Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today has joined with the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program in their October breast cancer awareness campaign to urge women to get mammograms.
Senator Golden is also reminding local residents of his plans to host free mammography screenings in conjunction with the American Italian Cancer Foundation later this month at both of his district offices. The 37 foot mobile mammography van, staffed completely by women, will be outside of Senator Golden’s District Office located on Thursday, September 24, 2009, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at his District Office located at 7408-5th Avenue and on Tuesday, September 29, 2009, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 3604 Quentin Road.
Senator Golden stated, “ October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a significant time to remind women to get mammograms. I hope that during the month of October, women will take the time to make an appointment for a mammogram. Approximately 95 percent of all mammograms prove to be normal.”
For more information and to locate an accredited mammography facility nearby, call the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program at 800-877-8077. Callers can also get emotional support from the hotline’s specially trained volunteers, most of who are women who have had breast cancer.
The hotline has been in existence for 29 years. It is a project of the Adelphi University School of Social Work on Long Island. All services are free. The web site is: www.adelphi.edu/nysbreastcancer.