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Komen Corner opens in Sherman Phoenix building, offers resources for breast cancer

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Women now have another place they can go to find resources for breast cancer.

The Komen Corner, sponsored by Kohl's, is run by the Susan G. Komen organization.

It's located in the Queen's Closet Boutique in the Sherman Phoenix complex near 36th and Fond Du Lac in Milwaukee.

Komen Corner, sponsored by Kohl's is a resource center, and its goal is to reach women who have a high risk for breast cancer.

"When they see, 'Oh, I'm at a higher risk, this is something that's affecting me,' we're giving them an opportunity to take that action and providing them the resources to do so," said Program Manager Dana Smith. "Some people don't have insurance, some people don't have a way to get that exam. We will help pay for it, and we will help you get to whatever coverage you need."

A recent study identified this zip code, 53216, as a place where women are nearly twice as likely to die from breast cancer as women in surrounding areas.

It's also a place where breast cancer survivors can come together for support.

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