Imagine waking up one morning to discover a lump in your breast. And not having any money, let alone health insurance. What do you do?
If you live in or near Chicago, you can call the local foundation A Silver Lining (312-345-1322). The organization arranges diagnostic tests for breast cancer at eight area hospitals (and one in Rockford) and pays the entire cost significant given that a single biopsy can cost thousands of dollars. "There are no [income or insurance] qualifications," says Sandy Goldberg, 68, who founded ASLF in 2002. "Just ask for help and you can have it."