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The borough has no shortage of events for people who want to be involved in the fight against breast cancer, need screenings, or who are survivors wanting to raise awareness.

The Malking Strides Walk at Orchard Beach

You will find a full article on the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer three-mile charity for American Cancer Society programs for women with breast cancer in another part of this special edition of the Bronx Times Reporter.

East Bronx Assemblyman Michael Benedetto is calling for volunteers to join his team in the annual walk, which takes place on Sunday, October 19 in the morning.

This will be the ninth year that Assemblyman Benedetto has participated in this event, and the eighth time he will be supporting a team, according to his office.

“Everyone joining together and giving a little will make a large impact and in the end the proceeds will be used towards much needed research, prevention, early detection and support programs,” said Benedetto. “It is also the 100th birthday of the American Cancer Society.”

Anyone interested in joining his team can do so by calling his district office at (718) 892-2235 or register in person at his office at 3602 East Tremont Avenue, Suite 201. The assemblyman is asking that his team members make a minimum donation of $20. If you do, you will get your own polo shirt to commemorate the event.

Mobile Mammography Van

St. Barnabas Hospital offers a mobile mammography van that may be coming to your community very soon.

Here are some of the highlights for the month of October for the van:

•Friday, October 3 at Councilman Jimmy Vacca’s district office at 3040 E. Tremont Avenue in Waterbury-LaSalle between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Contact is Frank at (718) 931-1721

•Saturday, October 4 is Archimedes Academy at 456 White Plains Road in Soundview from 10 am. to 3 p.m. Pat Appleton is the contact at (347) 563-5024

•Monday, October 6 at Hostos Community College at the Grand Concourse and East 149th Street in Melrose from 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Call contact Maria Vasquez at (718) 518-6542

•Saturday, October 11 at Parckchester Medical at 1211 White Plains Road from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The contact is Konstantine at (718) 828-6610 x826.

•Saturday, October 18 at Masjid Hefaz at 365 E. 198th Street. The contact is Aldo Perez at (347) 636-9965.

•Friday, October 24 at the All Pink Gala at the Grand Slam Banquet Hall, 478 E. Tremont Avenue from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The contact is Annette DeJesus at (718) 314-8248

This are just some of the van visits. For more mammography van visits during the month of October, call the Mobile Mammography Unit at (718) 960-3931.

More events

Borough President Diaz’s office alerted the Bronx Times to several upcoming events involving breast cancer awareness:

•North Bronx Health Network (including Jacobi and North Central Bronx hospitals) hosts “Tackle Breast Cancer Fundraiser” for the American Cancer Society on Monday, October 6. It includes a buffet dinner, cash bar, and raffle baskets. For more information about tickets, call Naiza Cintron or Lisa Bogdany (718) 918-6962.

•Team NBNH will host “Zumba For A Cure - The Ultimate Experience” at North Central Bronx Hospital’s 7th Floor on Wednesday, October 8 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. To purchase tickets, please call Christina at (718) 519-3086.

•NBHN will host “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Bake Sales” in North Central Bronx Hospital’s main lobby from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, October 10; Thursday, October 16; or Friday, October 17. For more information, call (718) 519-3586 or (718) 918-3827.

Posted 12:00 am, October 6, 2014
Reach Reporter Patrick Rocchio at (718) 742–3393. E-mail him at procchio@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @patrickfrocchio.
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