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Riverwest Latina Breast Cancer Awareness Project

magdalisse.jpg The Latino Health Organization’s Latina Breast Cancer Awareness Project (LBCAP) will focus on Latina women in the Milwaukee Riverwest Community. This project is funded through a grant from the Milwaukee affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Magdalisse Gonzalez has been named LBCAP Project Coordinator. She will provide bilingual (Spanish-English) individualized education and advocacy services, community workshops, collaboration with churches and parent groups from local schools, referrals to local health care providers for mammograms and other health related issues. She will also work closely with health care providers to come up with strategies to improve outreach efforts. The Riverwest neighborhood is often not recognized as a “Latino” community, because the majority of the Latinos live in the south side, in the 53204 and 53215 zip codes. The LBCAP Project will emphasize the importance of breast cancer screening through individual and group education. The project will focus on outreach to Latina women in Riverwest. If you know of a group interested in a presentation, or that would like to partner on this project, call Magdalisse Gonzalez at 647-9990 or email Rafael Acevedo is the Executive Director of the Latino Health Organization, Inc., located at 1225 W. Historic Mitchell Street, Suite 212. Milwaukee. Website: www.latinohealthorganization.org.