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Dear Mr. Femenia, 


I just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know about a couple of upcoming events here at City Hall.


"Women Saving Women" Cancer Awareness Forum 


On Tuesday, March 23rd, NYC Council Member Elizabeth Crowley and I will be hosting a "Women Saving Women" Cancer Awareness Forum.  


The forum is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.  


We have three panelists speaking that evening:  Dr. David Fishman, Director of Gynecologic Oncology Research at Mt. Sinai and Founder of the National Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Program; Dr. Ken Offit, Director of Clinical Genetics Service at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and expert in genetic predisposition to cancer; and Dr. Karen Hiotis, a breast surgeon at the NYC Medical Center and expert in breast cancer detection and treatment.


Come join us and receive important information that could help save your life.  To RSVP, click here or call (212) 788-7381.  If you would like to bring a guest, please be sure to give us their name as well so we can make the appropriate arrangements.  Refreshments will be served, compliments of the Mary Haas Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Foundation.


Domestic Violence Hearing


Victims of domestic violence often experience numerous problems as they attempt to defend and protect themselves and their families.  Additional problems arise when the victim is an immigrant.


On Tuesday, March 23rd (the same day as the forum) the NYC Council's Women's Issues Committee, chaired by Council Member Julissa Ferreras, and the Immigration Committee, chaired by Council Daniel Dromm, will hold a joint oversight hearing entitled, "How Does the Violence Against Women Act Impact Services for Immigrant Women in New York City?"


The hearing will take place at City Hall in the Council Chambers beginning at 10 a.m.


All Council meetings are open to the public and anyone who wishes to is welcome to attend this hearing.  If you would like to testify, please be sure to register with the sergeant-of-arms prior to the start of the hearing.  In planning your trip to City Hall that day, we strongly recommend checking our online calendar at www.council.nyc.gov, as hearing dates and times are subject to change.


Hope you can make it out to City Hall on the 23rd for the forum and hearing.  Additional events may be scheduled in the coming week - I'll keep you posted!



Christine C. Quinn


New York City Council


College Point Knights of Columbus will be having a fund raiser for the NYS Special Olympics.  There is also a coupon sheet.

The Relay for Life


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St. Fidelis Food Pantry

The St. Fidelis Food Pantry is open the first Wednesday of every month from 10am to 12 noon for those in need.  For information please call 718-886-4982 .

We are always in need of donations, such as coffee, tea, peanut butter, jelly, spaghetti sauce, cereal, tuna fish, soup, and any canned or non-perishable foods.  Please bring donations directly to the Rectory, 123-06 14 Avenue

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