Sunday, April 18, 2010

Find a Cure

On Thursday I posted A Friend Online.
On Friday her battle against breast cancer ended.
On Saturday I attended a fundraiser to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Tomorrow I drive to Michigan to pay my respects to an amazing young woman. Her story will not end just because her life did.

For her. For my Mom (a breast cancer survivor). My Grandma. And the other half a dozen women in my family who have fought breast cancer. Support screenings, research, treatment and a cure.

Here are resources for women in the Chicago area from

Buy a Mom a Mammogram (312) 345-1322
Free mammograms and diagnostic testing

Breast Health Outreach (866) 88-ACCESS
Screenings and treatment to low income and medically underserved women

Bright Pink Outreach Program for High Risk Women (312) 519-9509
Breast cancer education for high risk young women

Breast Cancer Screening Program (630) 682-7400
Breast cancer screenings for low income uninsured minority women

Breast Care for Low-Income Women (847) 316-1000
Free mammogram screenings for low income uninsured Hispanic and African American women in Northern Chicago and Evanston

Breast Care for Low Income Women Program (773) 278-2000
Breast cancer education and outreach to low income uninsured and underinsured African American and Hispanic women of the Near West Chicago.

Hispanic Breast Awareness Campaign (312) 482-6301
Education to low income Hispanic women

VNA Breast Cancer Screening for Underserved (630) 978-2532
Free mammogram screening for low income uninsured Hispanic and African American women in the Aurora and Elgin area

Breast Cancer Prevention for Asian Women (630) 355-4322
Breast cancer screening and outreach for Asian community in DuPage, Will and Cook counties

ENCOREplus (847) 662-4247
Provides low income and under/uninsured minority women in Lake County with outreach, breast cancer education and mammography services

Breast & Cervical Cancer Screening Program (312) 666-3494
Breast health education, clinical breast exams, and screenings for women in Albany Park

Project Access (815) 334-8987
No cost/low cost clinic for low income and medically underserved Hispanic women in McHenry County

Save Our Sisters (630) 835-1430
Health education and outreach to South Asian and Middle Eastern communities

State of the Art Breast Cancer Risk & Prevention Program for Underserved Women
(312) 864-4457
Breast cancer risk assessment and genetic counseling for minority women

Breast Health Awareness Peer Education Project (773) 572-6981
Healthcare and wellness programs for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender persons

Breast Cancer Early Detection Project for Korean Women (773) 583-5501
Outreach services to increase breast cancer awareness in the Korean American Community

Whole Women, Whole Health (312) 567-6724
Complementary alternative care, massage, acupuncture, yoga, counseling and meditation to breast cancer patients

Su Salud/Su Vida (Your Heath/Tour Life) (708)597-2000
Breast cancer education and early detection workshops for low income uninsured Chinese women in Chicago's South Side

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