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Apr 12

Did you know that one of the most important missions in the cancer community today is to spread awareness about cancer symptoms to promote early diagnosis? Early detection means early treatment and greater chances of early success. This is why Mayor Daley has declared that Tuesday, April 12, 2011 is Chicago Blood Cancer Foundation Day and Blood Cancer Awareness Day in Chicago. The goal is to have citizens of Chicago be actively aware of Lymphoma, Leukemia and Myeloma and the efforts to fight them. Even though blood cancers are some of the most common, and most deadly, they seem to be overshadowed and under-studied.

The greatest tool against cancer is awareness and the  best way to be aware is to be educated about cancer signs and symptoms. The following article from Scott Seaman, a writer for the Chicago Cancer Examiner, is a great way to learn about some common signs and symptoms, as well as learn a little more about what blood cancer really is. Check it out!

Oct 29

 

Contributed by volunteer: Teri Ramirez

Imerman Angels was on hand for the “University of Chicago Hospitals Myeloma Clinic Presents: Family Day Lunch & Learn” at the South Shore Cultural Center on Saturday, October 24th. 

Teri Photo

This free event was open to all families who have an interest in good health and included education on Cancer in the African American Community: Myeloma and Other Health Related Concerns.  The goal was to reach underrepresented communities in the cancer world.  Lunch was served and there were activities for the entire family including a Hot Shot basketball game, a pumpkin patch, face painting and a big hit…art and crafts at the Imerman Angels table!  You can never go wrong with kids and glitter!!!  This wonderful event was presented in partnership with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.