Issues: Women's Health

November 20, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: EARLY DETECTION IS VITAL IN OVERCOMING BREAST CANCER

Urges Women to Get Screened as Part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 1, 2010
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Ridge Road Fire District T-Shirts for Breast Cancer Awareness

On Friday, October 1st, the Ridge Road Fire District kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness Month by unveiling special t-shirts that members will be wearing during the month of October. Senator Robach met with members of the Ridge Road Fire District today and made remarks at the press conference prior to the unveiling of the t-shirts. The navy blue shirts feature the district's logo and writing on the back in pink. Shirts were also sold for $10 with proceeds going to Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester.

October 1, 2010
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an ideal time to remind women to get mammograms.  It is also a perfect time to highlight a valuable resource available in New York – the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States, aside from skin cancer. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), an estimated 207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed among women in the United States this year. An estimated 39,840 women are expected to die from the disease in 2010 alone. Today, there are about 2.5 million breast cancer survivors living in the United States.

October 1, 2010
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Senator Robach's 3rd Annual Women's Wellness Fair

Saturday, October 2nd, I will be holding my Third Annual Women's Wellness Fair. Again this year, this event will take place at The Mall at Greece Ridge from 10 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. You can enter the mall through entrance #9, which is located by Liberty Travel. The health fair will feature a variety of vendors from the Rochester community who will offer information and resources pertaining to your personal health and over-all well-being. In addition, you will have the opportunity to receive free samples, breast cancer screenings, body mass index testing, blood pressure checks, and much more. 

September 30, 2010
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ADDABBO’S FREE MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY VAN IN FOREST HILLS DRAWS 22 WOMEN FOR CANCER SCREENINGS

Local Women Are Reminded:  October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month 

Queens, NY, September 29, 2010 – On Monday, September 27, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., sponsored a free Mobile Mammography Van at Community Board 6, 73-05 Yellowstone Blvd., Forest Hills. Twenty-two women signed up for no-cost mammogram screenings for cancer. This was the sixth free mammography event the Senator coordinated with the American Italian Cancer Foundation for women in his district since October 2008.  

September 30, 2010
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SENATOR ADDABBO'S FREE HEALTH FAIR IN OZONE PARK DRAWS 80 AREA RESIDENTS

Queens, NY, September 28, 2010 – On Sunday, September 26, Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., sponsored a free Health Fair at the Nativity B.V.M. Church basement, 101-41 91st Street, Ozone Park. A vast array of free services were provided by 21 vendors, ensuring that individuals have the tools they need to lead healthy and active lives, and included:  Queens Hospital Center, Pearle Vision, EPIC, Jamaica Hospital, AIDS Center of Queens County, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Food Bank of NY, Ozone Park Kiwanis, Cross Bay Chemist, and Dr. Musnik, chiropractor. Eighty residents from the surrounding area attended the event.  New York Life Insurance made ID cards for children and Pearle Vision provided each participant with a free coupon for a comprehensive eye exam.

September 28, 2010
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FREE MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENING

SENATOR ANDREW LANZA TO HOST FREE MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENINGS

 

October 30, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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FREE MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENING

SENATOR ANDREW LANZA TO HOST FREE MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENINGS

 

October 28, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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FREE MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENING

SENATOR ANDREW LANZA TO HOST FREE MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENINGS

 

October 23, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA TO HOST FREE MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENINGS

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month 

Free Screenings for eligible women offered on the following dates:

September 27, 2010
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3rd Annual Ovarian Cancer Race Sunday, September 26th

On Sunday, September 26th, the 3rd Annual Ovarian Cancer Race will take place at Cobbs Hill. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Cancer Wellness Spa of Greater Rochester. For more information on the race, click on the .pdf document below. You can also receive more information on Cancer Wellness Spa of Greater Rochester by clicking here to visit their web site.

September 24, 2010
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SENATOR JOHN L. SAMPSON PARTNERS WITH COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS TO BRING NO-COST MAMMOGRAM SCREENINGS TO CANARSIE

On Thursday, October 14th, 2010, State Senator John L. Sampson (D-Brooklyn), in conjunction with the American Italian Cancer Foundation, and Sunrise Adult Day Health Care Center will be offering NO-COST mammography screenings via the mobile mammography program to women 40 years of age and older.  Mammography screening will be available for women who have not had a mammogram within the past year.  This is a no-cost program, if you do not have any insurance NO PROBLEM but, if you do, all insurance plans are also accepted.

AN APPOINTMENT IS NECESSARY,PLEASE CALL: 1-800-453-8378 ext. 1

October 14, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Healthcare Update Newsletter: Effects of Healthcare Reform Legislation

I know how confusing healthcare insurance issues can be, and in times like these, with new Federal legislation, these issues can get even more complicated. My office has received a great many calls from constituents seeking assistance in navigating issues of access to healthcare and in dealing with Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance. As New York State moves toward implementing Federal healthcare reform, there are many new questions about what changes to expect. This newsletter is an effort to address some of these questions.

Please see attached newsletter.

File: 
Healthcare Mailer 9.2010.pdf

September 21, 2010
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September 2010 Community Bulletin

Message from Liz . . .

Already post-Labor Day–wow!

In reviewing what summer 2010 will be remembered for, I am struck by the BP oil spill disaster in the Gulf, the hottest summer on record in New York City and a disturbing upsurge in Islamophobia throughout the US, including right here in New York City.

Early September this year brings the Jewish New Year (L’SHANA TOVA 5771 to those of you who are celebrating) and so too the end of Ramadan for the Muslim community, which is celebrated with a big feast, that happens to fall on September 11th this year. Jewish and Muslim holidays move dates every year due to solar changes.

File: 
Sept 2010 CB- PRINT.pdf

September 21, 2010
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Padavan To Sponsor Fall Community Health and Wellness Expo October 3rd In Bayside

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) announced today that he will be hosting his annual Fall Community Health and Wellness Expo for families and seniors throughout Northeast Queens on Sunday October 3, 2010. The expo will take from 12 pm to 3 pm at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church located at 34-45 202nd Street in Bayside.

September 13, 2010
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No Cost Mammograms sponsored by Senator Addabbo

NO-COST MAMMOGRAMS sponsored by Senator Addabboand the American Italian Cancer Foundation.

Look for the Mobile Mammography van at:Community Board 673-05 Yellowstone Blvd, Forest Hills

Monday, September 27, 2010

AN APPOINTMENT IS NECESSARYCall 1-800-453-8378 EXT. 1

Medical services provided by: Multi-Diagnostic Services, Inc.

Eligibility Criteria:Insured women age 40 and olderUninsured women age 50 and olderNew York City mailing address.

No mammogram in the past 12 months.

September 27, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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SENATOR LAVALLE CELEBRATES 15TH ANNUAL ELLEN’S RUN

(L-R) Southampton Town Councilwoman Nancy Graboski, Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst, Ellen’s Run Founder Dr. Julie Ratner, Congressman Tim Bishop, Senator Ken LaValle

August 24, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO SPONSOR BREAST CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM AT MERRICK LIBRARY

 New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), in conjunction with the Nassau Health Care Corporation, will be sponsoring a breast cancer screening program on Thursday, September 16th from 8:30 am to 2:10 pm at the Merrick Library. The library is located at 2279 Merrick Avenue in Merrick.

August 16, 2010
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