LITTLE VALLEY - A breast health awareness program will be presented starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, in the Memorial Library of Little Valley community room.
The presentation is part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Provided by the Cancer Services Program and The Western New York Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the program will be presented by Lynette Decker. Ms. Decker will show a video, answer questions and hand out educational material about breast health. She will also be available to sign people up for free cancer screenings such as mammograms, pap tests, clinical breast exams and colorectal fit kits for the uninsured.
The Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System obtained a grant from the Susan G. Komen Foundation affiliate of Western New York to provide programs and a large selection of educational materials dealing with breast cancer. Materials were given to the 14 public libraries in Cattaraugus County. The collection includes 27 books and eight CDs and cover topics including causes, preventative and healing diets, exercise programs, coping with cancer by victims and their families and friends, treatments and survival tactics. The materials are available for check-out at the library and through InterLibrary Loan. Flyers are also available for free.
Anyone interested in the program or materials being offered may call the library at 938-6301. Reservations are suggested but walk-ins are accepted. Library hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. The library is closed Wednesday, Sunday and all legal holidays.