Encouraging Support For Adelphi's Breast Cancer Hotline Campaign During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Assembly Republican Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C,I-Canandaigua) today reiterated support for the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program’s annual ‘October Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign.’
“Breast cancer claims the lives of close to 2,700 New Yorkers each year. It is critical we raise awareness of the challenges created by this serious disease, and the Adelphi Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign is a proven avenue to do so,” Leader Kolb said. “A potential cancer diagnosis is incredibly stressful and it’s important for women to know they have resources to help them cope.”
The volunteers at the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program provide help scheduling a mammogram or other medical treatments as well as a range of additional services. The Hotline and Support Program offers a toll-free number – 1-800-877-8077 – and allows individuals with questions about breast cancer to speak with a highly-trained volunteer to receive emotional support, information and referrals. The Hotline, a project of the Adelphi University School of Social Work on Long Island, is the oldest in the country and for 34 years has helped those facing this disease. All services are free.
“Statistics from the New York State Department of Health show that nearly 15,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in New York every year and an estimated one in eight women will develop breast cancer during her lifetime,” Leader Kolb said. “I am proud to support the services provided by Adelphi and hope women take advantage of this amazing program. Together with information, support and medical care, we can win the fight breast cancer.”

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