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Michael Kinney, MD, breast surgeon at NCH, was a celebrity chef at NCH's VIP Recipe & Races program benefiting our Gift-A-Mammogram program.

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Cooking for Cancer

NCH's Recipes & Races benefits

Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) recently teamed up with local celebrities for a day of cooking demonstrations and horse racing at Arlington International Racecourse that benefited NCH's Gift-A-Mammogram program.

The VIP Recipes & Races program featured cooking demos by local celebrities Mario Tricoci, the founder of Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas; Howard Sudberry, former TV sportscaster and current director of marketing at Arlington Park; Marti Jones, from Chicago radio station WLS 94.7 FM; and Michael Kinney, MD, a breast surgeon at NCH.

Net proceeds of the event totaled $18,650 and were dedicated to NCH's Gift-A-Mammogram program, which helps uninsured, low-income women in the community by providing free mammograms and follow-up diagnostic testing to diagnose breast cancer.

Nearly 160 attendees sampled the celebrities' dishes and enjoyed a panoramic view of horse racing from the International Room. They also learned about the importance of breast health and the community need for NCH's Gift-A-Mammogram program.

All gifts to the program cover the costs of mammograms, biopsies and other diagnostic tests for women who cannot pay for them and do not qualify for government assistance programs. Gift-A-Mammogram is administered by the Breast Center at NCH and funded entirely by charitable gifts.

The comprehensive Breast Center at NCH provides screenings for women every day with advanced technology for mammography and other diagnostic imaging technology that detect even the earliest signs of breast cancer. Doctors recommend that women over 40 get a mammogram every year.

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Last Updated 04/10/2009