Upcoming Cancer Prevention Events

Upcoming Cancer Prevention Events
Upcoming Cancer Prevention Events. Picture Credit: Church of St Helena's

The Mobile Mammography Van, sponsored by the Italian American Cancer Society will be at St. Helena Parish, 1315 Olmstead Avenue, BX, on St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday, March 17, from 9AM-4PM.  Any woman between the ages of 40 and 80 who lives in New York City and has not had a mammogram in the past 12 months is eligible for this free screening.  Early detection of breast cancer does save lives.  You are asked to register for your own personal time slot by calling the parish at 718-892-3232.  There is no charge for this service, no co-pays are required, and deductibles are waived; however, if you have an insurance card, you are asked to bring it, which is how this service can be offered free of charge., and uninsured patients are also welcomed.  

Then, once you have had your mammogram, you might be ready to do some fundraising for Cancer research, either out on the track or in the privacy of your comfy coach.  The First Annual Bay Plaza 5K Run-Walk to benefit Cancer Research and programs at the American Cancer Society of the Bronx will take place on Sunday, March 31:  Registration begins at 8AM, and the start time is at 9AM. You can either register to participate in the event or you can support one of the many runners participating in the event, including St. Helena’s very own Omara Santiago (ID 448475) who is running for her mother Carmen Hernandez, a breast cancer survivor. The race will begin at the Bay Plaza Mall.  To register to participate or to donate to the cause, go to:  www.ACSDetermination.org/BayPlaza5K

Contact Rev. David Powers at 718-892-3232