In the Milwaukee community — and all over the country — ABCD provides free, personalized, one-to-one support and focuses on helping and nurturing those diagnosed with breast cancer now. These connections go way beyond similar diagnosis, scans, and biopsies. They are based on who a person is — how old she is, what her family situation is, what kind of support she may already have, and so much more.
This year, it is the space that was once home to Grand Avenue. Catering to trends toward downsizing and urban dwelling, the apartments are part of a redevelopment of the Plankinton Arcade. The apartments will tie to their historic location by introducing storefronts and floor to ceiling windows overlooking West Wisconsin Avenue, North Plankinton Avenue and North 2nd Street.
This summer, however, the nonprofit organization decided to change its course. Turning its attention towards downsizing and urban dwelling, seven apartments are not only featured as apart of the tour but are also showcasing the redevelopment of the historic Plankinton Arcade. Explore this recently developed space, eccentric color schemes, and unique furniture and decor, now called Plankinton Clover Apartments.
Sista Strut aims to heighten awareness about the issues of breast cancer in women of color, as well as provide information on community resources. Studies show that African American women are more likely to get breast cancer at a younger age and have a death rate from breast cancer higher than Caucasian women of the same age. Sista Strut recognizes the strength of survivors, their family and friends, heightens awareness, promotes early detection and the search for a cure. African American women in the U.
For many of you Ellen Irion this site will be teeming with memories of your childhood and the childhoods of your children and even grandchildren. Now it will become part of our collective memory as the re-birth of this historic building and as the site of the Milwaukee community supporting the WBCS mission — breast cancer and prostate cancer research. Prostate cancer will affect one man in seven and breast cancer will affect one woman in eight in their lifetimes.
More thanwomen and just over 2, men will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the U. In Wisconsin, it is estimated that 4, new cases female will be identified. Early detection — monthly breast self examscombined with regularly scheduled mammogramsand an exam by your provider at least once each year — can dramatically increase your chances of surviving breast cancer.
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Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. This year's Breast Cancer Showhouse takes you inside creatively decorated units of the new Plankinton Clover Apartments in downtown Milwaukee. A link has been sent to your friend's email address.