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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Women Take Charge Night

This December 6th, the office of Governor Blagojevich is sponsoring "Women Take Charge Night" at various locations around the state of Illinois. The events are being held in order to raise awareness about the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program, begun in 1995. The program offers free breast and cervical cancer screenings and treatment for eligible women who live in Illinois and do not have insurance.

These events are open to the public and are a great opportunity for women and their families to learn about important information regarding breast and cervical cancer. There will be prizes available and an RSVP is encouraged. To view the list of locations and to RSVP, click here.

Now that the holidays are upon us, many of us will be celebrating with close friends and family. It's not a favorite topic of conversation, but I challenge all of you to encourage your loved ones to get regular breast and cervical cancer screenings. Breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer in women and early detection is the best way to prevent death from the disease. Let them know you want them around for many more healthy years and many more happy holidays.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

For more information about breast and cervical cancer, check out these sites:

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

American Cancer Society

Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization

Technorati tags: tagname, breast cancer, cervical cancer, Planned Parenthood, cancer screening


Blogger g said...

Spreading breast cancer awareness, and cancer awareness in general, is extremely important and it's good to see these events organized. I am working as a community ambassador with Pantene Beautiful Lengths and Million Inch Chain. Together we are trying to gather 1 million inches of hair and turn them into wigs. We plan on providing these wigs free of charge to women affected by chemo related hair loss. For a lot of women that lose their to cancer treatment, it can be very extremely difficult to deal with. Our ultimate goal is to support these women in their difficult struggle by providing them with the confidence boost they may need.

I'm asking if any women out there could please help out by donating to this very worthy cause. You can either donate your hair, or pledge to donate your hair at a later time. If you would like more information please visit this website.

November 20, 2007 at 5:45 PM  

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