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Illinois medical center surpassed breast cancer funds goal

The employees of the Advocate Condell Medical Center wanted to raise more than their $10,000 goal to fight against breast cancer - and they did, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The medical center raised $17,750 by selling t-shirts, hats, and raffle tickets during their numerous events throughout the month of October. The employees were pleased that they not only beat their $10,000 goal, but that they did so by that much.

"We are pleased to be able to partner with the American Cancer Society and its mission to improve the quality of life of cancer patients and the health of the community through prevention and education," Dr. Ann Errichetti, Advocate Condell Medical Center president, told the news source.

According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, it is recommended that once a woman turns 40 she schedules annual mammograms. If a woman has an extensive family history of the disease, which is known to be a risk factor, they may want to start making these appointments earlier to ensure that if they are diagnosed, they can catch the disease during the beginning stages.  
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