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City focuses on breast cancer

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Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2013 10:30 am

The city Health and Hospitals Corporation this week announced a Mother’s Day breast cancer awareness campaign that asks Queens women to dedicate their mammograms to a loved one during the month of May, to stress the importance of annual mammograms and preventive screenings.

The “I Dedicate” campaign will feature more than 90 educational and cancer screening events at HHC hospitals and health centers, including the two in Queens, where women over 40 will be urged to schedule a mammogram. The campaign also encourages women to visit HHC’s social media pages on Facebook and Twitter or an HHC facility to dedicate their mammograms to a family member or loved one in their lives.

Awareness events will be held at:

• Elmhurst Hospital Center, located at 79-01 Broadway, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 14, 21 and 28. The hospital can be reached at (718) 334-1900.

• Queens Hospital Center, located at 82-68 164 St., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 15. The hospital can be reached at (718) 883-4509.

Visit nyc.gov/hhc for further details.

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