During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Addabbo announces free mammogram screening event in Rockaway this December
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and during this month State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. is promoting his Free Mammogram Screening event in conjunction with the American-Italian Cancer Foundation to take place this December.
The Mammogram Bus will be parked inside the Key Food parking lot located at 87-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, on the Rockaway Peninsula on Friday, December 2 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Those who register with Addabbo’s office will be able to receive their free mammogram screening.
“Getting a mammogram is vitally important to women’s health,” Addabbo said. “Breast cancer has taken the lives of so many women, but it is a treatable condition if caught early. That is why I am bringing this service for my constituents, free of charge. Whether it’s receiving a clean bill of health or getting checked because of a family history of breast cancer, mammogram screenings are a crucial health exam and I hope women will sign up for this service. I would like to thank the American Italian Cancer Foundation for their partnership in this endeavor.”
In order to be eligible for the clinical breast exam, women must be:
- Between 40 and 79 years old with health insurance;
- Between 50 and 79 years old without health insurance;
- Currently living in New York City; and
- Had not had a mammogram in the last 12 months.
Uninsured patients are welcome, there are no co-payments, and all deductibles are waived for this service. Although registration is preferred, walk-ins will be accommodated on a limited basis.
Appointments are limited, so to ensure that you are able to get a free mammogram screening, call Addabbo’s office at 718-738-1111 or the American-Italian Cancer Foundation at 1-877-628-9090 to make an appointment.