THE RESURRECTION PROJECT’S BREAST CANCER AWARENESS GROUP LAUNCHES POP-UP SHOP SUPPORTING BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, March 17, 2019 — On May 17th, The Resurrection Project’s breast cancer awareness group, ELLAS, launched a Pop-Up Shop supporting breast cancer survivors. The Pop-Up Shop is organized by breast cancer survivors who make it their mission to inform thousands of community members each year on breast cancer education and awareness
The Resurrection Project’s breast cancer awareness group, ELLAS (“En La Lucha A Sobrevivir” or “In the Fight to Survive”), raises awareness and educates Latinas on breast cancer and supports women who have been diagnosed with accessing health services and resources. ELLAS started in 2012 as an effort to bridge the health gap for uninsured and undocumented women diagnosed with breast cancer. “One of the barriers is our culture, as Latina women we aren’t accustomed to talking about these issues and we don’t know who to turn to. Another barrier is the lack of information, there isn’t enough information in Spanish such as where to get free mammograms and treatment referrals,” said Araceli Lucio, ELLAS Coordinator. “It’s important for the women in our communities diagnosed with breast cancer to identify with others going through something similar.”
The grand opening commenced with a ribbon cutting ceremony and introductions from the women of ELLAS. The Pop-Up Shop will directly support services such as free prosthetics, bras, make-up, and wigs for low-income cancer survivors, free transportation to hospital and doctor visits, financial support for childcare assistance during patient appointments, referrals for free mammograms and pap smears, and education and treatment referrals for those diagnosed with breast cancer.
The store will be managed by the women of ELLAS and will sell new and gently used men, women, and children’s clothing, jewelry, handbags and furniture under 50 lbs. ELLAS branded t-shirts, and sweatshirts will also be available for purchase.
The ELLAS Pop-Up Shop will be open each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm at 1805 S. Paulina St., Chicago, IL 60608.