News Advisory: Breast Cancer
Awareness Programs at St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project Hawkins Point
March 13, 2006
Two events are scheduled to promote Breast Cancer
Awareness at the Hawkins Point Visitors Center at the St.
Lawrence-FDR Power Project.
On Wednesday, March 29th at 7 pm, Jackie Dow,
health associate, Canton-Potsdam Hospital, will offer a breast
health presentation followed by a question and answer session. Dow
also represents North Country Mobile Mammography Services. North
Country Mobile Mammography Services operates within a coach-type bus
and makes scheduled stops to bring mammography to underserved
populations in the North Country.
The visitors center will close at 5 PM and re-open
a 6:00 PM. Prior to the presentation, experience the wide array of
interactive exhibits, at the newly constructed $5 million visitors
center. Exhibits include Water Power and the St. Lawrence facility,
Basics of Electricity and Uses of Electricity. Visitors are also
sure to enjoy the panoramic views of the power dam from Hawkins
Point. Admission to the visitors center is free.
On Wednesday, April 26th, the North Country Mobile
Mammography Coach will be on hand to perform mammograms, by
appointment, from 9 am to 1 pm during regular visitors center
hours. Appointments are scheduled by calling 1-877-MAMMO2GO or
1-877-626-6624. North Country Mobile Mammography accommodates women
who do not have health insurance and for those women who have
insurance, all insurance is accepted.
Wednesday, March 29th
TIME: 7 pm (Visitors Center re-opens at 6
EVENT: Mobile Mammography
Wednesday April 26th
TIME: 9 am – 1pm, By Appointment. (Visitors
Center regular hours, 9 am – 5 pm)
DIRECTIONS: From Massena:
Take State Route 37 east to Route 131 (across from St. Lawrence
Centre Mall), turn left and proceed through the Eisenhower Lock
tunnel. Then take the second right onto Robinson Bay Road and
continue for two miles. Turn left onto Hawkins Point Road and follow
the entrance road to the visitors center.
Jill Chamberlain, Community Relations Associate, NYPA, at (315)
764-0226, ext. 304, or (800) 262-NYPA, if calling from New York
State. Jackie Dow, Women’s Health Associate, Canton-Potsdam
Hospital, at (315) 261-5935, or 1-866-507-0593
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