News Release-February 18th

K.O. Breast Cancer Donates $2,000 to Mercy’s Breast & Women’s Healthcare Center
Help provide screenings to individuals who may not otherwise have access to quality screenings

 

Chicago, IL:  This month, Mercy Hospital’s Breast & Women’s Healthcare Center received a $2,000 donation from K.O. Breast Cancer, an organization designed to empower women: physically, mentally, and emotionally. The money was raised at their recent KNOCKOUT Breast Cancer Photo Shoots and will be used towards screenings for individuals who may not otherwise have access to quality breast care screenings.

 

“We are honored to have received such a generous donation from K.O. Breast Cancer, an organization that shares our commitment to providing quality care to women," said Eileen Knightly, Director of Mercy’s Breast & Women’s Healthcare Center.  "We both understand the struggles and challenges that women and men face with this disease and realize the importance of early detection, building awareness and education for women and men." 

 

K.O. Breast Cancer was organized exclusively for charitable purposes. Specifically, to support the fighters, admire the survivors, while honoring the taken of breast cancer. They plan to use innovative strategies to build awareness and educate women (and men) that are unconscious to this horrific disease, while also assisting those who do not have access to quality breast health care.

 

“After much research, K.O. Breast Cancer was most impressed with Mercy Hospital. Mercy’s program symbolizes everything K.O. Breast Cancer is fighting for; importance of early detection, healthy living, and quality breast health care," said Dana Russell, founder of K.O. Breast Cancer.  "We look forward to assisting Mercy’s program and helping breast cancer patients thru this challenging journey.”

 

Mercy Hospital offers complete state-of-the-art digital mammography and diagnostic facilities to ensure that women of Chicago receive the very best in quality breast screening and treatment. In addition, through the innovative Whole Women, Whole Health program, Mercy offers free massage, acupuncture and yoga services to women recovering from breast cancer.

 

To learn more about Mercy’s Breast and Women’s Healthcare Center visit www.mercy-chicago.org/womens-health

 

To learn more about K.O. Breast Cancer visit www.kobreastcancer.org  

 


About the Mercy Comprehensive Breast &Women's Health Care Center
Mercy's Comprehensive Breast & Women's Health Care Center offers women a special place to receive compassionate physical, emotional, and spiritual health care. The center's seasoned team of experts offers a comprehensive approach to women’s health and specializes in detecting breast cancer in the earliest stages, when it is most treatable. Mercy extends this unique approach to women's health with its "Whole Woman, Whole Health" program. This innovative program offers free massage, acupuncture and yoga services to patients who have completed their breast cancer treatment. At Mercy, breast cancer patients find relief from the many common side effects of cancer treatments including fatigue, body pain, scar tissue discomfort, hot flashes, weight-gain, depression, and anxiety.

 

About K.O. Breast Cancer
K.O. Breast Cancer was formulated to support the fighters, admire the survivors, while honoring the taken by using bold and cutting-edge tactics to build awareness and educate women as well as men who are unconscious to this horrific disease, while also assisting those who do not have access to quality breast health care.

 

 

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