Mother’s Day Mammography Campaign

April 27, 2005

Assemblyman Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) would like to wish all moms a happy, safe and wonderful Mother’s Day. The Assemblyman also reminded residents of the annual Mother’s Day Mammography Campaign, sponsored by the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program, begins on Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 8.

The hot line receives nearly 3,500 calls each year from concerned women and men throughout New York State and attracts 400,000 visitors to the program Web site. Questions about breast cancer, mammograms and protection from the disease are answered by breast cancer survivors. The most effective ways to battle breast cancer is early detection and diagnosis.

"I can think of no better time than Mother’s Day to say thank you to all of the women who have given so much to our families and communities. We all have great women in our lives, women who mean so much to us. Please, take this opportunity to remind and encourage these women to have mammograms. A mammogram may save the life of someone special that you care about" Kolb said.

Hillary Rutter, hot line and program director, said, "We know that women are so busy taking care of their families that they often neglect their own health care. We hope that on Mother’s Day our campaign will remind women and their family members of the importance of taking care of themselves."

More information and locations of accredited mammography facilities are available by calling the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program toll-free at (800) 877-8077. Callers with limited incomes can also find out about low-cost and free mammograms.