Cancer Prevention and Wellness  

Educational programs and early detection opportunities are a key component of the services we provide as we seek to promote the overall health and well-being of the residents of Northwest Arkansas. Hope Cancer Resources provides programs to increase awareness of high-risk behaviors, early warning signs, symptoms, available treatments and support services.

We have two health educators who provide free cancer prevention education to employers, schools, churches, businesses and civic organizations in Northwest Arkansas. Prevention education includes skin wellness, informational seminars on the basics of cancer, and tobacco prevention and cessation. For more information or to set up a cancer education seminar, contact Sandy Prince at 479-361-5847 or email

Sandy Prince
VP of Cancer Prevention
& Education

Casey Shelor
Director of Cancer Prevention & Wellness

Abbie Sudduth, CHES
Education Program Specialist


Our Save-A-Life program provides financial assistance for screening and diagnostic tests for breast, colorectal, prostate and skin cancers with a physician’s referral for the uninsured or under-insured; providing access to early detection, offering a better chance for a cure. We will process the application for assistance through the Save-A-Life program and guide through the health care system to help prevent and eliminate barriers to quality care and treatment. For more information, contact Abbie Sudduth, CHES at 479-361-5847 or email .

Wellness Center for Hope
Wellness is a dynamic process of change and growth in becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. The mission of our new wellness program is to promote wellness and healthy living in cancer survivors, their caregivers and others in our community by offering access to knowledge and a variety of health-oriented activities. Goals of the program include:
     To restore physical activity in the lives of cancer survivors through yoga, light      exercise and weight training.
     To optimize nutrition and healthy weight of cancer survivors through nutrition      interventions, stress reduction and adequate sleep.
     To foster the development of healthy behaviors and lifestyles in cancer survivors      through tobacco cessation and motivational and solution-focused therapy.

All services will be offered free of charge. For more information about this new program, please contact Casey Shelor, MS, CHES, CTTS at

The Cancer Prevention and Wellness programs are supported in part by the Cancer Challenge, Susan G. Komen-Ozark Affiliate, Arkansas Cancer Coalition, Hope Cancer Resources Foundation, and corporate and individual donations.