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For Release: IMMEDIATELY, May 6, 2011
Joshua Fitzpatrick, (518) 455-3751
NYS Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb Reminds Mothers To Protect Themselves Against Breast Cancer With A Mammogram This Mother's Day

In recognition of Mother's Day on May 8, Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,I,C-Canandaigua) is calling on all women, especially mothers, to schedule a mammogram and take advantage of the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program.

"The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program is a valuable resource for New Yorkers with questions or concerns about breast cancer. The knowledgeable, friendly volunteers who staff the toll-free hotline are ready and willing to work hand in hand with women to keep them healthy and cancer-free," Leader Kolb said.

The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program offers a toll-free number - 1-800-877-8077 - where individuals with questions about breast cancer can call and speak with highly trained volunteers offering emotional support, information and referrals.

The hotline and support program is conducting a "Mother's Day Mammography Campaign" to help spread the word about the importance of mammography. In past years, the service has received approximately 4,000 calls annually from concerned New Yorkers, who can also visit the program's website at www.adelphi.edu/nysbreastcancer/. In addition to providing answers to callers, the initiative promotes the importance of women receiving mammograms as part of their health care and personal wellness routines.

"The facts are clear - mammograms save lives. There is no better gift for women to provide to themselves and their families this Mother's Day than the gift of good health and peace of mind. I am pleased to promote the many services available free of cost from the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program," Leader Kolb concluded.


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