Addabbo to Sponsor Free Mammogram Event
Howard Beach, NY (October 26, 2016) Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. is once again partnering with the American Italian Cancer Foundation to sponsor free mammogram screenings in his 15th Senatorial district next month.
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16, the organization will be at Maspeth Federal Savings Bank, located at 56-18 69th Street, to provide no-cost digital mammograms and clinical breast exams to women who are eligible. This event will mark the third free mammogram event the Senator has held in his district this year.
“Many people today are unfortunately still without health insurance or cannot afford exams such as these, which go a long way toward preventing a potentially serious diagnosis,” Addabbo said. “The inflated cost of healthcare should never stop someone from getting the care they deserve. By partnering with the American Italian Cancer Foundation, we can make sure everyone gets the chance to protect themselves and possibly save their life by having a mammogram. This is a foundation that does amazing work for so many people and I am proud to work with them on yet another event in my district next month.”
To qualify for the free exams, women who have health insurance must be 40 or older, and women without insurance must be 50 or older. Candidates must also be current New York City residents and must not have had a mammogram in the last 12 months prior to the appointment.
The tests require no co-pays and any deductible will be waived. Exams will be given by appointment only. To make an appointment, call 1-877-628-9090.