Governor Andrew Cuomo is launching a grassroots campaign to raise awareness about the importance of breast cancer screenings and newly expanded hours at more than 200 hospitals and clinics statewide.

The new statewide campaign is part of the governor's "Get Screened, No Excuses" initiative. Cuomo signed legislation in June to eliminate barriers to regular checkups and mammograms.

“Early detection is the best way to beat breast cancer,” Governor Cuomo said. “When breast cancer touched our family, we made it a mission to help ensure no New Yorker had to experience the anguish, anxiety and uncertainly that we did.

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