Rafi Munim Honored for Humanitarian Work
By T. Malik


Rafi Munim with the US flag given to him by the US Army (Photo MGL)

Rafi Munim, founder, Mission Green Light (MGL), Glenview, received a US flag from a unit of the United States Army to honor him for his humanitarian work. Munim lives in a nursing home where in spite of his physical pains and functional limitations, he is operating a nonprofit organization “Mission Green Light.” The nonprofit is committed to helping uninsured and low-income women with free breast health education and free breast cancer screening.

Mission Green Light’s Free Breast Health Education Initiative (BHEI) focuses on uninsured and underprivileged women, between the ages of 18 and 34, with the objective of nurturing in these young women through education and awareness the habit of monthly Breast Self-Examination (BSE) for early detection of cancer. Through its initiative, MGL has trained 110 uninsured and low-income Hispanic women from 27 suburbs of Chicago in BSE techniques. These women are further encouraged to educate other young women in their communities.

Mission Green Light is strongly promoting the Illinois Breast & Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP) in collaboration with Illinois Department of Public Health. IBCCP provides free breast and cervical cancer screening to uninsured women of ages 35 and above in the State of Illinois. For more information readers may visit www.missiongreenlight.org



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