The Illinois program that provides free mammogram screenings to uninsured women 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 in the city of Chicago 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 city wide initiative that aims to emphasize the importance of mammograms beyond breast cancer month and will help to ease waitlists by providing 800 free mammograms to uninsured women in Chicago. The Task Force will continue to register women for free mammograms until the end of the year or until all free mammograms have been depleted.
To sign up for your free mammogram, Call us at 312-942-1899.
November 1, 2012 – Beyond October Kickoff Event
December 1, 2012 – Beyond October Closing Celebration
Hospitals donating mammograms
Rush University Medical Center: 200
University of Chicago: 200
St. Bernard Hospital: 150
Loyola University Medical Center: 100
Roseland Hospital: 100
University of Illinois Hospital and Health System: 100
Alexian Brothers Medical Center: 50
Rush Oak Park Hospital: 50
Advocate Christ Medical Center: 35
Advocate South Suburban Hospital: 15
Northwestern Memorial Hospital: through partners
Mercy Hospital and Medical Center – key partner for diagnostic follow up