Araceli Lucio



Resurrection Project


Araceli Lucio, an immigrant from San Luis Potosi, Mexico, has been a health organizer for the Resurrection Project since 2006. In 2003 She started as a volunteer for TRP after learning about the organization at her Church, when an organizer came to speak about immigrant rights. Since becoming a community organizer, she has been a fierce advocate for health services for the uninsured. Under her leadership she has educated thousands of women about breast cancer prevention, referring them for annual check-ups, and promoting the need for health information and more resources for undocumented and uninsured women.  Araceli began ELLAS in 2012 as a support group for breast cancer survivors. Out of the first group of cancer survivors, Araceli created the first group of Promotoras de Salud of ELLAS (Health Care Provider) to give information and resources in Spanish, as well as training of leaders that would continue advocating for programs to help the community with health disparities. Some of her accomplishment are: Changing the Cook County system on their approach to Spanish speaking cancer patients. Presenting the ELLAS model at national conferences, like the American Association for Cancer Reaserch, as a clinical way to support survivorship among those affected by breast cancer. Most recently, ELLAS have develop a relationship with another organization, to learn how to create knitted breast prosthetics. In the next few months the ELLAS Pop-op Store will be unveiled, a thrift store which proceeds will go to support our cancer fighters. Araceli Lucio has a strong passion for health advocacy and helping women who do not have the resources to take care of their health needs. She enjoys learning and making connections with those in the health field to bring more resources to those who need it most. When Araceli is not working she enjoys running and cycling in front of the lake in the company of her daughters.
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