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For over ten years, A Silver Lining Foundation (ASLF) has been ensuring access and treatment options to underserved individuals affected by cancer. Now, ASLF is proud to announce their 9th partner hospital with the addition of Roseland Community Hospital to their Buy A Mom A Mammogram(r) Program which provides cost free exams, screening mammograms and diagnostic evaluation to uninsured individuals throughout the Chicago area. The major focus of this new partnership will be in Roseland and surrounding communities, areas of great need.
\"We are delighted to have Roseland Community Hospital join A Silver Lining Foundations\' Buy A Mom A Mammogram program. It\'s a valuable program with an ongoing effort to make sure everyone has access to the screening necessary to detect early signs of breast cancer,\" says Dr. Sandy Goldberg, founder and chairman of ASLF.
The Greater Roseland communities have the highest rate of breast cancer deaths in the Chicagoland area with 32-55 deaths per 1,000. \"This is an important partnership for the women and families in the Roseland area,\" continues Dr. Sandy. \"More individuals will have access to much needed resources, testing and breast health education.\"
With the addition of Roseland Community Hospital, ASLF has partnered with nine hospitals in the greater Chicagoland area and Rockford, dedicated to ensuring all members of the community receive quality care regardless of their ability to pay. The cost of a mammogram varies widely and generally includes a separate billing from the radiologist, making it unaffordable for many individuals. As the second leading cause of cancer in women, you can\'t be too safe when it comes to breast cancer awareness. A mammogram and diagnostic testing can be the difference in some women\'s (and men\'s) lives.
About A Silver Lining Foundation Founder and Chairman Sandy Goldberg created A Silver Lining Foundation in 2002 to ensure that socioeconomic status never affects an individual\'s ability to obtain information, timely cancer screenings and/or diagnosis. The mission of ASLF is to provide dignified, respectful and equal access to quality breast cancer education and services for all, by creating meaningful partnerships with community, advocacy and healthcare organizations. For more information visit www.asilverliningfoundation.org or call 312-345-1322. Find them on Twitter @ASLF2002 and on Facebook at \"A Silver Lining Foundation.\"
Dr. Sandy Goldberg is founder and chairman of A Silver Lining Foundation, a nonprofit that provides cancer resource information, quality-of-life serves and mammography to people who might not otherwise have them. A clinical nutritionist, Dr. Sandy, as she is known, has been an on-air contributor on health and nutrition topics for Chicago’s NBC affiliate since 1994. She won an Emmy Award for her special about her own battle with breast cancer, diagnosed in 2000. That led her to create A Silver Lining in 2002 and a TV show for The American Cancer Society that aired on CAN TV from 2002 to 2010. She sits on or is an advisor to several boards, including that of the Washington Square Health Foundation, which she joined as a board member this year. Please go here for complete information about A Silver Lining Foundation and the work she and her organization does.
Dr. Sandy Goldberg has been a regular contributor to NBC5 News since 1994. Her regularly scheduled series “Food for Thought” is featured on NBC5 twice weekly. Throughout the years she has appeared in several special series, notably Real Life Weight Loss and One Woman’s Story, a history of her own struggle with breast cancer.
Dr. Sandy Goldberg is a clinical nutritionist specializing in nutrition counseling and the treatment of eating disorders. Her treatment mode is intensely personal working one-on-one with clients to develop an individual plan for healthy eating specifically tailored to their lifestyles...Read the Full Article
CHICAGO, February 7, 2013 – Saint Anthony Hospital has a long history of ensuring that all members of the community receive quality care regardless of their ability to pay. In an effort to further increase awareness of early detection of breast cancer on Chicago's West and Southwest Sides, Saint Anthony Hospital has joined with A Silver Lining Foundation (ASLF) to provide free exams to the uninsured through the foundation's Buy A Mom A Mammogram® program. As of February 1st, ASLF added Saint Anthony Hospital to its list of partner hospitals. Read the Full Article
January 27, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- On Tuesday, January 29, 2013, a fundraiser by the Chicago Concierge Association is helping a good cause. A Silver Lining Foundation helps women get free mammograms if they can't afford them... Read the Full Article Here
January 14, 2013 (WLS) -- In this For Your Family, we take a look at a round-up of stories affecting your family, starting with the cold and flu season. The editors at Chicago Parent magazine went searching for the most helpful products to get you through all the coughing, sneezing and running noses. Here's what they found really worked... Read the Full Article Here
Who A Silver Lining Foundation What Naughty or Nice Holiday Fundraiser When Thursday, December 13 Why To help benefit mammography exams and other diagnostic testing for those who are uninsured and underinsured. View Photos From The Event Here
Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of our customers, Garrett Popcorn Shops® was able to support A Silver Lining Foundation with a donation of $12,000. These funds will directly help over 90 women receive access to the mammograms and diagnostic testing that are critical in the detection and treatment breast cancer. Thank you again for joining the fight!
Our gratitude to Suzanne Zaccone and The Zaccone Family Foundation, Their generous donation will fund the purchase of a vacuum-assisted stereotactic biopsy device at The University of Illinois Hospital and Health Science System
A breast cancer foundation wants to "save the girls", offering uninsured women free mammograms.
That's why "A Silver Lining Foundation" targets all women, to make sure their educated and aware of something no woman ever wants to face, breast cancer...
Dr. Sandy Goldberg of Chicago always considered herself to be a lucky woman. She had good health, a good job and surrounded by loving family and friends. In 2000, her insulated life was shattered in an instant when she found out she had breast cancer. She was told she needed surgery immediately. She was angry. She thought she had always done the right thing in life...
The bubbly was generously flowing... the view was spectacular and, most importantly the 10th Annual Tasting Stars champagne benefit for breast cancer recently raised a record $42,000 for Dr. Sandy Goldberg's A Silver Lining Foundation.
Dr. Sandy Goldberg and Patricia Miller Co-Founder, National Spokesperson and Director, Vera Bradley
Dr. Sandy Goldberg and Olympic Great Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Dr. Sandy Goldberg and the fabulous ASLF volunteers
Dr. Lauren Streicher talks about A Silver Lining Foundation’s Buy A Mom A Mammogram program
On April 3, 2012 A Silver Lining Foundation received a generous grant from the Washington Health Foundation. The grant will be used to fund the Keep aBreast teen program at A Silver Lining Foundation. Keep aBreast is a face to face, multimedia breast health presentation that includes a straightforward discussion between breast cancer survivors and young women. The goal is two-fold: to teach young women to become advocates for their own breast health and to raise awareness of the need for breast cancer screening to those who are uninsured or underinsured. Created in 2002 by NBC5’s Health and Nutrition Contributor Dr. Sandy Goldberg a breast cancer survivor, A Silver Lining Foundation’s mission is to provide dignified, respectful and equal access to quality breast cancer education and health care services for all, by creating meaningful partnerships with community, advocacy and healthcare organizations. Her concern and the vision of the foundation is to ensure that socioeconomic status never affects an individual's ability to obtain information, timely cancer screenings and/or diagnosis. For more information please visit www.asilverliningfoundation.org or call 312-345-1322. Find them on Twitter @ASLF2002 and on Facebook at “A Silver Lining Foundation.”
The statistics are sobering. A woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every two minutes in the U.S. A woman dies of breast cancer every 13 minutes. Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women ages 40 to 59.
According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 226,870 women and 2,190 men in America will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer this year. A mammogram, which is an X-ray of the breast, is the best tool to find breast cancer early, according to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization.
Ten volunteers were honored at the 2012 Volunteer Awards Luncheon celebrating last year's volunteers. Charles Brummell, LFAI's President & CEO presented the awards. In his remarks, Mr. Brummell said, "of the LFAI.
"Whether you have Dr. Sandy: Outstanding Public Awareness worked at a health fair, spoken at an educational event, participated at walk registration, attended an advocacy rally, hosted a third party fundraiser, shared your story in the media or used lupus awareness month to raise awareness at your workplace, your efforts make a difference. Our awardees today have used their time and talents to benefit the cause and we celebrate them, but you do not need a special skill or talent to help. There are hundreds of ways to get involved and achieve our mission and our volunteers come up with new and creative ways every day."
Zeman Homes, owner/operator of 35 manufactured home communities in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan, recently concluded a year-long staff contest that culminated in the donation of $9,000.00 to A Silver Lining Foundation. For each vacancy the winning team was able to fill without losing another resident, the company pledged $100 toward their chosen charity. The winning team increased overall company occupancy by 80, netting their charity $8,000.00. An additional $1,000.00 was donated by the winner of a game of musical chairs after the company awards ceremony held on February 4, 2012.
Adding to its already sterling list of hospital partnerships, A Silver Lining Foundation (ASLF) recently announced its new partnership with The Women’s Center at Rockford Health System. After partnering with six hospitals in the last six years, teaming up with The Women’s Center brings the number to seven and also awareness and help to the Rockford area.
The Chicago-based foundation brings its Buy a Mom a Mammogram program to the hospital, a program that funds cost free mammograms and diagnostic follow up testing to those who are not financially able to get screened for a mammogram on their own. ASLF will also work with the Rockford Memorial Development Foundation to fund the free mammogram program, and help expand and extend the program that has been a part of the Rockford Health System since 2006.
ASLF, launched in 2002 by Dr. Sandy Goldberg, has provided over 450,000 people throughout the Chicagoland area with cancer resource information, treatment options and support services. Their mission is to provide every person, no matter their socioeconomic status, with quality access to breast cancer information, screenings and diagnosis.
Watch Dr. Sandy's tv interview on NBC Rockford WREX 13 about mammograms for uninsured women here.
A Silver Lining Foundation (ASLF) has been awarded a $20,000.00 grant to support its Buy A Mom A Mammogram Program. This, the fourth consecutive grant from The PrivateBank will continue to support ASLF’s mission to ensure that socioeconomic status does not affect an individual’s ability to obtain information, timely cancer screening and diagnosis.
Dr. Sandy Goldberg launched ASLF in 2002 and the Buy A Mom A Mammogram program in mid 2006. So far, over 6,000 women have received information about and were given access to a cost free screening mammogram and diagnostic evaluation through the program. Of those women, 99 percent are uninsured. Generous grants and donations such as the one provided by The PrivateBank allow the Buy A Mom A Mammogram to proliferate. Affordable healthcare is a challenge as it continues to slip out of reach, and ASLF works actively to provide answers and solutions regarding access to mammography and diagnostic evaluation.
The PrivateBank’s mission is to provide clients a comprehensive suite of personal and commercial banking, treasury management, investment products, capital markets, private banking and wealth management. Services are always delivered in the same way: by building strong relationships with clients. The PrivateBank conveniently offers 34 offices, serving: greater Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Des Moines, Detroit, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, and St. Louis metropolitan areas.About A Silver Lining Foundation
Founder and Chairman Sandy Goldberg created A Silver Lining Foundation in 2002 to ensure that socioeconomic status never affects an individual's ability to obtain information, timely cancer screenings and/or diagnosis. The mission of ASLF is to provide dignified, respectful and equal access to quality breast cancer education and services for all, by creating meaningful partnerships with community, advocacy and healthcare organizations. For more information visit www.asilverliningfoundation.org or call 312-345-1322. Find them on Twitter @ASLF2002 and on Facebook at “A Silver Lining Foundation.”
It may not be the most glamorous holiday present, but it’s one of the most important there can be for a woman — the gift of a mammogram.
That’s why I’m eating up the fact that 90 uninsured and underinsured women will be getting just that, thanks to the Mag Mile-based Garrett Popcorn family. Garrett donated $12,000 from sales of their October pink tin fundraiser to Dr. Sandy Goldberg’s A Silver Lining Foundation, a nonprofit ensuring access and treatment options to underserved people affected by cancer.Read the Full Article here
‘Tis the season for giving, and Garrett Popcorn Shops have just given 90 women the gift of a potentially lifesaving test. On Monday, December 12th, the Chicago favorite handed A Silver Lining Foundation (ASLF) an astounding $12,000 check from its October pink tin fundraiser.
Throughout Breast Cancer Awareness month Garrett pledged to donate a percentage of sales of every pink striped tin sold to A Silver Lining Foundation. As anyone who has passed a Garrett storefront and seen the winding line of eager locals and tourists alike knows, this fundraiser was destined for success. The donation will benefit ASLF’s Buy Mom a Mammogram program that provides uninsured or underinsured women with free mammogram testing. Thanks to the generosity of Garrett Popcorn Shops and their customers enough money was raised to fund 90 mammograms
Dr. Sandy Goldberg and Megan Chody, Director of Community Outreach, Garrett Popcorn Shops
Dr. Sandy Goldberg and Megan Chody, Director of Community Outreach, Garrett Popcorn Shops with Mike Callaghan Manager of Garrett Popcorn Shop, 27 W. Jackson, where the check presentation was held.
Silver Lining Foundation’s 7th Annual A Sterling Event took place on Saturday, October 1 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. The $175,000 raised will be used to support the three different programs within A Silver Lining. The foundation’s mission is to provide people with quality breast cancer information, screenings and diagnosis.
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago ILRead the Full Article here
SportsTownChicago.com hosts second annual High School Girl’s All-Star Volleyball Game Players throughout Illinois chosen to compete for statewide fans and nationwide scouts
All proceeds will go to A Silver Lining Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to ensuring access and treatment options to underserved individuals affected by cancer.Read the Full Article here
Dr. Sandy Goldberg at Tapas Valencia on South State with Tapas Valencia manager Jose Rodriguez and Alderman Bob Fioretti feeding over 500 people this Thanksgiving.
A lot of times young women are not aware of the importance of breast cancer or ignored by their own families that don’t talk about it. Well, this was not the case for students at Eisenhower High School in Blue Island. On November 8th, over 50 juniors and senior girls attended presentations on breast health education and breast self-examination from Dr. Sandy Goldberg, NBC 5 Nutrition Contributor and Founder and Director of A Silver Lining Foundation (ASLF) and Juancetta Smith, active leader of ASLF.
During the presentations, Eisenhower students were given breast models to find lumps on each breast and learn how to do a breast self exam. “In both groups, the girls probably thought it was a little awkward but as we kept rolling along, the students were becoming much more engaged as time went on and certainly when they felt the breast models,” said Dr. Goldberg.
Dr. Goldberg who is also a breast cancer survivor shared that by maintaining good breast health is easy by following the steps:
“Cancer is not a life sentence because my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 36-years-old and lived 30 years after that and since then I’ve been very aware of my health my entire life,” said Smith. Women need to be their own advocate and find who can help you. “We like what we’ve done here for the young women that we presented here at Eisenhower is to share basic information but most importantly the aspect of what an individual can do that may lower the risks factors in terms of the development of breast cancer and stress the importance of the role of these young women not only for their future health but also for their future families health and communities,” concluded Dr. Goldberg.
If you know someone that needs help and has not been checked out because they have no insurance, contact ASLF at (312) 345-1322. If women are diagnosed with breast cancer, ASLF and with the partnership of their hospitals will make sure to get women into funded programs. ASLF will help fund screening mammograms, diagnostics, ultrasounds and biopsies, if need be. For more information about ASLF, asilverliningfoundation.org.
Throughout Dr. Sandy Goldberg’s childhood in sleepy Magnolia, Ark., her immigrant parents would stop speaking English and switch to Russian or Yiddish when discussing matters they didn’t want their two daughters to hear. “Of course, we understood perfectly well what they were saying,” Dr. Sandy said. At the end of each month, the family sat at the table while Dr. Sandy’s father paid the bills and her mother explained why some seemed too high...Read the Full Article here
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Yvonne Davila supported friends who were dealing with breast cancer, used checks decorated with pink ribbons and walked in several events to raise money for breast cancer research. But two years ago, when Davila found a lump in her own breast, she was without health insurance and afraid to schedule a checkup because she worried a cancer diagnosis would financially ruin her. Then the Chicago woman heard Sandy Goldberg speak at a breast cancer walk...Read the Full Article here
Pink used to be favored for frilly bed covers, Sunday dresses, and satin hair bows. Now, it is the color of breast cancer awareness. Because October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, pink will be everywhere. As a breast cancer survivor, I can understand how the color can be hard on people who are battling other forms of cancer.Read the Full Article here
With National Breast Cancer Awareness Month upon us in October, I’m mindful again this year of encouraging news...Read the Full Article here
Chicago - En Illinois residen más de 300,000 mujeres mayores de 40 años sin seguro médico, las cuales son elegibles para recibir mamografías gratis bajo el programa de cáncer de seno del estado. No obstante, dicho programa sólo tiene dinero para financiar mamografías para 40,000 mujeres.
"UIC believed in us, the Evelyn Goldberg Center and the
free mammography program when nobody else did.
Most importantly, they treat our ladies with dignity and respect."
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