FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, May 9, 2012
CONTACT: Katherine Alexander, (716) 434-0680
SENATOR MAZIARZ SAYS: MAMMOGRAPHY SAVES LIVES
Mothers Day Breast Cancer Walk set for Lockport on Sunday
Senator George Maziarz has joined with the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program in their annual Mother’s Day campaign to urge women to get mammograms.
“I want to wish all of the women a Happy Mother’s Day,” said Senator Maziarz. “I am pleased to once again join Adelphi in promoting their program to bring awareness to everyone to get mammograms. Early detection of Breast Cancer is key and can save lives, so this Mother’s Day we are encouraging everyone to get tested for their own health and peace of mind.”
The Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program can be reached at 800-877-8077. Callers can obtain information, locate an accredited mammography facility nearby, and get emotional support from the hotline’s specially trained volunteers, most of whom are breast cancer survivors. It is a project of the Adelphi University School of Social Work on Long Island. All services are free. The website is www.adelphi.edu/nysbreastcancer.
Senator Maziarz also mentioned that he will be on hand to help kick off the annual Mothers Day Breast Cancer Canal Walk on Sunday afternoon in Lockport. Registration begins at 11 AM and the walk begins at 1 PM at Widewaters Marina on Market Street. For more information on this popular tradition that draws hundreds of walkers every year, persons can call 434-9123 or visit http://breastcancercanalwalk.org.