Super Survivors Sought for Memorial’s Be Aware Women’s Fair

Do you know a friend or family member who faced a diagnosis of breast cancer? Did their wellness journey inspire you?

Nominate them as a Super Survivor; they may be one of three women chosen to be honored at the ninth annual Memorial Be Aware Women’s Fair Saturday, Oct. 13.

Nominations opened May 29 and are accepted until July 1. Nominees will be selected in a random drawing later that afternoon. Because the selection is a random drawing, you can nominate women from previous years who weren’t selected.

Submit your nomination

You can mail your nomination to Super Survivor, c/o Memorial Medical Center Foundation, 701 N. First St., Mail Code 61, Springfield, IL 62781, or email it to

You can also nominate someone with our online form.

Your nomination must include:

  • Nominator’s name and phone number
  • Nominee’s name, age and phone number
  • A brief explanation of how the nominee’s cancer journey has been inspirational to those around her

Each Super Survivor will receive a makeover, including a visit to BJ Grand Salon and Spa the day before and the morning of the Be Aware Women’s Fair, free admission to the women’s fair, a new outfit to unveil the day of the event and other gifts.

Be Aware Women’s Fair Oct. 13

The Fair is held at the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and admission is $5. Proceeds from the fair go toward the Memorial Medical Center Foundation breast cancer patient assistance fund, which provides financial assistance to breast cancer patients for items or services that can help meet basic needs, decrease stress or improve the healing process, such as compression gloves, wigs or premade meals.

At the fair in October, an estimated 100 booths featuring local exhibitors will cover a wide range of topics, including finance, fitness, health, beauty, fashion, home decoration, education and nutrition.

The event will again feature numerous health screenings, including blood pressure, cholesterol, body fat and bone density.

Find out more about Memorial’s Be Aware Women’s Fair.

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