Free mammogram screenings


State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. and Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato will be bringing a free mammogram screening to the Rockaways.

On Friday, September 27, the American Italian Cancer Foundation will have their Mobile Care Clinic inside the Key Food parking lot located at 88-03 Rockaway Beach Boulevard — directly across the street from Addabbo’s Rockaway office — from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. where they will provide free mammogram screenings for eligible women.

In order to be eligible for a free exam or screening, women must be: 40 years or older with health insurance; 50 years or older without health insurance; currently living in New York City; and had not had a mammogram in the last 12 months.

Uninsured patients are welcome, there are no co-payments, and all deductibles are waived.

“Getting a mammogram is vitally important to women’s health as they age, and bringing these free mammograms screenings to the district is a major service for women who are either uninsured or cannot make it to a clinic” Addabbo said.”

“My hope is that, by providing a means for women to detect breast cancer early, we can prevent as many tragedies as possible. This is a disease that can usually be detected early, and when it is, the outcomes are better,” Pheffer Amato said. “I encourage as many women as possible to come out on September 27 to get screened. It’s free, and it’s a great way to ensure your health!”