SUSAN G. KOMEN CHICAGO AND TRIAGE CANCER DEVELOP INNOVATIVE RESOURCE GUIDE FOR SURVIVORS

PinkPrint Breast Cancer Resource Guide Now Available on Komen Chicago Website

CHICAGO, IL, May 6, 2015/PRNewswire/ – To address the unmet needs of breast cancer survivors, Komen Chicago and Triage Cancer have partnered to develop a new website, Survivorship PinkPrint at www.SurvivorshipPinkPrint.org. Funded through a generous donation from the Martin and Mary L. Boyer Foundation, the site provides information and resources regarding employment, disability insurance and health insurance that can be impacted by a cancer diagnosis.

“Battling breast cancer, as well as understanding the complexities of health insurance and employment laws is overwhelming,” commented Leticia J. Kees, Komen Chicago’s Director of Community Programs and Partnerships. “This incredible new resource provides the answers and access to information so survivors have a place to turn to for support.”

“This project is unique because it not only provides critical information to people about their rights and options, but it leads them step by step to the most relevant information for their situation,” noted Monica Bryant, Chief Operating Officer of Triage Cancer.

To raise funds to provide additional programming for breast health and breast cancer care, treatment and support to individuals in the local community, the Mother’s Day Race for the Cure will be held on Sunday, May 10th in Grant Park.

Information about the 2015 Mother’s Day Race for the Cure:

  • Sunday, May 10th, in Grant Park at 8:00 am.
  • 10K or 5K Timed Race, 5K Walk or 1-Mile Fun Walk.
  • Post-Race performances by Broadway cast members of The Book of Mormon and Beyond Words Dance Company.
  • To register or volunteer, visit komenchicago.org.

About Susan G. Komen®
 – Chicagoland Area Affiliate

The Chicagoland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen was established in 1997 and holds two Race for the Cure events annually in Chicago and Lombard. Komen Chicago recently awarded over $1 million to 14 organizations for 2015. Since its inception, Komen Chicago has awarded over $16 million towards the fight against breast cancer by funding grassroots breast health navigation, breast cancer screening and treatment projects. In addition, Komen Chicago has funded approximately $4.5 million in research. For more information, call 773-444-0061 or visit www.komenchicago.org.

 

Contact: Wendy Rutman

Komen Chicago, 773-444-0061

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