The Sharon McGowan Breast Health Fund

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.

Thanks to generous contributions, the fund has provided for over 905 mammograms, 135 comprehensive sonograms, and over 108 biopsies.

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.

A Special Thank You to Virginia Hospital Center and their anesthesiologists, oncologists, pathologists, surgeons, and radiologists for donating their time and services to this cause!