Whether you're looking for the latest announcements in world-class, comprehensive cancer care, a special event hosted by CARTI to fund new, state-of-the-art equipment, or the awarding of college scholarships to former patients, "CARTI in the News" can help you find out more.

Festival of Trees | Tree Decorating with KARK

November 7, 2019
As seen on KARK. Tree Decor co-chair Sonia Worsham and PR and communications specialist Allyson Pittman Gattin joined KARK’s DJ Williams for a preview of one of the 18 trees that will be available for purchase at this year’s Festival of Trees. Festival of Trees is a three-day event series including Sugar Plum Ball, Festival of… View Article


Sugar Plum Ball Fashion Preview

November 6, 2019
As seen on KARK. Co-chairs, Macey Wadley and Kayla Hilliard, joined KARK’s DJ Williams for a preview of holiday fashion fit for all of the Sugar Plum Ball princesses. Sugar Plum Ball is part of Festival of Trees, a three-day event series including Festival of Fashion and Tux n’ Trees. Proceeds from all three events support CARTI’s… View Article


Patient with incurable cancer fights for her life and undiagnosed patients

As seen on KTHV. The number of people living with undiagnosed diseases is unknown but considered to be vast. In one survey, patients in the United States with rare diseases had to go to the doctor an average of eight times to find answers. During that process, many were misdiagnosed two to three times or more…. View Article


Hazel Thomas’ Story | Survivor lives life in spite of chronic diagnosis

November 2, 2019
It was February 2001 when Hazel Thomas received news that would change her life forever. She was seeing her primary care physician for her annual checkup, which included routine blood work. She left feeling accomplished that she’d checked that task off her to-do list, so she was surprised when she heard from the physician a… View Article


Mary Parham’s Story | Breast cancer survivor stresses importance of routine mammogram

October 28, 2019
The Susan G. Komen Central Arkansas More than Pink Walk is this weekend, Saturday, October 26. Along with helping fund breast cancer research and patient care, it will also celebrate breast cancer survivors. Mary Parham is one of those. Parham – a mother, grandmother and great grandmother – was diagnosed with stage three evasive breast cancer in April 2018. As… View Article


Jan Crosby’s Story | It Takes a Village

October 18, 2019
A cancer diagnosis has a ripple effect that can touch the lives of those close to a patient, and even those who live far away. This sentiment was most recently felt with breast cancer patient Jan Crosby when she rang the bell, signifying that she had finished her final round of chemotherapy treatments. As she… View Article


Keri Hall’s Story | From Staff to Patient

October 10, 2019
As printed in the 2019 Cattle Baron’s Ball program, presented by the American Cancer Society A CARTI staff member faces a fear she had seen thousands of others take on before her. For 18 years, Keri Hall spent her days at CARTI Cancer Center in Little Rock as a front office representative at various physicians’… View Article


Alisha Guest’s Story | “I’m Not Going Anywhere!”

As printed in the 2019 Cattle Baron’s Ball program, presented by the American Cancer Society Alisha Guest is the 2019 Cattle Baron’s Ball Distinguished Survivor Award recipient. Alisha and her husband David live in Saline County. 16 months ago, Alisha received a cancer diagnosis after two years of seeking answers to distinct symptoms. We sat… View Article


Kelly Pittman’s Story | Girl, Be Brave

October 8, 2019
As seen in SavvyKids, October 2019. By Angela E. Thomas Last fall, 3-year old Bennett jumped in his mom’s lap to play. The toddler accidently hit mom Kelly Pittman’s chest, unknowingly causing her a bit of unusual pain. He also unknowingly helped save Kelly’s life. Kelly and Ben Pittman were pretty much living the American… View Article


Busting common myths about mammograms and breaking barriers to help people get them

October 7, 2019
As seen on THV11 This October, Susan G. Komen Arkansas is working to better educate men and women about breast cancer prevention ahead of their More Than Pink Walk. Their goal is to bust myths about mammograms and break down barriers that make it hard for women to get them. For Dr. Stacy Smith-Foley, Breast… View Article