Laini Fluellen Charities Inc. is keeping a promise to support new treatment options for triple negative breast cancer with a recent presentation of a $10,000 check to the Community Cancer Research Foundation in Munster.
Laini Fluellen Charities is a volunteer organization founded in 2009 and named after former Calumet City resident, Laini Fluellen, a star athlete at Thornwood High School in the 1980s, who died from triple negative breast cancer.
“One year after her death, Laini Fluellen Charities was established to continue its namesakes’ key work to spread the message of the importance of early detection, diagnosis and treatment,” said Diane Artis, board chairperson for Laini Fluellen Charities. “We understand firsthand how overwhelming a breast cancer diagnosis can be to both the patient and their loved ones. Our website was created to educate on the topic of triple negative breast cancer, refer patients to counselors, recommend self-exams and mammograms for early detection and raise funding for research.”
Proceeds from the charitable organization’s fundraising efforts benefit the Community Cancer Research Foundation in Munster. Work being done by the Research Foundation advances the detection, diagnosis, treatment, education and prevention of cancer.
“We are grateful for the continued support of Laini Fluellen Charities,” said Don Fesko, president of the Community Cancer Research Foundation Board of Directors. “Our mission is to bring the latest research advances in cancer diagnosis, treatment and prevention to patients here in our community.”
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