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Ceretto to sponsor Western New York breast health mammogram screenings in Niagara Falls

by jmaloni

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Fri, Oct 18th 2013 07:00 am

Assemblyman John Ceretto, along with ECMC Lifeline Foundation, Western New York Breast Health, and the National Witness Project, are sponsoring a mammogram screening event at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Niagara Falls from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 26. The screenings will be performed in Western New York Breast Health's mobile mammography coach. These screenings are specifically intended for people who may not otherwise be able to obtain a screening.

"Breast cancer is devastating to women and their families. However, it is also entirely treatable if caught early enough. Regular mammograms are a life-saving defense against breast cancer," Ceretto said. "Since it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I encourage any woman who needs a mammogram to call Western New York Breast Health and make an appointment."

"I am encouraged by the effort Assemblyman Ceretto is putting in to get the word out about our mobile breast cancer screenings. Early detection saves lives. Mammograms have proven to be very effective and valuable in decreasing death from breast cancer. We are grateful to be a part of a service that helps our community. I thank Assemblyman Ceretto and Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church for being a gracious host for our screenings," said Kathleen Michienzi of Western New York Breast Health.

"It is an honor to service the people of the Niagara Falls community. I am grateful to the National Witness Project for their diligence in health and wellness in this area. We are more than happy to open our doors to the community, especially for a cause such as this. Far too many men and women die from breast cancer every year due to late detection. It is our prayer that this screening will save lives," said Pastor Timothy J. Brown Sr. of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

To schedule a mammogram, call Western New York Breast Health at 716-632-7465. Screenings will be done by appointment only. Those without health insurance should still call, as Western New York Breast Health will help find coverage for the mammogram.

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