COUNTY CLERK ENCOURAGES BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
(Mineola, NY) As a registered nurse, Nassau County Clerk Maureen
O’Connell understands the importance of healthcare issues. When
detected early and confined to the breast, survival rate of breast
cancer is 98%. Clerk O’Connell joins with the
Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program
in their October breast cancer awareness campaign to encourage women
to get mammograms.
Ms. O’Connell has been involved for many years with the Adelphi
Breast Cancer Hotline. She advises women to contact the Hotline
at 1-800-877-8077 for further information and to find an accredited
mammography facility. Callers can also get emotional
support from the hotline’s specially trained volunteers, most
of who are women who have had breast cancer.
The hotline has been in existence for
over three decades. It
is a project of the Adelphi University School of Social Work on Long
Island. All services are free. The website is www.adelphi.edu/nysbreastcancer.com.