Saladino Reminds Women To Schedule Mammograms
April 6, 2005
Assemblyman Joseph Saladino (R,C,I-Massapequa) today joined with Adelphi Universityís NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program in its annual Motherís Day Mammography Campaign. "As Motherís Day approaches, all of us need to think about the women in our lives who are important to us," said Saladino. "The latest research confirms that mammograms are effective and can confirm oneís health or enable early detection of this disease. Every woman over the age of 40 should have an annual mammogram, because early detection is the best tool in fighting breast cancer." Saladino noted the Adelphi hot line has existed for 25 years and the organization serves nearly 500,000 people each year through its hot line, Web site, counseling services, educational programs and outreach events. The project is run by the Adelphi University School of Social Work on Long Island, and is funded by the New York state Legislature and state Health Department. For more information and to find a local, accredited mammography facility, call the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program toll-free at (800) 877-8077. Callers with limited incomes can also find out about low-cost and free mammograms. Emotional support from the hot lineís specially trained volunteers, most of whom are women who have had breast cancer, is also available. Information is available at the programís Web site at www.adelphi.edu/nysbreastcancer.