In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Addabbo to bring free mammogram screening event to Howard Beach next month

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. is announcing a free mammogram screening event in Howard Beach at the start of November.

On Friday, November 1, the American-Italian Cancer Foundation will have their Mammogram Bus parked outside of the New York Community Bank, located at 156-02 Cross Bay Boulevard in Howard Beach, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., providing no-cost mammogram screenings for women who register for an appointment.

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.

“Since October is recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, bringing free mammograms and clinical breast exams to the district is a major service for women who are either uninsured or cannot make it to a clinic is even more imperative,” Addabbo said. “As you get older, it becomes more and more important for women to get these tests and screenings in order to monitor for breast cancer and other ailments because early detection can be the difference between life and death. I thank the American Italian Cancer Foundation for coming into my district to provide this accessible vital service.”

Appointments are necessary in order to get your free mammogram screening or clinical breast exam. To make an appointment and secure your spot, call Senator Addabbo’s office at 718-738-1111, or 1-877-628-9090.