Queens lawmaker sponsors free mammograms for residents of Pomonok Houses


Queens NYCHA residents recently got free mammograms thanks to efforts by a local lawmaker ahead of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

On Thursday, Sept. 30, Assemblyman Daniel Rosenthal teamed up with the Italian-American Cancer Foundation and Queens Community House to bring preventative breast cancer screenings to the Pomonok Houses Community Center.

Eligible patients signed up for appointments through Rosenthal’s office or walked into the mobile bus to receive their annual screening.

“Early detection saves lives,” Rosenthal said. “As we assessed the effects of the pandemic on preventative care, we wanted to ensure that women did not forgo their critical annual exams. I thank the American-Italian Cancer Foundation for providing this crucial service in a safe manner and Queens Community House for their partnership.”