Montesano: Mother’s Day Serves As A Reminder For Women To Get Mammograms
May 2, 2011
Assemblyman Michael A. Montesano (R,I,C-Glen Head) today joined the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program in their annual Mother’s Day campaign to urge women to get mammograms. “Mother’s Day is the perfect time to remind women to get mammograms,” said Montesano. “I hope that this Mother’s Day women will take the time to schedule an appointment for a mammogram.” 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 also can get emotional support from the hotline’s specially-trained volunteers, many of whom are breast cancer survivors. “The hotline provides a valuable service,” said Montesano. “I hope women will take advantage of this program. As a husband and son, my concern about this issue and women’s health issues is sincere. I urge women to use this day to take action, to take their health into their own hands and get checked.” The hotline marked its 30th anniversary last year. It is a project of the Adelphi University School of Social Work on Long Island and all services are free. For more information, visit their web site at www.adelphi.edu/nysbreastcancer.