Wantagh, NY - September 16, 2016 - New York State Senator Michael Venditto and Integrated Medical Foundation (IMF) will join in hosting a free prostate cancer screening and press conference at Wantagh Public Library on September 22, 2016. This event coincides with National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month which is observed every September in North America by health experts, health advocates, and individuals concerned with men’s prostate health.
Excluding skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in New York. Each year in New York State, about 15,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and 1,700 men die of the disease. It is estimated that one in seven men will develop prostate cancer during his life.
Integrated Medical Foundation (IMF) is a Long Island based non-profit dedicated to early detection of prostate cancer. It provides free screenings, support groups and educational programs. The organization has administered over 2500 free screenings for New Yorkers on Long Island and in the greater New York City metropolitan area since its incorporation.
To schedule a screening on this day, please contact Senator Venditto’s office at (516) 882-0630.
What: Free prostate cancer screening event and press conference raising awareness about the disease for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
Who: New York State Senator Michael Venditto; Integrated Medical Foundation Executive Director Rhonda Samuel; and local stakeholders.
When: Press Conference - Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 3:00 PM
Where: Wantagh Public Library - 3285 Park Ave, Wantagh, NY 11793