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UIC Moving Forward

Moving Forward is a weight loss program designed for and with African-American breast cancer survivors. We hope to help women achieve a healthy weight, improve their diet, and participate in regular physical activity. 
The program is part of a study at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

- Complete a 1½ hour interview
- Have blood drawn and receive results from blood analysis for free
- Receive free body composition measurement
- Be randomly assigned, by chance, to one of two groups
- Complete follow-up interviews, blood draws, and body composition measurements 6 months and 12 months -after the first interview
- Receive payment for time and effort

**Group assignment will be by chance.**

- 2 weight-loss counseling and exercise classes per week for 6-months at a local Chicago Park District facility
- Text messages to keep you motivated
- Free gym membership for one year

Group 2 includes:
- A 6-month guide filled with weekly lessons covering healthy eating strategies and ideas for exercise
- Handy weight loss tools
- Free gym membership for one year once the study is over

To download our pamphlet click here 
For more information visit our Moving Forward Facebook page 
If you are interested in participating or if you want more information, please contact:

Lauren Matthews
(312) 996-6880

Roxanne J. Dakers, MPH
(312) 413-5760

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