Sen. Kevin Parker and attendees at free mammography event (212640)
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Wednesday, July 20, State Sen. Kevin Parker, in partnership with Nachas Health & Family Network and The American Italian Cancer Foundation, hosted a free mammography event at The Bridge Multicultural & Advocacy Project.This wonderful event offered free mammograms for more than 30 women throughout Central Brooklyn and the surrounding areas. The event was also cosponsored by Councilman Jumaane D. Williams.

“Although Breast Cancer Awareness Month is in October, it is very important that we continue to push initiatives around early detection all year around,” said Parker. “In addition, I appreciate our event sponsors for ensuring that this much-needed service could be offered to those who are uninsured at no cost.”

This October, Parker will also host a series of free mammography clinics at Brookdale Hospital and Clinic. Not only is breast cancer the most commonly diagnosed cancer, it is also the second leading cause of death among women in the United States. Early detection can make all the difference in combating the disease.