Deputy Supervisor Dorothy Goosby will host the Town of Hempstead’s 21st Annual Breast Cancer and Cancer Education Forum for Women and Men on Saturday, October 28th from 11 AM to 2 PM at Hempstead Town Hall. The town – in collaboration with Geri Barish, the Executive Director of Hewlett House – will present a free comprehensive seminar that features guest speakers, collaborative partners and invaluable information about breast cancer – one of the leading causes of cancer death in women in the United States.
“It is estimated that 1 in 8 women in America will be diagnosed with breast cancer, but early detection can save lives,” said Deputy Supervisor Goosby. “That is why education forums like this one are so important, and I encourage all residents to join us on October 28th to learn about one of the leading causes of cancer death in women and the many health options available to them.”
“Deputy Supervisor Dorothy Goosby is the longest-serving member of the Hempstead Town Board, and her annual breast cancer forum is one of the most important and comprehensive programs the town offers to the community,” added Supervisor Don Clavin. “There is no telling how many lives have been saved through this program, and I thank Deputy Supervisor Goosby for her service to America’s largest township.”
According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, nearly 300,000 women – and some 3,000 men – will be diagnosed with breast cancer by the end of this year. However, through early detection and new treatment methods, health experts can help save lives.
The October 28th event will feature guest panelists, health vendors, food demonstrations, a mammography van provided by NuHealth/NUMC, a raffle drawing and a Health and Wellness Men’s Zone. There will also be a segment focused on prostate and breast cancer in men. The free program runs from 11 AM to 2 PM, held in the Nathan L.H. Bennett Pavilion at Hempstead Town Hall (1 Washington Street, Hempstead) and outside the building in Senior Councilwoman Dorothy L. Goosby Plaza.
For more information, please call Deputy Supervisor Goosby’s office at (516) 489-5000 ext. 4304.