State Senator Liz Krueger Suggests Urges New Yorkers to Use Mother’s Day As a Reminder to Schedule Mammograms

 

For Immediate Release | May 4, 2010

Katie Kincaid | kincaid.nysenate@gmail.com | 646-784-0485

(New York, NY) - This year on Mother’s Day, when we take the time to honor the women who have done so much to care for others, State Senator Liz Krueger urges us to remind these same women to take care of themselves by getting regular mammogram screenings. Breast cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death for woman, and while many women schedule regular screenings – including self examinations – more than 41,000 women die annually from this disease.

“All too often our mothers focus on taking care of others before addressing their own needs,” Senator Krueger said. “Take the time on Mother’s Day to make sure the women in your life are taking care of themselves and getting regular mammograms.”

If you, or the mothers/women you love, do not have insurance cannot cover the cost of a mammogram there are services that can help. Both Project Renewal and the American Italian Cancer Foundation offer a mobile mammogram van service where medical professionals will provide mammogram screenings at no cost for women over 40 who have not received a mammogram screening in the past 12 months. Appointments are necessary please call each organization for additional information.

American Italian Cancer Foundation

1-800-453-8378, ext 1

Monday, May 17, 9am – 4pm

Lenox Hill Neighborhood Senior Center

343 East 70th Street

 

Monday, May 24, 8am – 3pm

P.S. 84

32 West 92nd Street

 

Project Renewal

1-800-564-6868

 

Monday, June 7, 12:30pm

New Providence

225 East 45th St

 

Monday, June 21, 2010

Park Avenue Armory, Lenox Hill

643 Park Avenue