Friday, October 17, 2008

Mammograms and Saturday Mornings - Oh my!

Nothing good to watch on Saturday Mornings? How about taking a break from the cartoons and checking in on issues that matter. This Saturday's edition of Adelante Chicago on Chicago's WGN - 9 will feature A Silver Lining Foundation's Dr. Sandy Goldberg and Northwestern University's Dr. Virginia Bishop, who also has a private practice in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.

Hosted by Lourdes Duarte, the doctors will discuss the raising awareness of the need for mammography and address areas of resistance to testing in Chicago’s Spanish speaking community. Be sure to check the show out, or set your Tivo's and DVRs for Saturday morning, October 18th at 6:30 a.m.

Although this half-hour show focuses on the Hispanic community, the information Dr. Sandy and Dr. Bishop will discuss is universal – going beyond heritage or ethnicity since breast cancer can affect family and friends, neighbors and people you have not yet met. Take the initiaitve and learn some facts from two women who work tirelessly to get the word out on fighting breast cancer.

Sometimes, taking the first step in preventing breast cancer and illness is as easy as visiting your local high school. On Saturday October 25, A Silver Lining Foundation will host their 3rd Community Health Fair at Roberto Clemente High School (1147 North Western Avenue, Chicago IL 60622).

Sponsored by Banco Popular, this popular community outreach event welcomes everyone. No cost testing of various types are available including pre-qualifying for no cost screening mammograms.

Sounds like a great day to take care of yourself!

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