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September 2019

Sep 7

Fall Advocacy Kickoff & Training

Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force is an organization dedicated to reducing breast cancer disparities in the Chicago area. In the years leading up to us starting our work, Black women in Chicago were 68% more likely that White women to die from breast cancer, even though they were diagnosed less often. After 10 years of hard work - including time spent educating, navigating, and researching quality issues in Chicago area facilities - the Task Force is happy to report that the disparity has shrunk considerably. However, there is still work to be done. Women of color in Chicago still bear the burden of breast cancer deaths by nearly 40% and that is due, in part, to unequal access to high quality care. The Task Force believes ALL women should have access to life saving screenings. Therefore, we are inviting YOU to join us in the fight for health equity.

Join the Task Force at its Fall Advocacy Council Kickoff & Training to learn more about what it means to be an advocate.

There are two workshops you may choose from; both will include a presentation that covers breast cancer basics, an overview of the legislative process, and tips for local advocacy. Food will be served. Additional information can be found on the info sheet attached, or feel free to call Anna at 312-942-5599 with questions.

Date/Time: Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 10:00am or
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 6:00pm
Location: Saturday: Back of the Yards Library,
Tuesday: 300 S Ashland, Lower Level Conference Room
Register: bit.ly/2JEciMB

How do I know if I would make a good advocate?
- You have attended one of the Task Force's advocacy days in Springfield
- You or someone close to you has been affected by breast cancer
- You care about women's health issues (especially those that affect women of color) in your community and beyond
- You want to make a lasting change that will ensure future generations have access to high quality health care


Sep 10

Fall Advocacy Kickoff & Training

Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force is an organization dedicated to reducing breast cancer disparities in the Chicago area. In the years leading up to us starting our work, Black women in Chicago were 68% more likely that White women to die from breast cancer, even though they were diagnosed less often. After 10 years of hard work - including time spent educating, navigating, and researching quality issues in Chicago area facilities - the Task Force is happy to report that the disparity has shrunk considerably. However, there is still work to be done. Women of color in Chicago still bear the burden of breast cancer deaths by nearly 40% and that is due, in part, to unequal access to high quality care. The Task Force believes ALL women should have access to life saving screenings. Therefore, we are inviting YOU to join us in the fight for health equity.

Join the Task Force at its Fall Advocacy Council Kickoff & Training to learn more about what it means to be an advocate.

There are two workshops you may choose from; both will include a presentation that covers breast cancer basics, an overview of the legislative process, and tips for local advocacy. Food will be served. Additional information can be found on the info sheet attached, or feel free to call Anna at 312-942-5599 with questions.

Date/Time: Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 10:00am or
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 6:00pm
Location: Saturday: Back of the Yards Library,
Tuesday: 300 S Ashland, Lower Level Conference Room
Register: bit.ly/2JEciMB

How do I know if I would make a good advocate?
- You have attended one of the Task Force's advocacy days in Springfield
- You or someone close to you has been affected by breast cancer
- You care about women's health issues (especially those that affect women of color) in your community and beyond
- You want to make a lasting change that will ensure future generations have access to high quality health care


Sep 18

Cocktail for a Cause

Wednesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dukes Cocktail Lounge/121 E 79th St., Chicago, IL 60619


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