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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Rush Oak Park Hospital was a sponsor of the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Oak Park/Austin Event on Saturday, May 12.

Oak Park, IL (May 14, 2012) — Not only did Rush Oak Park Hospital sponsor the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Oak Park/Austin Event but team members raised more than $1,600 to fund breast cancer research and support programs.
Rush Oak Park Hospital employees and volunteers lead the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Saturday, May 12 Rush Oak Park Hospital employees and volunteers lead the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Saturday, May 12

Despite a steady rain, dozens of Rush Oak Park Hospital employees, physicians and supporters came together for the event at Scoville Park, Oak Park, the morning of Saturday, May 12 to honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors, walk together, and reinforce the importance of education and early detection.

Breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. The earlier that itís found, the better the chances that treatment will be successful. The American Cancer Society recommends that women age 40 and older have a screening mammogram every year.

The Breast Center at Rush Oak Park Hospital emphasizes wellness and provides patients with the tools they need to maintain good breast health. In addition to offering the convenience and comfort of a community hospital, it gives patients direct access to the advanced resources and cancer specialists of Rush University Medical Center. To schedule an appointment at the Breast Center, call 708-660-6266.

For more information, contact Emily Dagostino in Marketing and Communications at 708-660-3644.