Let's Beat Cancer by Dancing Meetup Group is formed by Mission Green Light, a nonprofit organization, created to help the underprivileged and uninsured women with free clinical breast examinations, mammograms if needed, practical training in breast self-examination, and breast health education. Currently, Mission Green Light's focus is on helping uninsured and poor Latino women due to their overwhelming response for assistance with breast cancer screening and breast health education.
Early detection and prevention are both equally important. On one hand, we nurture in these women the habit of monthly breast self-examination to detect cancer early at a curable stage, and on the other hand, we emphasize to them the important of regular exercise as a way of prevention and our dance classes serve as reminder.
Regular Dancing as a Form of Strenuous Exercise Reduces the Risk of Breast Cancer in Women of All Ages.
•According to various studies, regular exercise with less weight gain could cut-down the risk of breast cancer by 20%. However, the studies also suggest that exercise could lower the risk of breast cancer by 30% in postmenopausal women.
•According to a new study at Ohio State University, women diagnosed with breast cancer should remain physically active before and after treatment to reduce future risks and to enhance their quality of life.
•Socialization and active life style helps in combating the anxiety and depression that result from the fear of recurrence in cancer survivors.
In 2007, Mission Green Light provided clinical breast examinations and practical training in breast self examination to 110 uninsured and poor Latino women from 27 suburbs of Chicago. Currently, we are organizing our breast cancer clinics in collaboration with the Mexican Consulate of Chicago. We need your financial support in organizing more clinics.
For more information please visit: www.missiongreenlight.org
"I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”
~ Stephan Grellet
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