Assemblyman Marcos A. Crespo to Host Free Mammogram Screening Van For Soundview Residents

August 25, 2010

Assemblyman Marcos A. Crespo (D-Bronx) has joined with Project Renewal and the NYS Department of Health’s Cancer Services Program to provide women from Soundview who are 40 years and older with FREE mammography screenings.

“Breast cancer continues to jeopardize the health and lives of a disproportionate number of women in our communities, therefore, I am proud to join in this effort with Project Renewal, and provide uninsured women from my district the opportunity with this service,” said Assemblyman Marcos A. Crespo.

The Scan Van will be available on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 in front of Assemblyman Crespo’s office located at 1163 Manor Avenue, between Westchester and Watson Avenues in The Bronx. An appointment is necessary, so anyone interested is asked to call 1-800-564-6868 to confirm your exam time.

“Earlier this year a health study determined the Bronx to have alarmingly high rates of health disparities to other communities. In our continue effort to address these concerns and to promote healthy living, I strongly encourage women over 40 years of age in the Soundview community to take advantage of this opportunity and get tested,” continued Assemblyman Crespo.

For more information, please call Assemblyman Marcos Crespo’s office at (718) 893-0202.