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October is breast cancer awareness month

Statewide support hotline can be reached at 800-877-8077

October 7, 2008
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Any New Yorker with concerns about breast cancer is asked to call the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program at 800-877-8077. For 28 years this program has been offering information and emotional support to women, men and their families.

Trained volunteers, who are all breast cancer survivors, staff the hotline.

"We can direct callers to resources in their own community and also provide telephone support through our social workers and volunteers," said Hillary Rutter, LCSW, the director of the program.

"Help is just a phone call away," Rutter said about the hotline.

The program is supported with grants from the New York State Legislature and the state Department of Health, as well as contributions from individuals and foundations.



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