Screening Saves Lives Campaign

 

 The Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP) provides free mammogram and Pap Test to low income uninsured women. African American and Latina women rely on this program more than any other group because they are more likely to be uninured. In February, Governor Rauner proposed to cut IBCCP by 50% for fiscal year 2016. These cuts will prevent many women from getting their recommended annual cancer screenings.

  icon 2017 IBCCP fact sheet
 

 Advocacy Day 2017 was Wednesday, May 10th! We look forward to seeing you next year!


We are calling all Fierce Ladies and Gents to join the Task Force as we embark on our Annual Advocacy Day to let our voices be heard for the sake of all Illinois women! 

We are urging the Illinois Governor and General Assembly to fund IBCCP at an effective funding level immediately. The budget impasse leaves the health of Illinois women in the balance. This is unacceptable! Frequent screening and early detection of cancer saves lives and is cost-effective – a win-win for everyone!  

As part of the Screening Saves Lives Campaign, the Fierce Ladies in Pink travel to Springfield for our Annual Advocacy Day. Advocates meet with elected officials to educate them on the importance of IBCCP to their communities.  The trip is open to anyone who is passionate about health equity and reducing the disparity in breast cancer mortality for women of color.

For more information or to learn about other ways to participate as an advocate, please email us at Advocacy@chicagobreastcancer.org or call Ariel Thomas at 312-942-0335. 

 



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