Thursday, December 4, 2008

ASLF Celebrates its 500th Mammogram Given at UIMCC

A Silver Lining Foundation recently celebrated a milestone-- the 500th ASLF-funded mammogram given at The University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago (UIMCC). Chicago resident Charlene Dodson was the lucky recipient on Friday, November 21 at UIMCC.

ASLF provides no cost screening mammograms, follow-up diagnostic testing, and other breast cancer resources to uninsured and underinsured patients. The foundation's Buy A Mom A Mammogram program funds screening mammograms at area hospitals to qualifying women in a timely, dignified and respectful manner.

"We celebrate this incredible milestone in honor of women like Charlene Dodson, who have benefited from our resources, and always have our unconditional support," said Dr. Sandy Goldberg, breast cancer survivor and ASLF founder. "We're fortunate to have our friends at UIMCC provide their time, and services for 500 mammograms (and counting)!"

And don't forget to celebrate the holidays with ASLF! Make sure your name is on Santa's list of "Nice" rather than "Naughty" by joining ASLF's Junior Board for the "Save the Girls Holiday Party" at Zella (1983 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago; 773-549-2910) on Friday, December 5 at 8:30 p.m.

"Save the Girls Holiday Party" will raise money to support Buy A Mom A Mammogram. Is there a better gift to give during the holidays?

While the December temperatures drop, you'll be enjoying the all-you-can-eat, all-you-can-drink party in a heated tent on Zella's outdoor patio. Advance tickets are $35, and can be purchased online at, with $40 admission at the door. All attendees will receive a raffle ticket for prizes like sporting tickets, mountain bikes, and much more.

For more information on ASLF, visit

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