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 71% for fiscal year 2016. These cuts will prevent many women from getting their recommended annual cancer screenings.
The goal of Screening Saves Lives Campaign is to ensure that the state program is fully funded to cover ALL eligible uninsured women. We are urging the Illinois Governor and General Assembly to fund IBCCP at an effective funding level.
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. This year we will be traveling to Springfield on May 14, 2015. The trip is open to anyone who is passionate about health equity and reducing the disparity in breast cancer mortality for women of color.
To sign up to be a Fierce Lady in Pink, click here.
For more information on how to make your voice heard and join our Screening Saves Lives Campaign email us at email@example.com to get involved.