Blue Door Neighborhood CenterSM Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month and Highlights Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 4, 2021

Your patients are invited to join us at the Blue Door Neighborhood Center (BDNCSM) to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month on multiple dates, times and locations. One of Chicago’s Latino Influencers, founder and CEO of Healthy Hood , Tanya Lozano, will lead us in celebrating this national observance month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 13. There will be live music, art, food and health information focused on Latino health.

Or, if the South Lawndale location is more convenient, your patients are invited to join Chef Urban Pilon October 14 for a conversation on the history of Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latino food from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the South Lawndale location. A cooking demonstration and taste test will follow the conversation. Registration in advance is highly encouraged.

We will be offering farmers markets with free produce for all community members again this month.

  • October 13, noon to 2 p.m. at the Pullman BDNC
  • October 14, noon to 2 p.m. at the Morgan Park BDNC
  • October 14, 1 to 3 p.m. at the South Lawndale BDNC

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so you might want to encourage your patients in the South Lawndale community to stop by BDNC while Equal Hope  is there on October 5 (English) and 7 (Spanish) from 6 to 7 p.m. to discuss breast cancer screening recommendations for all individuals

or, when ELLAS  hosts Cafe con Conchas and discusses resources along the spectrum of breast cancer care, including screening recommendations and resources, and support for individuals diagnosed with cancer on Friday, October 15 from 10 a.m. to noon.

The BDNC is also hosting a virtual Ask a Doctor event to discuss COVID-19, asthma, allergies and schools (hablamos sobre COVID-19, asthma, alergias y las escuelas) in partnership with the American Lung Association. You can let your patients know it will be available in English and Spanish on Thursday, October 28 from 6 to 7 p.m.

These are just a few of the programs we’ll offer at our BDNC sites on multiple dates and times in October. The BDNC locations also offer health education and connections to social support services. 

All programming – in person and virtual – at BDNC locations is free and open to BCBSIL members and non-members. Encourage your patients to visit the BDNC Facebook page  for other events and happenings at all three locations. If you or your patients have questions, email the BDNC or call 773-253-0900.

The above material is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician or other health care provider. Physicians and other health care providers are encouraged to use their own medical judgment based upon all available information and the condition of the patient in determining the appropriate course of treatment. References to third party sources or organizations are not a representation, warranty or endorsement of such organizations. Any questions regarding those organizations should be addressed to them directly. The fact that a service or treatment is described in this material is not a guarantee that the service or treatment is a covered benefit and members should refer to their certificate of coverage for more details, including benefits, limitations and exclusions. Regardless of benefits, the final decision about any service or treatment is between the member and their health care provider.

BDNC locations are not medical facilities, do not have medical providers on staff, do not offer medical advice, and do not provide health care or mental health services.