Senator Golden Joins WITH American Italian Cancer Foundation to Provide Free Mammogram Screenings

Martin J. Golden

March 22, 2011

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing his plans to host free mammography screenings in conjunction with the American Italian Cancer Foundation during the month of April at both of his district offices.

The 37 foot mobile mammography van, staffed completely by women, will be outside of his District Office located at 7408-5th Avenue on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and on Wednesday, April 13, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at his office located at 3604 Quentin Road.

The mammography screenings are free of charge and take about thirty minutes to complete. An appointment, which is necessary, can be made by calling Senator Golden’s office at (718) 238-6044. Women interested in appointments must be over 40 years of age and have not had a mammogram in the past year. Results will be sent to the individual and/or their doctor within 10 business days.

Senator Marty Golden stated, "I again am proud to partner and welcome the American-Italian Cancer Foundation to the community to make available free mammography screenings for women forty years and older. Early detection of breast cancer saves lives, and I encourage all those who have not had a mammogram in more than a year to make an appointment and to get screened."

The objective of the American-Italian Cancer Foundation's (AICF) Free Mobile Mammography Program is to break down the barriers to breast cancer screening that result in many under served women losing their lives to breast cancer due to advanced disease at diagnosis. Testing for uninsured women will be paid for by the New York State Cancer Services Program and by American Italian Cancer Foundation donors.