Medical Mission, A Day of Caring set for Aug. 1

As part of its mission to help create a healthy community, Unity Health is planning the 19th annual A Day of Caring to be held Saturday, Aug. 1, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Ganus Athletic Center on the campus of Harding University located at the corner of Burks Blvd. and East Park Ave.

A Day of Caring, a community-wide outreach program, is designed to help the uninsured and underinsured residents of White County. Free medical, dental and eye screenings will be provided; additional services offered include haircuts, immunizations and pap exams. Items such as school supplies, Bibles, children’s socks and shoes, underwear, diapers, bags of groceries and personal care products will also be distributed. Various health screenings and social service information will be provided. Please note that children must be present to receive school supplies, socks/underwear and diapers.

For children and teens, the 22nd Annual Shots for Tots and Teens will be held in conjunction with A Day of Caring. A parent or guardian is required to bring the child’s shot record in order to receive immunizations.

Partnerships between Unity Health and community businesses and organizations, along with hundreds of nurses, Unity Health associates and volunteers throughout Searcy, are vital to the success of this outreach program. Last year, more than 400 extraordinary volunteers united to provide needed services that helped more than 1,800 people.

“Our hospital looks forward to A Day of Caring each year, and we strive to serve as many people as possible through this outreach,” said Unity Health Marketing Director Brooke Pryor. “It is incredible to see our community unite for this important cause. We are so thankful to the hundreds of volunteers, organizations and businesses that contribute to this medical mission and help us create a healthy community.”

Unity Health welcomes individuals, clubs, churches and organizations to be involved through collecting personal care items including bar soap, shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, toothbrushes and toothpaste. Non-perishable food items are also appreciated to stock the A Day of Caring Food Bank. Other ways to get involved include volunteering to help set up for the event and helping volunteer at the event. For more information about the event or how to volunteer, please contact Unity Health Event Specialist Anna Brumfield at (501) 278-3230 or via email at

As the leading healthcare provider in an eight-county area, Unity Health and its associates strive to improve the quality of health and well-being for the communities it serves through compassionate care. Unity Health is the largest employer in an eight-county area with more than 2,000 associates. The Searcy facility has a combined total of 438 licensed beds and a medical staff of 150 physicians that specialize in various areas of healthcare.

In addition to the White County Medical Center and Specialty Care Campuses, Unity Health in Searcy includes Unity Health – Clarity Health and Wellness, Unity Health – Family Practice Associates, Unity Health – Urgent Care, Unity Health – McAfee Medical Clinic, Unity Health - Orthopaedic and Spine Center, Unity Health – Searcy Medical Center and Unity Health – Searcy Medical Center, West, Unity Health – Westside Family Medical Clinic, Unity Health Cardiology Clinic and Unity Health Oncology Clinic.