Programs

1: Support Groups

Support groups are offered to provide a venue for cancer survivors and their family and friends to share their stories, concerns and celebrations. It is a place that provides empathic, emotional support for Hispanic/Latinas  faced with breast cancer. These groups are facilitated in Spanish. Learn more

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2: ALAS On Wheels – The Mobile Salon™

The goal of ALAS on Wheels: The Mobile Salon™ program is to help survivors regain their sense of well-being, body image and self esteem, important componentes of treating the whole person. Through this signature program, ALAS on Wheels: The Mobile Salon™, ALAS-WINGS provides prosthetic bras, wigs, and prostheses at no cost to breast cancer patients with limited financial resources. Products are fitted by professionals. Some of our partners throughout Chicago and the suburbs include: Erie Family Health Center, Gilda’s Club, Loretto Hospital, Logan Square Neighborhood Association, Saint Anthony Hospital, Rush Copley Hospital.

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3: Educational Workshops

This program is the core of Breast Health Awareness and prevention. Women are taught the value of early detection and the importance of breast health awareness. ALAS assists in the explanation and demonstration of proper breast self-examination technique. Hispanic/Latina women also receive guidance and support as they navigate through the complex process of cancer treatment, especially if further testing is recommended.

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