Since 2012, the Barbara Bates Foundation has contributed over $100,000 to fund an institutional grant on ‘Disparity and Education of Breast Cancer’ in partnership with Sinai Health System. The grant serves to address and educate individuals about the disparities in access to breast cancer care faced by women in the African American and Latino communities. The funds were raised through the Foundation’s efforts, most notably through “Knocking Out Breast Cancer,” a fashion show featuring a special collection of clothing created by fashion designer Barbara Bates and modeled by breast cancer survivors. This year the Foundation has expanded its fundraising efforts by initiating the “Walk Where You Live” 5K to further engage community members in this education effort.
“This event is designed to raise funds for breast cancer awareness while encouraging a sense of community among residents,” said Barbara Bates, president of the Barbara Bates Foundation. “Programs cannot be effective if residents don’t know they are available. I’m proud that Sinai Health System is helping us reach out to the community it serves.”
“Sinai Health System is proud of the partnership we’ve formed with the Barbara Bates Foundation over the past three years,” said Pam Khosla, MD, Chief of Oncology. “Taking this next step to engage our surrounding community is necessary for building a healthier population.”
Poverty and racial inequities, not genetics, are responsible for the higher death rate from breast cancer among women of color, even though more white women contract the disease.
The Chicago Park District is also a sponsor of Walk Where You Live. The event will kick off at the corners of S. California and W. Ogden Avenue at 8:00 AM. Registration is $50 per person and free for those 12 years and under. Online registration is available by visiting www.barbarabatesfoundation.org. You may also call (312) 808-8091 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Checks should be made payable to the Barbara Bates Foundation and may be mailed to 2031 S. Indiana Chicago, IL 60616.
Walk Where You Live
A 5K Walk/Run benefit for Breast Cancer Awareness
Douglas Park in Chicago, IL (West Side) on
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Proceeds will benefit Mount Sinai Hospital
Registration is $50 (open now)
For more information and online registration, visit www.barbarabatesfoundation.org. You may complete the online entry form, call contact (312) 808 -8091, or email email@example.com with questions. Make checks payable to: Barbara Bates Foundation and mail to 2031 S. Indiana Chicago, IL 60616.