Relay for Life FUNdraiser
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
On Tuesday, March 23rd,
NYC Council Member Elizabeth Crowley and I will be
hosting a "Women Saving Women" Cancer Awareness
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
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
SpeakerNew York City Council