Educate and Advocate for Access to Health Services

HomeEducate and Advocate for Access to Health Services

Healthy communities can’t exist without healthy families—which is why The Resurrection Project works to ensure that our families have adequate access to health services.

An initiative of TRP, ELLAS (En La Lucha a Sobrevivir, or In the Fight to Survive) is a breast cancer awareness and support group for women who have survived or are being treated for breast cancer. Founded in 2012 by a group of local women, ELLAS was started as an effort to bridge the health gap for uninsured and undocumented women diagnosed with breast cancer. The mission of ELLAS is to improve the quality of life for cancer survivors by creating a space for women where they can find moral support, resources for their recovery and return to a normal life through education, patient navigation, political advocacy and leadership development.

ELLAS members regularly coordinate breast cancer education workshops, reaching thousands of community members annually through this awareness campaign. They also knit and sell breast prostheses for other survivors.

If you are interested in learning more about this program please contact Araceli Lucio at 312-880-1888.