Photo Courtesy of AICF
By Forum Staff
City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park ) and the American-Italian Cancer Foundation are set to host a no-cost mammogram event in Ozone Park next Friday, March 22.
Sponsored by the councilman, the event will offer no-cost breast cancer screenings on the AICF Mammogram Bus which will be parked in front of Ulrich’s district office at 93-06 101st Ave.
Eligibility requirements: women aged 40-79 with health insurance; women aged 50-79 without health insurance; currently living in New York City; no mammogram in the past 12 months.
No co-pays required and deductibles are waived. Uninsured patients also welcomed, Ulrich noted.
“As many as one in eight women will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime,” the councilman added. “I am proud to partner with the American-Italian Cancer Foundation to bring free breast cancer screenings to Ozone Park. This decade-long relationship has helped save lives with its sophisticated early detection methods. I encourage eligible constituents to take advantage of the no-cost screenings being offered.”
Ulrich first brought the initiative to Council District 32 in 2009. AICF Director of Cancer Screening, Outreach & Education, Ruth Vega, said Ulrich’s support “has helped ensure that hundreds of District 32 residents have access to no-cost breast cancer screening services regardless of their health insurance status or ability to pay. We greatly appreciate Council Member Ulrich and look forward to our screening on March 22 and many others in the future.”
Appointments required. To schedule an appointment, call the American-Italian Cancer Foundation at (877) 628-9090. For more information on the AICF, visit americanitaliancancer.org.