Partnership will provide Chicagoans comprehensive breast cancer prevention and treatment education
ZION, Il., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) and the Chicagoland Area Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® announced today that they have entered into a two-year partnership in which CTCA at Midwestern will be the Affiliate Presenting Sponsor of the 13-year-old Komen Chicagoland Area Affiliate. This marks the first time in its history that Komen Chicago has entered into a partnership of this level.
CTCA at Midwestern will be a local presenting sponsor at all six Susan G. Komen for the Cure Chicagoland Area Affiliate events including the 2010 and 2011 Chicago and Lombard Susan G. Komen Chicagoland Race for the Cure® events, the 2011 and 2012 Dancing with Chicago Celebrities®, and the 2011 and 2012 Golf for the Cure®. CTCA at Midwestern will also partner with Komen in their Chicagoland Area Affiliate community outreach and education initiatives, and will seek to educate Chicago-area women about advanced conventional treatments, clinical innovations, and scientifically supported therapies for the treatment of breast cancer.
"We are thrilled to have formed this exciting new relationship with the Chicagoland Area Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure," says Anne Meisner, President and CEO at CTCA at Midwestern. "With our collective resources, this partnership has the potential to empower more people than ever to take action and better educate themselves about breast cancer treatment and prevention," she adds.
"We can not express enough how important this partnership is to the Komen Chicagoland community," says Michael Ziener, Executive Director of Komen Chicago. "Not only does this Affiliate Presenting Sponsorship with CTCA at Midwestern open up more resources to our constituents for educational opportunities, but the funding that it brings to the organization is critical as it will help propel our education, screening and treatment grants forward to the next level in the years to come," he adds.
For additional information about the CTCA at Midwestern and the Chicagoland Area Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure partnership, visit www.komenchicago.org.
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and the Komen Chicagoland Area Affiliate
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever, and in 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The Chicagoland Area Affiliate is part of the world's largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting breast cancer. Through events like the Komen Chicago Race for the Cure®, the Chicagoland Area Affiliate has invested over $8M in community breast cancer programs in five counties. Seventy-five percent of net proceeds generated by the Affiliate stay in the Chicagoland Area. The remaining 25 percent funds breast cancer research. For more information, call 773-444-0061 or visit www.komenchicago.org
About Cancer Treatment Centers of America®
Founded in 1988, Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) is a network of cancer treatment hospitals and community oncology programs in Illinois, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Arizona and Washington – with a future location in Georgia. CTCA provides a comprehensive, patient-centered treatment model that fully integrates conventional, state-of-the-art medical treatments with scientifically-supported complementary therapies such as nutrition, naturopathic medicine, psychological counseling, physical therapy and spiritual support to meet the special, whole-person needs of cancer patients with complex and advanced-stage disease. CTCA encourages patients and their families to participate in treatment decisions through its Patient Empowerment MedicineSM model. In October 2010, CTCA at Midwestern was awarded a Three-Year Full Accreditation for its breast program from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). For more information about Cancer Treatment Centers of America, go to www.cancercenter.com.
SOURCE Cancer Treatment Centers of America