Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Rockaway Park) will host a free mammogram screening from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Peninsula Library, located at 92-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd. in Rockaway Beach.

“Getting screened for breast cancer is so important, and can truly save lives,” Pheffer Amato said in an announcement. “Early detection of this disease can lead to much better outcomes, which is why I’m happy to partner with the American Italian Cancer Foundation to ensure that more women can get screened.”

Approximately one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

Registration is required by Oct. 20 and walk-ins will not be permitted. Anyone hoping to get screened must be 40 to 50 with health insurance or 50 to 79 without health insurance and living in New York City. Applicants also cannot have gotten a mammogram within the last 12 months.

To register, call (718) 945-9550 or email amatos@nyassembly.gov.

— Max Parrott

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