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Along with 2,000 men and women of all ages wearing a variety of pink apparel, the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health employees and breast cancer patients and their family members participated in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K (3.1. mile) walk at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet on September 26, 2015. 

“As breast health clinicians, we felt it was important to support the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk since we interact with many women daily educating them on their breast health and helping those with cancer fight the disease,” said Marci Vasiliades, Director of Imaging Services at Silver Cross Hospital. “We also wanted to help raise awareness for women to get their annual mammograms and support finding a cure for breast cancer.”  

Photo caption: Employees from the team of Silver Cross Hospital and Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health along with the Breast Cancer Support Group, and their family and friends participated in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Joliet on September 26. 

Participants in this year’s walk raised over $31,000 to help women learn the importance of early detection and treatment and eliminate breast cancer. The Silver Cross Hospital team, comprised of 47 people, raised $1,405 and ranked number 4 out of 36 teams in donations raised.  The annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk brings the entire community together to celebrate breast cancer survivors, educate women about the importance of reducing their cancer risk by getting their annual mammograms, and raise funds for lifesaving research and support programs to further fight against breast cancer. 

Since 1993, 11 million walkers across the United States have collected more than $685 million to help fight breast cancer through Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events. In 2014 alone, 1.3 million walkers across the country raised $64 million to help finish the fight against breast cancer. To date, there are 300 Strides events scheduled throughout the country. Together, we are making strides towards a world with less cancer and more birthdays. 

About the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health

The Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health represents a unique concept in women’s healthcare. Located on the new Silver Cross Hospital campus at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox, the Center was the first in the region to provide an advanced level of diagnostics coupled with specialized care for women in one convenient location. Set in a spa-like environment, the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health offers a variety of healthcare services designed around a woman’s needs and lifestyle including 2D and 3D digital mammography, breast ultrasound, stereotactic biopsy, bone densitometry, and the American Cancer Society’s I Can Cope  breast cancer support group.  For the past five years, patients and survivors have shared their experiences on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Hospital’s Conference Center. Led by Silver Cross’ Chaplain, Certified Breast Care Nurse, and Chief Nursing Officer – who is also a breast cancer survivor, the group talks about managing treatments and side effects, healthy eating during and after treatment, communicating with family and friends, and community resources. First time support group participants should visit IMatter.silvercross.org to register to attend.  For more information about breast cancer services or to schedule a screening mammogram at Silver Cross Hospital, visit www.silvercross.org. 

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Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care.  These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.