In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Jordan Health Center is encouraging more people to get screened.
On Monday, for the second year, the center offered free bras and fittings for local women. The State of New York is providing $91 million in funding that will allow centers like Jordan Health to have longer hours, and remove co-pays.
“That’s why we have to get this message out to them, that it’s no longer what it was a few years ago,” Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul said. “We’ve reduced the burden, we’ve created access, and financially it’s not going to the hit you thought it was. All we need is 20 minutes of your time. Come in here, get screened and we can save your life.”
Fifteen thousand women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in New York State — 2,600 die from the disease.