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Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Donates $500,000 to Mercy Hospital

Sr. Sheila Lyne, RSM, CEO of Mercy Hospital graciously accepts Avon's $500,000 donation.

Sr. Sheila Lyne, RSM, CEO of Mercy Hospital graciously accepts Avon's $500,000 donation.



Eastgate Village’s local neighbor, Mercy Hospital, was the recent proud recipient of a $500,00 donation check from the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, an event that brought over 4,000 participants who raised an astonishing $9.1 million.

Mercy’s Foundation will use the generous grant to support the patient navigation program at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, enhance services with the addition of a state-of-the-art Breast Module Tracking System, and supports the purchase of a new digital mammography machine and ultrasound platform.

Eastgate Village is home to many of Mercy’s physicians and other clinical staff, as well as high-energy, interesting professionals who work all over Chicago. Many thanks to Avon in supporting our important neighbor!

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Community’s Streets Named After Local DJ, Irish Nun

A little known fact about Eastgate Village? In a ceremony last fall, two of our streets were dedicated to two very notable people — Mother Catherine McAuley, the Irish nun who founded the Sisters of Mercy, and Herbert Rogers Kent, Honorary Mayor of Bronzeville and an important figure in Chicago radio history.

Herbert Rogers Kent, the "Honorary Mayor of Bronzeville, jokes with the audience at the Eastgate Village street dedication in the fall of 2007.

Herbert Rogers Kent, the "Honorary Mayor of Bronzeville, jokes with the audience at the Eastgate Village street dedication in the fall of 2007.

Sr. Sheila Lyne, President and CEO of Mercy Hospital, accepted the honor on behalf of Mother Catherine McAuley. Michael Scott, a partner with Mercy Development, introduced honoree Herbert Rogers Kent, who noted “I hope this street inspires young people to reach their goals.” According to New West Realty President, Ted Mazola, this “is what over 115 families have already chosen to do.”

A 19th century nun and Chicago’s Cool Gent. Talk about diversity.

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