Brooklyn – This October is the 25th anniversary of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Assemblywoman Joan Millman is pleased to announce a series of free mammogram events in her Assembly district, coordinated by the YWCA of Brooklyn and the Italian-American Cancer Foundation. The free mammograms are available for women over the age of 40 who have not received a mammogram in the past year – regardless of whether they have health insurance or not. Copays will not be charged and while health insurance companies will be billed if possible, no participant will receive a bill.
“Mammograms are quick, easy, and, in this case, cost-free,” said Millman. “I encourage all women to get regular mammograms, which can detect cancer in its early, treatable stages. Thanks to the Partnerships of the New York State Cancer Services Program, women can receive a free mammogram from October through December. I thank the YWCA of Brooklyn and the Italian-American Cancer Foundation for bringing this valuable service to our neighborhoods.”
The mobile mammography van will be stationed at the YWCA of Brooklyn, located at 30 3rd Avenue, on October 2nd, October 12th, November 10th, November 23rd, December 6th and December 19th. Interested individuals must make an appointment by calling 718-875-1190, extension 239. This service will be provided free of cost with funding from the Screening Partnerships of the New York State Cancer Services, which includes the Avon Foundation Breast Care Fund, the National Breast Cancer Foundation, the New York City Council, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the New York Community Trust and the New York State Department of Health.