Senator Sanders Co-Sponsors Community Events in Recognition of Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence Awareness Month

James Sanders Jr.

October 08, 2021

In recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Senator James Sanders Jr. is co-sponsoring events around the community to honor surviors and remember those lost. 

"October is a month filled with fun autumn activities and beautiful scenes of foliage," Senator Sanders said. "It also is a month devoted to breast cancer awareness, an annual health campaign, where communities gather and host walks, share knowledge, and celebrate survival.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of death among woman in New York State.  However, early detection can make all the difference in winning the battle against this disease. Women can live healthier and longer lives by early detection measures including scheduling annual physicals and mammograms.

October is also a time to raise awarness about domestic violence. State Senator James Sanders Jr.'s  bill (S.1789), which was signed into law this year, provides more protection for victims of domestic violence.  Under current law, communications between rape victims and counselors are privileged and cannot be disclosed in Court except under certain circumstances.  Senator Sanders' bill would extend those same privileges to victims of domestic violence.  Currently 27 states have passed laws to extend these privileges to victims of domestic violence. The New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence designated Senator Sanders' bill as a priority bill this legislative session.

Senator Sanders is proud to co-sponsor the following events:

Saturday, October 9, 2021
Queens Royal Priest Hood
Fourth Annual 5K Run / Walk
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Starting at Beach 90th Street on the boardwalk
Ending at Beach 17th Street

Sunday, October 10, 2021
Making Strides - We Stand As On - Breast Cancer Walk 
Sponsored by Flowers of Hope
Brookville Park
Rosedale, Queens
Registration Begins at 9 a.m.
Walk Begins at 10 a.m.
For more information: 516-205-8317

Sunday, October 17, 2021
4th Annual Far Rockaway Cancer and Domestic Violence Walk
Honoring Trina Williams
Kickoff is at 8:30 a.m.
The walk will go on along the boardwalk from Beach 17th Street to Beach 73rd Street and back.
Free mammogram screenings available.
Contact: Lisa George 917-446-9986