Assemblymember Solages attends Breast Cancer Awareness Event in Rockville Center
Last week, Assemblymember Michaelle C. Solages joined Mercy Hospital organizers for a breast cancer awareness event. The occasion served as an opportunity for the public to discuss screening options and gather resources from Medical professionals. The PINKtember event was a precursor to the hospital’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month services.
“Every year in New York State approximately 14,000 individuals will receive a breast cancer diagnosis, and each year 3,000 will succumb to the disease. Unfortunately, we all know someone who’s been touched by cancer. This is an opportunity for the public to take their health into their own hands.
Breast cancer is a leading cause of death and many people with breast cancer have no symptoms, which means regular screenings are essential. Events like this one in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month help communities do their part to ensure that there are no barriers for those seeking care,” stated Assemblywoman Michaelle C. Solages.
The event welcomed survivors, caregivers, patients, and providers. The kickoff event gave everyone seeking assistance, including the uninsured, the opportunity to plan for the hospital’s October breast cancer intervention services.
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