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News Advisory: Mobile Mammography Coach To Visit St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project Hawkins Point Visitors Center

April 20, 2006

An event to promote Breast Cancer Awareness has been scheduled at the Hawkins Point Visitor Center at the St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project.

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.  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.  The visitors center is open normal hours.

Prior to your mammogram, experience the wide array of interactive exhibits, at the newly constructed $5 million visitors center, which will re-open at 6 pm.  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.

EVENT:          Mobile Mammography

DATE:             Wednesday April 26th

TIME:              9 am – 1pm, By Appointment.
                        (Visitors Center open normal 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.

CONTACT:     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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