The Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force (the Task Force) is celebrating a decade of progress with our 10th Anniversary on May 30th at the Geraghty.

The Task Force was founded in 2008 to directly address the wide disparity in survival rates between African American and White women in Chicago. At inception, African American women were 62% more likely to die of breast cancer compared to White women.  Today after a decade of hard work by the Task Force and our partners, we have reduced Chicago’s disparity to 39%.  Chicago is now #1 in the nation reducing Black deaths from breast cancer.

This milestone Gala will honor Dr. Larry and Mrs Michelle Goodman and the Rush community for all their support over the last decade, along with cancer survivor and Illinois’s new Attorney General Kwame Raoul. The evening promises to be inspirational featuring special guest author and New York Times Columnist Charles Blow as the keynote speaker and Terisa Griffin singing a tribute to Aretha Franklin.

The Celebrating Life Gala offers an opportunity to support our mission of eliminating disparities while also providing wide visibility among healthcare leaders for your participation.  Celebrating Life will attract over 700 of Chicago’s leading physicians, healthcare professionals, philanthropists, and community activists working in breast health, medical devices and oncology.  We receive consistent support from health and wellness organizations, healthcare providers, health insurers and pharmaceutical companies.  The Celebrating Life Gala is a prime way to network with many of our region’s health care professionals and companies involved in breast health, medical devices and oncology. 

Your partnership in Celebrating Life will demonstrate your commitment to health and wellness in some of Chicago’s most health challenged communities and will help save women’s lives. 

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