In support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, WGN-TV Chicago and WGN America will air “Stories of Hope: Facing Breast Cancer,” a half-hour locally produced program on October 14 at 9:30pm CT. An encore will air Saturday, October 30 at 6:30pm on WGN-TV Chicago. Encores will also be seen on cable news channel CLTV on Tuesday, October 19 at 8pm and again on Sunday, October 24 at 2pm.
“Stories of Hope: Facing Breast Cancer” will include a discussion with doctors, including Dr. Steve Salvatore of HealthKey.com, and healthcare professionals about advancements in diagnosis and treatments, and how to regain your life after a diagnosis. The show is sponsored, in part, by Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Adventist Midwest Health and the American Cancer Society.
WGN News medical reporter Dina Bair and WGN entertainment reporter Dean Richards will host the special that will feature inspiring survivor stories. “Stories of Hope: Facing Breast Cancer” and the WGN Radio version Richards hosts annually have won “Best Local Public Affairs Program” Silver Dome Awards from the Illinois Broadcasters Association.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) is dedicated to increasing awareness of breast cancer issues, especially the importance of early detection of breast cancer through screening mammography, clinical breast examination and, for women 20 years of age and older, breast self-examination.