless of geography, to receive treatment, focus on recovery and increase their chance of becoming cancer free.

“The Arkansas Cancer Coalition is committed to reducing the human suffering and economic burden from cancer for the citizens of Arkansas,” said Trena Mitchell, ACC executive director. “By partnering with academic and community-based organizations, we can multiply our efforts by reaching those in counties with the highest needs.”

“CARTI is highly qualified to make an impact on reducing the impact of cancer by implementing the goals and strategies of the Arkansas Cancer Plan,” said Mitchell.

The Arkansas Cancer Coalition provides an overview of the current status of cancer control in Arkansas, maintains a plan of cancer control goals and strategies, and improves the quality of life for those persons affected by cancer.  For more information, contact the Arkansas Cancer Coalition at 501-404-2363 or visit

CARTI is a not-for-profit, multi-disciplinary cancer care provider offering medical and surgical oncology, diagnostic radiology and radiation oncology at locations throughout the state to provide convenient access for cancer patients.  Chemotherapy is offered in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Benton, Clinton, Conway, El Dorado, Heber Springs, Russellville and Stuttgart. Radiation therapy is offered in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Conway, Mountain Home and Searcy.

The CARTI Foundation was incorporated in 1983 as a non-profit organization to assist CARTI in meeting the current and future needs of Arkansas cancer patients and their families.