TicketforaCureState Senator Mattie Hunter joined representatives from the Illinois Lottery, family of Carolyn Adams and Department of Public Health Director LaMar Hasbrouck for the launching of the 10th edition of the "Ticket for a Cure," a lottery game that raises money for breast cancer research, promoting education and awareness. The event took place at the Loyola Medical Center in the Cardinal Bernardine Cancer Center in Maywood.

In 2011, Hunter sponsored legislation that allowed the Ticket for the Cure to be renamed in honor of former Illinois Lottery Superintendant Carolyn Adams, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2007 at the age of 44. This year's ticket is the first edition since the ticket was renamed.

"Unfortunately, breast cancer has affected the lives of many of our mothers, sisters and daughters throughout the state," said Hunter. "This ticket gives us an opportunity to fight together by raising awareness and educating more to save lives."TicketforaCure2

All of the proceeds from the Carolyn Adams Ticket for a Cure scratch-off will go towards breast cancer awareness, education and research administered by the Illinois Department of Public Health Ticket for the Cure Advisory Board.