Sunday, October 27, 2013

Komen Grantee: The SOC-IT Program - Screen Out Cancer In Time!!

SOC- IT: Screen Out Cancer In Time!

A Komen funded program brought to you by Milwaukee Health Services

The SOC-IT program of Milwaukee Health Services Clinic on Milwaukee’s northeast side offers

‘Friend for Life’ parties planned with churches, community organizations and individuals living in the neighborhood.

The focus of the ‘Friends For Life’ Party is Komen’s four elements of Breast Self Awareness:

1. Know your risk

2. Get screened

3. Know what is normal for you

4. Make healthy lifestyle choices

Participants spend a fun and informative hour or so discussing breast health in a casual conversational setting. Group discussions and questions are encouraged. Besides discussing basic breast cancer information and dispelling common misperceptions, women in the SOC-IT Program are assisted in accessing breast cancer screening/diagnostic

and financial services they may need. .

The Friends for Life parties are complete with visual aids, informational packages for everyone, a gift basket for the host or door prize and, of course, snacks!

The SOC-IT program contact is Alecka Weber. You can reach her at 414.267-6642 for more program information. Women in need of breast cancer screenings or diagnostic services can reach out to Alecka directly. She has the ability to schedule women who are SOC-IT eligible on the spot, or refer to other resources if eligible.

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