Fall Boobie Bingo!

Breast Intentions of Illinois will host its Fall “Boobie Bingo” event Friday, October 20, 2017 to raise money to help offset daily living costs for breast cancer patients and their families.

Boobie Bingo will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Cantigny Post 367, 826 Horseshoe Drive, Joliet. Tickets are $25 at the door.

Gift baskets and designer purses will be raffled and given away.

Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. for a fabulous fish and chicken dinner, or participants may also bring their own snacks. The Bingo hall doors open at 5 p.m.

Boobie Bingo is open to everyone 18 years old or older. Children under 18 are not allowed. ***If you plan to come early to save spots for friends, bingo cards must be purchased to save their places. Bingo cards are non-refundable

All net proceeds of all Breast Intentions events help provide crisis intervention for people facing financial hardship as they battle breast cancer.

Breast Intentions is a unique organization that helps families suffering through breast cancer pay their daily living expenses.

Since its inception in 2010, Breast Intentions of Illinois has raised and donated $119,000 to help 60 breast cancer patients with rent, utility bills, medical and cosmetic needs, groceries, car payments, gas cards and insurance.

The group formed in New Jersey in 2007 when two cousins saw the devastating effects of breast cancer on two family members were diagnosed with advanced breast cancer.

Lou Ann Peck, an executive assistant at Midland States Bank in Joliet read about the national group in a magazine article. She was so moved and inspired that she decided to form Breast Intentions of Illinois.

The goal of Breast Intentions is simple, yet vital, Peck said.

“There are many wonderful organizations doing great things to try to cure breast cancer,” she said.

“In the meantime, the patients and their families still have to live their lives. The bills don’t go away just because you have breast cancer. In fact, they usually get worse because the patient often cannot work,” Peck said.

“That’s where Breast Intentions comes in,” she said. “We do our best to help make a tough situation a little bit easier.”

For more information, please call Peck at 630-254-6031, or visit the Breast Intentions of Illinois web site at www.illinois.breastintentions.org   

 

2017 Golf Outing

NEWS

Breast Intentions slates 5th golf outing to help cancer patients

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                  FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT

August 21, 2017                                        Lou Ann Peck

                                                               (630) 254-6031

                                                               louann@breastintentions.org

 

 

Joliet – Breast Intentions of Illinois will host its fifth annual golf outing on Saturday, September 9, 2017 to help benefit breast cancer patients and their families.

The event will be held at the Inwood Golf Course, 3200 W. Jefferson St., Joliet. Activities will will include a Bloody Mary bar, driving range, on-course prizes and games, Lunch at the Turn and raffles and auctions.

Registration will start at 7:45 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Dinner will be served at 3 p.m. Golfers can sign up for $135 per person, or $540 for a foursome.

Sponsorships are also available. Packages range from $150 to sponsor a hole, to $2,000 for event sponsorship.

Registration forms are available on the Breast Intentions of Illinois website at www.illinois.breastintentions.org. Mail completed registration forms and checks to 1147 Brook Forest Ave., Suite 150, Shorewood, IL 60404.

All net proceeds of all Breast Intentions events help provide crisis intervention for people facing financial hardship as they battle breast cancer.

Breast Intentions is a unique organization that helps families suffering through breast cancer pay their daily living expenses.

Since its inception in 2010, Breast Intentions of Illinois has raised and donated $119,000 to help 60 breast cancer patients with rent, utility bills, medical and cosmetic needs, groceries, car payments, gas cards and insurance.

The group formed in New Jersey in 2007 when two cousins saw the devastating effects of breast cancer on two family members were diagnosed with advanced breast cancer.

Lou Ann Peck, an executive assistant at Midland States Bank in Joliet read about the national group in a magazine article. She was so moved and inspired that she decided to form Breast Intentions of Illinois.

The goal of Breast Intentions is simple, yet vital, Peck said.

“There are many wonderful organizations doing great things to try to cure breast cancer,” she said.

“In the meantime, the patients and their families still have to live their lives. The bills don’t go away just because you have breast cancer. In fact, they usually get worse because the patient often cannot work,” Peck said.

“That’s where Breast Intentions comes in,” she said. “We do our best to help make a tough situation a little bit easier.”

For more information, please call Peck at 630-254-6031, or visit the Breast Intentions of Illinois web site at www.illinois.breastintentions.org   

 

Essential oils shown to kill breast cancer cells

by Bob Livingston

Chinese researchers have shown that several essential oils will kill 90 percent or more of breast cancer cells.

The American brand of breast cancer treatment typically involves the cut and burn method: surgery (often complete removal of one or both breasts) followed by one or more rounds of chemotherapy or radiation therapy. These treatments are often worse than the disease. In fact, researchers have determined that chemotherapy is actually a catalyst for cancer-cell growth.

But essential oils are natural substances that provide an assortment of health benefits beyond their ability to fight cancer cells.

The researchers found that chamomile essential oil killed up to 93 percent of the MCF-7 breast cancer cells in vitro (Latin for “in glass”). Thyme oil was even more deadly on MCF-7 cells, killing them at a rate of 97 percent.

Other essential oils that killed the breast cancer cells were cinnamon and jasmine.

Chamomile can be taken orally (two drops in a capsule, three times daily as need), used topically (two to four drops, undiluted except for those with sensitive skin, applied to the affected area), or as an aromatic several times a day.

The benefits of chamomile can also be obtained from drinking chamomile tea.

Thyme oil should not be used directly on the skin without being diluted with a carrier oil like olive, sesame or almond. It should be tested on a small area of skin to check for an allergic reaction. It should not be taken internally as it can cause nausea, dizziness, vomiting, diarrhea and muscle problems. It should be avoided by people with high blood pressure and pregnant women.

To apply it topically, first mix three drops thyme oil with two teaspoons of sesame oil. Massage it into the affected area.

How to do a breast self-exam

In the Shower
Fingers flat, move gently over every part of each breast. Use your right hand to examine the left breast, left hand for the right breast. Check for any lump, hard knot, or thickening. Carefully observe any changes in your breasts.

Before a Mirror
Inspect your breasts with your arms at your sides. Next, raise your arms high overhead. Look for any changes in the contour of each breast, a swelling, a dimpling of the skin, or changes in the nipples. Then rest your palms on your hips and press firmly to flex your chest muscles. Left and right breasts will not exactly match—few women's breasts do.

Lying Down
Place a pillow under your right shoulder and put your right arm behind your head. With the fingers of your left hand flat, press your right breast gently in small circular motions, moving vertically or in a circular pattern covering the entire breast.

Use light, medium, and firm pressure. Squeeze the nipple; check for discharge and lumps. Repeat these steps for your left breast.

When Do I Do It?
Breast Self Exam should be performed a few days after your period ends. Remember this – "When Your 'Friend' is gone, Grab your Girls." This will help you to remember the time each month that you should be performing self-exam.


REMEMBER! Your breast health is in your hands! Check Yourself Out! Feel Your Boobies! Touch Your Ta Ta’s! Grab Your Girls! It’s in Your Hands!

Information sources: NationalBreastCancer.org, e-medicinehealth.com, breastintentions.org