Assemblyman Ra To Host First Annual Mammogram Screening, Friday, October 14

*** Media Advisory ***
October 12, 2011
Assemblyman Ed Ra (21st Assembly District), in conjunction with Nassau University Medical Center, will be hosting his first annual mammogram screening this Friday, October 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Floral Park Recreation Center. In conjunction with Lizís Day, Ra is encouraging women who are over 40 years old and have not had a mammogram in over a year, as well as women who are asymptomatic, to attend this event.

ďEven without cancer-like symptoms, it is important for women concerned about their health to get into a routine of a regular exam,Ē said Ra. ďIím proud to have Nassau University Medical Center join me to kick off Lizís Day by offering screenings, information from specialists, and important steps you can take for the early detection of breast cancer.Ē

Lizís Day, which will be held on October 15 also at the Floral Park Recreation Center, is named in memory of Elizabeth McFarland, who lost her battle with breast cancer. To date, Lizís Day has raised over $500,000 for cancer research at Cold Spring Harbor Labs.

WHO: Assemblyman Ed Ra (21st Assembly District)
Nassau University Medical Center
WHAT: First Annual Mammogram Screening
WHERE: Floral Park Recreation Center
124 Stewart Street, Floral Park
WHEN:Friday, October 14
8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
CONTACT:Nick Wilock, 518-878-6568