The Illinois program that provides free mammogram screenings to uninsured women is chronically under funded and does not have enough money to cover services for even 10% of those who need them. This leads to long waitlists and fewer women receiving mammograms thereby increasing the amount of uninsured women across Metro Chicagoland walking among us with the possibility of having undiagnosed breast cancer. Their chance of survival decreases the longer these women go without a mammogram screening.
Beyond October! is a Metro-wide initiative that aims to emphasize the importance of mammograms beyond breast cancer month and will help to ease waitlists as we are expecting to have over 1,000 free mammograms to uninsured women in the Chicagoland area.
2013 BEYOND OCTOBER! KICKOFF EVENT IMAGES
BEYOND OCTOBER! CELEBRATING LIFE GALA
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
The 2nd Annual Celebrating Life Gala honoring the memory of Ruth Rothstein was held at the Irish American Heritage Center and attracted over 200 individuals, many of whom are healthcare professionals working in breast health and oncology. The Celebrating Life Gala provides critical funds to support the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force's efforts to improve the quality of breast care for the underserved and uninsured.