Empowering Hispanic women about breast cancer awareness.
ALAS-WINGS mission is to enhance the quality of life for the Latino community by providing breast health awareness, education, mental health and emotional support programs for Hispanic/Latina women and their families. All ALAS-Wings programs are free and conducted in Spanish.
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 Latina women faced with breast cancer diagnosis, and survivorship. ALAS was founded out of very humble circumstances from the dreams and passion of one Latina breast cancer survivor. Starting from scratch, ALAS has become the pre-eminent Latina focused cancer support organization in Chicago. ALAS has established loyal relationships with most major hospitals, medical facilities, Latino organizations, and businesses throughout the Chicago land area, all of which 2 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 personalized, face-to-face tangible services in every phase of the breast cancer process, from diagnosis to survivorship. In addition to providing support groups, mental and physical health education, yoga and nutritional education, ALAS works with the community to provide mentoring about the complex medical processes involved with cancer treatment.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, we transitioned to a 100% virtual platform to continue providing education, mental health, yoga, and support groups services. Through our virtual platforms we now reach women and institutions globally. ALAS participants and speakers are from the US, Mexico, and South America. All ALAS’ programs are FREE. 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 reducing the rising number of breast cancer patients in this growing demographic. ALAS has the desire, passion and knowledge required to accomplish this goal.