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Bronx celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month through many borough wide events

Borough offers breast cancer events & resources

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The Bronx will lend its full support to breast cancer survivors in several boroughwide events.

Jacobi Medical Center’s Breast Imaging Center offers walk-in screening mammograms weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Building 6, 3rd Floor Room 3D.

Mammograms will be provided with an order written by your doctor and must be a year and one day after your last mammogram.

Extended hours, by appointment only, are available to 7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

For information, call (718) 918-4716.

Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care will host several Bronx Oncology Living Daily events for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

BOLD Mind-Body Support is Fridays, October 13, 20 and 27 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at 1625 Poplar Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room.

BOLD Crochet Group is Mondays, October 16, 23 and 30 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at 1625 Poplar Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room.

BOLD Gentle Yoga will be Mondays, October 16, 23 and 30 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at 1695 Eastchester Road, 2nd Floor Conference Room.

Yoga classes at 1625 Poplar Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room are Thursdays, October 19 and 26 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

BOLD Crafts and Jewelry Making is Monday, October 16 from noon to 2 p.m. at 1521 Jarrett Place, 2nd Floor Conference Room B.

BOLD’s ‘Telling Your Life Story: A Way to Understand Your Past and Take Charge of Your Future’ is Monday, October 23 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 1521 Jarrett Place, 2nd Floor Conference Room B.

BOLD’s Scrapbooking and Cardmaking on Monday, October 23 from noon to 2 p.m. and its Drum Circle on Tuesday, October 24 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at 1625 Poplar Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room.

For information, contact (718) 862-8840.

On Friday, October 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Barnabas Hospital’s Mobile Mammography Unit will be stationed at Mott Hall Community School on 650 Hollywood Avenue.

The mobile unit provides comprehensive breast education, on-site mammography for women 40-years-old and over, diagnostic follow-up services, free mammograms for women with no insurance and accepts most types of health insurance.

For an appointment, call (718) 829-3254 ext. 3242 or email DLeidy@schools.nyc.gov.

American Italian Cancer Foundation’s Mobile Care Clinic offers free digital mammograms and clinical breast exams on Friday, October 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at 1043 Southern Boulevard.

Women 40-years-old and over residing in NYC who have not had a mammogram in the past year are eligible.

No co-pays required, deductibles are waived and uninsured patients are welcome at this event hosted by Morris Heights Health Center and WellCare Health Plus.

For an appointment, contact (718) 483-1270 ext. 2587 or (877) 628-9090.

Lincoln Hospital hosts Wear Pink Day on Friday, October 13 from noon to 2 p.m. at 234 E. 149th Street.

On Saturday, October 14 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lincoln Hospital offers mammogram, pap smear and colorectal screenings on the first floor’s Room 1A2.

For information, call (718) 579-5550.

The 15th annual American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of the Bronx Walk makes tracks Sunday, October 15 at 10 a.m. at Orchard Beach. Check-in for the walk begins at 8 a.m. at One Orchard Beach Road.

The three-mile fundraising walk raises awareness, funds research, celebrates survivors and honors lost loved ones.

To register, visit www.makingstrideswalk.org/bronx.

Interested in expressing your artistic side? Consider attending ‘Paint the Night,’ a two-hour acrylic painting class hosted by the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and Raymour and Flanigan on Thursday, October 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. at 2264 Bartow Avenue.

Tickets are $25 per person and must be purchased in advance at www.donnierogersart.com/thirsty-brushes.

Updated 5:12 pm, July 9, 2018
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