Sarah Keys Evans was born in rural Washington, NC, in 1929, the second oldest of seven children. After graduating from Mercy Catholic High School, she enrolled in the Perth Amboy, NJ Hospital School of Nursing in 1948, and moved to New York that December. She found a kind home at the Franciscan Handmaids of Mary Convent in Harlem for Career Girls, and remained in New York for two years before enlisting in the Women Army Corps in 1951.Following her honorable discharge as a private first class in 1953, she worked full-time and attended beauty school at night. What followed was a successful 30-year career as a hair stylist, including her ownership of Glamour Nook, Ltd.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Fall is finally upon us, as the falling leaves and the falling temperatures constantly remind us. I would like to take a moment to acknowledge all of the women in my community, and implore them to take the time to take care of themselves. As October has been designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I wish to take this time to remind you all how important it is to schedule a yearly mammogram. With breast cancer rates on the rise in recent decades, it is recommended that a clinical breast exam by a trained medical professional begin at age 20 and be done a minimum of every three years until the age of 40; women over 40 should undergo breast exams every year. Breast cancer can be treated effectively when detected early.
NYS Senator Eric Adams joins students at P.S./I.S. 323 as they prepare for the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade student class elections. Senator Adams spoke with the students about the process democratic elections and the importance of voting.
NYS Senator Eric Adams joins leaders of the American Chinese Commerce Association (HK) in Sunset Park during their Flag-Raising Ceremony for the 35th Anniversary of the China-America of Diplomatic Relations, and the 64th Anniversary of the Founding of New China Celebration.
Senator Adams, WellCare, along with other Brooklyn elected officials, hosted a Senior Recognition Breakfast at Crystal Manor where several seniors were recognized for their commitment to their community.
Senator Eric Adams attended the official ribbon cutting ceremony at the Central Library at Grand Army Plaza newly renovated main entrance doors. From left, Roberta Lane of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Cheryl Rosario of American Express, Linda Johnson, the chief executive officer of the Brooklyn Public Library, and State Senator Eric Adams.
Senator Adams attended the Stand Up Against Military Suicides Luncheon Meeting. Operation Warrior Wellness organization helps military families to prevent and stand up against military suicides and those overcoming PTS in our veteran and first-responder communities.
Senator Eric Adams along with various community leaders, including the rabbi of the Jewish center - Chabad Lubavitch of Kensington, joined together in a show of unity at the site where the menorah was set ablaze the day before Rosh Hashana. A giant new menorah was erected in front of Chabad Lubavitch of Kensington Jewish Center.