Senator Dilan Urges Women to Schedule Mammograms during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Martin Malavé Dilan

September 25, 2009

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) is partnering with the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program to remind women about the importance of early detection.

“I hope this month women will take the time to schedule an appointment for a mammogram,” said Senator Dilan. “By calling New York State’s official toll-free breast cancer hotline, women can ask trained volunteers questions about breast cancer. They can also find out how to get a low-cost or free mammogram.”

A project of the Adelphi University School of Social Work on Long Island, New York’s breast cancer hotline has been helping women for 29 years.

To find a nearby accredited mammogram facility, please call the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer & Support Program at (800) 877-8077. Callers can ask questions or receive emotional support from the hotline’s specially trained volunteers—most of whom are women who have had breast cancer.

For more information about the hotline and program, click here or contact Senator Dilan’s district office at: 786 Knickerbocker Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11207,  (718) 573-1726.