2007-04-13 / Community

Campaign Set On Importance Of Mammograms

The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline is reaching out to New Yorkers asking them to urge their loved ones to get mammograms in honor of Mother's Day.

"At this time we remind women about the importance of getting mammograms once a year, doing breast self exam and having their breasts examined regularly by a medical professional," says Hillary Rutter, the director of the breast cancer program. "Our motto is: 'When you take care of yourself, you're taking care of your family.'"

For more information and to locate an accredited mammography facility nearby, call the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program at 800-877-8077.

Callers with limited income can also find out about low cost and free mammograms.

The hotline has been in existence for 27 years.

It is a project of the Adelphi University School of Social Work on Long Island and is funded by the New York State Legislature, Department of Health, grants and contributions. All services are free.

The web site is: www.adelphi.edu/nysbreastcancer.

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