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“Dedicated and commited in the fight against cancer”

The Chicagoland Cancer Information Coalition (CCIC) is comprised of advocacy groups, social service, voluntary and community-based health organizations as well as city and county department dedicated and committed in the fight against cancer.

CCIC participating organizations believe that all individuals deserve access to quality cancer resource information regardless of age, race, gender or financial condition.

CCIC is a program of A Silver Lining Foundation.

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There is a Silver Lining

Chicagoans of the Year 2013: Sandy Goldberg

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."

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