Press Release

Ryan Frederick Douglass Community Health Center Celebrates Mother’s Day with Free Breast Cancer Screenings

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MEDIA ADVISORY

Ryan Frederick Douglass Community Health Center Celebrates Mother’s Day with Free Breast Cancer Screenings

-- Digital Mammograms & Clinical Breast Exams Are Available --

WHEN: Friday, May 11, 2018, 1:00 - 3:00pm

WHAT: B-ROLL/PHOTO OPP/INTERVIEWS

To celebrate Mother’s Day, the Ryan Frederick Douglass Community Health Center in Harlem will offer free, digital mammograms and clinical breast exams. Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death for women in New York City. The screenings are an effort to ensure that NYC women, especially mothers during this special time of year for them, have access to the life-saving screenings, so they can be there for their families in the future.

In addition to the free mammograms, women can take advantage of:

  • · Guided Meditation Session: 1 – 2pm
  • · Breast cancer survivor, Lisa B. Jones, hosts a talk: Updates in Breast Cancer Treatment: 2:30 – 3:00
  • · BMI and glucose levels checked for women waiting for their screening

WHERE: Ryan Frederick Douglass Community Health Center

2381 Frederick Douglass Blvd. (at 128th St.)

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WHY: Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death for women in New York City. Ryan Frederick Douglass Community Health Center wants women in the community to have access to free early breast cancer screenings. Early detection saves lives. Screenings will be conducted at a Mobile Care Clinic sponsored by the American Italian Cancer Foundation. Ryan Frederick Douglass provides high quality, comprehensive, affordable, culturally-sensitive, primary and preventive health care services to children, adults, and seniors.

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Michael Fagan, MPP

Senior Director of External Affairs
212-316-8383