BENEFITING: METROPOLITAN CHICAGO BREAST CANCER TASK FORCE
The Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force saves lives by eliminating health inequities in the detection and treatment of breast cancer throughout the Chicago area and its surrounding communities.
Many women are not able to get care or don’t get the best quality of care, based on where they live, the type of insurance they have, how much money they earn and their race. These inequalities mean that women of color and poor women are more likely to die from breast cancer. This is unacceptable. Every woman should have the same access to high quality care.
The Task Force leaves no stone unturned, working collaboratively with our community to ensure that every woman has an equal chance at life when it comes to breast cancer.
Your commitment and donation will help to end health inequities and support:
- Advocacy to prevent massive cuts to breast cancer screening program and elimination of Illinois' breast cancer treatment program.
- Improvement in the quality of care delivered in hospitals and clinics for all women.
- Community education to raise awareness of the importance of breast cancer screenings and what constitutes high quality breast care.
- Navigation to free mammograms for uninsured women and help scheduling mammograms for all women, especially publicly insured women, along with assistance in accessing high quality diagnostics and treatment at comprehensive breast centers when needed.
By supporting the Task Force, you can make a difference. For more information, please visit our website at www.chicagobreastcancer.org.