About ALAS-WINGS

ALAS-WINGS, a 501(c)(3) non-for profit organization, is dedicated to empowering Hispanic/Latina women about breast cancer awareness through comprehensive education and support for all women faced with breast cancer diagnosis and survivorship.

The inception of ALAS arose out of very humble circumstances with the dreams and passion of one Latina breast cancer survivor.  Starting with the minimum essentials, ALAS has established loyal relationships with most major  hospitals, medical facilities, Latino organizations and businesses throughout  the Chicago land area, all of which have provided support for the efforts of ALAS to help uninsured and underserved Latina women and their families.

ALAS differentiates itself from other breast cancer organizations by offering face-to-face tangible services in every phase of the breast cancer process, from diagnosis to survivorship.    In addition to providing emotional counseling through support groups, health education and breast cancer screenings, ALAS works with the community to provide bras, wigs and prostheses; arranges for free transportation to hospitals for mammograms and other diagnostic services, and provides mentoring about the complex medical processes involved with cancer treatment.  The goal of ALAS is to enable Hispanic/Latina women to receive the very best care and encouragement possible so they can move beyond cancer and begin living fulfilled and happy lives again.

Education is key to preventing the rising number of breast cancer patients in this growing demographic. ALAS has the desire, passion and knowledge required to accomplish this goal.