Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C-Batavia) is promoting the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program as part of their annual Mother’s Day campaign. Hawley noted that the hotline provides the unique opportunity for women battling the disease to speak with fellow survivors about their experiences and draw strength from one another.
“Each year, 200,000 women in this country are diagnosed with breast cancer, and the Adelphi Breast Cancer Hotline gives them the chance to connect and draw from each other’s tremendous strength,” said Hawley. “The hotline provides a critical link to not only health services but the emotional support that is so important for the brave women dealing with this horrific disease. As Mother’s Day approaches, I encourage everyone to share information on the Breast Cancer Hotline with their friends and family so that no woman has to face this battle alone.”
The hotline, established in 1980, is a project of the Adelphi University School of Social Work on Long Island. All services are free. Callers can receive information on an accredited mammography facility nearby, as well as updated information and emotional support from the hotline’s specially-trained volunteers, most of whom are women who have had breast cancer. The hotline can be reached at 800-877-8077. For more information, please visit their website or www.facebook.com/adelphibreastcancerhotline.